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MSAndie
02-09-2001, 05:50 PM
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I drew this portrait the other day, then colored it in photoshop. I'm mostly wondering if the hair looks okay. Or if it should be blended more or what else might make it look better... and is it just me, or does that one section of shading on her neck look weird (that's the way her neck was shaded in the picture, but when i looked at this drawing it looks odd.)? And do you think that the color i chose for the background was a good choice?
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(I started it too far to the left on the paper, so by the time i got to her hair i reached the edge of the page.)

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Shehaub
02-10-2001, 10:04 AM
I would like to see her on a darker background and maybe compare? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

On the neck, try lightening it just a little in the darkest spots and see if that makes it work some. My eye says that it should have a shadow there, just maybe not as dark.

Personally, I love the way the hair looks.

I am certainly NO pro at this. I am sure the others will be better at giving you advice.

I think what I like the most about this particular piece is that it looks like it was "painted", rather than "generated".

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Shriner
02-10-2001, 10:41 PM
Can you post the original drawing? I'd like to see what that looked like and maybe what it is you were hoping for when you colored it. I might have some suggestions, but I want to make sure they are ones you can USE - If I just recommend things as I see them, they may go in different directions from where you actually want to take the work.

Thanks for posting it for us!

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Shriner
02-10-2001, 10:44 PM
one more thing - since you did ask about the color of the background, I think you are right - it does seem to compete quite a bit, but part of that might be the glowing edge of the contour of the face rather then the color itself (likely a combination of the two). What does it look like if that is toned down? I think I see what you mean about the neck, but if that changes too much, the lighting on the rest of the face would have to change along with it, and I'm not sure how far you'd want to take that.

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MSAndie
02-11-2001, 05:42 PM
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Okay here is the original drawing.. the scanner had a hard time picking out the lines of her profile (the main reason i added the background):
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digistyle
02-11-2001, 10:56 PM
I go back and forth with the hair issue. My suggestion would be make a copy or two and play with it. Thats one of the big bonuses of digital art, you can "what if I do this..." to your heart's content. In this case, I like what you have done with the hair.

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