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Heroes 2008 by skifi Heroes 2008 by skifi
Aaaand.... after a long time, I can say it again: I have tried my best and I feel proud of it. I have spent like... 3 weeks working with this, and I think it's one of my best colorworks so far :heart:

(that usually means nobody will appreciate it and they will fullview other random crappy works in my gallery instead, lol) :giggle:

So... :iconseel-dingo: *seel-dingo drew this in my sketchbook during my latest stay at her place, and I really liked her lineart. I'm still on my way to learn how to use PaintShop Pro XI, so it took some time... Different tools, different options.... but aiming for the same result. Really hard!!!

That's why I will really appreciate your feedback ;) In fact, I honestly REQUEST it :pray: I need to know what I still do wrong, what should I improve, .... everything! That's the reason I have uploaded a really BIG file, so you can see every detail I added you can't normally see unless you buy a print. Constructive, and also destructive criticism are both welcome!!! :3 *whispers*ACwhereareyou?*whispers*

Then, you know.... if you like the pic, the lineart Seel drew made it amazing... if you dislike the pic, my colors surely messed it so blame me for that ^^;

OK, shoot, directly to my heart! :D

Characters: :iconseel-dingo:, :iconrottswitchbot: & :iconskifi:
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talpimado Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic :):love:
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samuelcool8 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy crap, dude, that's a good drawings.
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HIRUMAUX Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Student
very cool! :heart: love the kaisel very smooth color
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skifi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Great ^^ Thanks a lot!!
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PrideAlchemist7 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing job, love the poses and colors..very detailed :clap: :thumbsup: keep up the awesomeness work =D
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skifi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
I will try, believe me ^____^ Thanks for your kind comment!
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PrideAlchemist7 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're very welcome for the comment :hug:
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MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm loving the 3D look your colours bring- really nice work. My only problem with it is it looks like you just used different tones of the same colour to shade, or black + white. What method did you use to shade it?

I'm terrible at colour theory but for example...on a green thing colouring the shadows with a deep red and blending them works well. It's what I learned in school, the shadows should be the opposite colour of the object, and the light well...it depends on what colour it is. Somethings like that anyway.

Sorry if I'm being condescending I dun mean to. >.> But yes. I do like it a lot!
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skifi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
I love constructive criticism, but if you honestly meant what you said, nothing to complain about :manhug:

I shaded first with a gradiented coloring, then adding 2 different layers of black shades, then a final layer for an extra cel-shading style ^^ 4 shadings to make it 3D-ish :3
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MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ohh i see. Yes, it looks 3Dish, but I think using a dark colour instead of black would have made it look more...natural, and given it even more depth. That is what I was trying to say. XD; I am so bad with words...guess it's why I'm an artist.

And thankgawd, I get so scared of giving crit sometimes. :giggle:
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skifi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
I love them, so feel free to hit me with them anytime :icongwomp:
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DracosStarlight Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Student Filmographer
looks perfect to me man and yes I viewed it in full view just for you :icondragonlick:
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Marcus94 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
ey, les a echado un vistazo a los extras del soulcalibur o que xDDD. Se parece a los dibujos que salen todos los personajes asi xD

