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Miss Jade, from the Mortal Kombat Series.
A current WIP that I'm post-poning for the time being.
I figured I should post it anyway and see what the general feedback is...
Enjoy! :)
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D1u9c7k9's avatar
Feed back... Try working in black and white entirely, as one layer, then colorizing the image on a different layer with color as the blending option. You have to pick a very desaturated colors for them to look right, but it'll give images that don't have outlines a more natural look, instead of the disjointed look that comes from multiple layers of colors next to each other :)

It's also like working with a pencil at first that way, so more natural for me at least.
JayKanyas's avatar
I had seriously put a lot of thought into doing it that way. Usually I'll just put different colors on different layers, then find the tones in my palette that work lol. Well I'm in the middle of another piece, but once I finish this one, I'm going to give the B&W thing a try. I used that for my Scorpion art that I uploaded, I liked the way his head turned out, not so much the rest. But it's practice, practice, practice!

Btw, when can we expect the Jade & Reptile piece? Saw it on MKO, looking good. :)
D-E-A-R-E-S-T's avatar
She is pretty nice looking but i think he skin is a little light. Well anyway i love the pose and the colors!
JayKanyas's avatar
You know, I had thought the same thing...I actually started a piece featuring her before this and her skin was darker, but I ended up not liking the pose and such.
Nevertheless, thank you for the comment! :)