Posted 13 September 2008 - 09:59 PM
Posted 13 September 2008 - 10:23 PM
Posted 14 September 2008 - 03:36 AM
Posted 14 September 2008 - 08:56 AM
Posted 14 September 2008 - 11:20 AM
Another thing to look at is the amount of light and dark colors used. Any plane or surface facing the sky is going to have a greater percentage of brighter colors than darker colors, and vice versa. On the same short sword the upper plane is dark for about 1/3 of the area, medium grey for 1/3, and bright for 1/3; I would try making the area brighter overall, expanding the bright area and medium area.
The last thing I'd suggest for you is to keep practicing your blending/layering. NMM depends on smooth, seamless transitions between colors, and while you have a good start there's always room for improvement for everyone . If you look at the sharpened plane of the short sword you'll notice the colors change more abruptly than on the upper plane of the sword. Luckily, NMM is a great way to practice layering, and layering is great for practicing your NMM.
The rest of the figure is very cute; however, now that you are able to punch NMM's contrast by going from a super dark grey to pure white, you need to start punching up the contrast in all of the colors of the piece. It's a vicious cycle.
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