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By mDuo13
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Finally, I'm done with this. I spent a long time coloring it, and I'm not entirely pleased with the results, but this is what came out and I'm going to stick with it.

The original sketch was just a random idea that popped into my head when I saw someone wearing a choker and realized it looked pretty sexy. The end image is sort of the scene you might catch in an instant and remember for a while: a snapshot of an unusual view. The background kinda suggests it's at a rave or something. I tweaked the sketch a little in Photoshop, because in the original, the head was a little blocky, instead of being nicely head-shaped. The image has several layers, though since I was going more for a paint-like effect, I put several things together where I might have ordinarily split them up.

For the first time in a while I actually bothered to put highlights and shadows, rather than just splitting the shading 50-50 between light and dark. I'm not sure that it actually helped all that much. I also experimented somewhat with texturing the hair, and I'm not sure how much it actually helped.

If anyone could help me out with my painting technique, that'd be much appreciated: all the stuff I did just didn't really work out.
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I disagree with your last staement in that I think it worked out very well. The concept of the pic is great and the unusual point of view is accented by the unusual colouring style. I really like this and it's going straight into my favourites.
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Thank you so much!