At 5/17/10 08:45 AM, CloudEater wrote:
I like the shading and contrast of light in some of your arts. A few of the characters are coloured too dark though so you can't really see any features on them. You should try making your outlines thinner and cleaner.
First of all, thanks for the reply! I thought it was getting a little dusty in here.
At first, when people complained that my characters were way too dark, I didn't really believe them. Saw them on a screen other than mine and I was quite surprised to see how bloody dark they were. I'm going to try and and lighten them up a bit, palette wise, while keeping the angsty feel in it.
As for the outlines, making them so thick was probably a mistake from square 1 - but since the renders were part of a set, I didn't really want to edit the style, jsut improve the quality. I'm going to take your advice and keep them a lot thinner for the next pieces, see how it works out.
Cleaner... well I've always been a fan of the messy style - Mindchamber and all that. Might try cleaning it up, I suppose.
It would be interesting to see you try some outline less art and see how that turns out.
Ah, now that's interesting. I've tried a few lineless (just look at my profile pic) but IMO they've always turned juxtaposed and fairly crap. Even the CHOW 36# entry was lineless, but I decided I disliked it so much I actually went back with the brush tool and gave it some outlines. I might try some digital painting in the future, lineless without the layering technique. Might turn out better, who knows.
Anyway, thanks for posting. The advice is appreciated. I was taken aback so it took me a while to muster the strength to come up with answer, let alone a satisfactory one.