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Woffer
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:48 am     Reply with quote
Well hello there.. This is my first post to sijun but i have been lurking on and of for years. It is awe-inspiring seeing the work that is showcased here every day. Now, i may have been lurking here but i have so far had very little experience producing my own pieces. So in this regard Im still a rookie. In fact most of my previous experience with using a brush comes from my youth, when i liked to spend many evenings with my model miniatures.

Now a few days back a friend asked if i could make a picture for his guild's webpage. Name of the guild is Nastrand, from Nordic mythos, so i thought id keep that theme. As i said Im new at painting in digital media and have a limited knowledge Photoshop. I also still don't have a tablet (?) so all is done with a mouse. I started with a pencil sketch that i scanned and coloured in PS. And since my skill was limited with that program i mostly just used the smudge and burn/doge tools...

Anyway, here it is..

Any tips? What did i do wrong? How do i move on from here to do better in the future?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:37 pm     Reply with quote
No suggestions for improvement here.
Looks really good. Nice detailing, especially the fingernails!
Good job.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:16 am     Reply with quote
It depends:
do you want a more realistic look to it, or do you like the general look that it has?
If you want a more realistic look, then I suggest to improve the appeareance of metal.
Great job: congrats
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Woffer
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:25 am     Reply with quote
Ok after some input from people that know mre then me ive made some changes...

Im not at all happy with how the hands turned out so i will have to redo them i think... Can anyone explain what i did wrong?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:52 pm     Reply with quote
Edit: I like your first version better than the second. The hands might be a bit small. Maybe use a mirror, duplicate the pose and work with that. Example below (which didn't quite work; I took the thumb as the starting point and shouldn't have).
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:22 pm     Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 8:41 pm     Reply with quote
you went overdose on the burn tool in the second one...fires so white...but that may just be the web compression...definately obtain a tablet...though this is very impressive for a mouse drawing...practice some more naturalistic shadows..black gets old and muddy far too often....
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Woffer
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:03 am     Reply with quote
Wow thanks all
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