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for anyone who have cs5, there a mixer brush which acts as real brushes will do. Mix color a and b to make c. Easier than altering the opacity and using eyedropper d:
I really enjoy concept artwork, and this thread has taught me quite a bit. I figured I would give this a try even though I'm not really new to artwork, or Photoshop.
Still, I did enjoy the entire thread. A lot of great images. This is my own attempt. Not exactly a masterpiece, but it was fun creating it.
Last edited by Semus; February 14th, 2011 at 04:16 AM.
this thread has been super helpful to me. ive had a tablet for a long time but have honestly never really finished anything with it because ive had no idea where to begin. anyways, here is my apple:
in hindsight i could have been much more adventurous with my values - particularly the lights and darks. but i am really happy with how much i have learned and improved with just this one exercise alone.
Crikey! niia that is one awesome apple.
Well... here's my apple, also first ever digital painting. I wasn't too arsed with the stem or shadow, as I was really just looking to get blending down, and I *think* I've got it, but hey, shoot me down if I haven't.
Also thought it was gonna come out awesome but... Baby steps, right?
P.S: I used lightscientist's post for reference, so thanks to you, I hope you don't mind.
So this thread helped me out a ton, and inspired me to work on more still life paintings
I only had an onion on hand, so here it is!
Started a new account just to do this exercise. I'm using GIMP, does that count?
I leveled up 4 times in this exercise!
LEVEL UP!! 1
blending is like creating custom gradients
LEVEL UP!! 2
do make the dark part grow, sample the darker colours first and blend out from them, vice versa with light colours
LEVEL UP!! 3
For a sharper blend, ie the edges of medium-soft shadows, use smaller brushes, softer blends, like gradual shadows, use bigger brushes
LEVEL UP!! 4
Don't use the same colour all around the stroke you are blending, re-sample every fresh stroke or so.
I am really surprised at how well it turned out, considering how bad it continued to be for the first hour I drew it.
I also did a noringe. The detail doesn't really fit in I think. Learnt alot though.
The gif compression kinda un-blended it so...
Whoops, posted in the original thread... my bad.
Here's my first attempt at painting something in photoshop since getting my Intuos4 for Christmas....
This is one of the first times I've broken through the starting stage of blocking in colour. I usually think I'm not getting the right shapes/tones and just give up but this time I stuck it out and I'm pretty happy with it.
Would appreciate advice. Also the reason the image is so small is because I did it on my teenie tiny netbook screen.
I tried to do some pancakes with Photoshop. My realistic style coloring isn't so good atm...
Finally saved up and got a (legit, cough) copy of photoshop, mine all mine. Now to learn how to use it. This thread is super helpful. Anyway, here's my first attempt.
I was gonna make a clever joke about Warhol, but now I can't think of anything.
Sketchbook - Sketchronomicon!
I'm so glad I came across this thread because I am a beginner with my digital tablet. I am going to school for Game Art Design but I need some digital painting skills! So I will be keeping up with this thread
Here is my first apple painting! I am new with the digital tablet.
Thanks guys for sharing these techniques. It has been really helpful Here's my first attempt at rendering a white ball from life. Cheers!
This thread is awesome! It's cool looking at everyone's progress shots, I wish I remembered to save mine.
Here's my apple. Wish I put it on a white piece of paper so I could work out the shadow better. Iffy about my values too.
As I saw this thread at my workplace, so I wanted to come home asap to try it out.
It was about 1,5 hour.
I know it's not a big difference between the last two, but it seems to me that blending and detailing can be made at the same time in this case. And yes, it's not really,really realistic, but I hope it's okay for a first try.
Hey guys, thanks for making this thread. Helped alot when I bought my first tablet on my birthday. I posted the apple i painted in my sketchbook, hoping to get it critique, but no dice. So thought I'd drop by post it, and see if anyone can help me make it better. Note, I used GIMP But I will be receiving PS CS3 for 28$ soon
After looking at this thread I decided to register and join in, so um...hello.
Getting the details in the orange has been really difficult for me to grasp, but I like how it turned out so far.
So this is me finally learning some tricks. Thanks for all the tips everyone. I think the apple came out a bit flat unfortunately.
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This is my first attempt at digital painting. I painted a second one directly after but thought I'd upload to show progress
This is my second attempt at the apple. Started with just painting in a low opacity with just black and white, before adding color and detail. Any feedback?
Just starting learning about digital painting. Stumbled upon this thread and even though I'm late to the party I figured it be good practice. I have no real painting background except for airbrushing scale plastic models.
An apple a day keeps the suck-at-painting away!
Last edited by Ruckusleaf; June 13th, 2011 at 02:51 AM.
Will try to make one of this studies atleast daily, heres my delicious peach
I made an account purely so I could reply to this tutorial, I didn't know it was still so active, but I drew this apple a month or so ago...
Here's my second attempt. The happy onion.
please give me tips in my sketchbook