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Character design: Punk Girl by BlackHawk45LC Character design: Punk Girl by BlackHawk45LC
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TaoCesar Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
Beauty!
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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TaoCesar Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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Mikomics Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, ProjectComment Member here! :)

Right, down to business. First things first, you did a really good job. The first thing that really stuck out to me was the silhouette of your character - it's very, very clear, which is very very good. The spiky hair, the protruding eyelashes, the spike collar and the slender legs make for a clearly recognizable character design.

The little details add a lot of life to the character as well. The electronic cigarette, the piercings, the music player, the peace and ying yang earrings, the tattoos, the asymmetrical pants, the baggy hoodie... There's almost no part of her that's ambiguous. You thought her out extensively and it shows - she feels real enough that I could run into her in on the street and believe she was an actual human being with relationships, a life and goals. It's mainly the choice of objects and placement of them, I think. The placement of the e-cig and mp3 player make it clear that she uses them often and deliberately put them in a place easy to access. It shows your character actually thinking, and that's what really makes a character feel real.

Honestly, I can't find much here to improve. The way the hands are held at the waist feels a bit awkward, but only if I stare at the picture and look for problems. Even then, it's only if I think about how hands are supposed to act that I wonder if it looks right.
There's a tiny little splotch of grey next to the star tattoo which I can't tell what it is. It doesn't feel rendered enough to be her undershirt peeking out, so I can't tell. Really hard to notice either way.

Still, excellent work! 
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! On the hands I kind of imagine them as (while in her pockets) resting with her fingers slipped in the top of her waist band and her arms are relaxed so the top side of her wrist joint is sort of jutting forward, would look sort of like an "L" if viewed from her left side. 

On the grey spot, that is the strap of her tank top, and I admittedly pretty much ignored after I added, and I did it to show that she wasn't naked under the jacket, but then did nothing to define it. So thanks for pointing it out.

I am so glad that you like the design overall, and thanks so much for your feedback!
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:iconmikomics:
Mikomics Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I see. Yeah, that makes sense.

No problem!
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HopefulCoffee Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017
My God, the color of skin and the color of hair are very striking, they are beautiful!
I've never seen such a striking design in my life, the hoops and collar are the wave, and the tattoos are clean and well applied on the skin of the character.

Shadows, light, details ... All this is well applied in the scene.
The only thing I would complain about is lips, but what does it matter? You did it your way and it should be!

I think you're doing very well so... YEIH
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I am honored you dig it so much. Go ahead and share your observations about the lips if you would like. Is it the lipstick style, or something else you don't like about them?  Thanks again!
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TheFinalFightIsHere Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the overall design! I like how you chose the colors. Green and Red are complimentary so switching it up to pink was a nice little twist, and it still goes together! I think that having the green and pink be the dominant, most noticeable colors was a good idea. Muting the other colors was clever because it puts further emphasis on the main colors you chose. 
I think the outfit is just enough. There's not to much to be distracting and there's just enough to convey the type of personality and interest she has. Some people go overboard on all the extras, all the little accessories but you knew when to stop, outfit-wise. I feel the face has a little bit too much going on, particularly the piercings on either side of her mouth. I feel like they were just more work that you could've avoided. They don't really have a huge impact on her design as a whole, they're just little details that you notice when you zoom in. That's not necessarily always a bad thing, but here I don't think it works that well and you could have done alright without it. Her character is still evident with all of the other accessories. 
Speaking of detail, I absolutely love the detail in her hair. I love the shaved part in front. I zoomed in closer and noticed that the dots were very quick and to the point, which reminds me of Impressionism. And it's so small that it registers as a cluster of tiny dots. That's awesome! One thing about the hair that I don't like though is the strands on top, above her headband. They don't look like they belong in this piece. Maybe if you added more detail into the hair; some strays or more strands to the sections. Out of the whole piece they look the most animated and they are also a brighter shade of pink which doesn't really fit well with the muted colors. It puts the focus on her hair other than it being more balanced throughout the piece.
Other than that, this is a wonderful concept and nicely executed! I love the colors, both muted and saturated, I love the outfit, and I love how you chose your colors and where to blur things out. It was also a good idea to give us a zoomed in version as well as her full body look. Good luck with your character and concept!
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for your time and observations! I think your observation of the pink hair above her head is valid, and I can totally see where you are coming from. Again, thanks so much!
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TheFinalFightIsHere Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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Shuman100 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A solid spunky girl with a solid silhouette. 
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!! This was one of the extremely rare instances where I started with a silhouette so that is very uplifting! Thanks so much!
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cholie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017
Hi there! I'm commenting on behalf of ProjectComment.