yo los que mejor manejo el mitsuruyi y el que maneja la soulcalibur que ahora no ma cuerdo como se llama xD
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Gathered Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
cool
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skifi Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
thank you :3
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Gathered Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
welcome
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Kata Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Looks completely awesome to me! You made it look very much 3D and though it has the potential to be confusing with all that's going on, your coloring keeps it nice and readable!
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skifi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
^___^ I try to shadow in a more smooth way to keep colors looking like airbrushed, I'm glad you liked it :]
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MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008   Digital Artist
Un poco esmirriao pa ser un toro, no? Pero bueno, lleva el traje de la selección, así que con eso es suficiente :D. Mu guapo.
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skifi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
Lo cortés no quita lo valiente ;)
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MaestroTomberi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008   Digital Artist
:highfive:
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Omegaro Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
You've gotten this a million times already, but seriously great job! The detail in the clothing is especially detailed and very well done and the over all vivid colors are great.
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skifi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Not a million times, hahaha, I like to get feedback even so long after ^____^ Then, thanks a lot for letting me know you liked it so much! ^^
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GuardianMoose Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
My what a lovely long handlebar you have P:
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skifi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
;D
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RehettWolf Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HOMG!!! :O THis is awsome! :D Your efforts paid off greatly!
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skifi Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
I hope to do it again, then! 8D
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RehettWolf Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! 8D
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EzzyGezzy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Student General Artist
I took the liberty for the first time in weeks since I subscribed to feature art work in journal and this one has been featured [link]
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skifi Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
Wow, and now I feel honoured, thanks! ^_____^ :heart:
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EzzyGezzy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Student General Artist
lol glad you feel that way =D :rose:
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Slumber89 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Madre mia... la cantidad de color y viveza de esto es impresionante! las sombras y los brillos colocados casi matematicamente y todo y una sensacion de mucho color que pone de buen humor a uno jaja
habrá que seguir de cerca tus trabajos pues...

Un saludo
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skifi Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
Pues me dejas feliz con esta nota, muchas gracias ^^
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Cytochrom Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008   Digital Artist
Err, repeated some words there...sorry, my head just needs sleep.
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skifi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
Hahaha, it's ok, it's hard to type late at night ;D
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Cytochrom Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008   Digital Artist
I can get used to typing like this, but I gotta break the habit. <_< I wanna become a morning person!
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Cytochrom Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008   Digital Artist
The overall color composition of this picture is overall very lively. It definitely feels very active and action packed with all the different values you added. I like how you made the effort to add an extra bit of attention to small objects such as the chain as well as all of the cast shadows on the curling objects around each of the characters. The little logos tend to make each piece of clothing more interesting a sports-like, especially on skifi.

Didn't have time to read every comment, but I think the area you need to work on most are the shadows comprising the folds of the clothing as well as different colors values. Despite the wide variety of colors on each piece, I still feel that the top two characters appear very flat. The Tokyo shirt, for example, should have a lot more complexity given the positioning of the arm and the protruding of the chest, and the yellow sweatshirt feels like the darks were added in simply for the sake of making it look shaded. What you could try doing is adding a more definite light source so that you can work from there. Judging from the position of the cast shadows, I'm guessing they're coming somewhere from the left, but I still see some base colors in areas where they shouldn't be.

The overall shading would also be much more attractive if you played around with the shadow values as well. All I can see are darker versions of the base color, which seems like a boring way of shading. Not everything is supposed to be very saturated. This is not that noticeable on your bottom character due to the fact that red and blue work well with darks, but the way you handled the brown fur is definitely a step in the right direction. See the whites slowly turning into a brownish orange? That right there is definitely a good color transition. As for the green lizard, a good way to shade him would be to use yellow highlights and cool blue shadows, (here's a poorly rushed example: [link] )and for the yellow sweatshirt, warm dark brown shadows work better than simply dark yellow. To sum it all up, just keep playing around with color values. Look up references to help you in your coloring.

I hope I didn't sound confusing or anything. ^^; Keep up the good work! The picture still has a nice finished feel that does the linework justice; so kudos on your hard work. ;)
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skifi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
*accept the kudos and beams* ^^ Well, it didn't sound confusing at all, and you know how much I value and cherish constructive criticism like yours, specially when I realize how long surely took for you to type it all! 83

I thought shadows were one of my best features, but reading what you say you have a point there :3 sometimes I tend to overdo things, sometimes I feel lazy and don't shade as I should ^^ So thanks again because you have encouraged me to try my best next time! :3
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Cytochrom Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008   Digital Artist
De nada. Juuust trying to sound helpful. ;P

