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A drawing of Rorschach. I rather like how it turned out, for the most part.

Original character by Alan Moore.


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If you turned the saturation down by about 20, 30...maybe even 50 percent, I'd have been more sold on this picture. As it is, it's wayy too bright and vibrant. Him being a character from a graphic novel doesn't mean that colours have to be vibrant; especially in the setting of The Watchmen, the setting should really be far more dystopic than it is. The lamp in the background has a nice illumination effect, but the brickwork makes it look like he's standing in an alley in the middle of the day. So definitely think about using a less-saturated colour selection.

That aside, I think it's a pretty good drawing. You've got Rorschach down well, your drawing style is pretty cool, and you've added in these different nuances like the lamp and the bin, the graffiti and the badge in the corner to make the setting around him a lot more realistic than it would have been if you'd just had the character standing by himself. Really good drawing. Desaturate it a touch and you'll sell me on it completely :P

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Good, but needs some work on the setting

The drawing itself is pretty nice, but I think you have to work on the setting a bit more. I haven't seen Watchmen (shame on me), but what I saw in the trailers is that the world seems to be pretty dark.

But even if I never heard a thing about Watchmen I would think the character in this picture was pretty mysterious and somewhat sinister. And for such a character the surroundings are too bright for my liking.

The street lamp we can see in the background should be placed above Rorschach's head and shine a dim light on him. The surroundings and backgrounds should only be some shades and not so bright red as they are now.

But I'm nitpicking here, the character itself looks very good and he creates a very good atmosphere. I also like you added some things to this pic like the trashcan and the lamp in the background. This gives the picture a special touch and it looks so much better than if you just added a brick wall as a background.

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Too brightly coloured

A good concept and idea, but the main thing about the character concept of Rorschach and the whole setting for Watchmen is that it's a very dark and grimy place to live. To this end, I would seriously consider toning down the reds of the bricks, not only because of the scene continuity, but for the fact that the blood on Comedian's badge tends to blend in too well with the bricks.

Don't forget, there wouldn't have been so much of a blood splatter, as there was just a single drop across the eye, there.

I like that you've added the graffiti to the wall, as that adds something to the scene that there isn't necessarily going to be there. Perhaps to change the lighting, you could knock the lamp out, since dilapidated scenery will certainly fit with the ideals set out by Moore and Gibbons

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-Not the best drawing by any means but it's well drawn and I don't see any noticable mistakes other than the road getting progressively thinner as it goes from right to left. This is most likely a side effect of a poor 3-dimensional drawing scale. A better angle would of been looking more from the top or bottom of the character instead of straight on to him.

-This could of been done with some darker colors so you could really let the light in the background show some more lighting effects than just some color. Lines are a tad rough in spots and a straight edge is your best friend. Just draw something straight and try to match it when doing your drawing. You can always delete things in your drawing later.

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Dec 13, 2009
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