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    Art: a few traditional paintings (w/tea)

    These are all on tea'd paper ( http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=95590 )

    Watercolor, pencil or micron pen for the lines. All roughly around the 10x20 or there abouts in size (not...
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    good ventilation is your friend :D Great...

    good ventilation is your friend :D

    Great pieces... they seem to be out of nightmares and dreams! I've always enjoyed white over the teastained tones *nod*

    how's motor oil working out? That one...
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    Wow, those edges you all got are great :D ...

    Wow, those edges you all got are great :D

    how'd it go with the color'd pencils? i've only done paint & ink (including pen) on top of dried tea. did it take a few layers to get the color to show...
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    It gets pretty well stained in there.. though...

    It gets pretty well stained in there.. though running it through tap water or soaking it in a bin of water will lightening it up some, but it's like taking dye and working it into the fibers. the...
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    you're doing a very difficult shot... it's almost...

    you're doing a very difficult shot... it's almost an attempt at a 3rd vanishing point.

    make up a grid with 2 vanishing horizon points (one to right, one to left, off the image). your verticals...
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    Art: Looking better. the movement really helped the...

    Looking better. the movement really helped the ship (though maybe add sharp lines to the front of the ship to define it.)

    one thing i'm starting to notice is that you're halving the image. Cools...
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    Art: i love the warm/cool colors in this. (I like the...

    i love the warm/cool colors in this. (I like the clouds as is, personally, keeps them pushed in the background.)

    I don't 'get' that floating thing though. maybe a writeup of the outpost would...
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    ...what civil war is this? and cropping is a...

    ...what civil war is this?

    and cropping is a good idea. this looks like something that needs to be on old parchment :)
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    when saving for the web.. Save your file, then go...

    when saving for the web.. Save your file, then go to image > image size > and change from 300dpi (or what ever you are using) down to 72dpi, this makes the images much more easily viewed in the forum...
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    scan it in sections :) then paste them together...

    scan it in sections :) then paste them together in your art program.. most of my work needs to be scanned in 4x's for each 'corner' and then fitted together.

    at least rotate your image so he's...
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    Art: i like the setup for this, but it needs a bit...

    i like the setup for this, but it needs a bit more IMO

    The cloth is the same texture as the skin. Looking at my arm, i see my skin, and I can see the texture of the weave of my shirt. you don't...
  12. Thread: Fruit Rain

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    Art: most of your images aren't working :/ I really...

    most of your images aren't working :/

    I really dig that fruit, I don't understand why someone even suggested to put in some 'character'.. not all concept art/illustration NEEDS characters ;) ...
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    well, the one thing that jumped out at me is the...

    well, the one thing that jumped out at me is the background seems to have yellow lighting, but he's lit by white.
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    Art: Only the first and the third are loading for me...

    Only the first and the third are loading for me :/

    and i like that style.. it kind of feels like children marker drawings :)
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    make a friend pose for you and snap their picture...

    make a friend pose for you and snap their picture :)
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    (his fingers look broken in the forward hand) ...

    (his fingers look broken in the forward hand)

    I think the actual throwing of the javalin is not correct either.. I can't invision how he's going to launch that thing.

    the point of the weapon...
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    looks very good! One suggestion is that your...

    looks very good!

    One suggestion is that your fabric is the same texturing as the skin, consider suggesting woven thread?
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    definitely see a slight improvement, but you need to step back from the complex. Human faces with emotion is one of the most complex things out there, more so than a building or a spaceship.

    go...
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    Art: wasn't expecting to get in, but figured i might...

    wasn't expecting to get in, but figured i might as well give it a shot so next year i could try again.

    http://fallenlights.net/portfolio/traditional/the_safest_place.jpg
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    Just a general idea with colors: Warm : Pops...

    Just a general idea with colors:

    Warm : Pops forward
    Cool : Pulls back

    ie: look at the distance. everything further away is affected by light and atmosphere and gets bluer.


    that red is...
  21. that was one of the first things our teacher in...

    that was one of the first things our teacher in Freshman Life drawing class said. "If I see style, I'm ripping up the paper."

    Almost every one that is a 'big name' in illustration or fine art can...
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    Working with Tea

    I wanted to post this here because a lot of people elsewhere were always interested in this very simple (yet time consuming) process.

    I'm sure you can mimic this with digital, as you can...
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    that's one of the few times i've ever seen violet...

    that's one of the few times i've ever seen violet WORK. i really dig that combo with the browns.



    2 hour drawing that's gotten way too many comments on it (seriously.. like.. 100+ now, it's...
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    i like the 2nd one you posted more than the...

    i like the 2nd one you posted more than the first. try even cropping him a bit more? Not showing everything seems to make him feel larger :) right now the edge of his back is right on the edge of...
  25. use lines as a guide, you can always paint over...

    use lines as a guide, you can always paint over them :)

    also, try to make EDGES if you want to avoid having linework. where one edge (figure) meets another (cliff) and meets another (background)...
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