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Scarlet Witch

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This started as a study, and evolved into something more elaborate. I wanted to draw a more realistic face in a comic character. I think I was successful.

The color was amazingly easy on this one. Since it's mostly an analogous color scheme, most of the color you see is done through a color balance layer.

I used some of :iconredheadstock: brushes for the arcane symbols.

Comments and feedback are appreciated! :D
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slyeagle's avatar
:star::star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Vision
:star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Impact

It's too bad it's such a low resolution. Hard to see what you did.

I don't know too much about marvel/DC comic styles, so I'm sorry if I come off as harsh.

I think the light source is very conflicted. The arcane symbol looks large bright, but only casts the vaguest hints of light on her, and none at all on the background. Also, her left leg vanishes into the back behind an awkward pose. She kinda looks like she's tripping or something, because the weight distribution of her upper boy is nowhere near over her legs. The shadow she casts doesn't meet up with her legs and cloak, creating an odd floating appearance (and if she's actually supposed to be floating, her hips should hang more to make her look suspended in the air).

That said, the folds in the cloak/cape are actually pretty well done, and the sweep along the lower body is nice and dramatic. The white latex/spandex is the highlight of this piece. It glows believably and looks very appealing. The speckled background give it a nice painterly feel and the warm tones are very effective and appealing.
noctem-tenebris's avatar
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

Well this is a very interesting picture actually. The style reminds me some of Roy Lichtenstein minus his use of tiny dots of color. It has an old style marvel comic feel combined with a painterly feel which is interesting indeed as normally I am used to seeing heavy black shading with this sort of style. Overall it is very well done but there are a couple things that bother me.
The pose...well to say what I am seeing looks as if she has to go to the bathroom. I think you should straighten her torso out and elongate her legs instead of scrunching them up. Also I am not sure if that is a piece of her cape she's holding or if it's a different cloth entirely. And lastly what stands out to me is the off coloration of her face. It stands out a bit. Unless she is wearing some sort of mask which is doesn't appear that she is She should have the same colored skin as her body.
Other then those three major things the overall picture is very nice indeed. Keep up the good work <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/w/w…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" title=";) (Wink)"/>
JoaoRodrigoBaptista's avatar
Thank you for your feedback! :)

As for the color of her body and face and different skin tones, the character only shows her face, and the rest of the body is all covered with skin-tight fabric. You can actually see some textures I applied there, but they are very discreet.

You're not the first one to mention that, however, so maybe I didn't make it obvious enough.
Levia-the-Dragon's avatar
Mm, her costume would make more sense with an additional layer under the bright red sections... I get the feeling she doesn't have such an under-layer often though.
Kaytara's avatar
ooh, very nice colours. I like the realistic yet somewhat cartoonish colouring style...
DarkRedPhantomX's avatar
You have really good shading on this one. I like the look of the light on the latex. :nod:
Melian-Alcarime's avatar
I really like the use of screentones in this. I've always been a fan of screentoning. :)
chubbvoulez's avatar
I think it's good.

But I'm not specialist in comic Art, sorry.
JericaWinters's avatar
I like the color scheme in this. Nice job on the magical effect!
josegoncalo's avatar
Its nice , but what is with her face?
Gironimo's avatar
most of all I like the harmonic colours here :clap: also I can see you've worked very detailed on her anatomy and especially on the light reflections on her clothes :)
skotsoad's avatar
Awesome work! Amazing colours and job on the body
lolitaninja's avatar
She's looking sexy! And the orb is a nice touch!
SvenjaLiv's avatar
Nice pose and expression! I really like the way you painted her as well. I featured it here: [link] :heart:
TheVampireNeko's avatar
It's a really nice piece, but the face bothers me a bit. The tone on it doesn't match the tones on her body.
JoaoRodrigoBaptista's avatar
That's because the body is fully covered and the only skin visible is the one from the face. :)

Another heroine in a skin-tight costume.
TheVampireNeko's avatar
That isn't coming across at all. To me, it looks like I can see the skin on her neck/chest, and arms. If it is indeed colored, than you need to show the fabric. If not, then then it needs to be a similar tone to the face.

At the moment, it seems like she's wearing a mask...
nahp75's avatar
Good job! I like colors you choose! Arcane symbols brushes is so often used! ;p
lazy-bunny's avatar
Really nice! I love the lighting, though the reflection from her clothes off the orb kind of looks a little out of place. ^_^
SirRomeo07's avatar
wow your actually good. I'm trying to get better at lighting but I don't have a strong enough color sense.
KhaoticKhaos's avatar
I think you did a wonderful job on this. I love her cape. It's epic.
ukiqio's avatar
Why did her face looks a little bit dark than her overall skin?
You did a good job, anyway ^^b
dancingwithrobots's avatar
i love the colours and overall i think the anatomy is pretty good, well done!
the first thing i think that could improve this is a shadow underneath her, everything has a shadow with light and i feel like she needs one too! i love the hightlights on this and the general shapes and details are really great.
if you were to improve further i would say to add more detail in the background to make her look less floaty :giggle:
keep up the good work :dance:
daniellesylvan's avatar
I love the colors here, for starters. The coloring is brilliant. Also the lighting is good in some aspects, like the skin and cape, but the lighting on her breasts looks a bit off.
My only other critique would be that it's so small, I'd like to be able to click on it and see it slightly larger! I feel like there are some great details in there I can't see at that size.
Overall, it looks great though!
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