Hey, I first posted here a pic of an archer I was doing and I got a lot of amazing critique. I didn't finish that drawing because I wanted to do something with a composition rather than just painting around a standing girl, but the advice I got on that thread really helped me improve.
Based on what was said on the thread I used a different approach to painting digitally. I'm planning on doing a series of superhero and villain portraits and I've already finished Captain America (my fav. avenger). Next I'm doing Harley Quinn and Thor, so I'd like to know how I could improve those.
This one is finished and took a lot of work, I'm not touching it anymore. Some things I already know:
1) Next time I'm painting the background first and in a different layer.
2) Next time I'm making a more dynamic pose (even though I like this one for the cap)
3) I was told in my previous WIP post to paint apples and such in color and grayscale. I'm working on those with pencil and paper from life, but not posting cause scanning is a pain in the ass.
Now my questions:
1) ¿How do I make the main figure "pop" more?
2) ¿Do you think that he is too thin for a superhero?
3) Backgrounds... help please.
Tomorrow I will have the roughs for Harley and Thor, I will post them as soon as possible. Still I would like to know what I did wrong here to avoid doing it again in the next paintings. Please keep in mind that this is like my sixth digital painting ever so don't assume I know anything about painting.
About painting on black and white, I think it's quite hard for me to pull off a good coloring of a black and white picture. I mean I've tried and it looks awful. Also I don't like painting in black and white. Studies? For sure. But something I will spend hours in... I'm trying to have fun here is it really necessary? (perhaps NOT doing it is the cause of the figure not popping from the background? Oh, the irony)
Thank you all in advance! =)