Davi Lo
Davi Lo
Freelance illustrator •‿• email contact: davisweilo@hotmail.com
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@Davi Lo How cool! This is solid work, your time certainly paid off. I think @Rebecca Shay makes a pretty good point considering the lighting, so I'd like to add up to that! I'm not biologically qualified to discuss color temperature though (I'm partially colorblind 🙈), but I can talk about the overall lighting scheme and the value relationships. Basically, what I find is that a bit more contrast on the character might help bring up the scene! So I made a grayscale paint-over on top of Rebecca's edition of your original work, and here's what I added: . I made the bounce light areas a bit more bright, especially on her torso and clothes (when I squint at the painting, I feel like this extra contrast on the bounce lights makes it more clear to read the beautiful twist of her pose); . Added a rim light on the right side of the character to make sense with the big sunlight coming from behind (and it also makes her figure pop some more); . Lightened up the background a little more, especially on the surroundings of the character so that the darker values on her could gain more power; . And I added a few tweaks to try to make the scene feel more natural: a bit more sub-surface scattering on the drapes on her shoulder; a little light bleed on the strong highlight of the sword; and a bit more blur on the background for a stronger sense of atmosphere. Hope this gets the point across! Since I'm not a painter or lighting specialist, there might be more stuff to work on... but I tried my best, and these are the things I could find right now. Hope this helps!! Let me know if you have any questions or thoughts. Best of luck! And keep up the amazing work! o/
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Davi Lo
Wow thank you for all these observations and taking time to paint them out!! I feel that maybe some of the considerations might feel a bit unnatural, like adding a rim light puzzles me a little bit since she's in shadow, but overall I think I get the point! Thank you again for the help, really appreciate it, will take those into consideration!!
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Rebecca Shay
Wow I love her pose and the fabric! There's something about the color temperature of the lights that bugs me. I tried making the sky less blue and it looks better. If I only look at her, I feel like she's indoor at night with a firelight as a source. But behind her it shows strong broad daylight but she's standing in the shadow so it makes things a little complicated. What complicates things is I'd expect a lot of bounced light considering the marble texture of the building. That's a lot of text to say, something is off with the color temperature and I have no idea how to fix it. I would love to see if you found a solution though.
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Davi Lo
Very interesting points! Thank you for taking the time to do a paint over and pointing these things out, I'll take those into consideration!!
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Jan D.
Love it! The storytelling and execution:) If I had to nitpick, maybe the far side of her face is sticking a little bit too much outwards, making the face a little flat? Also not a critique but a recommendation really: maybe try out a slight noise filter over the top? I often find it makes digital paintings feel more polished/unified. Can also help with some colour banding that you might get on some darker pieces. Something very subtle though. Matter of taste really:) Great job!:)
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Davi Lo
Ohh that's a great observation, I'll take those into account in the future! Thank you! :)
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Davi Lo
Love the rendering!!
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Davi Lo
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My newest illustration! Really tough one, spent more time on it than I'm willing to admit Was very inspired by Edward John Poynter's 'Feeding the Sacred Ibis in the Halls of Karnak' Would love to hear your opinions! C&C Welcome!! ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
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Davi Lo
Really tough one, spent more time on it that I'm willing to admit Was very inspired by Edward John Poynter's 'Feeding the Sacred Ibis in the Halls of Karnak' You can check process gif here: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/eaYQ2w ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
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Davi Lo
Oof thought I wasn't going to make it, so close Was a bit hesitant on going for a more gloomy tone but it's a theme that speaks to me a lot and hopefully I was able to properly communicate it! Hope you like it!
