View Full Version : Motherly advice

04-03-2001, 03:13 PM
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Just something I have been working on. I am not sure where I am going to go with this, or if I am going to go any further. Thought I would toss it out here to see what ideas might come from it.

The figures were poser renders that I touched up and played with. I am terrible at porportions with bodies, so this is just kind of a practice piece. The remainder was painted in Photoshop. (clothing, background.. etc)

04-03-2001, 10:45 PM
The advice is to stop smoking, is this right?


04-04-2001, 12:26 AM
haha.. among other things, I am sure she would say that. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif

Actually this answers the question...

What would it be like if we (me and others I know who have lost their mothers) could just sit down, smoke a cigarette and chat with mom for a few?

04-08-2001, 10:29 PM
A powerful theme, so I want to make some powerful suggestions. This has so much potential! I want to push you to make it everything it can be. The thought that kept hitting me as I viewed this was I want to see the connection between the girl and her mother more profoundly in the visual sense. I wanted the softlight surrounding the mother to envelope the girl like it was draping her with her love. I think of you use the mother as the light source in this painting it might do something wonderful. I hope you give it a try!


04-26-2001, 09:51 AM
I think your right. After letting this sit back for a while and comming back to it, I see things I want to do with it now. What is nice about digital art is that you can always pull the good out and wipe away the bad. I am going to work on "atmosphere" within the scene and see if I can pull them together.

I am SO glad that WC is back up! I was truly going through withdrawls!

04-27-2001, 11:45 AM
Thanks for posting, it's good to see some 3D work again! (not that there's anything wrong with other kinds...)

I didn't really get the impression on first viewing that that's her mother. Maybe because the mother's skin looks like it's just very dark (rather than light and translucent). Yeah, I know her mother's skin might naturally be that way, but if you want people to make assumptions about their relationship, it might help to play into their assumptions a bit more. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif

That said, this piece is set up like a tableau -- everything is the same distance from the viewer. Even though Poser was used, there's not a lot of depth. Of course, perhaps that effect was intentional, to make it kind of look like a freize.

Keep us posted, if you do rework this as you implied. And I agree -- that's one of the major freeing aspects of digital work for me. No anxiety over "messing it up". http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

-=- Jen "Schmokin'" de la Cruz