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Fallen Tragedy-Colored by Elorviel Fallen Tragedy-Colored by Elorviel
colored version of [link]

I was just trying out a new coloring technique to see if I like it or not. It was a little harder than normal coloring, but it was faster, I think. I think maybe if my line art was a little more clean it would have come out better. Also, if it is too dark to some, let me know. I'm thinking about brightening it up a bit anyways.

This is an original character of mind called Amber from a NaNoWriMo story I wrote/am still writing from November. The story has no title yet, but she is my main character. She has an amber stone with a key encased in it fused to her sternum. Any likeness to someone or something you know or have seen is purely coincidental.

I don't know why I keep drawing her revealing her chest. All throughout the story she totally hides it.

I've always wanted to go to a convention and cosplay original characters. She'd be on the list if I ever choose to do so.
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Faeliscity Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
To me, this technique works perfect. And bonds006 is right: you're amazing with the fabrics...
Elorviel Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I try to push myself with certain things and cloth is one of them. I wish I hadn't gotten lazy with it though.
Faeliscity Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Well, this all certainly doesn't look lazy to me...
bonds006 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
You are amazing with the fabrics.
HViciPrice Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
What coloring technique did you use? I really like the way it came out, especially the sketchiness. It's like the lines left over from the original scan compensate for or eliminate the need to use any shading/value in the coloring stage. And while I agree that it could be a little brighter, I don't think the darkness totally detracts from it. In fact, it makes the picture more mysterious/intriguing (which you may or may not be aiming for). **favs!!**
Elorviel Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I did use shading sparsely (all of it is, I guess, in her skin). The technique was actually a failed attempt at trying someone else's technique that I saw once. What I basically did was either made my colored layers "multiply", "color burn", or "overlay." I think I might have used some other preference, but I don't remember at this time. I also don't think I messed with the opacity with the layers. And I made sure to erase all of the background of the original sketch.

And thank you for the fav!
HViciPrice Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist I occasionally play with layer settings, too, though I've never tried doing it for anything other than backgrounds. (At least, I don't remember doing actual characters...) I should try it!

Oh, and you're welcome!
joojiefzi Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Student
its very nicely done, i would tell you to brighten it up a little though... but still the dress is awesome...
Elorviel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! I think it needs to be more bright as well.
demonsfearme Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
I like it. I've always liked the style of coloring just under the pencil lines, which is why I adapted it myself. I really like they way you've hand;ed the same idea.
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