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@strawht: why does it look so similar to the Alpha Moth's apple?. Persnally I like the shape of your apple, the stem, and where you were going with it. Colors is a bit off to me, especially that gray-ish in the middle of he apple. More work needed, but definitely a good start
Didn't feel like doing fruit this time XD
One from a little over a month ago, if it makes you feel any better XD
Well Kristoff, i think your oranges look very well!!
The 2nd part looks especially good.
I think you just need to work some more on those tones, make those light sources more defined.
And about the first step, the whole orange, perhaps i just think it's more of tomato round, rather then orange round. But i didn't see the ref so i'm just pointing that out..
About the dots on her,try controlling them more, place them more in a circular motion, more defined ones where the light hits, and darker dots in the penumbra. It seems to me like you didn't vary their tone to much. You can always use a custom brush, or a hard one set to scatter too.
Hope i was of any help.
Would love to see some more digis of yours in here.
@Kristoff: I lik the way your pictures look like it's made in different medium- no a digital. It looks delicious
I agree with BlackDelphin about the sources of light, however that seems to be the factor for me! I looks as it was done quickly with the professionalism. I think thos pictures s good enough to print in a set and sell!
Pardon me I just started and I tried my apple exercise (fortunately I got 1 at home..after painting it, there is none now )
Here is my try, forget about shadow.. it's incorrect and I shouldn't do that outlines so visible, but then again it got stylized a bit.
I'm wondering how do you do blending in digital programs (Photoshop) ? Tehniques, and are there any tools for that or is it done just by painting with another color over the other in maybe lowered opacity ? I'm new to coloring, really.
Really nice tread, thanks for making it Bumskee!
I'd give some crits, but I'm just starting out myself so I'm gonna shut up :p.
All I can say is, try it every day and you should see improvement.
I did some eggs before the apple, but they ain't worth posting here.
Here is my attempt at it, think the apple is ok'ish but the shadow is off.
My attempt at a nectarine
Check out my sketchbook and tell me what you think!
This is my first digital painting... using the directions here.
Honestly, though, this is like, my third digital painting EVER. Yay me. Will be painting lots more now.
Thank you so much for this thread.
Every artist was first an amateur.
| My Sketchbook |
Please, help out with critiques!
New to this site. I've been lurking for a couple years and this thread actually motivated me to join lol
I used to paint in photoshop much more than I do now, but I've been drawing more with pencil lately and gotten rusty. Now traditional painting is a whole 'nother story... anything I paint with acrylics looks like it was done by a 10 year old.
Here's my apple attempt. Totally forgot to do progress at first so the sketch and initial color blocking stages are missing...
Yo guys. I have a question about blending, u do with some help of blur, smudge or only cover color with another color?
If you use blur, you won't get a confident look, nor will you get crispy, clear details.
Smudging dose the same, though in some cases, for certain details or textures you can use it.
But normally, you stay away from those, and use a hard round brush.
It is a standard brush, witch you set to pen pressure in the shape dynamics section,
and most importantly, you set to pen pressure on in the other dynamics section.
For good inking n such i sometimes don't set it to other dynamics.
Also i reduce the spacing from 15% to 5-10% for a more smooth result.
That is a personal preference though, and you'll get your own experimenting.
It is all practice really
Last edited by Cristina Zabava; April 8th, 2010 at 11:41 AM.
ye i used it aswell for covering blends just i saw some smudge and blur methods aswell thats why i asked but thanks for the tip.
Well this would be my first attempt at digitally painting (yay apples, c&c very welcome). I was wondering what the advantage of shape dynamics were? Also should I set flow jitter to pen pressure aswell? Any other advice would be greatly appreciated
well heres my attempt still learning.
but i would like to know what brush and settings people use for
heres mine sorry about the mess around it
this is my first REAL attempt with a wacom tablet
It's great to know this thread is back up and running again! i posted my first still life a looong time ago in this thread, so here's my second attempt.
CarlSpringer - I used the round hard brush 94% of the time, the soft round brush 5% of the time, and texture brushes for the small details 1%. Those two brushes are where it's at with me.
i love the feel of the colours