I knew that something like this was coming eventually, it was just a matter of time. Well done edit!
Sometimes I find images that have a lot of what I like and a lot of what I don't and edit them to better fit my own preferences. This one ended up far more involved so I decided to post it when it was done.
That was back in June. Needless to say, things got… a little out of hand. Two variations, transparent and non, with differences in expression and other things.
Original Source: https://www.pixiv.net/en/artworks/82250028
Your belly looks rather small; it looks a bit too flat, try to make it rounder; your lines look a bit wobbly, you can use some tools to make them smoother, belly button is great though it's a bit angular at the top; linea negra is also good.
12 long hours on the XBOX while in labor
Thank you. This will help me a lot.
I think your belly has too much of a circle shape, it should be more of a teardrop. The shading is not smooth enough, it doesn't work well with this artstyle, try to blur it more with some tools or filters. The outline looks a bit jagged, use some smoother brushes and don't sharpen things too much. Belly button looks nice although the outline looks a bit wobbly. I can see the breasts aren't cut out nicely, try not to leave any space beyond breasts, also the breasts could be deformed a little because of the belly under them.
I'll also drop a tutorial from ArrowDark on DA. I think it explains a lot about shape of a pregnant belly, so it might be helpful.
Thanks for the advice. I will try to improve my skill.
Also guide is great. It's definetely helpful.
I am always bothered how other editors put the belly above some pants or underwear instead of stretching them like the should be
Yeah, especially when pants are so high.
Veiny bumps are so underrated. It only shows when a mom doesn't have enough body fat to cover her ever-expanding womb so her skin got thinner, thus it should be more frequent on moms with smaller, svelte or more shapely bodies.
I am sorry，and i donot know what you say bumps
Hmm, I never planned my edits by sketching, should I try doing it?
I think the main thing that you should improve is the shape, it still looks a tiny bit off, but you sure improved a lot
If you're not willing to take the effort to have the belly effect things around it you shouldn't be doing it. I mean that in the least emotional personally judgmental kind of way. It is a lot of effort and it takes time and you're also presenting someone else's art in a poor light. Start out with the easy stuff. Practice matching the colors and shading before you move onto complicated stuff.
Choosing good pics to begin with matter since this pic seems to have the concept she is leaning on glass but it doesn't present it well at all, but I'm going to try to use it as an example anyway.
The blue is approximately where her skin hits the glass.
Boobs go on the boob shelf, ass/hips go higher to accommodate leaning over. Her back is already a little long in the original.
If you insist on showing crotch then she would be leaning back and you'd have to change her arms to not be pressed on the glass. Might not be as hard. Removing the little lines that imply it's on a surface on all but the hands would work but that means she's not licking the glass anymore.
For the record I did this. >>72244
I didnt't know there is actually glass. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Anyway thank you.
That's why I said the original artist didn't represent it very well. There's no indication it's a solid surface but the questionable lines and slight grey tinting. The area that looks kinda like a giant areola is glass and the pinker areola is in that circle. Her nipples are kind smooshed too. The circles on the finger tips and similar parts on the rest of the arms and tongue are the same thing.
I need some advice. I am getting confused every time I reach the point of placing belly button. Could anyone give a guide where to put it?
I think this post illustrates it pretty well>>80171
I want to put my hands on her belly near her panties.
What's she doing? Escaping from Horny Jail?
I think she's an exhibitionist.
Not bad for a first edit draft if you ask me, if I were to point something out her belly seems a bit too circular.
>Does it matter if I'm using Gimp?
Nah, as long as you know what you are doing you can do pretty much anything you want with it, it's a really nice free alternative.
Thanks for the feedback, I think that's what was bugging me most, but couldn't pin down. I'll take a whack at fixing it later today.
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Here's how I did the same picture.
The top of the belly should smoothly transition to the center of the chest rather than stopping at a sharp angle under the breasts, at this perspective it should obscure some of the breast that is farther away.
The pubic area can be pulled forward a bit, but it's not necessary if the belly is large enough to make a fold above the pubic mound.
You can also add a bulge at the side to make it look more like a 3d sphere that wraps around rather than a 2d circle that's superimposed.
You can add shading not only to the bottom of the belly but on anything underneath it and around the side bulge to give it depth. Try to figure out where the source of light is. Make sure the shadows are consistent with the art style of the pictures you are editing.