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Looking down on Earth v2 by Griatch-art Looking down on Earth v2 by Griatch-art
Looking down on Earth v2

A random splash scene from my comic project Shrike - References to Humanity.

This is a remake of an old image I did four years ago:



Since I did that, the appearance of this character has been better established in a host of other images. Looking back I was also not happy with her expression nor with many things related to the reflection and the distance to Earth. She's in free-fall now, the window is flat-surfaced and the view of Earth is much closer.

Whereas the old image was used as a base, a lot of this was re-painted from scratch. Didn't use MyPaint last time, did so now (together with an ample use of GIMP).

At least I think it looks better. Comments appreciated as always. :)
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A well-executed picture and an improvement on your previous one. The colour scheme is quite harmonious and even the intense reds are so well placed, that they do not stick out badly.Some parts of the rendering on the figure are quite good and remind me of old sci-fi book and movie poster illustrations, a retro feel which I find to my liking.
I would prefer a less smooth rendering of the face to go with the rendering of the hands. Maybe it is a matter of taste but I feel that some clear distinction between colours and the planes of the face would make the image more dynamic and enhance the old-school feeling. However, this may be me.
Anyway, great work! Carry on!
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Majeh1 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
She definitely does not look happy..

I really like this painting. The execution is very well.

By the way, what's up with that comic you mentioned in ur first painting?
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Griatch-art Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!

This is an excerpt from one of my several comic projects yes. And no, this one is not readable anywhere. :)
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Majeh1 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Will they ever be published?
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Griatch-art Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only time will tell - I don't have much time to regularly spend on them and a comic takes a lot of work.
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Majeh1 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Well, that's true. As long as you paint I'm happy, love your style ^^
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1MAGINATE Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Satan så snyggt! Bättre än förra utan tvekan :)
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Griatch-art Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kul att höra, tackar för kommentaren. :D
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virtualTune Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Photographer
I am not sure if we are looking out from the inside and seeing her reflection, or if earth is behind us and we are looking into the room. The frame of the window appears to vary a lot. I would assume such a frame would be machine made and thus very exact and the width and thickness of the trapezoisd holding the glass would be very similar. I am also not sure about the lighting. The reflections/highlights suggest a light source from the top left. If that is the case then i dont understand why there seems to be a thin white outline on the right body parts. Am I missing some secondary source or did you add that so it is easier to distinguish the body from the starry background?
Please never stop making these. I am having great fun giving feedback on your always so detailed and inspiring work!
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Griatch-art Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the comments!

It's a rather tricky thing to establish inside- or outside without modifying the image quite substantially (one would need to add some sort of outside reference maybe). I have made some changes however, establishing the outside colours a little more on the "walls" in the lower part of the image.

I'm not sure how you establish the light coming from the upper left, the character's highlights are either facing forward or is the effect of diffracted light through the window (as far as I can see)? Good point about the bright outlines though, it is a way to easier make the character stand out, but it's not really needed. I have toned it down a bit now. :)

Take a look, hopefully better now. :) And thanks again!
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Mishrito Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully drawn, definitely an improvement. Great anatomy and lighting.

May be it's just me, but the face looks a bit weird and contorted, because the placement of the eyes, ears and especially the mouth suggests an angle different from that shown by the head and the chin.

Also were the highlights on the thighs intentionally pixelated? I presume it has something to do with the interference from whatever she is inside.
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