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Dialogue portrait help

on: March 05, 2017, 10:13:47 pm
Hey,

So I'm attempting to make a portrait of Red Riding Hood for a game, I was looking for some critique and ways you think I can improve it, thanks!

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Re: Dialogue portrait help

Reply #1 on: March 06, 2017, 12:32:31 am

Here is just a quick edit:



References:

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Re: Dialogue portrait help

Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017, 01:54:00 am
thoughts - mostly facial feature placement stuff


(also you don't need to post at 2x, you can click on the images on the forums to scale up  :y:)

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Re: Dialogue portrait help

Reply #3 on: March 06, 2017, 11:00:53 am
Hello Secret cat,  I made you an edit too; some lighting and palette ideas.. but idk if that's the sort of style you'd like.
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yay dialogue portraits






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Re: Dialogue portrait help

Reply #4 on: March 06, 2017, 11:10:52 am
Wow Thanks everyone for the help!

 |||| I absolutely love that style, my main gripe with mine was that the face looked so flat. Can I ask what kind's of things you used for reference etc? I would love to use a style like that, but I'm not sure I could keep it up for the rest of my portraits!

I'm going to take all the advice and do an update later when I'm not at work. Thanks again!

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Re: Dialogue portrait help

Reply #5 on: March 06, 2017, 10:01:53 pm
Ok! I had another go, really trying to give the face more shape and personality - please let me know how I did and how I could improve :)

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Re: Dialogue portrait help

Reply #6 on: March 06, 2017, 11:02:28 pm
Looking better Secret cat.


I'm glad you liked it!
 I didn't actually use any references.. which isn't really advisable I suppose. But i will help you with pointers below.
I did keep this piece I made a while back's  shading in mind which has a similar point of light and style (though warmer overall, and larger):



Okay.. first thing I notice:

The eyes- try to make the darkness of the eyes blend out a bit to soften the edges a little bit and give her some subtle eyebrows; maybe use the darker golden color.

The hair- it looks actually pretty good but need smoother shapes/clusters. Think of hair like this as silk ribbon almost.

The nose- needs minor touch-ups try to give the bridge of the nose a tad more depth.. but  it is close, you have a much better shape now than before I think the main problem is due to:

The lips- they look to straight.. I mean I guess it could work but with the angle they should raise up about 1 pixel on our right side the spacing of the philtrum, the area between the top lip and nose looks a little too long (as it did in the 1st portrait).

The hood- looks better just needs minor clean up on clusters.
good luck & keep it up.

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Re: Dialogue portrait help

Reply #7 on: March 06, 2017, 11:48:48 pm
Thanks so much for the pointers :D

Here are some adjustments made using them:

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Re: Dialogue portrait help

Reply #8 on: March 07, 2017, 09:00:55 am
Ok I made a few more minor changes to try and make her look less....angry?

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Re: Dialogue portrait help

Reply #9 on: March 07, 2017, 11:49:05 am
I think I'm finished tinkering now.... thoughts?