New art programs rox...
OOOOOKAY, image is resized a lot by Photobucket... image on DA, here: http://www.deviantart.com/view/37179207/
Details on image:
Before I get a slew of crazy comments on how this is different, I know it is. I'm really trying to one up on something I've been working on recently. I've been dabbling with this style actually slowly over some of my deviations if you've not noticed.. well, I decided the best way to learn to get the face right is to do a facial reference from a photo. By saying reference, it isnt an exact carbon copy. I used a photo reference for placements for the nose, lips, eyes type thing and shadow type stuff. So I did that with this picture, and I think that improved it ten-fold. This is similiar to some of the studio based stuff. Stuff I actually spend time on lol
God that face in itself took hours of work and it's STILL not done... really.. it's not. I'm just posting this for two reasons.. one, I want a reference to this style in my DA gallery for when EA calls tomorrow since I've done it before.. and two, tips and ideas and critique on things that need work or ideas on how to fix things I've marked that I'd like advice on. ESPECIALLY those eyes. I don't know what it is, but I've always had difficulty with eyes on dark skin. I had this problem when I did a similiar style with one of FX Studio's characters who is hispanic.
Anyways.. anything you can say would be appriciated greatly. Just.. don't judge if you have no idea what you're doing because that would throw me totally off and I don't need that. -_-;
Tools: Intuos3 tablet, Painter IX (FIRST TIME USING EVER.. and I love it!!! XD)
Time: Few hours I think between babysitting.
Full size: Much larger.