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Dragonlady
05-10-2008, 02:03 PM
I've been struggling on this w/p for a few days now and for some reason I can't seem to get it to my liking. I wanted it to just be something simple, but that isn't the case now. I think I've gone blind with the cutting of the image. It took quite a while to cut. But I'm just not satisfied with the cut. Anyone here care to give some advice to this poor dragon?

Here's the first edit:
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff98/TheFortsDragon/my%20artwork/Konzen-Douji1.jpg

And this would be the second edit:
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff98/TheFortsDragon/my%20artwork/Konzen-Douji2.jpg

MuZ0NaZ
05-10-2008, 04:44 PM
The colours do not work, the character just sticks out of the background like it doesn't belong there. Text is kind of hard to read - font itself is OK, but the positioning is kinda boring and the red outlining on black text does not look that well. The texture in the 2nd revision makes the background a bit better, but another image of the character is only distracting.
Try playing around with photo stocks/textures, consider using tools like this one (http://www.wellstyled.com/tools/colorscheme/index-en.html) to generate a nice colour scheme for the background.

Hautalken
05-11-2008, 09:28 AM
Muzzy's right there. It's all unfitting and boring. try to use black and white there with some white text. Play with the fonts some more and also character placement.

IchigoKiss
05-11-2008, 11:49 AM
They are indeed unfitting and boring and does not suit the character.Although the character is eye catching 'cus of the colours.And as Karuto said you should try black and white or maybe stick to the colour scheme of the character and have better text

Dragonlady
05-11-2008, 04:56 PM
Scraped that b/g completely and came up with this for a b/g that matched what was going on with him a bit better.

Konzen edit 3 (http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff98/TheFortsDragon/my%20artwork/Konzen-Douji3.jpg)

Hautalken
05-12-2008, 09:36 AM
Getting closer...

But don't bevel/Emboss the extract. I used to do that, and it gave a horrible effect. Trust me there. And the whole theme of your wall needs to be darker. That grey stuff won't work. I told you, use a black bg and convert everything including the extract into black and white. Then add the text with an appropriate font on top of the extract or something.

Try it...experiment a little more. Thinking out of the box never hurt anone before ^^

IchigoKiss
05-12-2008, 10:16 AM
Is that a texture??
And yes once again I agree with Karo-chan..
With the whole black bg and better font ect.
And yeah I much preffer this new than the other two...
Why not maybe download some grunge brushes??
I think it will make your wall more better and keep
the splatter brush you have on your wall, since the
character has blood.
Anyway well done on your 3rd attempt ^^

Animousflavista
05-12-2008, 10:39 AM
Agree with ichigo and karuto.
maybe splash of blood will be the answer.
the bg texture need to be crisp and darker, and try to match the color with the character.

Dragonlady
05-17-2008, 08:22 PM
Well maybe the fourth time is the charm. I'm quite happy with the brushing. Here's the results -----> edit 4 (http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff98/TheFortsDragon/my%20artwork/Konzen-Douji4.jpg)

IchigoKiss
05-23-2008, 03:30 PM
I think now that it's too dark
but it's ok i think your nearly there ^^
just this time make it a little bit lighter
or the character even a bit darker
BUT NOT TOO DARK THOUGH
OTHERWISE THE PEOPLE WILL NOT SEE
THE CHARACTER