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Despite it’s flaws, I like how this page turned out. It did highlight some serious flaws in my workflow though, so there will be two big changes for the next page1.
First I’ll simplyfy the way I’ll handle light and shadow. Well, not so much “simplify” as in “get some method into my haphazard approach”. Same difference. Some rummaging in my favourite art forum has shown me some real nice ways to do that.
Secondly I’ll experiment with a slightly different workflow. Instead with a digital pencil sketch, I’ll start with a low-res grey-scale painting to figure out layout and composition first. I tend to get lost in character details way to early, wich leads to stiff characters and odd layouts. I hope that the switch to colour blocking will force me to get rid of that bad habbit.
So much stuff to learn!
I love how her face turned out. It’s not quite as hard as expected, although I still have a lot of trouble with the skin tones. Remember to check out the whole page!
I simply adore how this page turned out – here’s hoping the rest of the chapter ends up being this beautiful, too. :)
Switching from “comic” to painting style was propably the best thing I’ve ever done for Traces of Chaos. This is exactly how I want it to look – Well, I need much more practice and a bit more elegance in my brush strokes, but it’s definitivly the right direction.
I do worry a bit about the faces, though.
(And yes, two green eyes. It’s supposed to be that way)