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June 15, 2011
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Scarlet Witch by JoaoRodrigoBaptista Scarlet Witch by JoaoRodrigoBaptista
This started as a study, and evolved into something more elaborate. I wanted to draw a more realistic face in a comic character. I think I was successful.

The color was amazingly easy on this one. Since it's mostly an analogous color scheme, most of the color you see is done through a color balance layer.

I used some of :iconredheadstock: brushes for the arcane symbols.

Comments and feedback are appreciated! :D
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Well this is a very interesting picture actually. The style reminds me some of Roy Lichtenstein minus his use of tiny dots of color. It has an old style marvel comic feel combined with a painterly feel which is interesting indeed as normally I am used to seeing heavy black shading with this sort of style. Overall it is very well done but there are a couple things that bother me.
The pose...well to say what I am seeing looks as if she has to go to the bathroom. I think you should straighten her torso out and elongate her legs instead of scrunching them up. Also I am not sure if that is a piece of her cape she's holding or if it's a different cloth entirely. And lastly what stands out to me is the off coloration of her face. It stands out a bit. Unless she is wearing some sort of mask which is doesn't appear that she is She should have the same colored skin as her body.
Other then those three major things the overall picture is very nice indeed. Keep up the good work ;)
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It's too bad it's such a low resolution. Hard to see what you did.

I don't know too much about marvel/DC comic styles, so I'm sorry if I come off as harsh.

I think the light source is very conflicted. The arcane symbol looks large bright, but only casts the vaguest hints of light on her, and none at all on the background. Also, her left leg vanishes into the back behind an awkward pose. She kinda looks like she's tripping or something, because the weight distribution of her upper boy is nowhere near over her legs. The shadow she casts doesn't meet up with her legs and cloak, creating an odd floating appearance (and if she's actually supposed to be floating, her hips should hang more to make her look suspended in the air).

That said, the folds in the cloak/cape are actually pretty well done, and the sweep along the lower body is nice and dramatic. The white latex/spandex is the highlight of this piece. It glows believably and looks very appealing. The speckled background give it a nice painterly feel and the warm tones are very effective and appealing.
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Mm, her costume would make more sense with an additional layer under the bright red sections... I get the feeling she doesn't have such an under-layer often though.
Kaytara Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooh, very nice colours. I like the realistic yet somewhat cartoonish colouring style...
DarkRedPhantomX Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Artist
You have really good shading on this one. I like the look of the light on the latex. :nod:
Melian-Alcarime Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I really like the use of screentones in this. I've always been a fan of screentoning. :)
chubbvoulez Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
I think it's good.

But I'm not specialist in comic Art, sorry.
JericaWinters Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
I like the color scheme in this. Nice job on the magical effect!
josegoncalo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its nice , but what is with her face?
Gironimo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
most of all I like the harmonic colours here :clap: also I can see you've worked very detailed on her anatomy and especially on the light reflections on her clothes :)
skotsoad Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome work! Amazing colours and job on the body
lolitaninja Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's looking sexy! And the orb is a nice touch!
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