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Alright aside from some shading she's all done, and yes I'll get a better picture of this later. Also any tips on where and how to shade this?
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FireFly703 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Cool! :D I love the hair! :)
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JokerinaQuinn Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^^
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FireFly703 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Student Digital Artist
No problem! :D
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The-G-Empire Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I like the color palette you've gone with for this one! I'm gonna try not bring up stuff that other comments already have, but I agree that the jawline could be shifted down more, maybe to the right (my right? eh) a little. The cranium could also be a little lower down. I think the long neck also highlights the shortness of the face, here. Not that drawing someone with a long neck is bad, that is.

Anyhoo! Realism is not my forte, but I'll give my best advice for how you might go about making this more realistic. My first tip would be not to line the streaks in the hair, and leave a few loose strands of colors to mesh into the other so that is looks less like a smooth surface and more organic. The shaved part could use more dots and short little lines, almost like you're drawing hair-colored grass onto her scalp.  You could make the eyebrows and eyelashes sketchy so that it also mimics little strands of hair. The eyelashes are also giving the eye an odd shape here; you've got a droopy eye shape, but the solid eyelashes makes it look like it's curling back up again. It's a bit unnatural-looking. The ear looks good, better than I could pull off, anyways, so kudos on that. The nose is a bit small for the face, and while the bendy-ness works in more cartoon-y styles, realistically it would be straight (or curved, depending on the type of nose you want, but I digress) up to the middle of the eyes, and then it's going to curve up to meet the forehead. I ran my fingers along my nose as I wrote this, which is sorta silly-looking I imagine, but it's alsoooo helpful.
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With the small head and small nose, the eyes look comparatively a bit large for her head. And generally, for a more realistic style, the eyes will be smaller than in most cartoon-y styles. A generic eye (aka good-practice eye) would be almond-shaped, with a little part curling downwards slightly where the eye reaches the bridge of the nose. The mouth doesn't have any problems, but for a more realistic style it might help to keep it from being one smooth line. Mouths are kinda bendy. And for that bottom lip, it appears flat, which is fine if she's supposed to have thin lips. Just don't be afraid to make the features exaggerated! You'll learn faster than way- I spent way too long being reserved with this sort of stuff and I'm still just learning, but it's tons of fun!
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As for the shading/lighting, It helps to learn was colors look best with what shades. As a rule of thumb, most colors will have a slight blue hue to them for their shadows. But skin (at least, caucasian skin) will have a pink hue instead. Green is best shaded with blue, orange with burnt red, yellow with orange, purple with indigo, red with magenta or mahogany, and so on. There are plenty of examples online that can explain this stuff better than I can, though. For lighting, add shine to the hair by drawing in a ring of lines with a white pen, and put some light reflections in the eye- generally it's not necessary to add these to the cronea. You might also want to add some lighter shades of the colors in key spots, like the cheeks, tip of the nose, bottom lip, forhead, collar, and top of the hair. If you want an organic, blended look to it, be sure to use at least two different shades for both lighting and shading. One color will make things look more plastic-y.
Tutorial6 by The-G-Empire
Also, check out images of bone and muscles structure so you have a better idea of how the light will fall on the subject! Like, those two thin muscles around the windpipe sometimes jut out or cast a soft shadow depending on the angle of the head. And for all of the tips mentioned here, someone online has most definitely explained it better. Be sure to look up references, it helps like crazy. Hope this helps some! 
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JokerinaQuinn Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay, TYSM! This really helped a ton I never realized how cartoony she still looked, I just kinda went with what I knew, but I'll definitely use more references from now on :3

It might be a bit harder to find out what shading works best with all of her colors and it looks like I'm gonna have to pick up a white marker or gel pen after all lol. (I had a chance to, but I bought Supernatural pins with my 5 bucks instead =w= )
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The-G-Empire Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
No problem at all! I really am glad to help out anytime :)
Here's a nice guide to color shading I use sometimes, and also a video on drawing textures that I found suuuuper helpful, if you are interested in that.

If you can't get any white pens, it also works to just sketch out where you want the shine to be, and colors around that. It won't pop as much, but it still works! And if you do end up getting one, I use GellyRoll pens and they're pretty nice. I'd also suggest getting a blending marker, if you plan to work with markers more. It's basically a marker filled with water, and blends your shading and lighting together seamlessly once you get the hang of it (tip for that: don't blend while the marker you put down is still fresh and wet, the cheaper stuff will bleed and it's annoying.) Also, you can use it for a watercolor effect by running it through a color you put down, and then drawing with the pigment that the blending marker picked up! It'll look a little like the background in this piece:  There's a Universe Inside of You by Violetthefox0001
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JokerinaQuinn Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah thank you, I was searching around for one and couldn't find a good one, this definitely helps a lot.

Yeah that's what I saw and I think they're like a buck where we are, so I'll just stop by sometime and pick one up. I don't know if I can find that here but I'll keep an eye out. I have seen similar things though so those might work. Well as always thanks for all the help. My drawing style has become somewhat consistent so I don't think there's anything else I need help in for now but if ya see anything please be sure to let me know, see ya 'round. ^^
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The-G-Empire Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Sounds good! Always happy to be of assistance ^^ keep up the good work!
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Killergirl117 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I really like this, but I think the chin us a little bit too small. Next time make the sides lower
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JokerinaQuinn Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! and tanks chu for de advice :3
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Killergirl117 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Student Digital Artist
lol np
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Nyx-Wings Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely! The features are a little off, I would recommend shortening the neck and not colouring the skin such a vibrant colour, since it can look unnatural. For shading, keep in mind the light source and try to use different hues!
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JokerinaQuinn Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I plan on re-drawing this later, when I do I'll be sure to take those into consideration ^^
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Austin-Barnitz Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it!
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JokerinaQuinn Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^
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Austin-Barnitz Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh and your profile picture is adorable!😋
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JokerinaQuinn Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :3
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Qui---vive Featured By Owner Edited Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Attempt to either elongate the face, or shift your facial features upwards and to the same angle you draw the face. The best way to fix this is by using a  guidance line

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JokerinaQuinn Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, thank you very much! ^^

I can now see that the features are off a bit.
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Qui---vive Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome! Feel free to experiment with different face shapes other then almond as well
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JokerinaQuinn Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll be sure to when I have some free time, thanks again for the advise. ^^
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Dark-Lina Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
try to make shadows
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JokerinaQuinn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Where?
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Dark-Lina Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
first think form with side you have light
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JokerinaQuinn Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, thank you ^^
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