Can you believe it? I spent 9 days making this illustration xD More than 45 h
This is an illustration from my Novel's Epilogue Dhonia and Elril Together... Seeing as In sketch I hardly made them, Nicko came with the idea: "Please Please pli-pli-pli-pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee draw Dhonia and Elril together. They are so cute!!!"
I've been "promising" a drawing of them for my sis for more than 1 year xD and So as not to have my conscience heavy I decided to finish the line art for this
But the odds were stacked against me T_T It was a slow start. I had to make about 3 substitute layers in order to get the right positions for them. My computer literally jammed when I tried to make the Curtains and wooopy... It deleted the PSD. >.> Lucky thing though I had saved all my data on CDs a day before so I had it back again, but without the bed sheet and curtains. That BG took ages to make It took about 2/3 of the total time spent for this. See... This is why I hate making backgrounds... They waste a lot of precious time with making them blend >..>
Unlike my other Deviations which were cold, I chose warm colors and tones for this illustration. :3 I wanted to warm the hearts of those who see it ^_^
Why should I put a mature filter on ? For showing a man's back and a girl's legs? Well that's about it... I hope you like it and Cheers !!!
They are humanoids xD A creature is a beast/animal, whereas a humanoid is a character with the aspect and features of a human Easy to confuse. And If you were wondering what's the name of the people he's a part of it's right there in the title: Irthala ^_^
The poses are wonderful and seem natural. The bed covers on the bed look super realistic, the details in the background are a nice touch. The man's expression is particularly well done - he looks tender but also thoughtful and it looks like his mind is preoccupied with something else. The lay of the hair is very nice. Oh, and I like the ears!
That said, I think you need to go and look at some tutorials on skin shading, reflective lighting and subsurface scattering, because the skin could use work. First is the monochromity issue I mentioned in my other comment. Second, the shading is far too hard-edged and hard-brushed, more fitting for statues. Skin tends to shade very, very softly, except when there are obvious hard lines like wrinkles and folds. Sometimes you use hard lines for shadows (like on his left forearm), but again, skin doesn't shade in hard lines like that except in very few cases, like with collarbones, which you've shaded a bit too sharply still. Particularly the haphazard lighter strokes on the shadow of his back make the skin there look very unrealistic. And of course, the woman's face and lips particularly could use some more saturation and colour. While the colours in the picture are also warm in general, the fact that you keep using monochrome shading keeps it from truly feeling warm... for that, you need some sort of warm colour used consistently in the highlights all over the picture. I think you did it very well with the background, but the figures dampen the effect.
Ooops, there I go, showering you with criticism.... O_O Hope you don't mind too much. And thanks for pointing me to your digital gallery, I feel silly now...
I've worked with soft brushes for skin before and it looked horrible and very, how shall we say it, not having depth. I renounced using soft brush for skin, when one deviant advised me to add a bit more clar-obscure to my shading, and I did it.
Well about the monochromity, it was done on purpose. And the highlights on the skin tend to be warmer than the shadows. It's called simultaneous color contrast, that's what I've learned in school. If you have a warm color in the light, its shadow will be a colder color.
Thank you, Mary! Umm... Backgrounds are annoying especially when they have lines because you gotta keep in those borders like i did here. Uhh it was such a drag to make the bed sheets, and curtains and bed wood and the lighting (had to resort to Nicko's help for the ambiance )
It is a light test, indeed. The Atmosphere and the Lights were made secondly for the romantic feeling, but primarily for their highlighting. I have never done an environment before, so it was a lot of work to make all of it blend T_T But thank you very mush ^_^ I'm glad you like it