So now I'll try to give you some feedback.
First to the choose of the troll as a basic: I'm not so sure about that, I started a Joker skin, too, but I used the villager, not only because I'm used to the villager but also, becuase his body just fits better and his hair and face lookes more like joker!
What I mean with I'm used to the villager: it's the feeling of how something wraps around the model and I think the well done clothes you did, unfortunatelly only look good 2d and don't wrap to good around the model!
There are two tipps, that I can give you for that: 1. Tipp: A link: http://www.wc3c.net/showthread.php?t=105365 this might help you, to get a feeling for the model and teh wrap!
2. Tipp: Just try ;-P:-D I'm not so sure, if it's just the model or just wrong or unexperienced skin! so just give it a try!
Other thing to mention is, that there's a huge contrast between the face and the body, the face looks more realistic, body mor cartoonish!
And I don't like the hair too much, maybe darken it a little!
BUT the idea is good, you did it a very creative way and it just looks promising so keep it up, I hope I could help you a little!
Yesterday, 05:29 PM
Registered User Sansui
Join Date: Apr 2004
Not terrible for a first, better than a half of the first skins I have seen.
You need to work on shading and fleshing objects out to produce detail. Right now it kinda looks really blotchy. The face needs to be smoothed out a lot. try to make it look like paint that was applied to skin instead of white cotton balls glued together.
Hope that helps.
And to add, try using small brushes at very, very low opacity to blend.
I could make the face look "smoothy" like the rest(fit the cartoonist theme),but I want to make something different,making the face look "blotchy" gives us the feeling that he makes up his face,not permanent white.Okay,I'll fix it if you want.
BTW,I use small brushes,but I think I have blended it enough.
And this is why I stopped being nice to people about new skins.
Listen, it does not look good and the look you are going for failed miserably.
The blotchy look does not make it look like his face is painted. It looks like his face is made of balls. If you want a face painted effect you will NEED to skin the base flesh first and then texture over that with either a custom brush or a very low opacity tiny brush. You need to leave in-perfections in the face paint to give it that effect.
Also the body is not anything to be proud of the shading is completely wrong to be cartoony or realistic. it is also not smooth or properly blended. You need to step back and look at how light reacts to the materials you are creating.
Now stop acting like you actually know what you are doing and take advice from other people, it will help you better yourself.