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Old 09-04-2006, 12:00 AM
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Young Batman Revised

Here's the skinny: I'm in the middle of a major overhaul of a lot of the pieces on my site which are old and no longer indicative of my current skill. I have made significant tweaks to an old pic, however I ended up making two versions:

One with harsh light and highlighting:


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Each have their own pros and cons and if anyone has any feedback or critique on either of them then by all means. My question is which one do you guys believe is stronger and why? I personally prefer the one with the harsh lighting, but please, any feedback will be much appreciated.
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Old 09-04-2006, 01:00 PM
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Re: Young Batman Revised

Ahh, the pic links dont' work, ****e. Here they are:



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Old 09-05-2006, 05:00 AM
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Re: Young Batman Revised

Satiated, these are good! I like the first one with the brighter light source, I dunno why. The other one is also cool though, looks more video game like.
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:57 PM
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Re: Young Batman Revised

Alrighty, I've started making major revisions to this piece. First order of business in making this piece everything it can be: I've decided to give bats his gauntlets, therefore making his mask the last thing he'd have to put on (which would make more dramatic sense)



They aren't finished obviously. They only have the first level of detail and the basic concept I'm shooting for. Crits, feedback, or approval more then welcome.
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Old 09-06-2006, 05:08 AM
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Re: Young Batman Revised

Wow! That really looks like leather. (hope thats suposed to be leather) How did you get that effect? I think this is going great.
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Old 09-06-2006, 04:32 PM
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Wow! That really looks like leather. (hope thats suposed to be leather) How did you get that effect? I think this is going great.

Hehe...its actually supposed to be spraypainted metal. I guess the highlights and indentations need a tweak. Back to work!
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:02 PM
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Re: Young Batman Revised



Another gauntlet color test. I'm thinking of ditching the engraved pattern all together and just going with the flat glossy metallic look. Finished version will have the three spikes and will look a bit more worn. Plus, I made some minor tweaks to the face that were bothering me. He'll have eyes eventually. Constructive critique more then welcome.
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LOL, sorry. I thought the leather looking ones were cool though. Yeah these look metalic. It's going good!
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Re: Young Batman Revised

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Re: Young Batman Revised

I like how its going but the steel guantlets I don't care for.
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Old 09-15-2006, 05:18 AM
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Re: Young Batman Revised

hey! I like the way the eyes came out. They really bore right into ya.
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Re: Young Batman Revised

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hey! I like the way the eyes came out. They really bore right into ya.

Thanks

here's the latest progress:



(might show up a tad dark on some screens)

Yeah, right now, it's just a simple picture of a younger Bruce Wayne. I was thinking of jazzing it up with a background and some ambient lighting coming from above and below. But anyway, crits welcome on what I have so far...thanks!
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Re: Young Batman Revised

The head is in much better proportion to the rest of the body, now, width-wise, but it is still too long.
You also still have his eyes too far apart to wear the mask...

But your efforts still show through, and this improves with every upload.
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Re: Young Batman Revised

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The head is in much better proportion to the rest of the body, now, width-wise, but it is still too long.
You also still have his eyes too far apart to wear the mask...

But your efforts still show through, and this improves with every upload.
Good works never happen quickly, for the first few times. It will get easier, eventually. Hang in there!

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Thank you very much for the critique However, do you think you can post up a picture or even diagram over my piece to show me what you mean by the head being too long? I did play around with it before, but I prefer this character having a narrow face, and the features as far as I've measured and can tell, are in proportion with the rest of the head anatomy-wise...maybe its the forehead that's making it look a tad long, I dunno. It also could be the length from the brow to the bottom of the nose that's a bit elongated... And as for the eyes being too far apart to fit the mask, well I went ahead and coweled him up...



And while taking into account the mask IS hanging at an angle above his head, the eyes line up perfectly as far as I can see, no pun intended. (?)
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Old 09-18-2006, 01:31 AM
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Re: Young Batman Revised

Took your advice and shortened the head a tad. I dunno, I'm on the fence about which one I like better... what are your thoughts?

I've also finally decided on what the background will be for this piece:

The image above will in actuality be a reflection in a head on shot of a mirror in the batcave. Think V for Vendetta in the beginning when V is getting ready to go out. below the mirror will be a work desk littered with objects he will be taking with him on his first night out, as well as unfinished gadgets and text books on metallergy, physics, engineering, and auto design etc. The light source will mainly be from above, but depending on where I go with it, I might want to throw in some ambient shades of blue and red. We'll see. But yeah, this is basically the gist of it.
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