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This is an application preview of a group I was added to not long ago.

I wanted to see what you all think of the style so far. I am trying out the new Adobe Photoshop CS6

I am trying to make it a little more realistic but its a really long and tedious process... I mean it tool 3 hours for me to get here......

Hope you like it and please tell me if it looks good or not
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So you seem to have the right idea here with shading. You have a light source, and have a good gradient.

The lineart, however, I notice is two different colors. I don't feel this is a good idea. If you are going for the painted look, avoid lines all together. I feel this piece would have been more solidified with some lineart.

Don't use BLACK as shading. I understand Emolga is black, but if you look at an official illustration, they don't use pure black. They use a dark gray. This allows for more flexibility in teh shading process.

The overall picture looks dark. While this looks out of place on the blank canvas, with a simple background (even if its just a different color with simple shading) this could be remedied. (Like a bright sunny place or a dark place with a really bright, artifical sort of light like an electric pokemon light)

BUT the most impressive thing here is gradient, teh act of mixing up your colors to create your gradual shading. Dude, I cannot do that yet. I am just not there. Gradient is key for the painted look, which seems to be your goal. So you already overcame one obstacle.

Do a bit of anatomy study. If your emolga's paws where on a flat surface, pressure would be on it. The paws would not be strait, they would be bend, or flexed, or something to show the 'leaning' sort of action I'm getting.

Also just work on expressions. Try using things other than the eyes and mouth such as:

body language (sitting straight up, hunched over, arched back, etc.)
Arms (for a bored look head resting on arm, angry arms crossed, etc.)
and even fur!

You seem to have the basics, basically. (see what I did there) and that is the single most important thing. Fixing anything now is just a matter of experimentation.
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XalnecTheNobody Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
I like it, Good work
TE-Lightning Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks. still need work on anatomy and all that though >.<
leafpool12 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoa what happend to rell ?
TE-Lightning Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im trying to make him different since I really dont do anything anymore in the PMDexplorers group
leafpool12 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah makes sense and nethier am i really lol rell looks so sad though in the picture to me for somereason lol
TE-Lightning Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
was trying to go with more of a serious look.... but I guess I still need to practice those.

But I am just getting tired of the PMD group cause there are too many leaders and no chief to control them
leafpool12 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist

and that is very true thinking i might put dove in this group not sure heh
lyndsey96 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks nice, but I have some suggestions... oh, I'll critique it!
RoxasPikachu Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
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