View Full Version : Help on a work in progress - Artists

Ann Sulaiman
03-20-2015, 08:44 PM
So I'm working on this picture, and I want some advice on the colouring, lighting and shadows as I go along.

So far, here it is with flats and inks


And here is a cropped version, to help me decide if it looks better this way or not


03-22-2015, 02:41 PM
If it were me, I'd find a good reference for the light and shadow in the room. Interior lighting can be tougher than it looks. Right now you have strong shadows being cast which are not matching up with the surface lighting of the objects.

The picture itself is at a tricky angle, with the characters standing too flat against that perspective. This is most noticable in the scale difference between the characters and the door. I would lower the horizon line.

03-28-2015, 06:10 AM
Beside what Tiamat recommended, I would suggest hiding the tail. There's no reason to show it when she's wearing a huge dress like that unless you feel like changing the flow of the dress as well.

And that the thing about drawing the inside of a building is that it has to have a LOT of detail. You better get your texture pack reader. We don't view a yellow wall as a "yellow wall". We view it as a "That yellow concrete wall with a lot of bumpy spot."

Ann Sulaiman
03-28-2015, 07:12 PM
I wish that I had been patient and seen your feedback sooner, because I continued the picture from the flats I had posted. :s

At the same time, I'm so grateful for your feedback, because I want to learn from my mistakes.

Here's what came out, in the end:


- - - Updated - - -

That said, I'm going to amend this tonight, because I KNEW the walls were off (and I used a texture for the carpet)!

Ann Sulaiman
03-28-2015, 08:37 PM
With wall texture