Hi Boys and Girls (and off course very old people ;-),
Here's just an in between post.
Scanned in some quick character wips and colored them in photoshop.
I've shortly tried to experiment with some color contrasts in faces. What happens when you give some characters a non realistic skin color (or an exaggerated shadow color)? Does it make it an alien/non human? Does it create an extra emotion to the character? Or does it feel normal?
I'll come back on this part later, because I quickly ran through this test (and it's too weak). When i did this, I noticed that there are some interresting parts in this! So let's give it some extra attention and PUSH IT MORE!
So next time i'll concentrate on these parts more. For example, I'm going to look what happens when you give the same character a strange skin color and natural colored eyes or a natural skin color and strange colored eyes. Let's see what happens? First starting with a nutral looking character. And after that i'm going to look how it works with a character with an strong emotion. Use those colors to make the emotion stronger.
Maybe nothing new will come out? But... you'll never know, if you don't try!