Oh wow! I really like your art style. I can totally see her in a video game. I love all the details you put into this character. I'm intrigued and would love to know more about her. Are you planning to write a character sheet for her? I think you did a great job thinking this character out and realizing her design. Great choice of colors, wardrobe, and accessories. It makes me wonder whether or not she is based on someone you met or know personally. She definitely is a believable character and that's really important. I really hope you decide to develop this character, she's really cool. I honestly think the loud colors work nicely and really add depth to your character. It says a lot about who she is. She seems like someone who's confident, who isn't afraid of being noticed. Definitely, someone who's always making a statement, be it through her attitude, personality, her choice in music, or even her wardrobe. The cross and other symbols on her hoodie seem like they were drawn by her with black Sharpie and paint, she definitely seems like someone who would add things to her clothing to personalize them, like the patch on the arm of her hoodie. All in all, I really do think she's worth developing.  
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Thanks so much! In all honesty I was spurred into creating the character for the character design challenge on Facebook. This months subject is 'punk', so this is what came to mind. I wanted to create a contemporary punk rather than a 70s-80s more violent version. I imagine that she is jaded and bored with everything in her life, and is always searching for some sort of adventure even though she wants to seem like she's given up by all appearances.
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cholie Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017
My pleasure! That's awesome! I think you did an awesome job portraying 'contemporary punk' in your interpretation and style. Are you planning to do anything with her? If so, I would love to be kept in the loop with any possible updates on her. She sounds like an awesome character.
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Really with my busy freelance schedule and my continued involvement in Exodus Contract, it's unlikely that I will find time to develop any sort of story for her. However if you would like to come up with a backstory or create stories about her, feel free. Just please give me credit as the creator, and I still own all rights to the image all that of course, but I certainly don't mind if want you think more about her or create a story or something.
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cholie Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017
Oh wow! I hope that's going well for you and that it's a good sort of busy. If I ever do create a backstory/develop her, I will definitely give you all the credit. Thank you so much for offering this to me. I really appreciate it!
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
No problem :)
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Ra2a Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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imaginationsabyss Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
this is a really cool piece, can't wait to see what you come up with next.
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I hope you wont have to wait long. :)
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imaginationsabyss Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Your welcome!
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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snowy-cat-kiti Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome, I really love her style!Love 
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:iconblackhawk45lc:
BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconmultiartis:
Multiartis Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Professional
Great digital work Clap 
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:) :blushes:
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Jennyliino Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017
really cool. I love it!
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:iconblackhawk45lc:
BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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cobalt225 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
It's very Tumblr-y.  I like the base concept, but it seems a tad tacky.  First, the makeup.  The makeup job could be much, much simpler.  Also, that nose.  And I believe blush just accents the cheeks, not turn them into candy apples.  The hair and clothes need to complement each other, as well.  I'd reccomend changing either the hair dye or the color of the clothes.  Other than that, I love the style, I like the overall feel of the design, and I hope you found this useful!
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the feedback. I intentionally picked colors that clash, and are "tacky". I was going for her being extremely eccentric.  Did I succeed in that, or do you think another direction would look better while conveying the same visual idea?
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cobalt225 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017
You did succeed, and I think toning down the clash just a bit, and toning down the colors could also convey the same message.  Have fun!
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Blue-Ape Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017   Traditional Artist
Wow
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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kishineyes Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
i love her she looks amazing well done
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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KinoDiamondblack Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Student Filmographer
this character looks so cool 
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Codebreak33 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so shocked and amazed, especially at the anatomy and shading. Keep up the good work!
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:blushes: thanks so much!!
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Codebreak33 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem.
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JupiterGrace Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful ^_^ Love the colors and her style as well :) 
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!!
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fabianrensch Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
She looks like a total badass :D
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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Mrs-Oniria Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very interesting design, love the idea of the ears plug, and the vap cigarette very trendy!
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BlackHawk45LC Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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