Meronheddo shows considerable skill by combining vectoring and painting into one amazing wall with snow and amazing effects, the hair looks really amazing! Check it out!
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2 years, 5 months ago
Hi guys. Thanks for posting your suggestions again.
I finally fixed the BG a bit I think. However, I couldn't move or enlarge the red fireworks since it kind of looked awkward when it was enlarged and it was hard to repaint the whole thing again so I had to settle with this for a while.
I tried a lot of things to supposedly replace the road railings and had to think of what to put in the BG. I think the perspective is off though since I wanted them to be on top of a building or whatsoever, do comment about it if you think otherwise. I also added some thin clouds (or smoke?) around the moon.
I also somewhat fixed the lines and the shadows by repainting the shadowed parts and some of the skin of the characters to remove the sketchy parts and hopefully make the 2 scans match. I am also planning to work on the lighting of the characters, so do advise me how to do so since I'm having a hard time with it.
Thanks again in advance guys, your awesome. :)
attempt ver. 1:http://img52.imageshack.us/i/sennaxichigo.jpg/
Scan Source links:
First thing is - I love the colors! They're bright and happy, and work pretty well together. The scan seems to be extracted quite well (though some of the tips on Ichigo's hair could be sharper) It's composed nicely as well, with most of the focus on the scan.
The red section up near the left looks neat, but the rest of the brushwork doesn't do much for me. The leaves especially - they're a very default Photoshop brush and the edges seem to be a little blurred. Some custom brushes would go a long way toward making this wall more unique.
I'm not sure about the blue gradient up in the right or the moon, either. It just seems imbalanced, and takes some of the attention away from the characters. I'd almost like to see the upper-corner red patterning extend from the corner farther into the wall and fade into the purple background. Or a bigger moon off to the side more, or something.
-fails at explaining things-
You've got a good concept, I think, but there's almost too much going on. Simplifying it a bit and using some cleaner/more unique brushes would make it stand out more.
I'm sorry for pointing out so many fiddly things >_< But I hoped that helped. Good luck with your walling!
Yeah I guess the brushwork does need some work :) Haha No need for apologies :) Thanks for pointing those things out. :)
what else can I say Kerodohi almost said everything,haha. I agree that the n night sky fireworks look better as the main backdrop of the BG, though I think there's no need to place them separately, it looks better being drawn in the center with Senna and Ichigo, and yeah, brushes other than default ones would really be helpful so I suggest you can download other stamps or patterns (lots on the net XD). Apart from that, I like where you're going with this, so don't give up and good luck. :)
thanks a lot for the support :)
Nice idea,and nice fireworks. 8)
But the leaves seem out of place, and it looks better when it's not there, IMO. Needs some shade on the background too.
You could try using photos as background?
But what I'm more concerned about is that you shouldn't upload wallpapers meant for AP, Minitokyo and the like to dA. It is considered art theft and it could be taken down if reported. 8)
Sorry if it hurts. OTL
Thanks I will remove the leaves and (if I can) either make them better or remove them permanently. Um could you explain what dA means? and I'm committing art theft? Why?! Wahh no way?!
dA means deviantART.
I think Ryoushou is pointing out that deviantART's policy on stuff using official artwork is pretty strict. We know you aren't an art thief :D But the dA admins might see the wall and think you're ripping off Bleach.
tl;dr Use Imageshack or some equivalent to host your works-in-progress. ^_~
ahh ok i get it :) thanks. Ill remove it from dA right away. sorry Ryoushou :)
That's OK. 8)
Yes I do. XD
Thanks for pointing it out for me while I'm gone. LOL
First, the resolution is wrong.
I am pretty sure no monitor uses 1800x1053px as a resolution. The closest resolutions to yours are 1920x1080 or 1920x1200. You can view all supported resolutions here under "What resolutions can I use?"
People have already mentioned the leaves. They're too flat and transparent. The leaves should be more solid.
The art style between the two characters are vastly different. The male character looks like he got extracted from a manga cover and the female is extracted from an anime. This causes inconsistency and it's quite distracting. You need to find the male character in the same style where he isn't so sketchy.
