SLADE MANTEI DATA FILE
SLADE MANTEI: 15, EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. KNOWN TO SOME AS "SIX"
SUIT: SCYTHIAN DRIVE. MODEL: ENDGAME. MARK: IV [STOLEN]
CATCH AT ALL RISKS.
ADDITIONAL WARNING: HAS FLASHED THE RETURN. CAUTION.
So yayyyyy, Photoshop, MS paint, and paper sketching HAVE COMBINED!! along with my backstory+worlbuilding skills. I AM SUCCESS FOR ONCE!!!
SCYTHIAN DRIVE: SCYTHIAN DRIVE: ENDGAME MARK IV
First and foremost, stop using MS Paint. It is far too basic a program, and your abilities within it are limited. Try working entirely within Photoshop, when you're working digitally. It's a much better program.
Something I've immediately noticed is that your linework and color are on the same layer. I'm guessing you bucket-filled the colors? While this isn't a bad thing in of itself, because your linework and color were on the same layer, you weren't able to fix the areas that remained white, close to the lines. Like I said, making use of Photoshop's layer feature will allow you to fix this problem by putting your color on a different layer from your lines.
This is a very ambitious pose, and I'd say you pulled it off fairly well. There are a few errors, the feet are different sizes, the fingers are too small. His left arm (the one on our right) might be too short, depending on what you were going for with it, and his right arm (the one on our left) is most likely too long. I'm trying to imagine how his right leg is connected to his torso, and it might be too high up if I'm visualizing it properly. The waist might be twisted too far to his left, as well. Otherwise, the anatomy seems fairly good.
Something to remember, the average human male is seven heads tall. This means that, between the bottom of his feet and the top of his head, the measurement should be seven times the size of his head, from chin to top. Arms generally stretch to the hip, and are shorter than the legs. Do you draw lines of action when you're working on your poses? Might be something worth trying, if not.
This is probably more of a personal thing, but for the most part I'd recommend trying to avoid black as a fill color, because your lines are black as well. And, of course, when you shade, black doesn't really offer any proper tones. Shading is definitely something I recommend experimenting with next. Just remember, pick a point in the image where the light is coming from before you start laying down the shadows.May 10, 2015Kyubeon likes this.