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Seahorse....

on: July 20, 2005, 07:11:49 pm
So heres something Im working on.
Im not generally one to post a WIP, but what colours should I use. Thats what Im stumped on.


also go ahead and comment on lines. Only thing I need to know is how to colour it. I dont know what colours to use.

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Re: Seahorse....

Reply #1 on: July 20, 2005, 07:42:39 pm
Purple?  Nice lineart.
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Re: Seahorse....

Reply #2 on: July 20, 2005, 10:22:09 pm
Pinks, purples, and greens! ;D
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Re: Seahorse....

Reply #3 on: July 20, 2005, 10:27:33 pm
seahorses don't usually sit on the ground like that, which is distorting his ass which is making him look less seahorsey which is bad.
you willl probably find this reference image will help... (i can't take credit, its not mine)

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Re: Seahorse....

Reply #4 on: July 20, 2005, 10:38:52 pm
Here's a particularly cool-looking seahorse I found while doing a quick search.



Blue and green. I know you're not going to use the picture for anatomical purposes, since this is obviously a more stylistic picture, but you could use the picture to help you figure out how to position your shades. A coloring guide.

In case it matters, a real starfish turning its tail like that would be the equivalent of me twisting my torso around 720 degrees.  :-\
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Re: Seahorse....

Reply #5 on: July 20, 2005, 10:56:36 pm
thanks for the comments. All appreciated.
Thanks for the references.

So i fixed up the tail, then tried adding a backfin and living its chest like the example you gave me.
I dont know which one i like better, but I layed out some base colours.
After this, Ill probably go to finished product


Thanks!

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Re: Seahorse....

Reply #6 on: July 20, 2005, 11:54:14 pm
I believe that the one on the left works better as a base. The one on the right makes him look like he's got a beer-belly.

Just one problem with that base that I found. You might want to remove the line that separates his body and his backfin. It causes the backfin to look more like a side-fin.

Edit: I made an example of how I might handle it.

« Last Edit: July 20, 2005, 11:58:46 pm by DarkSword »
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Re: Seahorse....

Reply #7 on: July 21, 2005, 08:25:36 am
thanks again, for the advice.
here she be all done.

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Re: Seahorse....

Reply #8 on: July 21, 2005, 03:04:39 pm
I think you need to make the lighest green a little lighter.  I don't really see it affecting anything.
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Re: Seahorse....

Reply #9 on: July 23, 2005, 03:02:06 am
I really like the lineart, but like the person before me said, the lightest green could be lighter.
Great lineart though

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