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Lighter by Mitch-el Lighter by Mitch-el
Here's something a little different: An old-style black and white image, all done digitally. I was feeling rather crummy yesterday, so I expressed my displeasure via a drawing. This was actually inspired by a very short piece of fan fiction that someone did, the ending of which I liked and decided to interpret via a sketch. On another note, this is probably the first time I've ever drawn a character smoking.

Note: Any critique would be greatly appreciated!

-- Mitch

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"The Lorax" and all of its characters are Dr. Seuss.
"The Lorax", the feature film, is Illumination Entertainment.
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Wildweasel339 Apr 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think this piece is hurt by some inconsistency in the lighting. For example the shading on his nose is different from his that of his cheeks. Also, I can't make out the shape of his pipe.
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:iconmitch-el:
You're absolutely right, and I thank you for this critique because I don't get enough of it. Lighting is something that I have a lot of trouble with, namely because I don't practice it or study it enough. Still, the mistakes I made here are pretty obvious. I guess I just wanted to get the piece done and so ended up rushing it, leaving in certain errors in the process. Consistency and believability are more important than churning out a composition at light speed, however. Next time I light something I'll try and take more care to get the lighting scheme correct.

Thank you very much for the critique! I really appreciate it. :)

-- Mitch
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:iconxthegreatpretenderxx:
The shading looks very great and the emotion is captured well ^^
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:iconmitch-el:
Thank you very much! :aww:

-- Mitch
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:iconxthegreatpretenderxx:
Your welcome :)
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:iconphantomdp:
nice...seems like you're getting a lot of art ideas from fanfics recently~ I dont mind ^^ you're really great at bringing the mood and expression out of a character so even the blind can see it. Still something I'm really struggling with myself lD

also shading...you can shade...my goodness can you shade!
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:iconmitch-el:
Thanks, dude!

Cha. There are some fun stories out there. This fandom has done wonders, let me tell you. I've been animating and writing again even! Incredible.

Don't worry. I really struggle with it, too. Honestly, I do have a hard time getting the emotion of characters to show through, and it's even harder when it comes to adding to that emotion via colors and lighting. It takes a lot of work, but it's worth the effort. Just keep at it! You've got mad skills, yo. Don't give up!! :hug:

Aww, gee. I think the shading kinda stinks, but thank you! :thanks:

-- Mitch
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purplecrystaldragon Apr 23, 2012  Student General Artist
love da expression
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:iconmitch-el:
Thanks!

-- Mitch
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kibadoglover45 Apr 23, 2012  Student Filmographer
This is wonderful! The color really brings out the mood more. I can actually feel what Oncie is thinking.... :D
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