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    Its obvious he uses obsservation for some of his...

    Its obvious he uses obsservation for some of his work, doesn't necessarily mean photos. He could work from sketches, life, maquettes. There are a number of things that will get you those results,...
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    Ingres would have used smooth paper for his work...

    Ingres would have used smooth paper for his work what they called wove paper which is paper without a texture added to it by the manufacturer.
    Sargent would have use paper with rosin in it or...
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    If you want to swear is one thing but don't post...

    If you want to swear is one thing but don't post it to someone elses feed. Thats wrong, keep it on your own posts or blog or videos. As for work, the owner sets the policy, I've worked in some...
  4. Yes the more you know the the more informed your...

    Yes the more you know the the more informed your editing decisions are. Think of it like diffusing a bomb, if you understand what you are looking at and how it functions you have a better chance of...
  5. How do you figure that image is from life? You...

    How do you figure that image is from life? You had someone in makeup pose for you?You draw from life to commit the figure to muscle memory so that when you go to draw from your imagination you can....
  6. Technology I use two 23 inch monitors they do everything I...

    I use two 23 inch monitors they do everything I need them to do and give me plenty of real estate for working.
  7. Don't have an art muse in the first place then...

    Don't have an art muse in the first place then you can't "lose it" There are times you will not want to make art so don't make it or decide you want to be an artist and make art even when you don't...
  8. Thread: Steady art job?

    by dpaint
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    Most people who can actually get into the...

    Most people who can actually get into the industry don't last more than ten years. Better know what you want to do as an artist after you stop working for someone else. Any job that doesn't develop...
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    you have to practice and keep practicing and...

    you have to practice and keep practicing and focus on making things better not just going through the motions and settling. Take a workshop or online course where you get feedback and maybe even some...
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    What you are doing 'wrong' is you don't...

    What you are doing 'wrong' is you don't understand the form of the head very well and therefore you can't light it and paint it. Learn the structure of the head, the geometric planes and major...
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    Art: Some scenes from Robert E. Howard stories I'm...

    Some scenes from Robert E. Howard stories I'm working on. These are the finished digital studies which will be turned into oil paintings later on in the year for Illuxcon in Allentown. All are...
  12. [QUOTE=fllamjr;3915928]Hi dpaint! Thanks so much...

    [QUOTE=fllamjr;3915928]Hi dpaint! Thanks so much for your reply! Quite nice of you to throw out numbers, I appreciate it!

    I guess $100 is really too low haha Thanks again!



    It all comes down...
  13. I can't see the art try to upload it again. I...

    I can't see the art try to upload it again. I don't expect you to get my rate with no experience but this is what I got for some of the recent games I've worked on. For Cityville I got $300/400 per...
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    SketchBook: Couple of Solomon Kane sketches for paintings...

    Couple of Solomon Kane sketches for paintings
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2090291&stc=1

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2090292&stc=1...
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    He's using a classic steelyard composition as the...

    He's using a classic steelyard composition as the basis for this. A large and small object are balanced in the image using shape color light and value.
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  16. Thread: dragon concept

    by dpaint
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    yes we can. When you have something big like a...

    yes we can. When you have something big like a dragon consider showing it from the point of view from behind the figures looking up at the dragon instead of the way you have it now. That way you...
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    the lighting needs to be distinct separate the...

    the lighting needs to be distinct separate the planes into shadow and light I did a quick POhttp://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2088763&stc=1
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    try reloading the image its not showing up

    try reloading the image its not showing up
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    relative proportion will help along with checking...

    relative proportion will help along with checking angles. Start with the big outside shape and designate points and check angles again. Then measure internal elements against the outside shape once...
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    you're welcome. Try posing yourself or your...

    you're welcome. Try posing yourself or your friends or get some photos from a farmers market or outdoor market if you don't have access to those look up those things on the net, Reference will give...
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    Pay more attention to proportions and edges. ...

    Pay more attention to proportions and edges. Shape sizes need more consideration. The value transitions between the elements are too contrasted.
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    there are no interactions between the figures...

    there are no interactions between the figures strengthen the gestures for them they are all stiff and upright. The first rough sketch is better because there is more life in the poses and more...
  23. Thread: Help on Color?

    by dpaint
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    Since nature doesn't fit into a ten step value...

    Since nature doesn't fit into a ten step value scale interpretation is key. There are many ways to solve the problem of light and shadow, Shadow values and light values actually overlap in natural...
  24. Thread: Help on Color?

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    pay attention to the local color of your elements...

    pay attention to the local color of your elements the skin is different slightly from the lips and the hair and eyebrows is a lot different than the skin. That means if the shadows are two values...
  25. Thread: Some critique?

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    If you want to work professionally you need the...

    If you want to work professionally you need the anatomy to be better and to pay attention to all of the elements in your scene and the overall design more. Good enough for you at this stage isn't...
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