At 3 days ago, MasterMerol wrote:
Some ugly attempts at realism with flash. I think I should just pick another program for this kind of stuff :/
Maybe it would have been better if I just ignored the penumbra?
I literally found out about that fucking shadow terminology like, yesterday.
Anyway, nah it wouldn't have made it any worse. This was a pretty dismal result compared to your other stuff. Dismal choice of program to begin with. You don't draw in flash, you advise other people who you don't like to draw in flash. Least that's my personal take. Joe's got it downpat.
At 9 hours ago, MasterMerol wrote:
Thanks a bunch for the feedback, Joe Bizarro! I don't get much of that in this thread. Woo and yay!
Yeah, what gives? You're pretty damn cool and you've got yourself a pretty damn cool thread. I'm putting it down to that people don't know what to say most of the time other then "nice stuff, brother".
Meh, I suck at watercolors. And faces..... and hands and hair.
Yeah I can help out.
For the hand - had a bit of trouble with the same aspects myself, but then I drew something like 200 of them and you tend to pick up a few things. Basically, your problem (as was mine) is that you've abstractized the hand shapes too much instead of taking into account what exactly they comprise of - mushy flesh and bone alike - and basically take the basic shape at face value. Bit of a mistake.
Did a redline of it, myself - featuring red lines - of the ways that I would have altered it. Few of them make all the difference.
Moving onto the cheekbones - as much as the love the way you treat anatomy (read: as a guideline rather then a rule) indicating the cheekbone itself was just a weird move. you could have achieve quite a bit more by laying off the lines, and indicating the ludicrously gaunt cheeks instead. 'nother quick redline.
Otherwise... yeah it's pretty damn fine. I mean I know something along the lines of jack shit about watercolour so I can't help you out there, but still it turned out okay, man.