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    Study some great painters, and you'll see that...

    Study some great painters, and you'll see that suggesting the 'right' details can be way more powerful than rendering all of them. It's a way to work smart. Push the focal point; put details into...
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    Small but significant changes. I remodeled the...

    Small but significant changes. I remodeled the tentacles, to give them more form and feel like they were wrapping around guy. I tweaked his hands to correct small problems and better carry the...
  3. Thread: ORCS

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    Art: Looks great... is this oil?

    Looks great... is this oil?
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    Thanks for the feedback, Mancub. I think all of...

    Thanks for the feedback, Mancub. I think all of your tips are great, and they encourage me to push it further. You're totally right, the emotion has to be sold through the raw physical tension. ...
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    Ok, thanks for clarifying Lotet.. I see where...

    Ok, thanks for clarifying Lotet.. I see where you're coming from. The head-tilt gave him more of a cautious, quizzical pose, like he was peeking into the cave after hearing the muffled sounds of...
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    Thanks Lotet! I'm trying to understand your...

    Thanks Lotet! I'm trying to understand your comment...which image are you referring to; the one with the surprised dude?
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    I like that suggestion - helps tell the story. I...

    I like that suggestion - helps tell the story. I tickled the rocks a bit, to get a tad more variety in value, and added a few claw trails in the process. Changes are miniscule at this point, but I...
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    Pushing small details, trying to fine tune the...

    Pushing small details, trying to fine tune the balance of values. It looked very dark on my work monitor, so I played with values a bit to lighten it. hitting the point of diminishing returns, i...
  9. Thread: New Work

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    Art: Great stuff - when i look at these, it's obvious...

    Great stuff - when i look at these, it's obvious the whole canvas was taken into account and composed as a whole. I don't think you need to fill background with detail or complicated form to pull a...
  10. Thread: Hello

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    Small update. I agree with previous comments -...

    Small update. I agree with previous comments - sharpen was too strong, blood didn't quite look right. I'll tackle the blood and debris next - I don't think it should be as extreme as the...
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    Still trying to bring it up, without killing it. ...

    Still trying to bring it up, without killing it. I played with the sense of impact and motion on the creatures beak. Worked on the background a bit, and the dude at the mouth of the cave. It's...
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    Yes... that really gives it a sense of motion! I...

    Yes... that really gives it a sense of motion! I didn't want to cross the line into gore, but this certainly gives the image more impact. I'll play with it some. Thanks!
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    Thanks for the feedback. meDraw - I have no...

    Thanks for the feedback.

    meDraw - I have no problem with a paintover, if you did one. I thought about the blood issue a bit - there were versions where it was more bloody and graphic, but I...
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    Left this alone for a long time - found it...

    Left this alone for a long time - found it recently and reworked the idea a bit. I still want to polish it up some, but I think I'm fairly happy with the composition and idea at this point.
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    Art: Some sketchbook stuff from this year - all quick...

    Some sketchbook stuff from this year - all quick sketches from life. If you can't tell, I live in a place with LOTS of trees!
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    You fill the niji brushes with water. All you...

    You fill the niji brushes with water. All you have to do is squeeze a little bit to get a nice wet brush, then you can pick up whatever color you want at the moment from the watercolor pans. To...
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    These aren't poseable, but if you can afford it,...

    These aren't poseable, but if you can afford it, this is a GREAT tool for analyzing and studying anatomy.

    http://anatomicalfigures.com/

    Personally, I've never found those simple wooden models...
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    I managed to throw together a portable watercolor...

    I managed to throw together a portable watercolor set last year, and have found it invaluable - I use it almost every day and couldn't live without it now. Here's what I'm using. I bought my stuff...
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    Art: I think a few things would help this piece. -...

    I think a few things would help this piece.

    - simplification and reduction of 'busy' forms. You have a lot of similar size and shape forms between the rocks, and the structure in the midground. ...
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    I think your characters are pretty great... They...

    I think your characters are pretty great... They have personality and lots of promise. Maybe try thinking of your environment as a character - get some rough sketches and push the forms like you do...
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    This is tough one - a dramatic perspective,...

    This is tough one - a dramatic perspective, dramatic lighting, hidden compositional elements. It has a lot of promise, but I think you should step back and take a good look at some of the...
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    image update

    Maybe I'll try something like this - I knocked back the ship and added a suggestion of some characters that look a little native to the land. Also, I felt some suggestion of a rock-bridge might help...
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    I think the almost absolute symmetry of the image...

    I think the almost absolute symmetry of the image might be hurting the piece. There's not much to move the eye around. Also, your value range feels very flat - I think this adds to the misty, foggy...
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    Thanks for the insight! I've struggled with the...

    Thanks for the insight! I've struggled with the composition a good bit, trying to find a balance between foreground and midground, wanting to make the subject feel separated, trapped, caught, but...
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    Hello

    Hi! You know the story - long time lurker, first time poster. This place is full of inspiration and knowledge, and makes me appreciate living in times when information and communication flow so...
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