I have this really odd pronunciation of 'finale' stuck in my head - just thought you should know ;)
Anyhow, I finally finished the final task for RNTM yesterday, and had yet to post it over here at TGV. Thought it was about time, eh?
As you may or may of not seen from my post a few days ago, I hinted you guys with a little spoiler of sorts. Well, now that spoiler has been transformed into a full blown graphic.
That said, I was trying out a new technique since I've gotten quite a few complains regarding my heavy shading technique, and decided to give that a face lift. Though the following seems nothing like my (now) elder technique, I actually quite like the simplicity of the lesser opacity. As they say, less is better.
Well, we'll just have to put that saying to the test...:
This has got to be one of my favorite graphics of all time. The skin shading - in my eyes - is near flawless (though I'm sure some of you would beg to differ). And I absolutely adore the dress - even though it's of particularly harsher shading... Couldn't part with that aspect, I must confess.
Anyhow, the task was basically to have your medoll an alien inspired by Katy Perry's E.T., and I wanted to do a mixture of all of her looks in the music video, and above is what I came up with. I love, love, love the background, it's so light and elegant and yet mysterious which makes it all the better. I did make the background (a little help on Deviantart's part, though), and quite happy with the results.
And yeah, I had to redo the upper body twice since the file corrupted the first time about... and four hours were basically for nothing. Just thought I'd vent out, right there :P
But, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my new skin shading technique!
I do love the overall flow of the dress, and it seems to maintain the realistic factor that I most certainly incorporate to each and every one of my graphics.
So, that's it for today! Comments, critique? Desperate need to hate on me? Don't hesitate to write up a comment in the you-know-what section. A reaction would be nice, too.
And before I go, I was weighing the possibility of creating another graphic tutorial - which I haven't done in well over a year. That, and my hair tutorial video just reached the 5.000 viewer mark (woohoo! lol, perverted remark on the sims 3 part... ;D BTW, Anyone else play? We should talk about it some time haha) and I wanted to celebrate the milestone. So, do you have any suggestions on what I should make it about? I could do another hair tutorial, but I've already done one, and my current hair technique isn't too far off from the current one - maybe modified a bit - and I'd like to show you guys other things I can guide you with! That, or if you were just curious on how I did one thing or another. I may even do a background tutorial playing with some PS brushes, since that's fun... yeah...