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Re: [WIP] Another portrait (nudity)

Reply #10 on: January 02, 2014, 10:29:31 pm
V.11:


-Considerably reduced the size of the forehead
-Fixed the chin further
-Made the eyebrows thicker
-Made the hair fall over the left eye more.
-Moved the mouth closer to the nose.
-Made the mouth wider and fixed the shape some more.
-Started to fix the hair highlight
-Fixed the boobs some more
-Fixed the arms some more
And more...

Well, I've never invested so much time on the same thing in pixel art that's for sure.

What's next do you guys think?

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Re: [WIP] Another portrait (nudity)

Reply #11 on: January 03, 2014, 05:41:58 am
This is coming out nice.  Reminds me of comic book art.
What I've found to be important with things like this is bone structure.  For example the jaw shape can make a huge difference.  Just a few pixels sometimes. 
The space between eyes, mouth and eyes, size of shoulders compared to head, etc.
In my opinion it's bone structure which is what makes a person attractive or unattractive.  Also mouth shape.  Just my opinion though.    :P

And for females, soft, smooth lines are a must.
I found this was missing a mid-type color value, in my edit I used your green which seemed to kind of fit for that softer feel. I suppose one of the lip-pinks would have worked too.  I took the highlights out of the hair just to reshape the hair.

I don't know how close you want to be to your reference, but I kind of shaded my edit with the head nodding forward a bit like the reference.


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Re: [WIP] Another portrait (nudity)

Reply #12 on: January 03, 2014, 10:54:41 am
You should upload your images elsewhere, Zizka. They keep getting deleted.
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Re: [WIP] Another portrait (nudity)

Reply #13 on: January 03, 2014, 04:36:35 pm
@Crow:

Very true. I'll use another image host.

@dpixel:


Thanks for the edit!

I want the final version to be super realistic.

The green looks a bit odd to me, especially in her neck. Maybe it's because I'm focusing too much on it though. I'll try with the colors of the lips. Is this a ''gut feeling'', I mean, adding an extra color or is it something that can be explained? I think it's cool and I'd like to learn from it.

Your take on the hair and the rest of the face is very accurate. I like it.


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Re: [WIP] Another portrait (nudity)

Reply #14 on: January 03, 2014, 06:20:51 pm
I only used the green because of its light/dark value and it would be easier for you to see how I used it.  There was not much in between the darkest skin tone and the lightest hair tone.  Color picking can be tough.  Sometimes it is gut feeling.  Maybe try a gray scale to see the values.

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Re: [WIP] Another portrait (nudity)

Reply #15 on: January 04, 2014, 05:31:11 pm
Ah ok, I see!

I tried adding another color like you did but couldn't manage for it to look right.

V.1: V.12:

I think I've done great progress from the first version. So I think that unless someone has some vital advice to make this look tremendously better I'm going to call this a wrap.




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Re: [WIP] Another portrait (nudity)

Reply #16 on: January 04, 2014, 06:02:53 pm
Use less contrast on the hair highlights, clean up your clusters, there is banding between the breasts, and the line between the left breast and the left arm (according to the picture) couuld be looked at a little more. Lastly see if you can use some more interesting colors.

Great progression!

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Re: [WIP] Another portrait (nudity)

Reply #17 on: January 04, 2014, 06:20:00 pm
In your picture her left arm is too straight. In the reference there is a definite curve as in the right arm.
While, yes, her left breast is slightly larger than her right, you've exaggerated it beyond the reference image. Looking at the reference, the nipples are very close to lying on a horizontal line. Not quite, but much closer than in your version. Her right breast bulges out more toward the bottom; that's why breasts are often said to have a 'tear-drop shape.'

The image as a whole still looks quite off in terms of realism, and I think that is partly from inaccurate measurements and shading that doesn't define the forms correctly.

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Re: [WIP] Another portrait (nudity)

Reply #18 on: January 04, 2014, 06:41:46 pm
Thanks to both of you for the input.

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Lastly see if you can use some more interesting colors.

I don't understand what interesting color means.

@Parkerbaby: All of your observations are spot on. Thank you.

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Re: [WIP] Another portrait (nudity)

Reply #19 on: January 05, 2014, 11:28:47 pm
In case you're still working on this, I tried to do a sloppy paintover today.



I feel like some of the shadows could be pushed darker and some of the forms brought out more.