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Aihana_ 12-25-2007 12:33 AM

Tenisha's First!
 
These are my first EVER hand drawn's
I know my shading is probably horrible but I'm new at this.
so if you have any tips for me I would love to hear them!

<----base is from watermelon bubblegum


<----base by davidsonlinegallery.com

<------ base by davidsonlinegallery.com

base by citronrouge.com

TheHayleyDoll 12-26-2007 11:56 PM

They are REALLY goo for your firsts. You don't even want to see my starting ones. O.o

1st: Use a larger palette on the shirt.

2nd: The hair is parted a bit weird, and the palette also should be bigger.

3rd: No strands in the hair.

4th: Hair to light, not enough shading on the shirt, pants stick to body.

But again, not bad. ^^ Be more proud of them for bein your first step.

Aihana_ 12-27-2007 12:27 AM

yes I know they aren't that good but I don''t think I am using the right program. What program do you use??

Elanorea 12-27-2007 06:29 AM

Well, I use MS Paint, which I think most of the dollers on this site use as well. I also know some people who use Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop, the GIMP or other programs. I can't really give advice as to which is the "right" program, as I've only tried one. Anyway, I think that if you were able to make dolls like this with your current program, you can make better ones with it as well if you practice.
As for the dolls themselves, I agree with Hayley that the dolls are very good for a beginner. Your main problem does seem to be palettes - some seem to have too few colours, or too large colour differences. Also, the palette you used for the last doll's hair is very unrealistic for a hair colour. I'd advise you to check out Xandorra's Place, she has loads and loads of palettes and most of them are quite good.
However, overall your dolls are quite good, and I think your shading would improve tremendously if you got your hands on some good palettes.

TheHayleyDoll 12-27-2007 09:45 AM

Yeah, I also use paint. It's the most basic, yet effective one out there. Plus, it cost nothing, and I'm cheap. XD

Aihana_ 12-27-2007 09:52 PM

oh okay thank you and when I made those I didn't even use palettes so next time I will for sure

spirit_queen 12-28-2007 10:43 AM

Here's a nice thread that posts a heck of a lot of sites with pallettes! Watermelon bubblegum has some, too!
http://www.thedollpalace.com/forum/d...-palettes.html
Be aware the 'the dollery' will not work. she's updated everything. In the address bar, delete the '/dolls/goodies_pallettes.php'

I hope this helps your pallette problem!!

Aihana_ 12-28-2007 09:24 PM

oh okay! thank you!!

noirmali 01-01-2008 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spirit_queen (Post 620320)
Here's a nice thread that posts a heck of a lot of sites with pallettes! Watermelon bubblegum has some, too!
http://www.thedollpalace.com/forum/d...-palettes.html
Be aware the 'the dollery' will not work. she's updated everything. In the address bar, delete the '/dolls/goodies_pallettes.php'

I hope this helps your pallette problem!!

I edited it on my other account so now it works....At least I still remember my password .__."
Hmm. They're very good for beginning ^^

cwer 01-27-2008 07:21 PM

Go tenisha! Your really good for a starter!:mrgreen: ^^


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