Painting studies

Combining faces at various view angles and a consistent light setup and different facial expression (all from imagination) is really difficult. I often struggle about the close-up panel on the comic, especially during dialog scene that require this consistency of characters and shaders/light. So, I keep training to try to get hopefully better at it one day. So far, still a frustration.

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link Jiří Svoboda  

Haha, good one! Wish I could 'struggle' at least 1% as good.

link Oel044  

I realy like all the expresoins except the one on the bottom right. It look creepy and trolling.

link Skull Insides Prisoner  

Gone through comics and didn't notice any real trouble with close-ups. Nothing I'd pay attention to without purpose, and no issue really serious. Not a pro, but looks like you are pretty good at dealing with struggles and getting through them eventually in each practical case :)
Anyway, sure that no face can stop you from achieving what you decided to, so good luck, and let the problems struggle with you! :)
BTW, didn't notice how Pepper was changing, but she is vividly different here..

link Skull Insides Prisoner  

And for me, looks more about a smile covering light embarassment. Now I see how to see trolling, but one that is closer to playful than to evil. Not arguing, but impression-sharing :)

link David Revoy Author,

Thanks, and sorry for my bitter tone on my blog-post text wrote quickly after the session. At least that capture what I have in mind after finishing my painting session. I hope it doesn't sound arrogant for painter with a lower skill, that's not intended. It's easy while climbing this type of mountain to keep eyes on the top of it, frustration of being still far from the goal and never realize all the progress done.

link David Revoy Author,

+1 with Skull; that was a smile covering light embarassment; put I understand if it is read differently. I need to spend time to be sure to disambiguate this type of expression. Context within the comic stories might help at it.

link David Revoy Author,

Thank you. Oh, the struggle is not that visible because I spent a lot of time into adding multiple pass of "make-up"/"paint-over" to repair them. I just wish I could paint them a bit more cleanly; getting sketch + color sketch + details pass in sync. About the design of Pepper, yes, I'm trying to track how she grows and evolves when I picture herself in my imagination. A difficult exercice, because she really has her own independant life, like I feel I can't clearly do what I want with her design, many things just doesn't "ring like Pepper" :-) .

link Josue  

I really like your work with pepper & carrot, it inspires me. please keep doing it.

link David Revoy Author,

Thank you Josue

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