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Soul Calibur 3 Lisa

Postby gkscotty » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:59 pm

I made a character in Soul Calibur 3 that was "inspired" by Lisa, and decided to try to draw her.

There are loads of flaws, it's anime style and the background is a bit half-assed, but I hope you like it. :) As always, all comments and critcism are completely welcome.

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Re: Soul Calibur 3 Lisa

Postby fanworker5 » Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:39 pm

In my opinion, it's always as important to work on the background as much as the main pic, but this looks  very nice, too. The face seems a little tall, even for anime, but the details on her are very well done!
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Re: Soul Calibur 3 Lisa

Postby Meteorite » Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:30 am

I like it!  The detail on the armour is amazing, but you still need to work on the feet. :)

So yeah, a definite thumbs-up from me.
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Re: Soul Calibur 3 Lisa

Postby AssistantCrone » Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:24 pm

Not knowing the game I can't say anything about on-modelness, but I love the detail on the armour, particularly that chainmail effect, and of course the wing-on-a-stick. ;D Her body's good too, particularly around the waist, and she does look a lot like Lisa. As for criticisms: I'd suggest a few more shadows overall, and maybe cut a slice off the bottom of the feet depending on the original model. As for the background: yeah, it's a bit half-assed but still interesting, and you actually drew the grass by hand. There should be an award for that. Seriously.
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Re: Soul Calibur 3 Lisa

Postby Archonix » Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:41 pm

There's not much to add to what I said last night, so I'll just reiterate that. :) I love the shading on the armour.

ACtually I agree with something Chris said the other day, that you're starting to develop a distinct style. I do think you need to be more confident with your lines, though. You tend to "stroke" them a lot and it can end up looking very scribly if you're not careful.
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Re: Soul Calibur 3 Lisa

Postby gkscotty » Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:23 pm

Thanks guys, comments are much appreciated.

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Re: Soul Calibur 3 Lisa

Postby Archonix » Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:27 pm

Regarding the background (since it was mentioned); while they're important, it's also important to choose the appropriate amount of detail to include. You don't want to overwhelm the picture by putting too much detail in to a background. Give the subject matter and the picture focus I think the background is perfectly appropriate.
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Re: Soul Calibur 3 Lisa

Postby c_nordlander » Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:57 pm

Most important points have already been touched on, and you know I like this picture. Like I said, you're getting your own style, not just "I learnt how to draw manga from the 'how to draw manga' tutorial". I particularly like her hair: not too realistic, but the edges have a texture to them. Colouring is excellent.

The detail on the armour is pretty darn excellent, and you've done a great job shading the metallic bits. Same with the sapphire/wing/broom/rake weapon. I agree with Beb's advice about making the shoes (metal shoes, I don't envy her!) smaller.

Personally, I like the background. It is simple, but then it shouldn't take the viewer's attention from the character, and there's a nice amount of colour and life. My main complaint about it is the firs on the far hill looking a bit too detailed for the distance implied: you probably wouldn't be able to make out individual branches. (I'm no artist, and I don't really know how to improve it, despite having grown up in a fir-covered country. *shame*) I like the river.

Hope you'll draw more soon!
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