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Millislim's art's and things

millislimmillislim Registered User
edited February 2009 in Artist's Corner
This was for a contest on a site requesting concept art for new web comic. Just thought I would share it because i'm very proud of it.

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A little about it.
Done completely in photoshop, even the sketch which took 5 layers alone. Total time from start to finish about 20 hours, over 45 layers done in Adobe CS2 with a Havon Tablet 7"x 9". She's a bat whose main weapon are her gloves that can collect sound waves and throw them back. Her name is Echo.

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    the drawing itself is actually pretty tight but the photoshop effects you've added completely detract from the image.
    the photograph background really isn't doing it for me
    the character does not look like she's a part of the scene, she just looks haphazardly tossed in there.

    same goes with the lightning, the orby glow and the wierd...what is that, cloud effect with a radial blur added to it?

    none of these elements mesh with the style of the drawing, which i think is a strong style.
    if you take the time to physically draw in the background elements, i think the image will be much stronger.

    so, character: very nice
    background and effect elements: not as good

    i think you have some skill though, i'd like to see more from you.

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  • D-RobeD-Robe Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I agree. The drawing is nice, but the photoshop effects take from the image.
    Spoiler:

    Cheese.
  • ObsObs __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2009
    Yea there is too much photoshop in this image. Doesn't really mesh well with the style of the drawing.

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  • millislimmillislim Registered User
    edited February 2009
    makes sense...the thing about the orb, lightning and background is, is that I didn't want to ink it ya know? I was afraid it would look "heavy" with lines....also, at least for the front hand...I wanted to visually represent sound being pulled in but didn't know what to do about it so I made a burst layer and "transformed" into a conical shape. When making her I was just gonna leave a solid color background but it made things much worse. The lightning...I like that; it's what connects the gloves to each other. The only things that I wasn't completely 100% happy with was the background and foreground. The "absorbtion" I didn't think came out that bad...maybe a little more translucency? Grass was added in the foreground to try and illustrate the pulling being made by the glove

    With four paintbrush effects turned off: orb, background, lightning, grass
    echoplain.jpg

    Just the lines if you were interested in that
    echobasiccolor.jpg

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    hheh i really like just the orange yellow blue lines
    but i am a minimalist of sorts
    so maybe don't listen to me.

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  • millislimmillislim Registered User
    edited February 2009
    no no...i tend to like the minimalist color scheme...I've been doing this recently just because they look like silk screen prints with 3 colors or less and I like that. The critques so far make sense...no I just gotta make sense of how to maybe use that advice to my advantage.

    but i think you see what i mean when i turned those other layers off. It's hard to tell whats going on. She's just stading there...doin some sort of gangsta pose or something lol

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    millislim wrote: »
    no no...i tend to like the minimalist color scheme...I've been doing this recently just because they look like silk screen prints with 3 colors or less and I like that. The critques so far make sense...no I just gotta make sense of how to maybe use that advice to my advantage.

    but i think you see what i mean when i turned those other layers off. It's hard to tell whats going on. She's just stading there...doin some sort of gangsta pose or something lol

    welcome to the forums btw
    i don't think i've seen you around
    you've got a cool style, post some more stuff!

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  • millislimmillislim Registered User
    edited February 2009
    Ive been here for a little while...just dont talk much. I was more chatty on the PAX thread last year.

    Kotaku advertised a Dalkstalkers fan art contest...so I tried my hand at a little known character called Queen Bee. Figured everyone else would be drawing Felicia or Morrigan so I thought I'd be different.
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    A drawing made for some furry by request
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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    the queen bee one looks familiar, are you on deviantart?
    i think i have you on my friends list if you are.

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  • millislimmillislim Registered User
    edited February 2009
    lol really? ya I'm on deviantart
    same screen name as here. Small world if you've seen this already

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    millislim wrote: »
    lol really? ya I'm on deviantart
    same screen name as here. Small world if you've seen this already

    hmm didn't have you on deviantart
    added you though :)

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  • millislimmillislim Registered User
    edited February 2009
    thanks! i think i may try to draw the background stuff. i have little faith that it will come out right, especially the trees in the distance

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    do it on a separate layer
    i believe in you!

    backgrounds are tough though
    especially when they're not drawing in with the character
    it's hard to put them together nicely as an afterthought

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  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Tube's Favorite Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    The picture of the head on a stove was unintentionally funny.

  • millislimmillislim Registered User
    edited February 2009
    I know...i actually like that pic JUST because of the stove. It was the best light in the house with the white reflective surface

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