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[wip] rpg portrait - troubles

on: February 19, 2007, 11:47:55 pm
Hi.
I'm starting on some portraits for my rpg.  This one is Art, my main character.  I'm having troubles with his eyes so far.  Anyone mind editing please?

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Re: [wip] rpg portrait - troubles

Reply #1 on: February 19, 2007, 11:58:04 pm

Here's a quick one.Mabye it'll give you some ideas.

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Re: [wip] rpg portrait - troubles

Reply #2 on: February 20, 2007, 12:01:32 am
kind of but to me, it just doesnt match.  thanks though.

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Re: [wip] rpg portrait - troubles

Reply #3 on: February 20, 2007, 12:08:53 am
I like this piece, very moody!

I don't know what kind of personality she has, so... idk.
Tried different approaches...
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Re: [wip] rpg portrait - troubles

Reply #4 on: February 20, 2007, 12:32:44 am
he,  and thanks, I like the last a lot.

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Re: [wip] rpg portrait - troubles

Reply #5 on: February 20, 2007, 12:35:29 am
It's a dude? Might wanna give him a sharper jawline and thicker eyebrows.

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Re: [wip] rpg portrait - troubles

Reply #6 on: February 20, 2007, 12:46:06 am
mind trying to show me?  this is probably my first portrait of anyone other than myself, and from those of myself, they never did turn out very good.
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« Last Edit: February 20, 2007, 12:50:45 am by Joseph »

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Re: [wip] rpg portrait - troubles

Reply #7 on: February 20, 2007, 01:12:55 am
To me it looks like he smelled something bad. You should make the neck darker.

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Re: [wip] rpg portrait - troubles

Reply #8 on: February 20, 2007, 01:50:19 am
the neck is only temp.  what do you mean by the way he looks?  how could I fix that?

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Re: [wip] rpg portrait - troubles

Reply #9 on: February 20, 2007, 02:36:03 am
heres my wip on Jennie-a girl


edit:
lol, I think its horrible...  any ideas?  she isnt supposed to be so goth looking...could someone try to make her kinda sexy?

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Re: [wip] rpg portrait - troubles

Reply #10 on: February 20, 2007, 05:07:50 am
I think the shape and everything is dead-on...but the colors are very flat...I donno, it may be a mood thing, and it is personal preference of course, but I tried to make the colors and light a bit more dynamic...

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Re: [wip] rpg portrait - troubles

Reply #11 on: February 20, 2007, 05:06:29 pm
heres a quick edit on your main character's face:



gave him a realistic looking mouth, wider nose, stronger jaw, thicker eyebrow, closed his eyes a bit, and darkened his neck.

a few critiques on the girl:

her mouth is too low, her nose looks too round (where are her nostrils?), and imo her face could be bigger.

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Re: [wip] rpg portrait - troubles

Reply #12 on: February 21, 2007, 01:53:14 pm
Maybe it's small edit help you:

Than I want to say about form of face (light, shadow) and contrast... also about his smile  :D (he is too sad). I don't edit type this face too much, because that's you choice! But if you paint man, than he not impede a more manly chin and cheek-bone. This type face of young man (15-17 years).

For girl: Paint here more large in this size, as a man. And how make her sexy? Paint as here in pixel, for a start, with comment other people. Because now she is a faceless, but something in her prettily )))

And... good luck!

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Re: [wip] rpg portrait - troubles

Reply #13 on: February 21, 2007, 02:25:47 pm
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lol, I think its horrible...  any ideas?  she isnt supposed to be so goth looking...could someone try to make her kinda sexy?

I think you should start with learning how to draw a human face from the fundamentals. Right now you're having kinda blobish faces and muddy features, all very closely packed together and without much distinction. You would benefit greatly from a crash-course in shading primitive volumes, a study of facial construction and fine art rendering. All things you could get from a beginner 'learn to draw' volume, and probably a better way to go about it than by learning via the other-can-of-worms medium of pixel art. Just my opinion.

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Re: [wip] rpg portrait - troubles

Reply #14 on: February 21, 2007, 06:34:55 pm
http://www.portrait-artist.org/face/ is a good way to get going if you want a jump-start, although it'a not as comprehensive as it could be.

the main thing i think these need is a good lightsource.  i had a quick go:

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nixed some of your colors not to necessarily conserve them, but to make the edit go quicker.  i also may have femmed him up a bit, which isnt so much a suggestion as it is my personal taste in men.  i would still though take some time to see what's what about the shape of the face, because the current bauble isn't working so well for you in terms of portraiture
« Last Edit: February 21, 2007, 06:41:18 pm by Adarias »
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