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Offline Jade Ravenwing

Crit please
«: November 05, 2011, 03:33:02 PM»
So I  haven't done actual pixel work (or portraits) in a long long time. So I'm a bit rusty at it all... But hopefully I haven't done too shabby of a job so far. I was wanting a bit of crit on this port I'm working on before I finish it. I'm mostly pleased with the anatomy, but shading is... well, I've never really grasped it lol.

Here's the image.

I know it's not a great idea to post stuff without a watermark, but since it's unfinished and I have the original sketch (sitting on my desk) to prove it's mine, I think I'll be fine. If not... -shrug- in other words, not free for use.


Offline Para

Re: Crit please
«Reply #1: November 29, 2011, 02:25:06 PM»
i actually think you have the shading you've done down really good. the neck looks perfect and you have a good foundation everywhere else

let me tell you a little about what i adjusted here:
1. the eyes were way too close together. i moved the left one up and out a little, and the right one down and out a little. i adjusted the bridge of the cat's nose to be the correct width based on the difference now between the eyes
2. i moved the left ear in and up. i fixed the shape to match the other one. if you tilt your head to the side a little, you can see how 'detatched' the ear looks. i adjusted the cheek fluff to be the same width as the other side.
3. i removed the dark, obvious lines for the spots where a cat's whiskers would go (is there a technical term for that spot?) cats do have these, but they tend to be more subtle, http://variouspictures.tk/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Cat4.jpg
4. i adjusted the right eye to match the left one a little better

you have a great start here, cant wait to see it finished