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15-04-2010, 11:17 PM
I wasn't really sure if I should enter, I have only recently started digital painting,in fact this is my first real effort to finish a piece so all your comments would be appreciated! The idea is to have a tomb raider character on his knees looking at some wierd glowing creatures. Kind of indiana jones meets avatar. Sorry for the thread naming issue, should read rules! Tried changing it doean't seem to have worked!
15-04-2010, 11:19 PM
Heres a bit more!
15-04-2010, 11:20 PM
So far its a pretty interesting idea. I like it.
For future note: Read the rules since they detail the naming of the thread for the comp.
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15-04-2010, 11:22 PM
getting close to done now!
15-04-2010, 11:25 PM
Thanks for your help with the naming, changed that now. Ta!
16-04-2010, 11:47 AM
Love the light, and the pose but I think you could add much more detailing into the scene aswell to really finished it off :)
16-04-2010, 02:20 PM
Thanks Chunky monkey, I don't suppose any of the moderators or admin could change my thread name to Howdy Partner - Tomb raider, as I don't seem to be able to. You can tell its my first competition!
17-04-2010, 04:50 PM
After some advice from Chunky monkey, I decided to change the background a bit, just started, I think I may have a chracter holding a torch in the background to the left, what do you think?
17-04-2010, 04:58 PM
Hmmmmm needs more detailing to me, but so far so good :)
18-04-2010, 05:09 PM
Thanks for the help, I am going to put a chracter in the background to the left. I don't want to put too much detail to the right in case I loose all sense of depth.
18-04-2010, 06:20 PM
I am enjoying digital painting it is fun! Let me know what you think. I have only done traditional art before so this is a first for me, but I can't get enough of it! If anyone has some suggestions for changes or help I would love to hear it! Thanks
18-04-2010, 06:39 PM
its done beautifully but it still feels half waythrough.
either make the bg more elaborate or change the white light in his hand to an ankh symbol.
19-04-2010, 08:52 PM
I am trying to bring the image to a close. I would like to find a way to add a different color but I am not sure how to do it. Advice would be great! Thanks
20-04-2010, 09:07 PM
I have had a nightmare! My computer crashed and somehow I have lost the file I was working on, so I can no longer work on this image! I might start another or just submit this one!aahhh! so anoying!
why dont you just save the pic you have now, enlarge it to the proper size, then you use it as a base and remake it? it would probably go faster than you think
21-04-2010, 05:31 PM
maybe you can add some red rubys or fire fly with red light flying around, it give me a piecefull feeling on this one, like he found the fountaion of youth. :D just an idea.
Hey. I agree with that sarN said, about the image problem.
Also the glow in his hands is quite brightly, you might add a tad of color also to it.. perhaps yellowish.
25-04-2010, 01:44 PM
Hi Guys, thanks for all your help and advice. I really like the character at the front but didn't like the backround, I have changed it so I would love to know what you think.
25-04-2010, 04:47 PM
I really like the change. It seems much more complete and well realized this way. I also like the way you incorporated the threedy logo into your painting.
26-04-2010, 07:40 PM
the change does looks good it looking more complete. :D
26-04-2010, 10:37 PM
This is looking good. I like the glowing crystals a lot better than what you had before.
One thing that I think is a little bit of a problem area is the mouth of the cave behind him. It sort of looks like it is coming out of his hat. Moving it to the side or making it smaller could help this. The blue color being similiar to his shirt may also be part of this, but I don't know if that should change. Just making it not line up with his hat should help a lot.
26-04-2010, 10:50 PM
Yeah, the glowing crystals set it apart.
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27-04-2010, 09:01 AM
really nice feeling exudes out of it now , well done. IMO i think stalagtites and stalagmites of crstals may look better than the heaps of granules u have right now.
and along with crystals onthe floor there may also be crystals fixed deep in the cave wals and the ligting will also be dfferent , the cave is too dark near the entrance right now.
and what timwinkelman said, the entrance though doesnt look cmng from hat its actually the blue part causing the trouble.
show that ur raider is way deep into the cave and the halls or alleyways hes crossed to reach there should be showing throw that entrance.
and make the 3dt cube of solid gold and the glow golden too.
27-04-2010, 06:03 PM
Thanks for all your comments, I couldn't agree more with everything. I'm going to try to find time for a few changes before th close dates. Any other hints would be great! This is my first completed digital painting so advice is appreciated. thanks
28-04-2010, 12:58 PM
i like the pose a lot :) what about epanding the canvas a little bit on the left + right side? would be more place to play around with the crystals/cave/entrance...
for your first painting I think it looks really great! I'm sure, we'll see a lot of cool stuff by you in the future
28-04-2010, 06:08 PM
What do you think?
28-04-2010, 08:14 PM
The gems are hypnotysing ),good work!
I think the last but one variant was more interesting,maybe add reflections on cave walls (roof) + back character
Fine, you could experiment more with diferent strokes and brushes in different layers that help you to gain more texture and to get more deepness in pro the perspective, I'm missing the light's rims that comes from the back of the t-raider, for a better integration of the glow you might also use a layer on top and play with the opacity to don't lose the transparency and details that are behind of it with one screen or soft light layer.
keep it going!
14-05-2010, 12:33 PM
I Love the light, and the pose but I think you could add much more.You need to try this digital painting in different colour & different texture.The last picture background is very nice.
The stone light reflect on eye.Its really great job.
24-06-2010, 08:47 AM
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