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Postby 4br4 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:19 am

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[/b]Ok, so I mayyyybe want to enter. idk if you have to ask to audition, (if not then this will be a fun little experiment ;D) (here's the link so I don't forget: http://ntd.artzy.org/rules.html )
dealine is 24th!! Very little time uwu

Anyways, I'm using Mandarin, my fav base right now. <3
Here's my sketch for Ready to Wear clothing (complete with face sketch):
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Anyways I'll be working on this for a couple hours so let's see how much I can do!! :'''D
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Re: NTD? Idk hope I have time

Postby Parker » Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:25 am

No need to ask. Simply get your entry in by August 24th :D I'm super happy seeing so many WIPs and dolls with Marsala. I love how you've been trying different schemes for the shades. I think you have a pretty solid entry so, please, keep going.
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Re: NTD? Idk hope I have time

Postby Phoenigette » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:10 am

She looks really great so far! My only CC is that her expression is a little too large for her face, with the result that she doesn't really have a forehead. I would consider moving her eyes (and eyebrows) down a pixel or making them a pixel smaller to make more forehead.
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Re: NTD? Idk hope I have time

Postby batgirl » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:14 pm

love the shoes
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Re: NTD? Idk hope I have time

Postby 4br4 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:40 am

Parker-omg thank you so much, I was really unclear about that, I had no idea xD And thank you very much! I'm glad it looks competent :>

Phoe-omg I totally didn't even notice! I shall see what I can do! I tried to make her mouth a little lower (same with her nose) so I'll mess around w/ the eyes. Doing such little eyes w/ makeup is super hard! D'':

Batgirl-Thank you! I love dress shoes uwu
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Ok, the only color I haven't used that's Marsala is a little bit of gold on her bracelets, an accent necklace and a ring. I hope that's ok >/ If it's not my entry will look super boring haha. The "roses" in her hair are from the Marsala pallet as well uwu

Also! I lowered the eyebrows, much better, thanks for the crit Phoe <3

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Re: NTD? Idk hope I have time

Postby Artzygrrl » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:19 pm

If I may offer a bit of crit, those pants seem a bit low-contrast. meaning, on my screen (which has been calibrated) I feel like I have a hard time looking directly at them, because they're hard to make out. Just 1-2 shades lighter & it should be better, or just add some more highlights to make the pants have a bit more contrast and you should be fine. :) Huzzah! You're doing great so far!
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Re: NTD? Idk hope I have time

Postby 4br4 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:03 am

Good call, I worked on this at night so I checked to see what you meant and WOW does it make a difference w/ daylight, thanks!

All righty guys & gals, she's fixed & sent in B)

Sadly I couldn't get glasses to work right so no glasses for this round B'(
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Re: NTD? Idk hope I have time

Postby Naminote » Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:59 am

I love it either way. It reminds me of Dries Van Noten A/W '13 '14 collection. Elements of Masculine and Feminine together in harmony.

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Also, brogues!
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Re: NTD? Idk hope I have time

Postby 4br4 » Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:12 am

Aw thank you! That's mostly how I do fashion, work and chilling are viable but I like my half-gender neutral stuff hehe B)

ALSO OMG
I didn't know they where called brogues! Thank you sooo much now I can google refs for them instead of just dress shoes <3333
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Re: NTD? Idk hope I have time

Postby Naminote » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:53 am

Blame shamelessly flipping through Vogue eating mediocre microwave risotto at a café. =P
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Re: NTD? Idk hope I have time

Postby 4br4 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:06 am

omg risotto sounds so good r/n, I ony have food from work;;;;

also the round closed tonight! No update on wips b/c I don't know if I made it through (or do auditions not get cut? I'm not sure actually), so fingers crossed, hope I make it to the next round! I'm really looking forward to the portrait rounds, hope my tablet works by then <3
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Re: NTD? Idk hope I have time

Postby 4br4 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:09 am

I GOT 4TH!!!!

HOLY CRAP
I AM LITERALLY CRYING
OMG THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH FOR ALL THE CC;;;;;; I AM SO HAPPY

ILL POST ROUND 2 WIP IN A SECOND AHHHHHHHH
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Re: NTD? Idk hope I have time

Postby the swordid truth » Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:42 am

CONGRAAAAATS
i was so excited for you when i saw that! : DDDD
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Re: NTD? Idk hope I have time

Postby 4br4 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:24 am

;A; THANK YOUUUU I AM SO EXCITED i've never even gotten near the top group in my life! ;;A;;

Anyways-my theme for the polyvore round is "@ the office".
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The biggest challenge for me this round is texture. I have no idea how to do anything that's not vinyl or satin like with a sheer highlight. Something like cotton is completely beyond any knowledge and tbh I can't find any tutorials. :\ I also have to work on contrast.

Also using palettes I started! (w/ help from the color ramp ;D)
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Re: NTD? Idk hope I have time

Postby Artzygrrl » Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:23 pm

Texture is almost all about how you shade/fold things, not about introducing some sort of pattern. Although there are things that require that, it's mostly about looking at LOTS of ref images of the kinds of garments you are trying to make, and emulating how they fall, how stiff/soft/wrinkly the fabric & folds are, etc.

Contrast is easier. Again, ref images are your friend. Pick colors right out of photos and sometimes your palettes won't include a light-to-dark straight layered look. Sometimes there's additional colors that are present in shadows or highlights that you'll want to consider.

