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Hi, i coloured this one in brush tip markers, but had real trouble colouring the ice. I didn't want to do it too dark, or too blue, and i didn't know how to create depth or how to add shadows really i looked at ref pics of ice caves but was unable to translate what i saw onto the paper, so any advice would be really good. I'm mainly looking to learn how i could've created more depth with this one, but C&Cs on any part of the pic would be great, thanks!
Last edited by Zimzibar; May 25th, 2007 at 07:28 PM. Reason: Forgot to upload the picture, sorry!
Ehh, I'm not sure how to help you on the ice part, but maybe you could desaturate the ice a little, not to the point where it's really noticeable but a small desaturation. The iceman in the back looks flat. My suggestion is try to color him as you would a metal.
For the guy, his right thigh is larger than his left. In a perspective sense, it'd look better if his left foot were closer to us instead of straight across from our view. Also, I tried standing with his pose, feet aligned, and my left knee felt like it was about to snap. Definitely uncomfortable position.
I'm confused with how his left arm is supposed to be. Is it supposed to be upper arm-vertical; lower coming towards us or arm completely towards us? If it's the second one, then his sleeve should be more circular, not straight. Also with his left arm, if it were to connect to his shoulder, then his shoulder would have to be further out. Even though his chest is facing his right, his shoulders should still be the same length, not left one being longer. His chest area. His chest pokes too far to his left as well, like he's got a bigger left ribcage or something.
Since the right side of his head is poking downwards, his horn should do the same.
As well as the anatomy problems that shortydiva already pointed out, I would add that the red colouring on the ice looks really wrong. Is it meant to be a reflection of the fire in his hands and wings (at the moment it looks like blood)? If so then it should be lighter than the surrounding ice (as reflected light would be), whereas it's much darker tonally. It's not easy to get areas of light looking the correct tone when you're working with a subtractive medium like marker on paper unless you do some planning in advance so you know what areas of the page to leave white, so I suggest you do some sketching to work up to a piece before you render it.
Thanks a lot to both of you, Puck, the lighting with the fire was very hard and i was never happy with it, so i'll plan it more next time as you say. I've started studying anatomy more and doing sketches so hopefully that should improve too