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Redline W6 - minako008 by DarlingMionette Redline W6 - minako008 by DarlingMionette
Original Image Copyright (C): ~Minako008

What is this? A redline is when one artist draws over another artist's work as a teaching tool to point out mistakes and give advice. These redlines were solicited by the original redline owner as a way of learning - and were given freely, no credit required. If you are interested in getting a redline, check out my weekly redline journal (usually posted on friday) to sign up! Rules are listed there.

I hope other artists are able to glean useful information out of this :3
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:iconazzacanth:
azzacanth Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist
I mostly agree with your notes, but I would like to point out about your highlights, some people use a bright sharp highlight like that very effectively with extremely minimal color blending. [link] is the best example I can think of, in particular this piece, [link] that she posted a tutorial/walkthrough to.
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:iconminako008:
Funny, how I did not seen all these issues with her pose? ^^;
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:icondarlingmionette:
DarlingMionette Sep 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
XD that's what I love about wireframes - you can check stuff like that really quick XD it's a great visual aid for these kinds of things
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:iconminako008:
I guess I need to pay more attention on basic stage of drawing a figure.) Thank you very much! Not every artist would do that kind of redline, and its so helpful for the beginners like me.^^ Do you planning to do more of redlines? I would be really happy to show you more of my drawings. ^^
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DarlingMionette Sep 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I will be doing them every weekend :3 sign-ups will be posted some time on fridays :D
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:iconminako008:
Hooray! ^__________________^ I'm in!=) I be waiting for next time then.^_^
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:iconminako008:
Thank you very much! I so happy to have redline from you! ^____________^
Too bad its hard for me to read. I not very good at english. I mean, I can understand it, but hand written text is a bit too hard for me. I was hoping that I can understand it, but its seems like not.^^; Um, is there any way you could write what you said here in a note to me maybe?
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:icondarlingmionette:
DarlingMionette Sep 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
XD sure can - sorry about that! I write in pretty heavy cursive - so I know it's hard for some people to understand XD It says:

(first panel)Always use a wireframe, it will help you with proportions & poses. It's easier to adjust a stick figure than it is to adjust an entire fleshed out form.
-It may be useful to raise his/her cloak up above this elbow to keep the arm from seeming too long.
-Shortened due to angle, but the elbow should fall just below the ribcage unless perspective throws it off.
-A slight tilt to the pose keeps it dynamic, like he/she's getting ready to attack.

(second panel) The contrast of the red-orange in your color scheme is actually blue. Blue or deep red/purple here would make a better contrasting color (than green) purple is the contrast of green.
-Blend. If you use too much light on your figure it'll look like his outfit is actually orange/green instead of green with orange lighting. BRIGHT highlights should be used sparingly.
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:iconminako008:
Oh, thank you very much, and sorry for trouble. ^^ By the way, does she don't really look like a girl? Maybe I should have add more curves to her figure to make her look more feminine? Oh, and I have one more question. As I understand, you saying that the green clothes don't fit into colors here? But what should I do if this is the color of her outfit? Maybe use some other variant of green? Bluish or something? Sorry about me being so clueless, even after you explain everything. ^^;
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DarlingMionette Sep 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Remember that just because her outfit is green doesn't necessarily mean it'll look green depending on the light XD - in red/orange light like that, green actually would appear closer to brown except in the deeper shadows where no light muted out the original color. In cases like this sometimes it's easier to lay down a flat color for your entire background, and then slowly work your outfit color in over that - it'll force your colors to tint themselves closer to the background color (orange/red in this case) so you don't have to do as much work thinking about how to change your base colors XD As for the form - honestly under those clothes, and with her body type, it's impossible to tell if she's female or male. If you want to show off her from, I'd suggest a) making sure she has a smaller waist, and bigger hips - use her clothes to conform to her clothes to make it more noticeable...B) since we don't see most of her face, make sure what we do see is overly feminine - girly eye-lashes and face shape - eyebrows in particular will look different on a female than male. C) adjust the cloak around her shoulders so that it emphasizes that she has a feminine bust underneath, or make it shorter / flare in such a way so that it's visible.
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