AuthorTopic: Help with Portrait  (Read 2967 times)

Offline adcrusher524

  • 0010
  • *
  • Posts: 155
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile

Help with Portrait

on: November 05, 2011, 10:37:36 pm
Hey guys could you give some critique on this portrait I'm doing.



Anything you can find in error in please tell me, thanks in advance!

Offline Mathias

  • 0100
  • ***
  • Posts: 1794
  • Karma: +2/-0
  • im not real
    • http://pixeljoint.com/p/9542.htm
    • View Profile

Re: Help with Portrait

Reply #1 on: November 07, 2011, 04:56:32 pm
Biggest prob is that her head looks disconnected from her body; should move head right a few pixels.

Secondly, she has no knees.

Offline pistachio

  • 0011
  • **
  • Posts: 638
  • Karma: +4/-0
  • Mostly lurking
    • http://pixeljoint.com/p/125138.htm
    • View Profile

Re: Help with Portrait

Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011, 05:13:46 pm
It might be just me, but her upper torso also looks twisted/disconnected to her lower torso/legs, much like what Mathias mentioned. Will get to that in an edit now...

Offline Mathias

  • 0100
  • ***
  • Posts: 1794
  • Karma: +2/-0
  • im not real
    • http://pixeljoint.com/p/9542.htm
    • View Profile

Re: Help with Portrait

Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011, 05:40:34 pm
Cool, pistache, look forward to the edit.

Oh, and adcrusher, post yer ref, ya bum.

Offline Sooba

  • 0001
  • *
  • Posts: 3
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
    • PJ Account

Re: Help with Portrait

Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011, 09:55:17 pm
I drew up an edit for you.
Here is what I changed:
Moved the head to the right,
lined up the waist,
gave her a wider hips and chest,
shortened the arms,
 thickened her left thigh and right arm,
lowered her crotch,
and changed the flow of the fabric on her shirt/boobs to work with gravity more.



Sorry I got a little carried away with the edit, but I hope it helps!

Offline adcrusher524

  • 0010
  • *
  • Posts: 155
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile

Re: Help with Portrait

Reply #5 on: November 09, 2011, 02:18:27 am
Thanks for the feedback guys! I have an update, and I think it is somewhat of an improvement.

I tried to reflect some of the blue from the shirt to the skin, I'm not sure how that worked out, I'm still experimenting with it. Also, I would ignore right arm for now, it turned out pretty bad. I'll take another stab at it later. Thanks again.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2011, 02:34:26 am by adcrusher524 »

Offline bengo

  • 0011
  • **
  • Posts: 597
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • https://pixeljoint.com/p/5787.htm
    • View Profile

Re: Help with Portrait

Reply #6 on: November 09, 2011, 03:37:56 am
That blue for reflected light isn't really working man. Looked better without it, not sure if the reflective properties of skin would be that severe either. Unless it was really wet, and was under very certain lighting conditions.... I'm pretty sure that shirt would need to be made from different material too.

The anatomy is really weird, torso isn't wide enough (especially at top) also looks a little too lengthy, legs look weird (especially at shorts). Keep at it though, man. Did you use reference?
« Last Edit: November 09, 2011, 03:45:57 am by nickthem »

Offline adcrusher524

  • 0010
  • *
  • Posts: 155
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile

Re: Help with Portrait

Reply #7 on: November 12, 2011, 10:45:13 pm
Thank you for your opinion and critique Nickthem. I removed the blue as you said, and I also redid the shirt. I tried to fix the issues with the legs and torso, I'm not sure how much better it is though.

« Last Edit: November 19, 2011, 08:02:41 pm by adcrusher524 »