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[WIP] The young warlock studies

on: June 25, 2016, 02:01:12 am
Hi I'm working on piece for personal training and I could really use some feedback :D

Here it goes:


the setting is a library where the young horned boy is doing some reading, on the center of the ceiling is a flame-coloured crystal that is the source of light

things I still plan to do:
-fill the last bookshelves (and the bottom row of the second)
-remove the symmetry from the books on the bookshelves
-add shading on the hair
-add shading no the shelves
-add a background after the bookshelves
*maybe i'll do some subtle animation

The most frustrating thing by now is that the books doesn't look like books to me hehe :crazy:
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Re: [WIP] The young warlock studies

Reply #1 on: June 28, 2016, 12:33:16 am


*redid the shading on the hair
*did some minor shading on the shelves
*added some light on the table
*added some background
*more books
*removed that ugly crystal for now

still can't figure out how to make better books, does anyone know a way to make them fit better on the image?
 
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Re: [WIP] The young warlock studies

Reply #2 on: June 28, 2016, 12:49:37 am
Nice improvement :y:
I like the books :)
The biggest problem is that the background stands out too much. If you change its saturation that would help with the blending of the hair and the shelves too.

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Re: [WIP] The young warlock studies

Reply #3 on: June 28, 2016, 12:51:26 am
Nice!  :)

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There's a lot of color reuse, which is nice.
But it doesn't help create a sense of depth.
Modify the palette for major changes in layer distance.
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Re: [WIP] The young warlock studies

Reply #4 on: June 29, 2016, 12:06:34 am


Thanks fro the advice! ^^

Another edit,
*tried desaturating the background, I liked it, but don't know if can get better( never tried that before)
*separated the two middle bookshelves a little
*added some books on top of the table
*tried some backlight on the character (tell me if it is unnecessary, actually done very little backlight on other works)
*tried some dithering on the darkest places (promise this is the last time I'll say that I didn't tried something before  :P)

I'm really enjoying this process. I'm actually trying a lot of things I've didn't tried before (and I'm really liking the results ^^)
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Re: [WIP] The young warlock studies

Reply #5 on: June 29, 2016, 10:43:52 am
Good edit, maybe try altering a few of the books on each side so it's not perfectly symmetrical.

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Re: [WIP] The young warlock studies

Reply #6 on: June 29, 2016, 10:49:27 am
Good edit, maybe try altering a few of the books on each side so it's not perfectly symmetrical.

I actually agree!

Crush the symmetry. Make it more random. Show some books fallen flat on the shelves, Show a few books that are inserted flipped, etc etc. I think it'll make the piece more interesting.
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Re: [WIP] The young warlock studies

Reply #7 on: June 29, 2016, 10:55:00 am
+1 Jun, that's what I meant, I should have elaborated  :blind:

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Re: [WIP] The young warlock studies

Reply #8 on: June 30, 2016, 02:01:46 am


Thank you all for the constructive comments ^^

*broke the symmetry on the books
*desaturated the distant shelves a little more to divide the picture in 3 planes(table, bookshelves, distant bookshelves)
*made some more interesting books (including a massive book that needs a reinforced shelf)
*decorated the books shelves a little
*made the character less chubby

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Re: [WIP] The young warlock studies

Reply #9 on: June 30, 2016, 02:24:22 am
if you can, add his hands to the book. that bit of interaction makes it feel all the more real and would give him more of a slouched over studious look
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