Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Second Attempt

Got rid of the confusing "Ghosted Face" on the left and redrew the head of the monk. Still have some more corrections to make before it's finished, but here it is as it stands right now. Graphite, acrylic paint, digital


Pieter Wessels said...

This is looking fantastic! I'd say you're well on your way to becoming the book cover artist you want to be. I especially like the shadows you've added to the face. The whole piece is also much richer, the lower half feels warmer, the top half cooler, and I'm glad you changed the background. Having that graphic face juxtaposed with the realism of the monk just wasn't quite working.

I'm sure you're aware of this already, but the cape/robe could be darker or "thicker" in value, especially the shape right next to his face. It might not make sense, given the direction of the light but it would pop that face more. Hope this helps.

Rendez said...

Thanks Pieter, I appreciate the feedback. The comment you made about darkening the area around the face is one of the things I'm going to fix before I call it finished. I also need to tweek his left hand and flesh-out the background.

Felipe Duarte said...

It did get a lot better after the revision. I agree with pieter on darkening around the face. And it does make sense given the light. The face would cast a shadow on the inside of the robe, of a very dark value. The shape of this shadow would help explain how the robe turns on the top of his head.

I love the new warmness of the lights. Beautiful Work, Rendez.

gumkid said...

dude, the light on this one is luminous and amazing!