Here is an apple. too impatient to finish it . def. need to work on that and on picking the right colors and .. etc etc
My apples were very tasty
yea tried doing the blending thing and I just don't get it completely, I'm gonna have to relook into this,
was doing a blending exercise to try to understand the concept after watching ctrl+paint now I just feel confused.
I'm sorry to ask this, but in the begining of the post was talking about this being an upgradte from the beginners painting thread? I haven't found such thread and I don't really get how to do those steps. I mean I get them in theory but I can't really get it right. So any help would be appreciated ^^°.
So I just managed this thingy thing, maybe someone can offer me some advice?
Last edited by Pfefferminzia; March 16th, 2012 at 06:57 PM.
Secondly here is some helpful videos: http://www.ctrlpaint.com/
my sketchbook- http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...=235313&page=3
@Jaa That's a pretty one.
-Lacks contrast - apple is too dark to see much detail
-Kind of flat lower down - partially because of lack of contrast
-Needs better edge control - you didn't clean up the edges after blending the tones. There's also a hard edge missing near the top where the apple indents for the stem.
-Silhouette of the stem and leaf are unrefined - zoom in and shape them a bit more
-Leaf is unrendered - you did the rest of the apple, so why stop there? The leaf stands out like a sore thumb right now.
I saw this thread whilst browsing the web for tutorials on digital painting, and it has been very helpful to me!
So I picked up the nearest object to me and went to town on my bamboo with it
I cheated with the text and the logo, but spent a lot of time doing the rest.
I was gob smacked by the first posts apple, flippin eck!
I want to do this!!!:
Did another, got a photography onto my computer, started with the outline by tracing around the original photograph so he didn't end up looking like sloth from the goonies.
And then blocked, blended and details by eye.
I want to do this!!!:
Hello, i'm kind of new here
and i'm trying to learn something. I register here long time ago but never post something :/
So here is my Buth Jolokia, cherry and Kohlrabi
Last edited by Artush; April 15th, 2012 at 03:25 PM.
SmallPoly: Thanks! it is even better than from picture i think
here i tried apple.
Last edited by Artush; April 17th, 2012 at 09:46 AM.
wow I realy like this I love digital painting, i'll try this (with mouse T.T)
wow I realy like this I love digital painting, i'll try this (with mouse T.T) Nice tutorial
I realized too late that we are supposed to paint something that's actually in front of us. >< I just copied the OP's apple...
STILL, I would definitely appreciate some feedback. I've been drawing for a while, but this is the first time I've done digital art (my tablet came today!).
It would be much better to see something done from life. This just looks like a study of someone else's painting (which, as you said, it is). It's kind of muddy. It lacks volume. You added details before you finished blending.
Last edited by SmallPoly; May 30th, 2012 at 06:03 PM.
Right, don't have much experience doing this, but here goes.
I tried to simplify the details and use as few strokes as posible, but they all got pretty messy in the end.
I only have steps for the skin. Totally forgot I was screenshotting steps when I started on her hair.
This is a fantastic tutorial! Found a purple onion and couldn't resist having a go. (: Took about an hour.
So. I didn't have an apple, so I painted Mango Pudding that was lying around.
This is essentially my first time painting digitally, so critique would be loved!!!
Hi people! Amazing site, lots of inspiration here! I haven't really been drawing studies before so I was glad when I found this thread. Really inspired me to buy a tablet and get started.
Blocking in the colors and blending was challenging. My fruits looks kinda flat and the coloring was hard to get right. Fun experience trying to paint with a tablet! Crit is appreciated, Thanks!
Last edited by Lagaard; January 3rd, 2013 at 08:28 AM.
Hi, here are my apple, hope it's not so bad
Last edited by quockhanhlk; January 12th, 2013 at 04:48 AM.
@Lup0z: It's a shame no one answered you several months ago when you posted your apple. Muddiness generally comes from strokes being too transparent and overlapping too much. When the individual parts lack definition, that's when things get muddy. You'll notice that in bumskee's example, he starts off with very opaque strokes. Each area is dominated by a single color. After that, you zoom in and carefully blend the edges between the strokes.
@P0int12lank: Looks like a good start. It's lacking sharpness in some areas.
@Villainbynecessity: Yours is a good start as well. The main things I see to work on here is contrast and shadow. I'd recommend doing some in grayscale to get a better handle on it.
@Lagaard: As you said, looks kind of flat. It's mainly a lack of contrast and having very little difference in brightness between areas in light and ones in shadow. Also with the shadow on the apple, I'd pay closer attention to the shape the shadow makes. The edge will typically only be sharp near where it starts, then get blurrier the further away from the object.
@quockhanhlk: It looks like a solid start. You've got a good amount of contrast between the light areas and shadow. The main thing I'm noticing here is the surface is all one hue. I'd recommend getting a closer look at the surface of the real one and working on reproducing it's pattern in the painting. Some more blending practice couldn't hurt either.
Spent around 6ish hours tonight on a still life of a potato. It found it pretty challenging and wasn't really sure how to handle all the little bumps on the surface:
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