I'm a french fan of Sailor Moon and i'm drawing too ! I love your fanarts about Sailor Moon and others, your style is very good ! I've started to color on PhotoShop with a graphic palet and it's so difficult, so i try to find people who could be explain me how color on PhotoShop ^^ And i'm new on Deviant Art too
I love being able to see improvement with all of your pieces.
K, crits. THe hair looks very awkward to me. I think you should be doing more of the shading by hand. Like near the top, that doesn't look like you penciled that in by hand. I suggest using a brush that both size and opacity are affected by pressure.. Maybe that'll do the trick. Either way, it looks confusing and a little overdone. I really think you need to get away from using the pen tool to ink, too. It makes things look really awkward. Take her hand and her legs for example. Her legs look really flat, there should be more of a curve to them, and her hand looks like you had the shape down, but the pen tool distorted it. After this series is over, try doing a piece all by hand.. the shading, the inking, etc. See how it looks. With inking.. your hand may be shaky, but what I find works best for me is fast strokes of the tablet pen, and ctrl+Zing a LOT until it looks right. Her head looks very small and too cute for her mature body shape... don't you think? Hmm.. ahhh! her right hand! use a smaller brush to get rid of those un-shaded corners, okay? that bugs me so much XD Hmm. The light source seems a little confusing to me. One tip I can offer is to not stick DIRECTLY to your pallette. Experiment with different colors and maybe shade a little lighter in some areas than others if that looks right to you.
TONS of improvement from the last one. Facial anatomy is dead-on, and your proportions are getting much better. c: I love all this color experimentation you've been doing.
Ooh, a tip: with metals, the key is to go from light to dark very quickly, and REFLECTIONS is a big key. : D
You're right. I should have made the shadows a lot softer at the top To be honest with the pen tool... I really don't have a choice. I do have a tablet, but I can't get the pen pressure to work on it, so I wish I could do what you suggested, but I'm kind of stuck with the pen tool >_<