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12 Jan 2019 17:20 #23420 by Charlotte
I only just realised...


I'm sure at least one of the other words are mentioned in there somewhere...

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12 Jan 2019 18:22 - 12 Jan 2019 18:24 #23421 by Atto
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Thats a good point Charlotte, do our heroes have to keep on the move to avoid being overrun or are the dancers forming a kind of defensive perimeter at some type of stronghold or defensible position.

I'm struggling a bit with mine too so while i work on laying down the background and pigeon I was wondering if any of you could also throw a bit of advice my way.

The type of clothing I'm happy with (as it's the kind of thing I wear) and yes I do still wear my belts hanging down the side of my leg a la 90s fashion. I'm struggling most with the highlight colour on a black t-shirt and convincingly portraying the creases in cloth as I've bastardised the original ref so much.

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12 Jan 2019 19:28 #23422 by Valence
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When I'm struggling finding a colour I usually just pick a tone that's already on the canvas somewhere to try and give the impression of light reflect and bouncing around. That's why I throw loads of colour on right from the start so that you have both variety and harmony before you get into detailing.
For black "highlights" I'd normally go for a cyan/blue (I'm still addicted to cyan!) but with your current gradient it may make him look partially transparent. It might be best to put more of the background/skyline in first and then more colour options will be available to you.
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12 Jan 2019 21:19 #23424 by Valence
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And speaking of worrying about clothing, I'm trying to work out what a gorilla pirate would wear! :pirate:
He only has one sleeve at the moment because I'm not really sure if he should have sleeves. :shrug: So he may end up having two... or none. But I've sneaked a spider in there too. :)



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12 Jan 2019 22:13 #23426 by Charlotte
Atto, for highlights on black i'd use a darker version of the light and/or ambience color(s)

Val, you're gonna try to sneak in all those words, again, aren't you? For the sleeve, maybe something hanging more in tatters would be more er... apish? :unsure:

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12 Jan 2019 22:41 - 12 Jan 2019 22:42 #23428 by oaktree
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Thank you all for the feed back I have another incarnation.
Valence I would go no sleeves but maybe metal bands on the arms.
Atto I'm not a good enough artiest to offer technical detailed help but what Charlotte said sounds good to me.
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13 Jan 2019 21:11 #23429 by Valence
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The dress of the foreground dancer looks better now, Oak, and it makes the whole pose look more convincing.

And I think I may be getting rid of that ape sleeve. ;)

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