Comparison - She's coming after you by Manwathiell
Manwathiell

Comparison - She's coming after you

by Manwathiell in Before and After

I can't paint, so achieving this result took me several days. Not to mention the many changes the work went through, as I was not too sure of the final scene I was going to create. I just knew that the model was the inspiration for a magnificent Vampire Regent...
I will later upload at my WIP's folder the different screenshots of the changes. Sometimes it's fun to see!
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  • shackledfae

    shackledfae

    This is fabulous work! I love the bats in the background!

    Mar 19th, 2012 Reply
  • DarkQueen

    DarkQueen

    Miss Mosh...beautiful work :)

    Mar 9th, 2012 Reply
  • doux-amer

    doux-amer

    Stunning!

    Feb 21st, 2012 Reply
  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    It looks wonderful and I have to agree with /Surehuinel on this one

    Feb 21st, 2012 Reply Shadowness Staff
    • Manwathiell

      Manwathiell

      It's so good to get critique to improve. You know that I don't always understand the English terms, so it happened with "you have your middle tones you miss the 2 edges". I asked her to explain further if she has time, as well as on how to improve the eye color changes!

      Feb 21st, 2012 Reply
    • Manwathiell

      Manwathiell

      I'm trying to figure what she explained on her further comment... Is it about gradient shadows?? (confused) :)

      Mar 3rd, 2012 Reply
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      To be hones I don't understand it either with the squares .. best thing is always use the photograph as example .. in her face you see how the light fell on her face and creates some shadows .. try to get this done like it is in the photo .. you always can use the burn tool or a light darker green and set the opacity to 25 % and paint carefully some darker tones where the shadow should be

      Mar 3rd, 2012 Reply Shadowness Staff
    • Manwathiell

      Manwathiell

      Indeed... I will try to study the original face better and try to reproduce the shadows. It shouldn't be too difficult. However, the most important thing here is that I learned to pay attention to such details!! I am so thankful to Surehuinel and to you for pointing at this!!
      Thank you very much!!!

      Mar 3rd, 2012 Reply
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      You see the left side of her face has some lighter effects .. use the dodge tool and set the opacity to 10 - 15 % and try to get the highlights done like in the photo .. even the hair .. hair inside is always darker where no light falls so try to add there some shadows too to give it a more natural look .. the painting of the hair is marvelous .. but always look photos and see how natural hair looks ..

      Mar 3rd, 2012 Reply Shadowness Staff
    • Manwathiell

      Manwathiell

      You are very right. If you had not pointed that out, I would probably have improved the face only. Now I'll look at the whole and it will help me 'remember" PS. I've done nothing for a long while. Besides, since I changed from PS3 to PS5... I need to learn many things! This will be a great exercise !

      Mar 3rd, 2012 Reply
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      CS5 is much better and you can even do now 3D work .. I always pay lots of attention to light and shadows .. it's already in my blood .. but I'm still learning too

      Mar 3rd, 2012 Reply Shadowness Staff
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      http://www.kwikpiks.com/files/15/image.jpg

      here I played a bit in PS for 3 minutes .. on the right you see I added some highlights and shadows .. just using the dodge and burn tool

      Mar 3rd, 2012 Reply Shadowness Staff
    • Manwathiell

      Manwathiell

      I saved it!! Impressive... - I need to make me some time to play with the original

      Mar 5th, 2012 Reply
    • Manwathiell

      Manwathiell

      And that is for sure not in my blood

      Mar 5th, 2012 Reply
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      it's just a few steps you have to do .. nothing much .. you don't need much time for it

      Mar 5th, 2012 Reply Shadowness Staff
    • Manwathiell

      Manwathiell

      This weekend I will work on it. I hope! - you have no clue how I long to create something new...

      Mar 5th, 2012 Reply
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      You really should do something new

      Mar 5th, 2012 Reply Shadowness Staff
    • Manwathiell

      Manwathiell

      I know... I know.... I know.... (sadangel walking away, shaking the head, with arms crossed at the back)

      Mar 5th, 2012 Reply
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      One day you will do again a new work

      Mar 5th, 2012 Reply Shadowness Staff
    • Manwathiell

      Manwathiell

      Mar 9th, 2012 Reply
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      Mar 9th, 2012 Reply Shadowness Staff
  • Surehuinel

    Surehuinel

    It looks good.You are missing some basic light and shadow on the skin ..take a look at the original there is a darker and lighter place on the face ..you have your middle tones you miss the 2 edges.There are plenty of ways to change the color of the eyes so they can look natural.The hair is good a lot of people have trouble with that !!

    Feb 20th, 2012 Reply
    • Manwathiell

      Manwathiell

      I never thought of comparing the light and shadows on the original ... that's a good idea !! What does it mean: you have your middle tones you miss the 2 edges? (I apologize because I'm not sure if I'm missing the sides of the face or what ).
      Where can I find other ways to change the color of the eyes ? (If you happen to know about tutorials or anything, I'd be happy to learn further!)
      Thank you VERY much for your comments !!!

      Feb 21st, 2012 Reply
    • Surehuinel

      Surehuinel

      2 edges the darker tones and the lighter tones ....Try this at home make 7 squares with a pencil , leave the 7th white (empty) and the first paint it as black as you can with your pencil then go to the middle square and try to find the middle tone ....After that take the middle and the 1st and try to find the second then the third the same way for the lighter tones ..That way you will see how shadow and light works...The color of the eyes are very easy to change ..There are plenty of tutorials on youtube and I can give you a link to one of my own ....http://sta.sh/018eazea0ply

      Feb 23rd, 2012 Reply
    • Surehuinel

      Surehuinel

      ammm go on Devianart and paste this on the url

      Feb 23rd, 2012 Reply
    • Manwathiell

      Manwathiell

      Oh, dear Surehuinel, I am afraid that I still don't understand what you're trying to explain with the 7 squares... I read it 3 times and can't get it. I'm a lost case, I guess.... I think it might have something to do with a gradient from white to black? I'm so embarrassed that I don't get what you mean, because it certainly could teach me something!!!

      Mar 3rd, 2012 Reply
    • Manwathiell

      Manwathiell

      I did !!! And I downloaded that and I will try it!!!

      Mar 3rd, 2012 Reply
    • Surehuinel

      Surehuinel

      Yes think of it as gradient !!!Good fix it and lets see what you made :D

      Mar 5th, 2012 Reply
    • Manwathiell

      Manwathiell

      This weekend I'll find some time to work on that

      Mar 5th, 2012 Reply