View Full Version : red sonja
12-14-2006, 11:24 PM
Pencils = Marc Silvestri, Inks = Joe Weems. Red and the beastie were easy enough. What was hard was the plants and background! Flatting it took an age as well... I got the master high res B&W off Steve Firchow once again (and I'm not allowed to post them on my site so don't go looking for them - sorry)
This is also the very last High Res Marc Silvestri B&W picture that I have in my stash (*sob*) and I've been specially saving up to do this one all year! Every Silvestri pic is low res from here on in!...*sigh* (unless I get some more!)
12-16-2006, 11:25 AM
This is a well done piece. I like how you focused the lightsource.
On the negative side are Sonja's skin, looks like she has got a bad condition with all the sprikles added, and the plants in the background. I would have added some dark green and brown tones where the roots start decending in the earth. Just my opinion though.
12-20-2006, 06:38 AM
As always I love your smooth colouring; but I agree with the first comment in that the dirt spots on Sonya's legs do look like a skin condition and not dirt.
Love the rest of her skin though!
12-26-2006, 11:18 AM
Girl's got red hair, and probably should have freckles!
Yeah, this is really well done. I prefer the smooth look rather than heavy cut and grad.
12-27-2006, 02:51 AM
It's good that you tried for freckles, but I don't think they work very well in this one; they're too high-contrast and patchy, and they mostly appear to be in places where there would be no freckles (eg, under her chin and breasts).
Here's a pic of an old chum of mine with freckles (yesyes, she is/was an SG; but this is worksafe): http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v163/samadriel/siara-freckles.jpg
Remember that freckles go in places that get tanned, and they're most 'intense' in the places that get the most sun, like, the sides of the arms, top of the shoulders, the chest, cheeks etc. Although freckles happen due to how the skin produces melanin, the condition usually isn't so severe that there isn't a bit of 'normal' light tanning in freckled areas. Skin that doesn't get much sun, on the other hand, tends to look especially pale, since freckled people tend to start out fair-skinned (not always, but as rules of thumb go, it's not a bad one).
Anyway! I can't stand Silvestri, but you've done alright there :) You could do a lot more with the stegosaurus, shine/shadow-wise, but Sonja herself looks decent.
12-28-2006, 12:11 AM
Not a bad job, but something about it just doesn't pop. I'll get back to you when I figure out what it it.
12-31-2006, 06:57 PM
She's got a skin disease...otherwise, brilliant work, Sean.
12-31-2006, 07:53 PM
:) :) :) :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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