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29 Jul 2020 09:13 #30391 by cgmythology
I began the painting process, never used a color palette quite like this so it was fairly challenging in that regard. I'm happy with the skin tones as well, feel very natural with this environment so I'm glad I got that part down at this stage of the painting process. Still has a way to go but I think it's looking promising:

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29 Jul 2020 20:24 #30395 by Valence
Love the composition of this one. It has lots of interesting angles that add a kind of dynamic tension making it an interesting pic to look over.
It's just like a cover of a 50's pulp sci-fi novel. And I agree about the skin tones. They really pull the woman forward into the light to create an impressive depth behind.

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01 Aug 2020 13:45 #30455 by Digital Dave
I almost expected to see the Alien in the container putting his hand onto the glass, where her's is at.

I get sketchy around pencils! ...=D

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29 Sep 2020 08:46 #31241 by cgmythology
Valence: Thank you! Glad you enjoy all those elements you mentioned as a lot of though went into them, much appreciated!

Digital Dave: Ha! That's a great idea actually, might try it out although it might be too distracting. We shall see!

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I haven't had a lot of free time lately so I haven't found time to work on the image until today. It's coming along pretty well I hope, any feedback appreciated as always!

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11 Oct 2020 13:32 #31431 by cgmythology
OK I worked the image to death and I think I'm calling it final for now, very pleased with how it turned out. There's still some time for some minor tweaks and such, so if you have any input feel free to let me know! Here is the image:

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11 Oct 2020 14:21 #31434 by Valence
That looks excellent. You've really pushed the lighting with this one, the glow and sheen that you've got on all the surfaces is very impressive.
The only thing that looks slightly off is the yellow/black stripey bits. In the previous wip I read those bits as being raised like a step, partly because of the way the leg shadow coincided with the dark bit, but now that I realise that it's part of the floor plane, the perspective of the stripes just seems slightly awkward.
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11 Oct 2020 14:35 #31435 by cgmythology
Valence: Thank you! I always love to push light so I'm glad I was successful in that regard! Excellent point about the stripes, those gave me a lot of trouble. I should have planned them out better in the sketch faze but I might revisit this piece in the future and see if I can fix it. Thanks for your honesty!!

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I started on a new illustration, the story of Ceyx and Alcyone which is one of my favorite tales from Greek Mythology. I remember reading this story as a child and was highly inspired, so I thought it would make for a fun painting. Here is the line art, any input would be especially helpful before I begin painting!

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11 Oct 2020 16:01 #31436 by Charlotte
I wasn't familiar with this myth (in spite of a long interest in mythology!) so I had to google a bit first. I understand why you'd want to illustrate it, and I think the sketch is mostly well done. The composition works and the dead guy looks right to me. But the woman could use some more work in my opinion. Her legs look a bit odd and her feet too small (especially the higher one, which I understand to be further back, but the lower legs are not much different in length - I think maybe the left one should be more strongly foreshortened?). And her wings currently look more like pleated cloth. If she's about to turn into a kingfisher, maybe they should look more bird-like?

Any an all misspellings are henceforth blamed on the cat.

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