Oh, your shadows still look awesome, don't get me wrong. I am impressed and wowed by how much you accomplished, but a few minor adjustments could make them the shadows even more powerful, you know what I mean? :3 You're not alone with that laziness feeling. I have a habit of wanting to move on to a new drawing if I take too long on coloring a piece, buut a little more patience brings about some nice refinements. And three weeks shows a lot! I probably would have moved on by then. xD Seriously, give yourself a pat on the back.
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momopocky Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome.You did do a really good job.I especially like the coloring on Skifi.
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kaijin-kun Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
x3 squee~ i love it x3
Id question the insanely long bully tail and tongue but it's too great to question, faved ^^
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skifi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
:glomp: :heart:
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kaijin-kun Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
<3
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TOTOPO Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
ah muy buenos colores en este e agradomucho la composicion, aunque los colores contrastan un poco entre ellos, me parece que es muy buena tu ilustracion envidio tu trazo es muy limpio, sigue asi.
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skifi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Supongo que buscaba el contraste para llamar la atencion, es una de mis debilidades :giggle:
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The-Kei Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
Ya que lo pides tanto, a ver que se puede hacer! Hoy me apetece escribir.
Para empezar es cierto que este es uno de tus mejores trabajos de color, y, de verdad, se nota mucho la evolución en el tratamiento de las sombras, los difuminados, y donde las colocas. Me gusta en especial la camiseta de skifi, cada vez consigues más ese efecto 3D. Incluso me recuerda un poco al estilo de Axer.
Además, como siempre, admiro como tratas cada detalle, dándole su propia textura, o el logotipo de.... salidas? XD Ahem....
Y ahora la crítica >:B
Veamos... Lo primero es que está iluminado todo muy por igual. Es como si siguieras un método de color base-sombra con el color oscurecido-luz con el color más claro, y lo aplicaras a todo respetando un foco de luz, y las zonas de sombras proyectadas principales (los bordes de los pantalones sobre las pernas y tal) pero sin mayores contrastes. No te limites a eso. La pierna derecha de skifi, por ejemplo, al quedar atrás y tapada por el cuerpo, tendría en general un tono más oscuro que la que está delante. Igual con el brazo alejado de Seel... Aunque quizás en ese caso yo me fuera a la desaturación.
En general, escogiendo zonas más y menos iluminadas, conseguirás más efecto de volumen, y crear focos de atención hacia donde tu quieras.

Y hablando de los focos de atención, también veo todos los colores demasiado saturados, o al menos saturados al mismo nivel. El verde muy verde, el amarillo muy amarillo, etc. Muy en relación con lo que te he dicho antes, juega un poco con la saturación-desaturación. Los colores más intensos para las zonas más iluminadas o que quieras que destaquen, y más desaturados para las que están más alejadas, poco iluminadas, o que quieras que se fundan con el fondo. Si todo brilla demasiado, al final no sabes a donde mirar, y todo parecer igual y plano.

Otra cosa que te puede interesar es el contraste simultáneo de color. Si los tonos predominantes son marrones/ ocres/ amarillos, entonces cualquier tono gris azulado, (o atención! incluso marrón muy gris) va a parecer azul (apagado, pero azul) El amarillo oscuro también puede parecer verde. De modo que, si quieres hacer algo azul, como el pelo de Seel, no te vayas directamente al azul de la paleta. Prueba con otros colores que lo imiten, te sorprenderá el resultado! Sobretodo porque de este modo, en el momento en que metas un color más saturado (en este caso, un azul de verdad) que contraste con el tono predominante, pasará inmediatamente a ser el centro de atención. Puedes jugar con eso! (aunque a tu favor diré que esto depende del gusto personal, y también del estilo que trates. Para este dibujo en concreto, creo que es hasta mejor poner colores intensos como tu has hecho, para dar más sensación de fuerza. Pero te lo comento para que tengas esa posibilidad presente)

Por último, prueba a sombrear con tonos distintos a los colores base. No te limites al rojo oscuro para el rojo, el azul oscuro para el azul etc, no! D: < Se pueden conseguir efectos muy interesantes si te llevas las sombras un poco al azul, o al rojo, las luces al amarillo... Y a menos que sea consciente e intencionado, no colorees el dibujo por "partes de colores", en el sentido de tener predeterminados un rojo para la camiseta, un marrón para skifi, y ponerlos ahí pase lo que pase... En animación es necesario, en ilustración no /: < Ten en cuenta los colores que rodean al que estás aplicando, si contrasta bien, si te quieres llevar el dibujo a los tonos cálidos o fríos... El color verde de este dibujo, por ejemplo, me descoloca mucho. Demasiado intenso teniendo en cuenta los colores que lo rodean, para mi gusto.

