AuthorTopic: moving out of my comfort zone *update x3 (+some iso stuff) (++ a new face)  (Read 5500 times)

Offline vedsten

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Always sucked at anatomy and therefore rarely tried to pixel anything remotely human.
In order to change this, I'm trying to force myself to draw more pencil stuff and I'm getting better, though there's still a long way to go. Even so, I thought I'd give a somewhat realistic avatar a go. Behold ~

old - new - newest - final?
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I've tried to push myself as much as possible, now push me further  :)

iso from commercial project i had to quit



Aaand, to push my self a bit further, first closeup female head:

« Last Edit: February 04, 2008, 12:00:32 am by vedsten »

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Re: moving out of my comfort zone

Reply #1 on: January 31, 2008, 04:55:56 am


I'm sure there are people better suited for showing you how to make a realistic face, but I did this quick edit to give some general direction. Scaled the nose down and made him less bug-eyed. Also, eyebrows are important. People always forget eyebrows.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2008, 05:38:06 am by David »

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Re: moving out of my comfort zone

Reply #2 on: January 31, 2008, 11:18:42 am
David, your edit is not showing.

I think you got a pretty decent face there. the lighting is also nice, but looks like the light source is one palm from his nose, like if it was the tip of a cigar or a pipe. cause is lighting the top of the lip, but not the forehead. if that is as screen as I think it is, you might wanna widden the range of action of the light. any way, good stuff, specially if you are starting out in this area.

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Re: moving out of my comfort zone

Reply #3 on: January 31, 2008, 08:34:00 pm
Thanks for the critique

How is this:



Tried addressing issues on nose, eyes and lightning. Played around with the colors too, but not sure if it's an improvement.

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Re: moving out of my comfort zone *update

Reply #4 on: January 31, 2008, 09:16:21 pm
yeah I think it makes much more sense!
good one
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Re: moving out of my comfort zone *update

Reply #5 on: January 31, 2008, 09:23:16 pm
Right now I think, although the lighting now looks more accurate, his face actually looks like it green. I think it may look better for only the highlights to be completely green. You should probably use some more skintone for the darker areas. (Most likely this would be a slight palette change.)

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Re: moving out of my comfort zone *update

Reply #6 on: January 31, 2008, 09:32:40 pm
Edited some things:

I can't really remember everything I did, but I'll try.
--There should be an indent below the brow on the nose.  Put a shadow there to represent that.
--Shortened the noggin.
--Ensmallened the lower lip and moved the lips and chin upward.
--Moved the eyes closer together.  I also changed them a bit--hard to describe, and I'm not sure if it's what you wanted, but I kind of put in eyelids, which made the actual eyes in shadow.  Don't know if you want to keep that or not.
--Un-puffed his cheeks, which sort of made him skinnier.  Again, don't know if you were going for a fat person.  But yeah.

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Re: moving out of my comfort zone *update

Reply #7 on: January 31, 2008, 10:18:40 pm
Some good references:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/u2sockmonkey/580615647/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeneyepher/289232535/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/15554010@N06/2186420492/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/blankqo/2182749891/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaitikins/532936979/

Faktablad, I disagree with the shadow below the brow; if anything the surface there is facing almost perpendicular to the light and would be quite well lit.

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Re: moving out of my comfort zone *update

Reply #8 on: February 01, 2008, 03:02:06 am


Sorry, I was having some ISP issues.

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Re: moving out of my comfort zone *update

Reply #9 on: February 01, 2008, 05:19:41 am
Faktablad, I disagree with the shadow below the brow; if anything the surface there is facing almost perpendicular to the light and would be quite well lit.
Oop.   :-X  Forgot about the light source.  My bad, thanks.