High Elf

Did this for my mums birthday. 4 years of eq and she still has no sig the slacker. c/c welcome, drawing humanoid isnt my speciality so can always improve


amd sig to go with it.


Rikr 17 years ago
I don't know how to explain my CC. Sometimes I take it upon myself to just do what I'm trying to explain, and post, but I don't know if that makes people mad, that I'm doing stuff to their work.

I would use Dodge and Burn tools to give the portrait a little more depth. The face and upper chest/shoulder look kind of flat, like it is all one piece. If it doesn't upset you click here. Keep in mind I rushed this just to kind of give you an idea of what I was talking about. If you want me to remove the link just let me know.

I would change the font. Although I like the font, I have a hard time reading the characters name.

I like the layout, and the fact that you painted by hand. Not an easy task in my opinion.
The colors and the background image works very well here. Oooh ooh, maybe add a flower in her ear...Just a thought though. Overall very nice work.
ROzbeans 17 years ago
I agree with Rikr, you're missing highlights and shadows that would give it more depth. Right now she's hard to see really. I don't know if you want to use the burn tool, but pick where the light is coming from and then imagine where the light is falling and where it doesn't reach - like if she's facing it, there's be more shadows under her jaw, along her ear, give her a little blush on the cheekbone to give it definition.

That's the best I can do with my limited freehand knowledge, although you have an amazing start and it's a beautiful gift for someone, indeed. =)
Jetamio 17 years ago
Oh, database error nerfed the last 2 posts lol. giving it a go later when/if I recover from the dentist.
Rikr 17 years ago

I fear the dentist more than burning alive, or being eaten alive by insects.
tamaelia 17 years ago
That is a peculiar insight into your psyche Rikr!
Jetamio 17 years ago
Yes, I agree Rikr, I cried like a 3 year old all the way through it