Si tuvieras que hacer esto con temperas, comprendería que no te apeteciera echar media tarde haciendo mezclas de color... Pero que en el ordenador te lleva dos segundos escoger uno! Y si no te gusta, control + Z. ASÍ QUIERO VERTE METER COLORES A LO SALVAJE D: < Experimentación!

Y esta es mi humilde aportación al color de Skifi :B En realidad son algunas nociones de teoría del color que he aprendido.. a nivel bastante básico y del modo en que las puede explicar alguien que tampoco es profesional XD. Espero que te sirvan. Te recomiendo, de verdad, que te leas algún libro al respecto. A mí me obligaron y ahora estoy agradecida.

Pero que no parezca que solo he venido a machacar tu dibujo. Hablo en serio cuando digo que estás mejorando mucho, y nos lo estás dejando bien claro con cosas como esta. Muy pronto nos vas a sorprender a todos >:3 sigue practicando!

De verdad he escrito todo eso? >:
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skifi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
De verdad que lo has escrito, y asi da gusto :heart: ;)

Porque tu comentario puede que me haya abierto los ojos a muchas nuevas posibilidades, jejeje, se nota que estoy hablando con una profesional en la materia, o, al menos, con alguien muy versada en las bellas artes (se ve que esas horas en la facultad empiezan a tener efecto, ¿verdad?) =p Esos toques que me comentas, si son como me los imagino, seguramente son las diferencias que observo entre trabajo aficionado y trabajo cuasiprofesional, paso que me gustaria dar en algun momento, y que admiro en muchos artistas que estan aqui en deviantART :3 ¿Ves? Ya me has despertado la curiosidad sobre eso de la teoria de los colores.... ahora es hasta posible que me busque un libro al respecto para ilustrarme xD;;;

Supongo que todo depende de como me lo plantee... como habitualmente suelo tirar por dibujos tirando a divertidos, nunca me preocupé demasiado de los detalles en los colores... y cuando voy a por uno mas detallado o serio como este, seguramente es cuando se nota la diferencia. Lo de las sombras con tonos distintos, lo del contraste simultaneo del color.... creo que es algo con lo que merece la pena experimentar, y creo tambien que has conseguido tentarme a hacerlo =)

Enhorabuena, te has ganado que cuando lo intente con el proximo dibujo que empiece desde cero, aplique algunas, si no todas, tus sugerencias.... y que si tengo alguna duda, te mande un mail o te pegue un telefonazo... XD;;;; Si no te importa, claro :flirty:
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The-Kei Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
De verdad que me alegro de que la parrafada que escribí al menos haya servido para despertarte la curiosidad! :B Creo que es importante experimentar y probar distintas técnicas, para saber que el estilo que finalmente escojas es el que, tras investigar, de verdad te convence. Incluso aunque ese estilo sea igual que el que tienes ahora!
El servicio telefónico de Kei está siempre a tu disposición!... Siempre y cuando se respeten mis horas de sueño prolongadas en la mañana D: <
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skifi Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
Que a saber son, de 10 de la noche a 2 de la tarde.... o incluso mas tarde si no te despiertan para el almuerzo :giggle: Depende de cuantas trampas y fosos con cocodrilos situes alrededor de tu cuarto xD;;;

Ahora mismo tengo un dibujo a medias que seria muy complicado cambiar, pero puede que lo intente en el siguiente :3
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ProMenthefus Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Student Filmographer
Hehe the colours are so awesome, i love the way you do textures i ENVAH you.

An Skifi looks so cute in glassess Awwwww
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