Sócrates, my grandfather

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    Sócrates, my grandfather

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    interesting
    can you post a larger version of it?

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    im confused, Could you explain your technique here?
    to my ignorant eyes it looks like a Photo, slightly modified. Is there soemthing Im missing? Im wondering what it is about the character that is better expressed by this painting than by a photograph. He looks like a great guy. I''d like to know more about him. visually.
    just curious

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    Quote Originally Posted by BABYLONIA View Post
    My first digital painting
    LMFAO!

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    Thanks for all your comments I can´t speak english very well but I´ll try to explain my tecnique. I use several kinds of brushes and a lot of zoom and I paint firstly all the face with one color and I give it shadows and lights and then I begin to make zoom in each part (one eye, anotehr eye,...) and I paint it with several sizes of brushes (I take the colors of teh original photo).

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    If this is really painted from zero to this and you've never done anything digitally before, ill stop drawing and become a nurse!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thujon View Post
    If this is really painted from zero to this and you've never done anything digitally before, ill stop drawing and become a nurse!!!!

    Maybe you should because it&#180;s true but I don&#180;t mind you don&#180;t believe me I know I can do it. And It&#180;s not so good I could make it better..next time. Despite of you opinion I think your drawings are really very good.

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    PLease dont missunderstand me, I think its great, and thanks for your compliments, but it is so frustrating ( LOL ) seing that this is your first pic, and Im working my ass ( sry ) of, getting better.... ;-)

    Still, its really good! Is your grandather greek? If yes so you are probably the modern-multi-talented-universal-genious-conceptart-member-number-one...

    Keep posting!!!
    Greetings

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    It is quite good, but if you are painting the way I think you are painting, with a grid , only focusing on certain squares at a time etc., then this painting does you almost no good when it comes to painting from life. My grandfather only paints using grids, and when he tries to do otherwise, it comes out like crap. So this is somewhat a warning, don't become reliant on grids. If however you used a different method, bravo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thujon View Post
    PLease dont missunderstand me, I think its great, and thanks for your compliments, but it is so frustrating ( LOL ) seing that this is your first pic, and Im working my ass ( sry ) of, getting better.... ;-)

    Still, its really good! Is your grandather greek? If yes so you are probably the modern-multi-talented-universal-genious-conceptart-member-number-one...

    Keep posting!!!
    Greetings
    Thank you so much. I´m spanish and I´m a journalist but I have no job in this moment and I would like to work as a designer, now I´m also learning web design.

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    This looks very realistic! I admire the effort and time this must have taken.

    Two things to keep in mind are: Picking exact colors from the photo, and working from a grid (if you are) will indeed slow down your learning process. You pictures will look very nice, but they will never offer anything more to the viewer than the original photograph did (which begs the question- why not just frame the photo itself instead of spending hours producing an exact copy?)

    'Cuz life is full of your regrets, and I should be one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PuppyKitten View Post
    This looks very realistic! I admire the effort and time this must have taken.

    Two things to keep in mind are: Picking exact colors from the photo, and working from a grid (if you are) will indeed slow down your learning process. You pictures will look very nice, but they will never offer anything more to the viewer than the original photograph did (which begs the question- why not just frame the photo itself instead of spending hours producing an exact copy?)
    I don´t use Grid just the zoom, but I pick the colors from the photo. In the new pic in which I´m working now I´m changing this, it´s not so realistic but I think It´s better.

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    Cool! I look forward to seeing what you can do without the color-picking!

    'Cuz life is full of your regrets, and I should be one...
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