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Offline meganclare

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[WIP] Girl with a hat

on: September 21, 2009, 06:32:48 pm
I've got so-far with this pixelling, but because it's so huge, I'm finding it very difficult to continue with this darned hat... I want it to be straw, with some detail but not every single piece of straw having to be shaded. Please help me! I want to use the colours that I've already got on the piece.



The shape of the hat isn't right either  ???

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Re: [WIP] Girl with a hat

Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 07:33:05 pm
well you could do worse that take a tip from van Gogh :)



straw hat brims are basically concentric circles radiating out from the crown as texture.

whatever u do tho, please only "suggest" the straw, as if u render it in too intricate detail, it will divert completely your attention from where it should be, the face and the particularly striking eyes.

Steve

« Last Edit: September 21, 2009, 09:28:41 pm by STE 86 »

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Re: [WIP] Girl with a hat

Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009, 10:12:00 pm
the trouble is you're putting straw texture onto a cloth hat.  It won't look right unless you change the shape or material :/

Steve - nice refs :).
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Re: [WIP] Girl with a hat

Reply #3 on: September 21, 2009, 10:18:09 pm
ndchristie is right.

Also how the hat sits on her head does not look proper. Draw a rough line where her skull and the hair would be and then adjust the hat accordingly.

Keep it up :)
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Re: [WIP] Girl with a hat

Reply #4 on: September 21, 2009, 10:51:46 pm
not strictly true about the hats guys sorry.

google image search Floppy straw hat

a possible ref:



research is the key :) and u have the whole worlds references at your fingertips these days :)

wish i had had the net while doing graphics in the 80s :)

Steve