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Yusei Fudo +Gear+ -edit- by slifertheskydragon Yusei Fudo +Gear+ -edit- by slifertheskydragon
edit: i took everyone's comments and critques and tried to improve it?
dulled eyes a bit
made lips redder and "fuller?"
placed more detail in hair

i'm not sure how to make the shirt more realistic...

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I couldn't sleep last night (I was finishing a final project... orz) even though I had two hours of sleep for Monday...

so I decided to do a digital painting of Yusei... I need to practice realistic coloring too... :/

When they first aired that episode that introduced the Planetary Gear (it uses the same characters as Yusei in Japanese) I was soooo confused because all I heard was that Yusei was named after a Yusei thingy so I was like lol wat, Yusei's that thing in my pencil sharpener? But then ta-da for wikipedia [link] (I kinda stole the image of the planetary gear from there too, but I shooped it a bit... orz)
i'd love critique since im trying to work on my realistic painting skills =w=

PSP wallpaper-size!

Tools: Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Wacom Intuos3
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Well, first of all, go get some sleep, you totally deserve it after this:D

And second, Yusei looks like he needs a hug:D *hugs him*:glomp:

Anywho, not bad, not bad at all:D I can't even tell you used a pic from the internet to make the "thingy", so that's really good editing:D I would've thought you made it, but I read the description despite my burning eyes:XD: And as mentioned by you, you're trying at realistic things, yes? Well, you're doing a great job at it so far, I wouldn't some at this:D You seem to be getting close:D I almost thought this was a photo until I saw his eyes, so you're doing good, you should keep going:D Definitely keep going, you've actually got it right and I'm impressed how well you did on this:D Great job, absolutely amazing:) You keep it up and you'll have more open door s for you then you've ever seen:D People look for talent like this and you've got it:D I can't even be this good:D
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Hi there!

I'm not a digital artist myself, but let me take a shot at critiquing this.

First of all, I love the texture of his skin. It really fits the kind of sentimental feeling that I'm getting from this piece. However, his shirt and his hair seem out of place compared to the skin. The skin is a bit rough and sandy, while the hair and shirt are shinier and look more like the generic anime-style. You're getting there, but not quite. Try to tone down the colors a little to match the earthy, yellowy tones of the skin.

Also, another reason why the hair doesn't look that realistic might be because of how his hair is sticking out in the generic yugioh style (where they have IMPOSSIBLE hairstyles hahaha). This feature is hard to portray in realism, but I guess you'd have to let more individual strands flow out, and make the ends "sharper". For example, the few hair strands near his neck have dull ends, and hair doesn't really end like that.

Finally, you could make the hair and skin work together more by adding more definite shadows. Again, in the neck area, the hair strands there don't seem to be touching the skin at all because there aren't any signs of shadows that show the individual strands reflected on there. Same with the areas around his eyes--add more shadows that show the individual strands. You did this perfectly with the hair near his right (our left) eye, so just apply that to the rest of the picture. :D

I think that's mostly it. I'm not very good at realism or digital work myself so this is just an opinion based on instinct. If you have any more questions feel free to ask me. :] I hope this helps!
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Taraye Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Looks like he came off the FinalFantasy7 movie! Awesome job!
roojercurryninja Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
adding a little white on the edge of the shirts might help because in my opinion the shirt itself is amazing but it's too clear where it ends and it might be solved with a thin white edge with a low opacity
saphsoul Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
So amazing!
MikariStar Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like his hair ^^
spidermaster14 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Dude! It's frickin AMA-ZAAAAHHH!! I've never seen a Yusei piece like it!
drachegirl14 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
I'm not an artist, but let me try to give some feedback :D

Firstly, the overall picture is very striking. It hits both a compassionate chord in my heart and a chord that works other type of attractions on my body; either way both are very powerful, so well done there.

The details are well done; I like the work on his hair, because it looks so REAL and soft. His eyes are simply stunning and like he's half-way between sleep and the land of wake . . .

The only negative I find is that his fingers seem to be too tense - if they were a bit more relaxed and open around the device, I feel like it might work better; however, that's a tiny little nitpick that I only got after starring at the pic long enough.
slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's ok ^^ Thank you though, it's definetley helpful for critique since i can always improve :3
superEEEE Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
looks very realistic
ajs23 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
holy mothers!!!!! yusei looks like a real human not a cartoon nice job!!
ajs23 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
holy mothers!!!!!!!!!!! it looks sooooo human incredable!!!
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