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Davi Lo
Thank you so much everyone!! Wish I could reply to every each one of you, but I really appreciate the positivity! ╥﹏╥
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Miguel Ferreira Franco
Hello everyone,this is my entry for the challenge.I have been feeling more productive at nigtht so I thought of doing a horror poster, it is also one of the movie genres I appreciate the most as well . I hope everyone is having fun and good luck to all participants. (I`m sorry if something is wrong with my writing here, I`m using google translate right now)
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Davi Lo
This is soooo good
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James Doane
Here is my life movie poster done in my typical digital painting style. Here is a little background… in real life I’m an engineer with a doctorate in engineering biomechanics (basically the physics of human movement). I am also a martial arts nerd. I have a brown belt in taekwondo, and I have studied some Brazilian jiu jitsu and some filipino martial arts. I grew up watching martial arts movies. Naturally my movie would be a combination of engineering and martial arts. The title is Second Law, which the equations dealing with this kick would be impulse and momentum (it’s the equation in the lower left if you care), which is just a variation of Newton’s second law. The title would also be based on the story line that it is me doing a come back to win after focusing more on fighting from an engineering perspective (basically like the matrix… only I see things in engineering equations). My co-star, Bill Wallace, is a little nod to Bill “superfoot” Wallace. He was a martial artist that I admired as a child. I also could not resist the classic B movie cheesy tag line as a nod to theoretical physics. I had a lot of fun with this challenge, and I hope you enjoy!
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Davi Lo
You're like, the coolest person ever Love the poster too!
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Vivek K
Hey Guys, I am Vivek, I'm so excited to be here, I can't wait to see how this platform grows and I hope we learn to learn a lot and become a better artist with you all. I recently started sharing my art, Here's few of them. Hope you like it!
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Davi Lo
omg love the portrait!
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Davi Lo
Awesome thread! Hi everyone, my name is Davi, I'm an aspiring illustrator from Brazil I used to study Computer Science and quit on my 2nd year to pursue art! Here are some of my socials: https://twitter.com/lo_pavo and https://www.artstation.com/daviseila Nice to meet you all!
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Davi Lo
Those are wonderful, I love them!!
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adri_art76
Your work is amazing! I would like to know how do you come with the composition for your work?
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Davi Lo
Thank you!! For me personally coming up with the composition is one of the most fun parts of making an image. I usually try to think of ways to direct the eye of the viewer throughout the image in a way that sequentially tells the story while trying to make it feel fluid/natural, but it doesn't always work out xD I have the cloud lady and mermaid pieces as example, I tried planning out where the focal points would be and the direction I wanted to lead people's eyes, and I think the best way to do that is by contrast! People naturally look at what has more contrast first (rather it be value, color, shape, edges etc) so if you plan out a hierarchy of contrast and execute it well you can achieve that! That said, I'm still working on it, I usually end up putting unecessary contrast all over the place xD
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Davi Lo
Love the colors!
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Davi Lo
Hey Alex! You're doing great! I like the warrior guy :)
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john jo ong
Wow! Those are so good. My favorite is the cloud with girl holding a jar.
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Davi Lo
Thank you! :)
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Jedidiah Buagbe
Heya! Your works are downright gorgeous! Your control of colour, value, and composition is spectacular. I'm a sucker for a blue-green- orange colour pallete in artworks and that 3rd artwork is just simply *chef's kiss* Excited to connect with you too! ✨
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Davi Lo
Hahahahaah thank you very much!! :)
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Alex Galeri
Hi Davi, great illustrations! I really love the use of light in order to hype the composition: very well thinked and realized! And the storytelling is lovely as well :)
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Davi Lo
aaaa Thank you so much Alex!! Means a lot :D
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Andreas Huang
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Gosh, they're gorgeous! i really like your clean rendering. sorry, i'm the one who asking question here.. :) this is a portion of my illustration... i've been struggling with sloppy brushwork.. Davi what would you do to achieve your clean look of rendering? many thanks..
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Davi Lo
Hi Andreas! Thank you for the compliments! You got yourself a really nice WIP yourself! I think that if you want to achieve a more realistic look to the texture of the skin you could try knocking down a bit of the brushwork and blending the transitions of the form so the nice sharper edges are used for abrupt plane changes (like the one you have with the eyelid and forehead). I personally like the suggestion @Joe Zavaletta gave of using smudge tools to achieve soft natural transitions, I also use a lot of the lasso tool to get crisp hard edges! I guess in terms of the texture part, having a good reference photo and being able to accurately translate it into your painting is a big help! Tbh I don't think I'm very proficient with rendering, but I hope it helps somehow!
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Ekene Nkado
Not sure about aspiring, I'd say you're pretty much there! :D Awesome stuff.
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Davi Lo
aaaaaaaa thank you!!! :D I hope you're right hahahahaha
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