Dreadstunlock wrote:The problem with your drawings I just noticed is that you are using a color bucket, which leaves very ugly white lines that really destroy your image, use a brush, and put your line layer on top and just color over, anything outside, just erase it, don't be lazy. Also, you need somekind of a heavier line or experiment with different strokes and pressures of how you can enhance the characters eyes, this one I actually took from your avatar, because the eyes are really out of contrast and look like they just got shopped on.
And you definitely need more value overall (Try not to put random strips of shading everywhere, if you don't know, better leave it and find some references of the same thing, and copy the shadows)
I don't know what you mean by using a color bucket, thats the one tool I never use, and I always have my line layer separate. And my avatar was just a cheap (7-10 min.) coloring of another drawing of mine. In my avatar, I had accidentally saved over the RIFF file with a JPEG so I had to select just the black lines from the white background (at the time I was using a program that sucked at color selection) and I didn't plan on erasing the white lines.
But I assume you came to your conclusion by looking at more than one of my drawings, and there are probably others that were the same situation. I don't care about any of my art except about the last five (always been true) because by the time I do five more, I realize how much they sucked. What I mean is, did you find the white lines a problem with my most recent drawings?
I have always been absolutely horrible at shading, I am unfortunate to have no natural ability to understand how to shade or have anyone to teach me. I'm going to go to a highschool far from here where there might be people that know what they are doing and can teach me. My current school (last year) basically had no art class, but I'm going to be taking some.
Here is basically my current procedure of drawing:
2. new layer with another sketch (repeat until satisfied)
3.new layer with final black lines
4.new layers underneath final black lines for color (multiple layers for different objects)
5.erase all stray color around the black lines
I haven't the slightest clue how to paint, and I've only been using Corel Painter 12 (the 30 day demo) for 20 days and I have no idea what brushes to use. I practically clueless beyond black lines, and even there I am obviously not great. What program do you use?
Also, do you recommend Photoshop (assuming that I would learn to use it)? Is it really expensive (Adobe's site is freaking out for me so I can't check)?
Thanks for the feedback!