So i loved this up until I started coloring the girl...... GAH! I don't understand how to paint skin tones or just painting humans in general..

anyways, i apologize for the pain your eyes are experiencing... but thought i would post it anyways.
any pointers???




June 20, 2010 at 4:36 PM

yo mang,not looking too bad.
there are a couple things you could do to really help this painting. first thing i noticed is that the side profile is kind of keeping the image flat. if there was some variation in pose, even just changing the direction of the chic's gaze i think it would help. the bots got some cool shapes going on the back of his head but the shape variation kinda stops there. breeaking up some of the larger shapes in the rest of the image would create more interest.
as for painting skin, that's a tricky one, this takes a looooottt of practice . but if was to give you some pointers on painting skin it would be color variation. painting the joints of the body warmer can break up some of the monotony. it also depends on light color, intensity and position.
here's a pretty good tutorial on the subject. hope this was helpful ;)


June 20, 2010 at 4:46 PM

guess i should post the tutorial link i mentioned ;P

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