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 Post subject: Wren Again
PostPosted: Sat Oct 2, '10, 9:46 am 
Now with X% more shading.

I was slightly bolder with the shading this time, but he still probably ended up looking as flat as a cardboard. I don't know. That's why I need your comments.


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 Post subject: Re: Wren Again
PostPosted: Sat Oct 2, '10, 1:08 pm 
It's not as bad as you think, Solar. While it does come off as a bit flat, it's also an improvement over some of your previous work. His upper body looks pretty good, but the shading isn't as obvious on his legs. Shading looks better if the color gradually turns darker, so maybe try that next time. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Wren Again
PostPosted: Sat Oct 2, '10, 4:39 pm 
It is a pretty decent piece solar :). I must admit it actually doesn’t look that flat.


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 Post subject: Re: Wren Again
PostPosted: Sat Oct 2, '10, 7:06 pm 
You've done well Solar. I can see the extra shading you've added this time. Though I assume you scanned it in, which is probably why some of it is hidden. His left foot looks a little long though, but that's about it.

May I ask what pencils you're using for colouring? :)


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 Post subject: Re: Wren Again
PostPosted: Sat Oct 2, '10, 8:33 pm 
Pencils? I use Copic Ciao and waste all their potential. >_>


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 Post subject: Re: Wren Again
PostPosted: Sat Oct 2, '10, 9:39 pm 
Copic Ciao? Aren't those markers pens?


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 Post subject: Re: Wren Again
PostPosted: Sun Oct 3, '10, 7:42 am 
Yes...? They're used by professionals. And me.


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 Post subject: Re: Wren Again
PostPosted: Sun Oct 3, '10, 8:09 am 
Well given the massive cost difference between markers and pencils for one, plus the fact that markers often require special paper to prevent bleeding into the paper. I'm going to go ahead and say you should switch to pencils for colouring.
For one thing, pencils are a lot more flexible in their use and can be more easily layered on top of each other while also simply applying more or less pressure will change the application, which is good when it comes to shading and highlighting your drawing.

And while the good ones are pricier, they're not as excessively priced as markers. And there's always Ebay too, I managed to bag about £100 worth of pencils for under £30.

Just some food for thought Solar. :) Sorry if it sounds harsh but I'm only trying to help you here. Markers aren't exactly something I would be using if you're still learning. But what you do is up to yourself in the end.


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 Post subject: Re: Wren Again
PostPosted: Sun Oct 3, '10, 8:39 pm 
I agree with Xan there Solar. If you're just starting out, then markers are a big no-no, because you can't undo your mistakes if you make a boo-boo. I suggest you first do all your shading in pencil after you've inked in your drawing, then you can adjust the shading as you see fit, and just erase the mistakes if it doesn't look right.

Tell you what. I'll do an inked drawing of Wren and I'll show you how to go about shading him from the left side ( light source on the right ). I know he is your favourite character and I'd think you might want to do proper justice to him. And it will help you as well. =)


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