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A Silent Determination by funkyalien A Silent Determination by funkyalien
'Tis White Shadow :)
I'm in two minds about this piece. I really like what I've done with the colouring, particularly the hair. I've even done a background of sorts. The anatomy's not bad either. However, compared to the hair the rest of it looks kinda bland. She's wearing a worn-leather-like jacket so it should reflect less light, yet it doesn't look like it has the same light source. I think I can fix that though...just not right now. Too tired.
Do you think I should make the background more cloud-like or leave it as it is?

Here's the event file if yo wanna look: [link]

Media: Open Canvas, PSP7 for text
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:iconultraman400:
ultraman400 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Artist
interesting pieece of work. you're amazzing.
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Cenaris Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm liking this character already.
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:iconfunkyalien:
funkyalien Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Great to hear, thanks :D
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NocturneOblivion Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
I love pictures arranged like this; half the persin in view. Plus the coloring you did to it helps a lot. The hair is UNBELIEVABLE and I love the outfit too.
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:iconfunkyalien:
funkyalien Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, I think pics arranged like that are really interesting to look at so I thought I'd have a go :)
Glad you like it :D
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Gosujin Featured By Owner May 28, 2005
Very well done!~
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:iconmojaam:
mojaam Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2005
Nice work. Watched the even file redunduntly and Im just wowed by your technique/skill
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:iconfunkyalien:
funkyalien Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Thanks very much :D
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yupkitokkie Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2005
The hair is AWESOME. I love it.. and I don't see the light source problem you pointed out but then again, I'm an idiot XD
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:iconfunkyalien:
funkyalien Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Nah, maybe it's just me :) I'll see if I can fix it some time but for now I'll let it be.
Glad you like it :D
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IamZ Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2005
Beautiful shading... So badass... Love it as always...

I <3 White Shadow
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:icongemelli:
gemelli Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2005
woooow this looks awesome! The colouring is great, especially on the hair! I like her expression too! good job :D
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tira-chan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005   General Artist
I luv her hair~ :heart:

About the jacket... if it's leather, I don't think you'd see nipple-ness showing thru ;d :laughing:
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gothicpie Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005
Yea, the leather jacket does look a little warn, maybe you could make the light source brighter and then put some cracks into it? You know how leather cracks when its warn? Just a thought, dont kill me ;.;

But I love it none the less! I like her emotion and her hair is so awesome looking!
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funkyalien Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005  Professional Filmographer
No killing necessary. The suggestions were useful, I may well do that :)
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gothicpie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2005
Oh, neat =D
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:iconkairi-moon:
Kairi-Moon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I ask...deja vu...?! How do you colour? Coz your colouring (is great by the way! =P) looks like ink coloured...as you know by now I tend to colour cell shaded but I wanna colour more like...you! (take that as flattery! =P)
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:iconfunkyalien:
funkyalien Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Thanks very much :)
Well, I've been using Open Canvas alot lately, and I think that's helped me improve. Having a Wacom tablet is useful if you've got one, it's pressure senstive so it helps with digital painting.
Um, what else...I put all the base colours on one layer and the lighting and shade on different layers. Makes it easy to work with if you make mistakes, though I do the paintings on one layer.
Dunno how else to explain it really...look at the tutorials by ~ kheleksul and ~radicalstab :)
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Kairi-Moon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! Thanks! My tools aren't so advanced! (I still live in the stone age!=P) But I'll give it ago!
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Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah this is amaaaazing yet again :nod: The hair is just perfect! I love the colours you've used, the background is really nice :D I think her top looks cool, too. The texture is nice on it and the light source looks right to me. :) Very nicely done funky K ;)
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June-bug Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005
The only thing I'd say about the jacket is that it's a slightly different colour to the leather pants, so it's going to look slightly different in the light. I wouldn't say you'd got the light source wrong at all.
Otherwise, I think the hair adds interest to what would be a rather monotone picture (plus the green eyes).
I think making the clouds brighter in the background might also add a bit of contrast, but not too much or else you'll take the attention away from your character.
All in all, it's once again looking good Keiron.
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:iconfunkyalien:
funkyalien Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :) I'm still not sure about how the jacket is lit but I'll probably fix that later. It just doesn't look right to me for some reason...
Anyway, I'll add a bit more to the clouds when I work on it more. Thanks for the advice :)
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daymonesdemonofhell Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005
that pretty cool, i really like the hair
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Nuran-Cawthorne Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005   Digital Artist
I love this, I think the hair and the rest of the pic works well together. The darkness of the rest of the pic makes the hair stand out, but not too much that's it's overpowering, and the darkness creates a nice dark/mysterious mood ^^
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rickiscool80 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005  Hobbyist Filmographer
no it looks cool how it is, it gives a nice mood to it, just depends what mood u were looking for really, clouds wud give it a happier and give more conrast between her and background etc
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funkyalien Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Not necessarily, dark cloud would give it more of a sense of forboding with I guess is what I was going for. Anyway, thanks for the input man :)
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Inspirized Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005  Hobbyist Artist
I say leave it as is...

I studied the jacket for a few moments, and I can't see what you mean, the light source looks just about like it's coming from the same place...

and I think the hair looks the oposite of bland... I think it looks quite vibrant and lively... maybe thats because I'm not used to seeing hair like that, so my expectation of what it should look like is a lot less, making what you see as bland look really good to me.

um... in general, i think it's a pretty picture, I'm :+fav:ing by the way. but then, I guess I fav most of your work. lol...
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funkyalien Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005  Professional Filmographer
It's not the hair that's bland, far from it as you said. It's the jacket, it doesn't seem right to me. The light's coming from the same direction, but it doesn't seem to be the same colour as the light hitting the hair. I dunno, maybe it just me :)
Thanks for commenting, it's good to get a different viewpoint on this :D
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Inspirized Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005  Hobbyist Artist
oh, fair enough, I must head it wrong or something... yeah, I see what you mean with the colour of the light thats hitting the jacket, if you ask me, it still looks like worn-out leather... and because it's warn-out leather, would the light hitting it not change colour slightly? in that it would become softer light, and therefore lighter light?

anyways... just my thoughts... and I'm glad I could help, I still owe you so much though...
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BunnyTHM Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005
She is going to kill me...... *darts in that bunny like way*

On an entirely other note. Very well done. I like your coloring style, and trust me when I say I know all about light source problems. *stabs one* I shall now prance my fluffy butt to the rest of your gallery!
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funkyalien Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Thanks very much!
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alicia-chan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005
Excellent! I think the red hair is offset by the rest of the pic, it looks very amazing and makes the whole image very dynamic!! Nice work!
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:iconfunkyalien:
funkyalien Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Thanks very much :)
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NirinaIllusier Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005
I like it, but I think it would look good with the background having a little more cloudyness. But it's really awesome either way! ^^
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:iconfunkyalien:
funkyalien Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the input :) I'll fix this one up some time.
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Dokudel Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005
I really likey.... keep up the good work!
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:iconfunkyalien:
funkyalien Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Thanks very much :D
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Dokudel Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005
No problem! ^_^
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