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August 13th, 2009, 12:08 AM
when i'm working in photopshop/painter, anything goes! its very freeing, although hopefully not too dense
August 13th, 2009, 05:01 PM
August 15th, 2009, 12:14 PM
hey all, this is my first slf prtrt exclusively in painter. it took me a while to figure out the brushes...there's a lot of them! still feel like i'm not being very economic, what brushes do you guys like? any other crits are very wecome:rocker:
August 16th, 2009, 01:49 AM
cool. was the painter one from life? if that hand was as rendered as the face is, it's really be something awesome. hands are tough too =)
August 16th, 2009, 10:10 AM
thankyou virus! it was done from a picture :-/, mirrors often leave me a little wonky and expressionless due to my concentrated drawing. next one will be from a mirror tho! there's something very important about translating from 3 dimensional space. and hands are tricky but fun, often times they show just as much expression as a face! i will repost soon with a more finalized render, i had just been painting for a while and felt i had to call it. thats one problem i have, getting everything down fast and then working in, i find myself going detail to detail instead of working the whole piece
August 17th, 2009, 12:47 AM
right on man. seems you knew what I was going to say. life will help you understand color and color temp a thousand times more than photos, not to mention the form in a picture is super off compared to life. (camera has one eye, we have two.)
keep it up. =)
August 18th, 2009, 03:34 PM
painting from a mirror, much different experience. found myself thinking a lot more about structure and light...good times!
any words are appreciated, i think the colors are a bit..burnt
August 18th, 2009, 07:41 PM
This thread has been awesome right from the git go. Tha last one I really like man. I got no crits 'cause I got no idea. I just like your stuff. :)
August 18th, 2009, 11:28 PM
looks like your learned a bit while doing it.
proportions look off to me, but i like this more than your others so far. keep it up man =)
August 19th, 2009, 06:47 PM
ok i'll admit i stopped looking at the mirror before i really got the eyes down, i lost interest. i think i'm not 100% comfortable with tablet/screen separation. i'm taking too long to get everything down, compared to my comfort with pencil... don't even get me started with color! i can barely get the tone right
jigje: thanks a heap! i've always been a drawer, lines my thing, but lets see if i can't get this painting thing figured out
virus: thankyou, and i agree. floating eyes almost always give me problems, i end up detailing the eye only to realize its not aligned. im gonna try to focus on laying down a good structure and tone shapes, try to be bold and quick. some of the guys on this forum have mastered that
August 19th, 2009, 07:02 PM
Hey the last one is pretty cool. Yes it is pretty hard to get used to the wacom/screen separation things, and then if you're doing a self portrait from the mirror, having a wacom/screen/mirror separation is super difficult, I haven't really figured it out for myself either, but your stuff looks good!
Don't worry about taking your time to get stuff down, you're learning while you do it so it is all worthwhile, you will get faster with practice. Yes make sure you're observing constantly, don't put down anything unless you know it's really there.
Otherwise keep it up, these self portraits look pretty awesome!
August 20th, 2009, 09:17 PM
cdejong: thanks for the encouragement! i can get pretty worked up sometimes, but i can not have fear! tis my enemy. can't say i got the best of this next one, but i can just keep telling myself tomorrow is a new day, and a new work of art
ps this time
August 21st, 2009, 04:18 AM
This one looks better this time! Keep at it:).
August 21st, 2009, 07:22 AM
I really like the last you've painted. There are already improvement, keep on drawing!
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