View Full Version : drowinGRL
December 16th, 2006, 12:22 PM
hie, this is my new paintin, concept was under water...used a reference for this painting.
software : photoshop
December 16th, 2006, 03:09 PM
This is a nice piece, but I am not getting any sense of underwater. The loose hair could just as easily be blowing in the wind.
You could include bubbles, particulate matter, distortions caused by convection currents, god-rays, etc. to indicate a watery environment.
I am also not reading any distress in her expression. If she is supposed to be drowning, she is quite calm about it.
December 16th, 2006, 03:12 PM
Agreeing with Mephisto, but I do feel its underwater, with the hair, her taking a deep breath, veins on her neck...very graceful
December 16th, 2006, 03:27 PM
"bubbles, particulate matter, distortions caused by convection currents, god-rays,"
caustics would help too.
December 17th, 2006, 07:56 AM
It's very well done the hair has a nice languid flow as if floating rather than blowing and the blue lighting (if a bit bright) gives a good effect, but I'd agree with the water based stuff stated above. She could maybe do with being a touch more cyanotic as well, although her lips and eyelids are blue her cheeks, nose tip and ears are still quite rosy.
December 17th, 2006, 03:03 PM
I saw this reference on Corbis. I think one thing that takes away from the "underwaterness" is that it is a bit chalky. Maybe glaze it with a layer of blue and smoothe out some areas -