Really awesome, I really like that you're not afraid to get impressionistic with the brush. I'm not a big fan of digital painters who just smooth everything out so much that it might as well be a photograph with a smoothing filter on top, and I think it's great that you don't do that.
Something that stuck out to me though is her shoulder in the foreground, it looks a little too small to me. Maybe it looks like it's that size in the reference that you use, but at first glance that was the first thing that stood out to me as something that didn't quite gel with the piece like the other parts.
Never the less, great use of color, form, and texture over all. and deserving of a fave!
I was used to do smooth skins, but I thought it doesn't look like realist at all... That's why I tried to use different brushes and, even if it's not perfect (the brushes I have in Gimp aren't good for this, I need new ones^^°), I'm pretty satisfied with the result.
I hadn't noticed it, but indeed, you're totally right, the shoulder looks to small! It's the same size than in the reference, but there is a really small difference in a curve which make it looks a lot smaller.
Thanks for the comment! I really appreciate when someone give me a constructed critic of my work!
(And sorry if I made a few mistakes, English isn't my first language ^^° )
It's all good. Also to give you credit if that's how she looks in the picture is that Natalie Portman did get hella thin form the role. I still remember watching it in the cinema and feeling sick over how thin she looked.
If you're looking for good brushes to use in Gimp I would highly recommend this: [link] Gimp Paint Studio is probably the cause of why I ever got into digital painting at all. I grew up doing a lot of traditional art (and I still do a lot of traditional art) and this made digital painting make sense to me with an easy to understand interface.
And it's not like the hard round circle brush doesn't have it's place, Here's a piece i did only with the hard round brush: [link]
I've never tought about drawing her, but it's a really good idea! I love her eyes If only I haven't so many unfinished drawings^^° But just show me the pic you was thinking about, and maybe if I can find time I'll try
Usually, I just use the brush tool with the basic brush, but this time I used the airbrush (I'm not sure of the word, it's "aérographe" in French)to put all the colors in the picture, and then use the brush tool and the smudge tool to make it look good.
I love the colors of the first one! I think I'll stay in this color, and I'm actually looking for a photograph wich will catch my eyes ([link] I like this one, but it's not exactly what I want to draw and tihs one: [link] put the expression doesn't go well with the colors I want to use... Finally, I think I'll draw this one: [link] )
I shouldn't have looked at you tumblr page, now I'm in love with this pic: [link] of evangeline lilly (the one in B&W) and I'll never find time to draw her><