Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Brandy and the Black Leopard

Here's another piece I have just recently done, let me know what ya think and what I can do to make it better. Thanx


Blogger babadawud said...

This is the truth right here! Share some of the techniques please! Did you use a model? Any step by steps? I love it!

8:14 AM  
Blogger Heiesuke said...

Ha ha hey thanx… I usually always have steps I'll post em up in a bit.

Yes I used a model for it, Brandy http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=27505014&MyToken=dc5a329b-e6f2-420a-95ab-bd9eb6056feb

8:24 AM  
Blogger SketchbookAllstars said...

Nice piece man! The only thing that comes to mind is the cat. The anatomy on the head isnt quite right. Also since he is aborbing so much light his form is getting lost. The way I might handle something like this is in the pose. A clearer silhouette could make the form more pronounced. And for future references I would like to reserve any off topic posts for the other section of this blog The Art Bin

8:28 AM  
Blogger SketchbookAllstars said...

The pose I would've selected for the cat would be one where the cat is more stretched out in a reclining pose.

8:52 AM  
Blogger Dawood Marion said...

The left arm (the one on the left side to the viewer) gets lost behind her, we need to see what it is doing-how it's supporting her. Right now it looks like it is either attached to her hip or it has been amputated.

the way she is sitting - both shoulders would not be at the same level - unless there is something under her left arm (the one on the left side to the viewer) such as a block or prop to raise it. If you sit in the way she is sitting you will understand. The left arm needs to extend out to the left a bit more causing the shoulder to drop a touch - sort of a slant to the left - and the shoulders should not be at an even level. I think the right shoulder would be slightly higher.
Define the shadows. Shadows will help her read that she is on the floor. Perhaps shadows on the floor and on panther (btw bangin' panther).
Shadows behind her collar onto her neck - as well as under the cross strap above her breasts (btw - Yeah!).
highlights or shadows to the area around the breasts on the black shirt will help the breasts come outward - You do a good job of this in the render of the breast but loose it on the shirt.
The chain hanging from her breasts should be going straight down. It is at a slant now. You can use the ruler guides in photoshop to get a straighter line reference.
Ad some diffused light to set her apart from the cat more. Not too much. Or maybe you can just lighten the end (from his back leg on) of the cat to put a little more distance between the two.
A reflection on the top part of the calf of the bottom leg would help.
Its something about the placement of the cat's front paws that doesn't read perspective wise. Look at some photo reference.

Your anatomy is on point - it seem you have lighting issues.
Don't get me wrong - I think you are better than me at illustration. I'm not sure I would have gotten this close. I am working on improving and this is really inspirational. I wish I could get crit on my work like this. It's not easy to come by.
Great job!

11:34 AM  

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