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    I really liked the mood in the environment piece

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    great stuff man

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    GeistDel- thanks, well it depends, for some, generally my larger pieces, I usually plan things out in my head and by the time i put it on paper I have a set idea of what i want and how its gonna look, with others I just play with shapes till something evolves and go from there although i try to keep an open mind, if something doesn't work the way i had thought then I'll change it or remove it totally.
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    here are two quick environments, just practice as usual. I have like 4 others but they're pretty bad lol

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    I dig, really like the girl blowing in the wind and the environmental piece with the flying/floating cars, raw talent man! Good luck and keep it up so that we have something pwetty to look at!

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    Bloody interesting environments. Looking forward to updates on them, or just new ones

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    That b&w environment has a nice sense of depth to it, nice work on those.

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    Great environments. Post the other ones too!
    I bet they're good as well!

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    DannyMuskens- I'll try!
    Hive_minD- thanks here's a few new ones
    Quinn Simoes- great! thanks, I don't really do many sci fi environments so i'm gonna try getting some more up
    Noukah-heh heh well i don't know about that! maybe i'll work on them a tini bit before posting.

    heres two more, both very similar obviously cause I was working on them at the same time and sharing elements from both

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    nice stuff, I esspecialy like the snowy metropolis, but those last two seem really saturated all over, but especialy in the shadows. Or maybee thats just me.
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    heh heh yea they are a bit saturated, I got a little crazy with the overlay layers if i was gonna print them out or do something with them i'd fix it but they're just practice. Heres one of those bad ones I was talking about, i didn't really feel like painting but I forced myself to do something, it just seems dirty and things don't really work that well.

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    ok, i bet you heard this a thousand times but i really love the way youre yousing colors - it gives your images great and seriously unique mood! this is true inspiration hope to see more soon!

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    Shite. Nice enviros. What would you recommend a noob like me, if I would to become better at enviros..?

    Studies? If so.. what kind of studies do you make? =o

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    Nice lighting!

    Btw, are you painting everything freehand or are the layers tweaked afterwords?
    And that last one is not bad! Be brave!

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    xbert- heh heh i have heard that few times I love color and i'm glad i've been fairly successful so far lol hopefully they'll get even better as I learn
    Vigilandus- how much of a noob well I'd say get a few ref shots to practice from and focus on blocking in nice big shapes until you get a good composition going, its also especially important to keep values in mind with environments cause your dealing with a lot of distance and remember that the further back you go, generally the less amount of detail and saturation you should have.
    Noukah- hi again lol thanks! wellll I tend to have a very traditional view so I try to get the color right the first time but lately i've been realizing how phenominal photoshop is as a post editing tool lol, but to answer your question, I don't usually tweek things after i'm done unless there are some major issues. also when i do have tweeking its usually done throughout the painting process...wait a minute..was that your question?

    ...anyway here's another I just did since my last post! I think i'm getting faster although i wasn't too clever with the design layout heh heh the next one will look totally different! i swear!

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    Dang! Producer! I like those last ones. Nice sense of light
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    Your figures have a good light to them..

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    MonkeYoakum-
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    two head practices, loosely based on refs, I was just playing with this stripey brush that seems to be so popular now I know why! cause it works well heh heh.

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    Hi just thought i'd update with a few new things, i've been in a little rut lately so a lot of these were just to get the hand moving oh and its a bit late but heres a comic cover I did back in march

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    Lookin good. Do you work in Painter?

    Im sort of feeling, at a glance, that your style could either use some tightening up or loosening up- depending on what you want to aim for.

    Looser being more like Sparth, an incredible environmental concept artist.
    Tighter... Well there are many artists but what I notice at lot is that you avoid clearly defining planes and geometry on your characters and objects.

    As someone once told me, "Don't be afraid to get in there and carve it up"
    Hit those points where values shift, between a shadow and light, make it more crisp.

    Eh thats my 2.. 3 cents.

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    Great work man! quick question, im new to painting digital..
    for the mor part im doing 1 layer black and white stuff, how do I go about coloing it with out losing the original lines and tones..?

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    Thanks for the visit in my sb, about avoiding greys in the draconian piece , I asume your talking about his skin? I was trying to keep it like mid chroma, but do you think I can achieve what your talking about with light color in an overlay layer? You are not the only one to say the color could be pushed in that piece, so I appreciate the advice, thanks again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeYoakum View Post
    Thanks for the visit in my sb, about avoiding greys in the draconian piece , I asume your talking about his skin? I was trying to keep it like mid chroma, but do you think I can achieve what your talking about with light color in an overlay layer? You are not the only one to say the color could be pushed in that piece, so I appreciate the advice, thanks again!
    im talking about how you have a bw version then the final is color...
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    also what size of file do you work with? and at what resolution?

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    James,

    You sure are on your way to Massive black! Very strong lighting you got going on. Whatever you are doing, keep doing it and never give up!!!
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    These are "nasty" (good nasty not bad nasty)

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    rushwolf- thanks, photoshop at the moment but i'd love to get my hands on painter at some point. great advice, actually your exactly right, my works always been tight and somewhat stiff so i've been trying to loosen my stuff up, at the moment I'm sort of in an awkward inbetween stage but i'm workin on it! also yea I need to be more bold, I have a bad habit of smoothing everything out but it just wastes time and ruins the spontineaity, anyway i'll keep this all in mind

    Decepticon217- thanks usually i'll get a base color going with overlay and soft layers, I'll lasso sections and adjust shapes till I get a nice color scheme going then I'll actually just paint like normal which is why I don't completely finish a piece off in black and white. you could also turn the bw into a multiply layer and paint under it. however i'm still learning myself so there may be better ways of doing all this

    MonkeYoakum- i'll try to explain better on your page heh heh

    yousa- hey!....thanks

    keyu6215- nasty! I'm offende..oh good nasty, cool thanks!!

    heres another wip, quite colorful when i step back lol having trouble with the city streets though,

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    found a 2 year old sketch and decided to fill it in, took about 35 minutes, while painting it I discovered the tool presets window... o man do I feel retarded now! just thinking of all those wasted minutes trying to adjust a brush to paint with...well at least I know about it now...

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    Your characters and enviros are sick!! When you start off with an eviro do you have a set look before hand or do you start working and then kinda shape it as you go along???
    Draw until your hand hurts and then draw some more!!!!

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    Thx man!
    Im actually kinda dreading working in color, never was good at it.

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    Really nice work, love the cover you did.
    Very impressive paintings and characters.
    Post again soon

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    Pad&pencil- thanks, it depends on how much of a vision I have before hand sometimes i go with the flow and other times I know exactly how i want it to look.

    Decepticon217- cool, colors are fun! by the way this piece i'm posting is a colored version of a bw I posted a while ago if your interested.

    Ash888- thanks, that cover was actually done in one night cause they needed it asap.

    heres another cityscape in the same series that i've been doing, I'm still not sure if the streets look "alive" yet, what do you think? I could keep adding details but it seems theres an endless amount of details i could work on and i'm not sure where to stop. or maybe there are other things in the piece that i should focus on first. anyway:

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