Strike your chord

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this looks shopped by Arbeit Macht Pie (4.00 / 1) #1 Sat Aug 04, 2007 at 09:47:04 AM EST
i can tell from some of the pixels and from seeing quite a few shops in my time

You're fired. by blixco (4.00 / 1) #2 Sat Aug 04, 2007 at 10:51:15 AM EST

"You bring the weasel, I'll bring the whiskey." - kellnerin
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impressive by fleece (4.00 / 1) #3 Sat Aug 04, 2007 at 01:37:16 PM EST
I think the bit that's bothering you is just the balance.

Maybe adjust the positioning of the brightest bits? At the moment your circles of light fall under the streetlights, but you don't have to obey the laws of physics that literally. Sometimes having too much light is bad as it can wash out a scene and make shadows less dramatic. For this reason, I actually think having two light sources diminishes the effect you're going for. You could just lighten up the subject's spotlight and darken up the other bit.

Thanks by LodeRunner (2.00 / 0) #4 Sat Aug 04, 2007 at 07:00:45 PM EST
The first sketch had only one light source and recently I regretted adding the second one for a while. But I like having two shadows cast from the character. I think I'll try your suggestion about darkening the other one. Maybe painting the wall at the other side of the street with a darker color will help too.

About the physics, I always thought that physics errors were the main cause of the "suspension of disbelief", so I tried to get that right.  (And having two light sources got the lighting so much more complicated, that's why I regretted it mostly.)

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Pretty good by spacejack (4.00 / 1) #5 Sun Aug 05, 2007 at 08:32:21 AM EST
Most people screw up light & shadow by not understanding some colour basics (light tends to be warm, shadows tend to be cool, rather than simply light/dark.)

I find figures are the toughest to draw. I've been working on improving mine for about a year now and still have a lot of trouble.

Check out for tips, critiques and jams to participate in. It's fun!

thanks by LodeRunner (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Aug 06, 2007 at 02:32:56 PM EST
Hope I got light and shadows right, though I'm having second thoughts about the color of the light now. Maybe a bit more reddish, towards orange? That would make it more complementary to the greenish blue and would be more like street lights.

Thanks for the tip about, I'll look into it!

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