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Post by Il Direttore on Thu 21 Feb 2013 - 23:57

As I say, miscellaneous stuff that I doodle up and hope looks good. Don't really try to hard, but they tend to look passable.

Stuff below.

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Post by Il Direttore on Thu 21 Feb 2013 - 23:59



The idea of the cyborgs in Aviators came up in Alfisti's clothing thread. This ended up with me taking some inspiration from Reservoir Dogs, The Matrix, MIB, and various other people-in-black-suits media to make this. The logo in the top left is my own, made for the SWA.

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Post by tremec6speed on Fri 22 Feb 2013 - 0:44

Cool picture, nice logo.
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Look forward to more!
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Post by Il Direttore on Fri 22 Feb 2013 - 14:38

@tremec6speed wrote:Cool picture, nice logo.
'Etta incognito.
Look forward to more!
head bang

Thanks! Hopefully I'll be able to keep up the work!




In other news, I figured I should toss up the logo in here for good measure:

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White background, .png file.


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Post by Pax on Mon 11 Mar 2013 - 22:57

that looks quite awesome, I gotta say

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Post by Il Direttore on Mon 11 Mar 2013 - 23:04

@Pax wrote:that looks quite awesome, I gotta say

Thanks! If I may ask, are you referring to the logo or to Henrietta in Aviators?

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Post by Pax on Tue 12 Mar 2013 - 0:04

the logo, heh

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Post by Il Direttore on Tue 12 Mar 2013 - 0:05

@Pax wrote:the logo, heh

Ah, cool. Thanks again!

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Post by Il Direttore on Thu 21 Mar 2013 - 15:02

I made a Caterina.


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Post by Alfisti on Fri 22 Mar 2013 - 4:24

Nice mate. I see you went with the Ultrasones then.

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Post by Il Direttore on Fri 22 Mar 2013 - 7:54

@Alfisti wrote:Nice mate. I see you went with the Ultrasones then.

Yeah. I'd lost your list of recommendations, but the fQ cover with Caterina featured them and I knew that they'd be excellent by virtue of that. Additionally, the Ultrasones give more freedom for styling, whereas Harman-Kardon is almost like Apple in the way they make something packaged together brilliantly as a design but make it impossible for you to modify.

Could I ask for some help on the shading? I figure that Caterina's clothing isn't shaded quite right, but I can't figure out what's wrong with it. Part of it might be that I went "fuck backgrounds" and there's no context, but....

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Post by Alfisti on Fri 22 Mar 2013 - 20:59

I think the major issue with the shading is that your light-source seems to be inconsistent. Some of the shadows look like they would for her to be lit from straight on whilst the ground shadow and others look like she's lit from above. Notably, lighting front on tends to look odd and will flatten an image: you see it used in fashion photography, usually for more artistic or avant garde shoots.

I'd reccomend try moving the light source to a top front quarter (left or right) to get some consistent, volume-enhancing shading down. When I'm rendering I'll often draw in a little direction locus to show where my light is coming from.

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Post by Il Direttore on Fri 22 Mar 2013 - 21:02

@Alfisti wrote:I think the major issue with the shading is that your light-source seems to be inconsistent. Some of the shadows look like they would for her to be lit from straight on whilst the ground shadow and others look like she's lit from above. Notably, lighting front on tends to look odd and will flatten an image: you see it used in fashion photography, usually for more artistic or avant garde shoots.

I'd reccomend try moving the light source to a top front quarter (left or right) to get some consistent, volume-enhancing shading down. When I'm rendering I'll often draw in a little direction locus to show where my light is coming from.

Ah. Shit. I've been told that before but keep not noticing until AFTER it's pointed out. Could it be that I'm used to watching people move in environments where there are multiple different light sources simultaneously occurring? Either way, the direction locus is good advice, thanks! I used one to focus Caterina's face when I was drawing that bit, and it worked pretty well.

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Post by Il Direttore on Tue 16 Jul 2013 - 0:10



Caterina in battle dress. Slight improvements over the last one, primarily in shading consistency and line refinement. Additionally, I may have made some slight progress in proportioning bodies, but the jury is still out on that.

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Post by tremec6speed on Fri 19 Jul 2013 - 1:46

Caterina looks good, El Conservatore! head bang
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Post by Il Direttore on Tue 8 Oct 2013 - 19:55

By request:



Drawn whilst listening to "Clementia", part of the Madoka Magica soundtrack.

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Post by tremec6speed on Tue 8 Oct 2013 - 23:18

She looks calm, pensive. Very nice!
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