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Default Tenisha's First! - 12-25-2007, 12:33 AM

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

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Default 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.
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Default 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??


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Default 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.


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Default 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
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Default 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


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