You have a really nice grasp of using the pen tool in two different ways: as a flat, more two-dimensional tool, and as a layered / planar tool. I really like how you took the first illustration and broke it down into planes (the cheek area in specific), the only thing I'd suggest would be to push it further and try to achieve a smoother look to keep the same aesthetic.
It's plain to see that you really know what you're doing. The jagged layers of color that you used in your first image really convey the sickly, macabre type feeling from the original image. Your second image is spot on.
Perfect post layout!For the first one, I think if you layered some parts of the skin differently, and added a few transparent parts over the cheek (of blue) it would help add that extra depth to it that the first one contained. I think all it needs is a few subtle transparencies to bring the blends together.Holy crap maya, the last two on the bottom I can't tell apart at all.Um, well you have that vector line-work down.-Sam A
Well, the cute girl one looks almost identical to me, so props on that! However to give it a more softer edge you could add some more transparency to the edges. In terms of the darker one, I think it's just a matter of creating more transparent shapes like in the nose. You choose a lot of different kind of shapes to make up the tonal work, but to make it more consistent, I think it would be a good Idea to choose a specific style of shape. for instance, the lower right half appears more angular while the rest of the tones look a lot more bumpy. my opinion is that it would look really cool if the whole thing was angular.
I really like both of theses so much! You really seem to know what you are doing and you went above and beyond to make two images! The one thing I might look at is the lips of the darker one, it feels like the tension in your original piece is a little lost. Maybe some more transparency?
I love the amount of detail you got in both of your drawings. The colors on both are great and it looks like you have been working with the opacity. I guess just work more with the opacity (for both) and maybe creating more levels of color (for the first one).
The piece looks great. The colors are very accurate and the texture makes the image as creepy as the first. I would just add a few more layers to the eyebrow area. the edges are too sharp and compared to your first image.
Hey! It was really awesome of you to practice this much with the pen tool! I think the experience you got fromt it really shows! Particularly when I look at the way you rendered the more "painterly" of the two pieces. You did a great job using transparency and subtle color shifts to get the highlights and the shadows - particularly as you layer some of the colors on in the recesses of the face. I love the way you're using this- this is a really neat way to work - If you enjoyed it, you should keep going - it's not super planar, but it looks like it's headed in that direction. I could see you doing something really cool using those effects. It looks like you have a little bit of the blob brush tool in there? I will show you guys more tricks wit that. I really aprreciate the time you spent in both of these guys. Make them bigger so we can really see all of the detail that you put into them! Unfortunately, you can't even click through for some of them to see them at a larger scale?! I dont know why... ?