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    This next study is Death Dealer 1 by Frank...

    This next study is Death Dealer 1 by Frank Frazetta

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2066024&stc=1

    I did this one in just over 1hr 10min. I'm pretty happy with how...
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    Thanks JM, Hopefully I didn't get too rusty, I...

    Thanks JM,

    Hopefully I didn't get too rusty, I haven't done much in the last 2 weeks. Work has just be very busy. You mentioned the edges and smoothness. I noticed that every time I look back at...
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    I need to do another QC pass. I just got too...

    I need to do another QC pass. I just got too happy with the blending brush and almost everything is a smooth edge!
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    This next study is Fallen Angels by Luca Giordano...

    This next study is Fallen Angels by Luca Giordano

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    I spent an hour on the painting and then about 30min more trying to clean it up with a blending brush.

    I particularly like how my...
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    Thanks Jason, I appreciate everyone's...

    Thanks Jason,

    I appreciate everyone's feedback, and I will admit that the design principles that were discussed in the comp 1.1 video still kinda fly over my head.

    I understand emphasis and...
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    I think the last two studies I'll save to work on...

    I think the last two studies I'll save to work on later. There are some more things I need to work on. The last study--Dark Kingdom--I think started out well, and I noticed a few sloppy "additions" I...
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    This next study is Dark Kingdom by Frank Frazetta...

    This next study is Dark Kingdom by Frank Frazetta

    I put about 40min into this one and then another 15-20min of smoothing/blending.

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    This was a really neat piece, and I enjoyed it.
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    I put another 30min into the Charles I study. I'm...

    I put another 30min into the Charles I study. I'm noticing that the really fine detail, like the tinier holes in the doily or shoulder garment are tough to think about how i'll paint them. Also it...
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    Yeah I'll do that to the last piece of Charles I....

    Yeah I'll do that to the last piece of Charles I. I feel stuck with this one brush. I never got a chance to play around with the set from DA that you linked me to. I instead upgraded my version of...
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    This is Charles I by Van Dyck Just like my...

    This is Charles I by Van Dyck

    Just like my first study, the economy by having a simple background really takes your eyes-in this case to the 3 faces, but to the primary object in the piece.
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    Thanks BearWith for the kinds words. I had a lot...

    Thanks BearWith for the kinds words. I had a lot of fun doing that Bierstadt study.
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    This next study is by Pollice Verso by Gerome. ...

    This next study is by Pollice Verso by Gerome.

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    I really liked how you are drawn to the gladiator and then to the people in the stands right in front of him, all with their thumbs down....
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    Oh awesome! I'll download these tonight and mess...

    Oh awesome! I'll download these tonight and mess around with them, thanks a lot.
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    Thanks criketts801, on the last study I started...

    Thanks criketts801, on the last study I started using an airbrush, but I didn't like it and switched back to the scratchboard tool (I'm using painter). I just need to find something. I haven't spent...
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    This one is "evening on the prarie" by bierstadt....

    This one is "evening on the prarie" by bierstadt.

    It was a really difficult piece and I think that shows on my study. I started with a couple sets of 20 minutes trying to figure out the big shapes...
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    This piece is Yosemite Valley by Bierstadt I...

    This piece is Yosemite Valley by Bierstadt

    I saw a lot of triangle shapes in this one.

    Again, I went to around 1hr 10min and I tried harder to paint the big shapes first, like the mountains,...
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    csmhowitzer - Composition 1.1

    Here are my first two studies:

    The first one is a photo of NC Wyeth.
    These first two pieces, I really liked the emphasis and economy. Hopefully I'm getting these correct, but I liked how there...
  18. I think the messiness makes your work look very...

    I think the messiness makes your work look very nice. It adds character, I think.
  19. Doing this with a pen was quick and fun. Sadly my...

    Doing this with a pen was quick and fun. Sadly my hand writing and poor quality from the scanner will make my words hard to read. So sorry in advance for everyone who can't understand or spends too...
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    The link worked by the way, thanks. It was a bit...

    The link worked by the way, thanks. It was a bit hard to see because of the mask they had, but I do understand the point. Those pillars are for the most part the same darkness because I just took a...
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    Thank you for that David_a_ray. The image I had...

    Thank you for that David_a_ray. The image I had in my mind wasn't as symmetrical. My perspective was from some person on the ground floor who had walked in to this room and was the only one who left...
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    Another update, spent another 15-20min on it last...

    Another update, spent another 15-20min on it last night. I added two off-camera light sources. I may have bitten off more than I can chew here, but we'll see.

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    an updated version showing a new dragon on the...

    an updated version showing a new dragon on the wall and also darkening the areas that won't be hit by the torch light.

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    ha, yeah you would see more of the underbelly. I...

    ha, yeah you would see more of the underbelly. I didn't even consider that, thanks. I also need to use a reference image and fix the dragon. It was a quick add on because the wall looked a bit boring...
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    Yeah Jeff that does help a lot. I was afraid of...

    Yeah Jeff that does help a lot. I was afraid of adding another torch because I liked the focal point (I think that's the correct term). I also didn't really think about how much light one torch would...
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