Congrats on getting 4th. You earned it with your crisp lines & swankily different style! :)

One note about faces: the grin on your doll will look a bit more realistic if it's 2-4 pixels shorter from left to right. The expression/features on the face are a bit simplistic & large for the size head your entrant has. A little bit of tweaking & I think you'll have it. :D You could also add another row of pixels to the bottom of the chin to give her a little more room under her smile.
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Postby Gwen » Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:01 pm

Also Ruby that hair bow is adorable and I LOVE those earrings. I want a pair ;)
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Re: NTD? Idk hope I have time

Postby the swordid truth » Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:26 am

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Re: NTD? Idk hope I have time

Postby 4br4 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:37 pm

ahhhhhhh thank youuuu <3
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Re: NTD? Idk hope I have time

Postby 4br4 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:48 am

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a little more :o also added the trilby, b/c that's what I chose the pose for. also does the tattoo look ok? It's supposed to be a tree :o
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Postby Artzygrrl » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:08 pm

That looks so good! I do really enjoy the "hair" bow a lot! You might try adding a bit more "floppiness" to it and/or a strand here or there to make it more hair-ified. :)

Love where the sweater is going, too. Super-duper cute. I also think most of your folds on the pants are really nice. I'm not sure about the folds on the top of the thigh on the leg that's bent, since if she was bending her leg outward like that, those downward-facing folds wouldn't be as visible (the pants would be tighter there & stretch across her leg more, I should think). But the rest of them look very pantsy. :)

One more (super nitpicky) thing: the shoes seem a bit big compared to the ones she had last round. Maybe add some more shape to them so they're slimmer? I LOVE the design, and it's fun to see you're keeping with her personal style here. I just think that they'd be perfect IF they were the same shoe size as last round. :)

The tatt looks great. Before I read your explanation I figured out it was a tree. :D
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Re: NTD? Idk hope I have time

Postby 4br4 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:15 am

Ah I'm glad it turned out ok! As of right now her hair is still in the lineart stages (I use like 4-5 colors) so hopefully I can futz w/ it w/o messing it up :'D

And ah! You're totally right, I didn't even think about that, I shall fix it uwu I sadly am having trouble finding refs for jeans in that position :////
And yeah her shoes are HUGE atm

Glad to know the tree tat looks ok and looks like a tree! Thank you for the CC! I've been getting a little muddled w/ this doll and I really appreciate the help ;w; <3
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Re: NTD? Idk hope I have time

Postby 4br4 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:17 am

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Shoes still pretty big but have more shape! Thank god :''D Also switched the glasses to match the ones on the board, fixed her face so it lines up w/ her other round (it was similar thank god haha)Fixed the shading on her pants a little bit, but now it seems too plain :< Might have to fix the left pant leg, looks wrong :/

Also removed bangs b/c I'm dolling someone w/ natural hair-it wouldn't really make sense to have braids and then random straight hair I guess? idk it looked bad imho and was removed ouo

Also very itty bitty slight change to the pants-the outlines! They should be different colors depending on where the light source is now. c:

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2x COMBO SHOES!!!!!

Not my best, my 1st rounds shoes where WAY better imho but I think these are ok. They're not fully shaded tho
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Re: NTD? Idk hope I have time

Postby 4br4 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:33 am

Sorry for the doublepost, but I think she's done????

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Re: NTD? Idk hope I have time

Postby the swordid truth » Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:47 pm

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First things first, those pants are fanfreakingtastic. The folds and the quality of the fabric are awesome. I also really love her face and the glasses. She is obviously the same character from last round, so continuity is excellent there- and she retains the same amount of quirk. Super important in my opinion. And who doesn't love a hair-bow?

Now, I feel it's important for me to note that I don't know how exacting these pageants are with their specifics. They say 'recreate' four items, and I see you've gone for nine which is awesome, but there are a lot of noticeable and fundamental differences between your pieces and the Polyvore reference sheet. The pants are darker and made of a different material and not pleated. The sweater is a different color, ( which I think is a very smart choice, actually ) the blue shirt no longer has its color patterning and the watch face on the turquoise watch is too small. But if it's more up to artistic editing, then most of that is just nitpicky. I'd still widen the watch face, though.

The shoes come off as a little too heavy. They might be a hair too large, but I think the main issue is that the black is very stark. The shoes in the Polyvore ref are more brown than black, and I would say that blending that black with some brown would be a good way to tie the shoes back into the rest of the outfit better? I'm also not certain that I like the light colored laces. I feel like it's possible that you spent too many pixels on trying to fit the light colored laces in in an aesthetically pleasing way, and as such the clean lines that the black bits need are suffering for it?

Ooooh and I'm out of steam again. Sorry, that's all I've got for now! < 3
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Re: NTD? Idk hope I have time

Postby 4br4 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:10 pm

It is all good hon, you made perfect sense <3 I tend (when artistic vision/polyvore contests) come up, I do waaaay more than necessary exactly for this reason, I do kind of stray away haha I'm on like no sleep so if I sound silly it's that, so I totes understand uwu

Anyways:
*made the watch face just a tad bigger (w/o it consuming her wrist)
*pleated & lightened the pants (thank you foofers haha)
*changed the color on her shoes to a more brown-ish color?)

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With the laces, due to it being on a dark color, if I made the laces a dark color they'd become kind of muddled and Idk I need to show the laces, so I'm really not sure what to do about that. Also there's a pattern on the blue shirt? I thought it was denim, which I think I have a palette for so let me mess w/ that uwu

Thank you for the CC! I appreciate it :3

edit: also do you think the original pants color matches the sweater?? I could change them around :y I think it looks kind of similar, but idk;;;
edit 2x: Yeah I think just like Audition round the pants and shirt color switched are wayyyyy better.

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