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Head without a cause

on: March 23, 2010, 11:14:52 pm
I don't usually post doodles here, but I thought I'd show this one off for kicks.
It started out as an XXL RPG template, which would be crazy.

I used Arne's palette for extra lulz...



Edit: Regular palette and a modification to see if it can be used to create portraits

« Last Edit: March 24, 2010, 12:55:53 am by Gil »

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Re: Head without a cause

Reply #1 on: March 24, 2010, 03:36:17 am
It's well-constructed, but the view seems unclear -- when looking at the eyes and the larger portion of forehead/top of the head that is visible, along with the shading on top of the head and the raised ears, I think it is in more of a 3/4's looking down, but when I look at the jawline and nose, it seems to be facing straight-on. Maybe reduce the length of the lower face/chin to lock it into a 3/4's angle, or edit the eyes, ear placement, and the top of head to lock it into a straight-on angle.

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Re: Head without a cause

Reply #2 on: March 24, 2010, 12:39:46 pm
It's supposed to be an almost straight on, but not quite view. The camera is up a little bit, but not 45, more like 20. I admit having trouble figuring out the shading on the forehead, so that might be what's wrong.

Maybe I just have to move down the ears, which are too far up probably.

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Re: Head without a cause

Reply #3 on: March 24, 2010, 09:21:10 pm

Just a quick edit to the shape of the face.  I moved the ears down 3 pixels to line up with the eyes and made the forehead 1 pixel smaller.

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Re: Head without a cause

Reply #4 on: March 24, 2010, 10:00:20 pm
This is an edit I made before yours. Pretty similar. Moved the ears down basically. Not sure if I agree that the forehead is too big.

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Re: Head without a cause

Reply #5 on: March 25, 2010, 08:42:40 pm
I suppose it looks better at the normal height with hair on it, but when bald it seems off to me...
I don't know, it still looks great!

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Re: Head without a cause

Reply #6 on: March 26, 2010, 12:04:09 am
Feels like it needs more contrast and a bit more rosiness as far as the palette goes.

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Re: Head without a cause

Reply #7 on: March 26, 2010, 04:41:00 am
Feels like it needs more contrast

My palette goes from pure white to pure black, how do you suggest adding more contrast? ;)

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Re: Head without a cause

Reply #8 on: March 27, 2010, 04:28:00 pm
Maybe contrast the colors themselves a bit more as opposed to the values; add in a bit more hue-shift. Or balance the shading more so that the darker shades have more of a presence.