4.9.13

The Finale

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...:

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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!
Honestly, I'm not a huge, huge fan of this piece, but it's still decent, none the less. The task was to create a Legend of Zelda's Light Spirits-esque (which I've never, if not, once, played) outfit, as will be featured on the RNTM runway. I know Rafi will do my design justice! ;)

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...

... lol.

22 comments:

  1. The alien photoshoot is AMAZING!! I love it!!!!
    Xoxo
    Rei

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    1. Anonymous4/9/13 18:00

      Thank you! I love yours too! :D

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  2. I love your idea and how it came up, but in the detail i would have reworked the ellbow again.

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    1. Anonymous4/9/13 18:00

      Thank you for your feedback ;)

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  3. The dress on the second graphic looks amazing from knees up but from knees down not so good. It looks like it's not finished because of the lack of layers in that area. But those earings are just amazing!

    As for the E.T. graphic,as a whole it's just amazing! The new technique is definately doing you favors! The background is just flawless. The dress...oh what can I say about it? All those folds...How did you do it? It looks incredibly good!

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    1. Anonymous4/9/13 18:02

      The secret is mine, and mine only... lol jk ;D My best advice to you is to work with the folds, and just kind of study how the light transitions into the dark. It's not too hard to master once you get a basic grasp on the layers ;)

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  4. The ET graphic is great and the new technique is amazing. Idk though the arm kind of looks weird to me but the rest of it makes up for it
    As for the dress, it's beautiful. I want!!

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    1. Anonymous4/9/13 18:02

      Thanks for the critique, and thanks! :D

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  5. I love dress in first one. Whole first graphic looks just high fashion. :o

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  6. I absolutely love it:D I love the shading so much. I could look at this alllllll day!

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    1. Anonymous5/9/13 01:32

      :D Thank you, Kasey :*

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  7. How do I ask for a chart?I speak Portuguese to the google translator
    graphs P-E-R-F-E-C-T!! THERE IS NO BETTER THAN ME HERE SORRY OTHER BLOGS.

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  9. I absolutely love the E.T, graphic. I's gorgeous! But it looks like the right leg is missing :P Anyways incredible grapic, the shading is stunning and so is the dress! (Sorry for my bad English, I'm not from an English-speaking country)

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    1. Anonymous8/9/13 00:10

      Yay! It's there, just hidden behind the other one a bit. You can see a few snippets of the other leg from where the legs meet the hem of the dress, and a toe from the other foot. But thanks for giving me feedback!

      And your English is fabulous - I understood exactly what you were trying to say!

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  10. I would like to see a tutorial video of you making a dress similar to the dresses in this post. Hair would be great to see as well!

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    1. Anonymous8/9/13 00:10

      I'll definitely keep that in mind!

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  11. you need to make a new tutorial on how you make a graphic as i really need help using gimp. -__- don't make fun.

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