At 4/26/12 06:42 PM, Little-Eise wrote:
A bit of an update. Feedback is always welcome.
This is looking SO EPIC! It reminds me of my monkey deity picture I drew (i.e. very emaciated and creepy looking). I don't know that I have that picture on NG (I know I have it on DA), but I have an alteration of it on here. Regardless, however, I really like where this is going. I would maybe put some burning houses in the background or research 'trench warfare' to get a gruesome example for a background.
Alright, since I've been so picky and made so many people redo their submissions or not accepted their submissions, I'm guessing you guys are gonna hold me to a pretty high standard. Here's a WIP concept. I am thinking of making a big encompassing background for it. What do you guys think? What is good/bad about it? Which side do you prefer?
I honestly like the one that's closer up; the other looks like it's going to be hard to make a non-detracting background for. Still, I think there's nothing wrong with it... YET... Hahaha, just messing with you.
At 4/27/12 10:12 AM, J-qb wrote:
THIS is one nice piece, dude. It so solidly pertains to the emoticon, too. Great work!
At 4/27/12 03:55 PM, MasterMerol wrote:
I didn't want this to get any worse so I just left it like this.
Sorry if I deviated a little from the theme.
They're sleeping with the (flying) fish... get it?
THIS IS SOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!! I really admire your traditional media skills; I doubt I could come up with something half as awesome.
At 4/28/12 04:01 AM, DweebyHawkeyes wrote:
Oh my goodness MasterMerol! Yours looks fantastic. I really like the interpretation.
Here is my current WIP! I've started the watercolor painting. This is a poor photograph so take the appearance of colors with a grain of salt. Anyhow I'm gonna add more color and wrinkles and age spots and I'm a bit stuck on what to do with the background. To leave it white, or what?
This is looking really good! I've only started with WC so I can't really offer any advice on how to emulate wrinkles, but I hear that there are actually WC pencils that might help you for fine detail. Other than that, though, I think you can also just work some lines over your bold colors with a subtle opacity and maybe continue in gradual layers (again, don't take the latter as solid advice; try seeing for yourself how it looks). Right now I'm kind of alluding the effects of WC to layers of transparent colors that one would add in photoshop with a brush tool. You know? Right now it's just difficult to see what the colors will turn out looking like, so I would definitely suggest a pallet or something. As for the background, I would just do a gradient; maybe a cliche Japanese background with the pink bubbles an sparkles or a derivation thereof would work.
Here's a video of some dude drawing with watercolors over it. I found it interesting: [link]
Here's my Newest edition.