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Need help with a kr drawing

Postby Knight Racer » Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:25 pm

I need some help with this drawing.I can't help but wonder before i color it in whats wrong with this one?

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Postby snafu » Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:17 pm

IMO, too wide and too angular. Soften some of the outlines- KITT isn't all angles. He's got some curves. :D
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Postby J-Knight » Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:38 am

Looks much like a lamborghini to me lol
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Postby Michael Pajaro » Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:52 pm

There's nothing "wrong" with it; it's a stylized interpretation of KITT.

If you're looking for suggesitons, there may be too much symmetry with it. When you colorize it, try giving it some uneven shading. Or rotate it 30 degrees and add some "speed lines" to give it a sense of motion.

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Postby Knight Racer » Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:10 pm

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Still better then the last 1 i made.

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Postby snafu » Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:30 pm

The second try looks better. :D
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Postby Knight Racer » Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:33 pm

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I stretched back into shape and shaded and colored it up.To me when I picture kitt I keep thinking stretched and longer because more technology then a smaller compact car for some reason also sleek and dashing but thats just me probably.

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Postby snafu » Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:35 pm

Have you considered making the black car parts the darkest and then doing the shading in blue?
Sometimes shade lines on a black surface actually show up as lighter than the base color.
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Postby rulloa81 » Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:55 pm

I like it. It looks cool. I think that the top of the roof is too narrow. Maybe if you try to make it wider and a little bit taller it will look closer to a trans-am.

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Postby rusti_knight » Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:33 pm

Your 'curved' version looks much better to the eye than your stretched out 'lambo' version. Always take into consideration the way the car is *really* shaped, because the argument of "it's stylized!!11!!one" is one I've seen and heard over and over and over again. A paper cup with a hole in the bottom holds more water than that old line.

Take into consideration that the windshield is glass, and it's going to reflect and refract and shine...you won't see straight through it to the seats, and if it's tinted, it won't be flat black. Even with simple vectors like you're using you can achieve more than what you're giving us.

Pick one direction, and one direction only for a light source if you're new to shading, and just use one color (blue, green, orange, purple, your options are limitless on a black car), and remember that your shadows will not be symmetrical on both sides.

Highlights will follow the ridges of the separate pieces just as much as shadows follow the dips. And on metal, there's usually a bright white against a dark black somewhere, even if it's just in one place. So if you're going to shade, don't do it halfway, it just looks bad.

Here's an image to illustrate what I mean. The light gray shows your highlights, and the red your shadows.

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Postby md_knight_rider » Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:57 pm

It's comming along nicely...keep us posted.
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