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Redwall Races - Mouse 2.0 by chichapie Redwall Races - Mouse 2.0 by chichapie
The older version as seen here rubs me off the wrong way. Other than the unnatural look of a mouse having such pumped arm muscles, it lacked traits such as humility, reluctance, and a tiny speck of valor that rips through that reluctance.
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Maximum993 Feb 13, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Wow...could it be Martin the Warrior?

LarryKitty 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
More like Danflower
Agreed, this one does seem to look more... dare I say, realistic?
I must say I used to love these books in my earlier youth, and it's exacly how I used to imagine these mices, very nice work!
PencilTips Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait, you said something about color theory.. I really should go look that up..

I was looking through your old profile comments, and wow.. You're probably tired of hearing this but, you're really an inspirational person. Please keep up the good work! You're my role-model!
PencilTips Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What process did just go through to know how to pick such colors when shading and adding highlights..? Was it really all just observation? Any tutorials? Or was there something you read?

I'm finding it hard choosing the right colors while adding shadows and highlights. I noticed in this picture, that the right side of the cape is bluish-white, which is suggesting there is a light source that is white around that area. And the ruffles in the clothing, the shadows are reddish brown while the upper parts are yellowish white. The colors are different yet it blends in well.

It looks simple to draw but when you actually get to it, it's very difficult for me. How do you do it..? I know that what you probably might say is practice, which is correct, but I believe there is more to it than just practice and observation.

I've been looking at your work for hours (Mostly redwall), and I know I'm improving. I'm in the process of drawing something similar to this. If you don't mind, would you be willing to critique it once I'm finished?

Sorry if I sound imposing or annoying.. I'm just fascinated with your artwork.. xD
chichapie Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I'm willing to critique.

Process? Honestly, through all the years I've been studying about color here and there, I forgot where I found them. [link] This is a treasure trove of knowledge. I suggest you dig into it. How one person colors just depends on their experience, practice and knowledge. As far as thinking and choosing the right colors is concerned, it's simply all about picking the light sources, light intensity, ambient lighting, or just the general tone of the image. The rest just comes naturally.
PencilTips Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maraming salamat po! (I'm fillipino too, though I don't speak much tagalog.)
Looks like a badass.
cayleycom Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yup. Definite Improvement. His expression hints a softness, his weapon readiness, and his eyes an eagerness. I like it much!
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