Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Work in Progress

Not that I have a history of leaving art projects unfinished or anything. No, no. Nothing like that.

So here are the stages of my elven cleric. I'm looking for some constructive criticism and some helpful input on what to do next.

Here she is without a nose, because I was afraid I'd mess it up:

And now with the nose, eyelashes, and lips

Remember, its still in progress. Then I did the hand and rest of her skin, but was feeling good so didn't stop to take a picture. I did the hair, which I love filling in, then moved on to the magic and the dress and the background....

But after I added the background, she looked a little washed out. So I went back in and reworked some of the shadows and contrasts.

So, here is where I am right now. She doesn't look quite finished. Suggestions????

edit to add--Thanks Nora! I want that hand to look illuminated, so I was afraid to add much color to it. I'll rework that area tomorrow. In the meantime, left to my own devices, I tried to make her face a bit more symmetrical, and I darkened the shadows on her far arm.


Nora MacFarlane said...

The hand is closest to the viewer, but it is the least defined. Even with the magic, it still needs to stand out. Great job so far!

Nora MacFarlane said...

Try using blues to shadow the hand instead of skin tones. That would set it apart and help create the illumination. Good luck!

Jackie said...

I agree with Nora, though it took her saying it for me to see it. That is what I think is unfinished about it as well. Otherwise, it looks great.