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  •  10-10-2012, 1:45 AM 401632

    Xxoctoberstormxx's WIPs

    Some works in progress and things...


    "A picture is a poem without words."
    -Horace

  •  10-10-2012, 1:50 AM 401634 in reply to 401632

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    "A picture is a poem without words."
    -Horace

  •  10-10-2012, 12:22 PM 401664 in reply to 401634

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    You haven't been watching a turtles tale have you? lol

    Interesting character at the bottom, what's the story behind this guy? Little bit dark at the moment, would like to see some highlights and the background defined a bit more, though I'm sure you're going to work on these things :)


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  •  10-10-2012, 11:07 PM 401707 in reply to 401664

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    The sherlock looks pretty good. I think you have the likeness down.

    His clothes are looking very flat though at the moment. Try to bring out more form by varying the highlights and shadows some more. The light from the tourch could be used effectivley to give him some sharp highlights and the general darkness of the environment would make the shadows really heavy, so keep that in mind..

    Keep it up!


    Unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent!
  •  10-15-2012, 4:57 PM 402107 in reply to 401632

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    I added some detail to the clothing as Domtopia suggested. I'm struggling with the background though.


    "A picture is a poem without words."
    -Horace

  •  10-15-2012, 8:27 PM 402115 in reply to 402107

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    Attachment: paintover1.jpg

    Hey Oct!

    I thought I might do a bit of a paintover just to test out a theory. By lifting the torch light a little it gives the whole image a strong direct light source. The effect is to alter the contrast quite dramatically which adds depth.

    I am just experimenting but I think it could be something that you could weave into this image to improve the weight and gravity of this character and put him into his environment a little bit more.

    All I did was use a large, soft brush set to a low opacity to create the glare and then added a couple of brightness/contrast adjustment layers until I was happy with the lighting and then masked off the areas I wanted darkest. Hope this helps a little, but see what you think.



    Unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent!
  •  10-15-2012, 8:52 PM 402118 in reply to 402115

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    Oh that's a cool idea! I didn't think of doing that. I was mostly using the following picture as a reference:

     http://tvmedia.ign.com/tv/image/article/121/1216097/the-hounds-of-baskerville-20120109092007942.jpg

    But I think veering off from that and doing something like that would be much better, thank you for your help. :D I'll see what I can do. If you don't mind me asking, how does one "mask off" areas? xD I use Photoshop Elements 7 and assume I can do this in it?


    "A picture is a poem without words."
    -Horace

  •  10-15-2012, 10:40 PM 402131 in reply to 402118

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    I just got a new computer and now I have PSE 9! I used to use PSE2 and I must admit that I can't see much difference between the two, so I guess version 7 will be much the same as 9.

    So, what I did to "mask off" in the paintover was to put in new brightness/contrast adjustment layer from the 'layers' drop down menu, then alter the brightness/contrast sliders to where I wanted them to be. Now in your layer stack there will be a new layer with a little icon on the left and a white thumbnail on the right. That white thumbnail represents the layer mask. At the moment it is all white, but if you paint onto that layer you will mask off the area under the area you paint. I think you can only paint in shades of grey to black, but the darker the black the more absolute the mask.

    Let me know if that helped!


    Unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent!
  •  10-18-2012, 10:00 PM 402304 in reply to 401632

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    Let's see if anyone can guess who this is? Hopefully there's some fans out there and the drawing's not so awful no one can tell. xD

    I like how the face is going, the shoulders are driving me nuts. I can't decide where to put them. This felt "right", but I keep fidgeting and shifting them around, help?


    "A picture is a poem without words."
    -Horace

  •  10-18-2012, 10:12 PM 402305 in reply to 402304

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    Princess Mononoke!

    I think that the shoulders should reflect her femininity, but also her strength. Therefore make her a little broarder but slope her shoulders, and make a feature of her neck which I think could be a little longer.

    That's my view anyway!


    Unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent!
  •  10-18-2012, 10:19 PM 402308 in reply to 402305

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    Yay! -gives cookie to Dom-

    Mm, those sound like good ideas. I'll do that. :D Thank you! (Also, I've not given up on Sherlock, just got a bit bored and decided to start something new. xD)


    "A picture is a poem without words."
    -Horace

  •  10-18-2012, 10:26 PM 402310 in reply to 402308

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    xxoctoberstormxx:

     (Also, I've not given up on Sherlock, just got a bit bored and decided to start something new. xD)

    Haha!! Yeah, I know the feeling! My stupid attention span is..... erm...... is.. ........ ...

    .....Sorry.... I drifted away there a little.....


    Unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent!
  •  10-22-2012, 10:08 PM 402667 in reply to 401632

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    "A picture is a poem without words."
    -Horace

  •  10-23-2012, 12:40 AM 402677 in reply to 402667

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    Something I can't figure out is why the quality of my pictures go down so much. They get so much more pixelated than they should be?
    "A picture is a poem without words."
    -Horace

  •  10-23-2012, 9:25 AM 402698 in reply to 402677

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    Looks ok to me Oct.


    Unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent!
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