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Steampunk Superhero
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Published: February 26, 2010
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Steampunk Superhero, colored. (From this lineart: [link])

I've been sitting on this one for quite a while. I had it mostly finished in November, but I felt very discouraged about it. It was being very uncooperative about...something I can't remember anymore. So when I opened it up again yesterday, it looked fine to me. I figured I might as well give it a few finishing touches and put it up.

I do remember I wanted to play with a really strong lighting contrast and some traditional steampunk colors--brassy yellows, rich browns, and a gradation from warm to cool palette. Basically, it's a color experimentation piece for me. I'm not entirely happy with the colors--I can't tell whether I'm rocking them too hard or failed to commit sufficiently, or if perhaps I just made some poor choices on the palette somewhere--but I know this is as much as I'll get out of it.

If you've got any thoughts on it, please feel free to share. Getting the hang of color is tough when you don't have a natural instinct for it.

Edit: When I posted the other version, I realized what was wrong with this! Set the lines layer to "soft light" and voila! I sat on this for three months because of a blending mode. Argh!
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Erevidan's avatar
cool. What's his powers ? more the gadget type hero ? Very nice work with the colors !
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ThePhoenixKing32|Hobbyist General Artist
Kinda looks like Greenlantern... Throwing bat-a-rangs
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mistervirtue's avatar
This is badass! Great Job.
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MoustafaChamli|Professional General Artist
I'm trying REALLY hard here to find something wrong.

Considering it's a style, I can't see anything.

Well, you could add a bit more glow to the inner left elbow; among other edges if that's the effect you want to achieve. If not, bravo.
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tearra's avatar
I'm not sure what you don't like about it, but I love it! I like the colors, I like the pose, I like the style!
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I'm not sure what I don't like about it, either. Maybe I'm just being hyper-critical. Anyway, if other people like it, I can live. :)
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apcomics's avatar
Im struggling everything great but something bugging.... urm maybe it the background colour? maybe a slightly different shade or colour would work? im not sure what? sky blue or purple, red like a sunrise maybe.

amazing work though
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