Study of anatomy, posing, face expression, composition, realistic shading and AA.
Maybe one more to come, we'll see! ;)
Hope you like it!
Thanks, pal! This one in particular is more dark skinned than the other ones conceptually. Not sure if it translated that well tohough. But I'd sure love to draw models with even darker skins, (afro hair would also be a nice addition to the series, imo)! If you happen to have any suggestions for models or photos, just let me know via pm!
@All: Thank you very much for the feedback :)
Not sure what these people complaining about the proportions are on.
This remains my favorite of the series, the palette is so unique and attractive. Have you considered trying models with darker skin?
My favourite in the series, with crisper looks and a richer palette.
looks proportional to me
The boobs are so withered ;-; but the face details are unbelievable
The head is way too small. It throws the whole piece off for me.
This is really great, makes me thing I should do something like this as well. Only thing that bothers me is that you have a broken dark outline on the arm and leg where the bg is transparent. It doesn't work as AA against a light background, and looks very odd that way. I'd recommend just using the natural lightsource and ignoring outlines altogether if you're going for a more realistic look.
edit - are you using any particular references for these?
This is definately more readable then the last peice. Good job
My problem with the shading of both is that the colors create shapes which break up the form. At this size, you gain greater fidelity of shape, but the limited palette is more obvious -- you will probably have to add colors or dither if you want 'realistic' shading. The face of this, the hands of the other, the change in value is great enough across a few pixels to look smooth and refined. But the legs of both, they just look like a bad filter.
She's beautiful. I don't get how you did the face, it's ridiculous!