Great! Indeed, that's one of my primary objectives with these pieces - I love the feel of black an white movies, and I like the challenge of bringing color to those ideas without losing their spirit! Thanks for looking!
Haha it is SO hard not to feel that way! How much I would love to be able to do little covers like that, one campy story after another. What a job that'd be! I think it's worth it to think that if we try hard enough, we can make our own jobs that don't exist yet. Hasn't happened to me yet, but i got a little faith i guess
This is awesome, except... why does she look like a metallic sculpture that came to life? Is that on purpose? Something about the face volume and especially the uber-shiny, blue skin looks off to me, despite the fact that the colors aren't meant to be exactly realistic overall.
It feels weird to post something that looks like critique, because honestly I admire your work to no end (this piece included), but I was curious.
Amazing use of light, I love it. The folds of her clothing looks great. The wallpaper and the smoke add a nice touch overall. The only thing is that her skin looks like marble-ish, not really soft, but all the other textures -wood, stone, leather- are rendered very professionally. Def a fav. Congrats.
*I* wish they still needed artists for those things...even though you're not supposed to judge books by their covers, I would be more likely to buy those kinds of books if their covers were as badass as this. XD
This is a damn nice piece right here. I love the colour scheme, the rim lighting, the whole cheesy composition of the thing. You really know your stuff, too. I like the way the woman's head and face is an interesting shape that you'd be able to recognise and not some generic anime/disney nymph who you wouldn't be able to pick out of a lineup without their hair and clothing. You really also know how to use your highlights to sell a particular type of material, like the silk (it's silk, right, or something slinky that she's wearing?), wood and metal.
If just another 0.5% of the fucktards here actually aspired to create good art like you do, it might make this place worth visiting more than once in a blue moon.
Here's where I try my luck and ask if you have any pointers for me on getting started with colouring? My drawing skills are pretty damn decent if I do say so myself (and I have gotten a lot better since my last post here --- I just don't see any point to posting stuff here, to be honest) - but I've never used colour before. I've started to learn, but it's clear I've got not idea what I'm doing at the moment. Just some basics to get me started, like how to know which colours to pick for the base colour, shadows, highlights - that sort of thing - you know, the real deal - without using the dodge and burn tool and so on.
Wowzers....This looks like it belongs as the frontispiece for some Crime Noir graphic novel...Totally wicked! The wallpaper is one of my favorite details..oh my gosh....The angle of the pov is awesome! REALLY puts you on edge...not to mention the shadow on the wall....Too late indeed..