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Finally done! This is a commission for a friend of two RP characters.

This was my first attempt at a romantic picture, I had a good idea of what I wanted it to be like, but for some reason it kept falling short of the mark (in my eyes at least, the commissioner was very forgiving).

Eventually I decided to shift the palette into a much warmer orange, dimmed the light and highlighted the faces with the candle - this set the atmosphere and brought it all together. I learned from this to not be afraid of *apparent* over-the-top changes, because its likely they won't be as damaging as you think, and may even make the picture.

In the end the commissioner was very pleased, even I like it! (though I don't look too closely ;) )

Hope you all enjoy it as well, let me know what you think!
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bluedragoneye's avatar
wow fabulous colors
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kungfoowiz's avatar
Bro, this is FANTASTIC! See.. look what happens when you really try to push yourself!!!

One thought about dimly lit settings is the thinking that if you make everything else darker, then the things which you make light or lighter, will automatically feel much brighter.

Some quick things here, try pushing your values even more, you are pushing them now, but keep doing it more. Try sketching a bit looser perhaps, so the figures feel more flowing...

Remarkable improvement upon all your other pieces though. (=
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Thanks very much, matey. :D

Yeah thats exactly what I did with the brightness. I see what you're saying with the figures, shall need to do more groundwork next time.