The shadowing on the girl needs to be darker since it's night and the fireworks are giving off a strong light. I won't go too deep into lighting though since you're just starting off. It would be too much to absorb. :D
Thanks. I will remove the leaves, and in all honesty I don't know how to make Ichigo less sketchy, but i'll try again and hope to make it better... I really don't know much yet and I'm glad you guys are helping out. :)
Tens, do you have any suggestions on what I should do to make ichigo less sketchy? all i did was repaint the two. As of now I'm removing the cross hatches and replacing them with solid colors for shadows.
Only way to is vector or paint him yourself.
And if you're going to vector him, you're going to need to vector the female too. Just to be consistent. From what I remember the characters were simple so it shouldn't take too long.
Vectoring will smooth out his linework. Then you're already getting the idea of getting rid of the hatch marks and replacing them with solid shapes.
2 years, 4 months ago
The first thing I noticed was the signature, please please please change the font! Viewers will see the sig as much as the rest, and to me, a font without action, readability or in this case plain and boring -and in that colour- just ruins it all! It's just as important as the rest.
If your sig is neat, the entire wall lift.
go to http://www.dafont.com/ or something, and find a comprehensible font as nice as your wall deserves. (and blend the sigs colour with the wall...)
and when your doing it,
change: walk-you-home by. DreamlessxHopeless
into: Walk you home, by DreamlessxHopeless
(comma is not necessarry, but a big capital letter is.)
wah... I wasn't able to change it before submission and I thought it was okay since nobody pointed that out yet, and I thought that people don't notice sigs anyway so I just put it there :( but yeah I'll change my sig from now on. God it looks plain :P Thanks for the link ChaChaYue I honestly don't know where to get good stuff off the net for walling so I really appreciate it :) See you around :D
2 years, 3 months ago
Ichigo's hair could use some work. There are parts that look like they've been roughly chopped off - try to make them all uniformly pointy and nice. His head looks much better overall, more fitting with the other scan, but his hand still looks a bit sketchy in comparison. I like how you've given them some context with the railing, but I'm not sold completely on the sky yet. It doesn't flow nicely. To me, some glowing fireworks brushes or even just a starry sky with a tiny bit of sunset near the bottom would look much nicer. It's improved quite a lot, but there's still room for improvement. Keep at it! ^-^
Hey Kerodochi! Yeah guess there are a lot of things to change still, I'm kinda glad that I only have to change small stuff lol I'll work on the changes you mentioned (specially bout' the scan) :P I'll try and work on a revision (I got impatient and submitted this :P) and hopefully it pulls through. :)
btw by "sky", do you mean replacing the city silhouette at the back? Or do I only have to fill in the blank strip of sky below the stars and above the city?
Thanks for commenting again!
No problem! ^-^
By sky, I meant just the blank strip above the fence. The city is good where it is, I think.
I agree, you should work over the sky. Because it looks dark with 3 light spots.
Why not take away the moon? She is as bright as the fireworks. And because of that she takes too much attention. And she also distracts from the characters and fireworks. Try to add some more fireworks, to make a feeling of holiday.
Also the texture which you used on the. Is it cloud or a smoke after shoots?
About Ichi and Rukia: why you used different coloring styles? One is sharp-edged and other blurred?
Lol yeah the sky looks plain (in ways I cannot point out where or why) I'll fix the sky really, even I'm not satisfied with it like this.
Wah thanks for the links, those fireworks are amazing- i don't know if I can make it like that but I sure hope so :P
The brushwork below the moon was supposed to be clouds or smoke any of the two depends how you see it- I just tried some brushes and then I thought it looked good so just left it there (even I don't know what it is, ideas just come and go haha) lol.
Yeah a lot of people pointed out that the moon kind of distracts attention away from the characters- i'll try to see how it looks without the moon and with more fireworks on. Right now I'm studying vectoring to learn how to blend different scans together more and yes the reason why the two seem to have different coloring styles is because of the original scan they were based on. It was really hard to set up a good coloring scheme for ichigo from scratch, unlike Senna (not rukia lol) who had already good color bases.
I shall do my best! and thanks or the comment :P
Every vector need a personal touch) Original is the base, after tracing you are free to do what you want)) Just practice and soon you will find smth that you would like.
2 years, 2 months ago
Ichigo's hand is odd and the girl's head is out of place compared to ichigo's skin colour.
No longer a Bunny.
your emoticons are not appreciated.
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