At 5/30/12 01:51 AM, raveninskyprime wrote:
I'm at a point where I think everything I do look likes crap. Any pointers on improvements based on this sample?
This picture looks awesome! Although like EnactJudo said, there's definitely a high contrast between the character and the background. I don't know if this is intentional or not, but I would recommend either toning the colors on the character himself (herself?) down to a more realistic shade of gray like the background. The blue would be cool to see in high contrast still (imo) because it could be anything since it's a SciFi world.
Speaking of blue, the puddle. The water (ecto-plasma?) that is on the floor near the character's feet seems to really pop in the picture, it's the second thing my eye went to. Again I don't know if it's intentional, or not, but I feel like it takes away strongly from the central focus of this character. I would tone that blue down more, but maybe keep the character's blue the same.
Another thing that caught my eye was the trash cans in the back, I like them, but at the same time they seem kind of cheesy. I would take away the black outline away from them ON THE RIGHT SIDE. Other than that, no more to be done on the background.
On the note of outlines, I would take less outlines away from the character such as in the middle of the helmet and maybe around the shins? Some of the outlines seem a little bit overwhelming and it's a bit distracting (imo). The outlines though on the wall in the background are fucking amazing though. That wall is so brilliantly done. Just take what you've done on the wall and the elements you put into it and apply it to everything else! I love how you made it kind of comic-book-esque. This picture is great otherwise! Good Job!