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Author Topic: constructive Criticism please on new port + help wiht BG  (Read 1099 times)

Offline Rex T-Rex

constructive Criticism please on new port + help wiht BG
«: December 24, 2009, 02:11:40 AM»
EDIT (fixed the hat, um.. added "METAL")

OK well, I'm working on a port for my alt Shotaro Hidari.
I like the way it's turned out so far but I've hit a problem.. I am having issues thinking of a good background for the port.
Here's an actual photo of the character

Here's my port
Little mad at the fact that I can't find a Furc recolor that matches his actual hair color wlel enough, but I'm ok with this one.

So, some tips on anything that seems out of place. Anythign shading-wise that I could tweak (black is a difficult color to work with). As a point, the thing in his hand is called a Gaia Memory, it's like a USB drive only bigger and it doesn't go in a computer.
Here's the one he's holding

So.. Shotaro is a "hard-boiled" detective who lives in a  city that's known for being very windy (it has a lot of wind towers). His big thing is that he "does not want the city to cry".
So yeah, that's what I got, suggestions? Comments? BG ideas?


(constructive criticism please, nothing too harsh.)
« Last Edit: January 02, 2010, 02:53:41 AM by Rex T-Rex »
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Offline Suzy

Re: constructive Criticism please on port
«Reply #1: December 24, 2009, 02:16:01 AM»
It's an unusual amount of texture, but I like it. It doesn't look pillow-shaded or anything. It is pretty messy, though, so I would like to see what your refined work looks like.

I really, really like the eyes.

Shading seems fine to me.

Something seems a little off with the snout. I know that that's basically not telling you anything, but I just can't put my finger on it. :P

Anyway, job well done, I'd say.

Offline Rex T-Rex

Re: constructive Criticism please on port
«Reply #2: December 24, 2009, 02:19:27 AM»
Thank you, like I said i pretty much just kinda went DOODLE LOLOLOLOLOL and didn't bother to eb accurate with anatomy. XD
that's why one of the ears almost looks detached from the body. >>
I would love it if you could post for em some recolors of it so I can see how it looks with some typical fur colors. :3
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Offline Rex T-Rex

Re: constructive Criticism please on new port + help wiht BG
«Reply #3: January 01, 2010, 02:07:09 AM»
New port.
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Offline Hugo

Re: constructive Criticism please on new port + help wiht BG
«Reply #4: January 01, 2010, 02:32:39 AM»
I suggest dithering with multiple colors in the hair to create mixed colors. Like this: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v56/PegasusYami/Portraits%20Jpegged/gryffportcolor.png

Upper row is one shade, lower row is dual-shaded by mixing two colors.

Something looks really wrong with the hat as well but I'm unable to pinpoint just what.

Offline Rex T-Rex

Re: constructive Criticism please on new port + help wiht BG
«Reply #5: January 01, 2010, 10:44:48 AM»
I personally feel it should be bigger but when I go through images of him turned to the side, it tends to look like that. I can try makes the brim longer, fedoras have a tendency to look a bit strange though when actually on someone's head.
It could be the way it's shaded. Me and fedoras... in all forms... we have issues. D<
(gonna try reshading the fedora)
« Last Edit: January 01, 2010, 10:48:45 AM by Rex T-Rex »
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Offline Rex T-Rex

Re: constructive Criticism please on new port + help wiht BG
«Reply #6: January 02, 2010, 02:54:59 AM»
Newer version of the port added. Working on a possible background but so far no luck in transfer of images from ANY other program on my Mac into the .fox editor. (may need to transfer everything to my PC).
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Offline Piosa

Re: constructive Criticism please on new port + help wiht BG
«Reply #7: January 02, 2010, 12:23:19 PM»
You might want to slightly darken the areas that need to stand out more like the nose out line it with a slightly more darker color than the shading. As well as the sellion (the slope of the nose), underneath the lip, the jaw line, and the ears. Other wise a job well done!

 

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