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big head: airhead
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Published: April 8, 2010
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so this has been in the works since last january the 10th (2009) XD. over a god damn year old. i dunno i feel like it's just a shading issue at this point which i'm pretty sure i can handle. only things i'm iffy on are the face and the hand. any suggestions? i figured i'm okay to upload since barely anyone watches scraps right? i know a couple of lovely folks do and i totally love watching others' scraps but it seems like a generally frowned upon portion of galleries. ANYWAY i think the face and hand look weird. am i just fucked up? or maybe there's something else? i really wanna finish this but i dunno if i have the balls to XDDD

C/C me please!! can't request real official DA style c/c since i'm not subscribed *eyeroll* but whatevs let me have it, kids!

le sketch: [link]

me reference xD: [link]


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nadienne's avatar
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Hmmm... I think the outline on the skin could be a little bit lighter... it kinda stands out a weebit, compared to the hair and her shawl...

speaking of which, it looks like some shade could be done to said shawl, and maybe even on her shoulders? like, her left (our right), there's a strand of hair falling down, im guessing there'd be a little bit of shadow cast by it.

the top of her hair starts off looking soft, and then you get the same kind of harsh-y outline around the body of her hair, same as on her skin... makes it look kinda false, or cheaped out, y'get me?

lastly, i think the shading on the hand could be pushed a little more (after doing what the others have suggested; knuckles, hand placement, pinky, etc)... maybe even a "gloss" on her nails, lol?

hope to see this up in the gallery soon!
FoxyRepublic's avatar
yeah this wasn't really a question of shading though since it's not done XD. i was asking more about the anatomy. things will be softened and shaded as i go still working on it.
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AppledoreProfessional General Artist
First, the shading that's finished is awesome. Those eyes are amazing.

The hand does seem a little off, but I'm not sure if it's an anatomy issue or if it's because it's not shaded yet. The one think that jumps out about it is the way its lined up with the arm, it seems like the whole hand is too far yo the right (our right, not hers) for were the arm is. I think the placement of the visible portion of the palm is what's causing it too look weird, like the palm coun't possibly connect with the wrist properly from where it is.

Other than that it looks great, you just need to finish shading.


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you're totally right about the hand being too centred. the ref pic i used (of myself XD) was a 3/4 view and so i think that's what fucked up my sense of directions and why i left out the poor pinky. i shall do my best to add the pinky and will definitely move the hand over heh.

thanks for your help, lovely :D
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AppledoreProfessional General Artist
yer welcome. :)
DetectiveMel's avatar
I think that on the hand, you would probably see either the knuckle of the little finger at the bottom, or a tiny bit of the tip at the top... I can't decide which one, but I do feel like it's the missing finger that is slightly 'off'. I've tried modelling the gesture on my own hand, and every time I can see at least a tiny glimpse of my little finger from that angle, although it is mostly concealed by the rest. Also agree with what has been said above - the knuckle of the middle finger is perhaps a little far down too. I don't know. Hands can be tricky.

As for the face... it looks a little like one ear (the right) is higher up that the other. Or further away from the eye? Is this just me? In any case, it's not really that major, but perhaps it's what you're spotting? To be honest, I kind of like it when pixel/doll faces aren't completely even - no real face is exactly symmetrical! So I quite like it, personally.

Regardless, yes, finish it! It's coming along really beautifully. Her eyes are just gorgeaous and I really, really love the soft shading on her hair. And the palette is, as always, very very nice. She definitely requires finishing - it would be an injustice not to.
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i think you're right on the hand actually it looks like it should move over to our left ever so slightly XD. i put up my hand ref pic and realized that it's a 3/4 view while i used it to create something that's view was head on which is probably why it's wonky haha. i will definitely move the hand over and add the pinky :D

as for the ear i think i had to move the top pointy bit on the right ear to let room for the strand of hair over it. maybe i could do the same for the left ear since it does look a bit too close to the eyeballs and face haha.

thanks so much!! :D
Chaliosa's avatar
O_O...........that is gorgeous!! You HAVE to finish it!!! She reminds me of Storm from Xmen..yea you need to finish!
FoxyRepublic's avatar
oh yeah dude i didn't even think of that :lmao: she's AIR of course she looks like storm *facepalm* hehe thank you love *kisses*
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JsheiHobbyist Writer
The face looks great! Her eyes and lips are especially wonderful.
I would say the shape of the hand looks spot on except for how low the knuckle of the middle finger sits... that's about all I can help you with there.
Good luck! :heart:
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oooooh yeah i totally see what you mean thar. XD i shall fix that thank youu :heart: i love it when other people see something i totally did not. 'tis what i get for staring at something for a year heh. thanks again!
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no problem! I hope you finish it :D
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