Indecisive by shebid
shebid

Indecisive

by shebid in Vexel

This is one of my favourite vexels I've ever made, just because I spent so much time on every detail, which you can see at 100% here: http://shebid.deviantart.com/art/Bai-Ling-100-Percent-91258214

The only thing I hate is there is so much negative space, but this is 3 years old, I don't have the psd anymore to adjust it >

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  • artistik

    artistik

    wow impressive work =]

    Jul 19th, 2011 Reply
  • leiko

    leiko

    Awesome realism and emotive properties. The work on the jacket is so subtle.

    Jul 16th, 2011 Reply
  • totallyblack

    totallyblack

    spent so much time on her jacket? :D

    May 29th, 2011 Reply
    • shebid

      shebid

      Actually nope! :B The skin, hair and lineart were most time-consuming. The jacket was easy-mode with the use of gradients. ♥

      May 29th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • totallyblack

      totallyblack

      wew her jacket was so details.. can you gimme a clue how gradient can doing great like that?
      the glow effect on her jacket really cool,

      May 30th, 2011 Reply
    • shebid

      shebid

      oh shit, I made a new comment, didn't reply. Oops, here you go:

      It's simple! I wish I still had the psd, I'd send it to you, but I don't :(



      [This is all done in photoshop, I don't use illustrator.]

      I use a base layer of an almost-white colour. Just a very light gray (But dark enough for the use of white to add detailed highlights.)

      Then, I throw on the layers. Have you looked at the close up? If not, here it is: http://shebid.deviantart.com/art/Bai-Ling-100-Percent-91258214 If you see on the jacket. All of the little layers of folds and details are very subtle gradients that might not seem like they make a difference, but they do. Make sure it follows the light correctly!

      For the darker layers that define depth in the jacket more, I kept those solid as opposed to gradients. (areas such as where the collar of the jacket casts a shadow, or where her face casts a shadow on the jacket.)

      Both before and after, though, over everything, I added a bunch of fundamental gradients. This not only yields a beautiful result, but cuts down the time of adding solid layers by TONS. Here I've shown you, with arrows, how I laid out the open-ended gradients (Using the gradient fill tool inside of a selection made with the pen tool* set on linear gradient) http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/2286/gradientbases.jpg

      *To make a selection with the pen tool, make out your shape (Make sure it's on PATHS not on SHAPE LAYERS. This work is vexel, not vector) then right click and go to "make selection" :)

      May 31st, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • totallyblack

      totallyblack

      woah... detailed :D
      worth a try.
      but for me still need lot of practices to get great effect like you've done.

      Jun 4th, 2011 Reply
  • BlurredEffect

    BlurredEffect

    beautifully done ♥ I thought it was a photo from the thumb! :)

    May 4th, 2011 Reply
  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    Gorgeous portrait work and I don't mind the negative space .. it's a great image to use as wallpaper

    May 4th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • shebid

      shebid

      ooh, thank you, never saw it as a wall paper!

      May 4th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
  • Dynnnad

    Dynnnad

    Wow, this looks amazing. Really nice work! :)

    May 4th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
  • 7Shadows

    7Shadows

    Wonderful shading!

    May 4th, 2011 Reply
  • Stroody

    Stroody

    The negative space like you put it actually coincides with the title/message ur tyring to convey across ......... It compliments it nicely - Fine work ! :)

    May 4th, 2011 Reply
    • shebid

      shebid

      Thank you! The funny thing is, the title actually comes more so from the fact that I couldn't think of a title OR background for it! hah, but luckily it works with her facial expression well enough!

      May 4th, 2011 Reply Subscriber