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January 2nd, 2008 #1
Kristina is now a FULLTIME freelance illustrator! - updated April 3rd
Check the last page's bottom for new stuff!
('cause the stuff on the first page here is old crap. seriously.)
Hi everyone! I'm Kristina, 19 years old, from Germany, and I have to practice more. Bobby Chiu said the greatest motivation for a painter is to envision what you will have after painting and practicing, and he is so right!
I can't do any finished stuff right now, but I feel so inspired by people and their art everywhere. Solution: lots of speedpaints
I painted those in December, using Photoshop and my wacom tablet. I set myself an 1 hour time limit for each of those.
Creepy Green Dude
More to follow. Have a Happy New Year everyone!
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I'm struck by how the thumbnail of the last work looks different than the larger pic. In fact, the thumb has a completely different and interesting emotion.
January 5th, 2008 #4
algenpfleger, thank you!
Spocksleftball - perhaps that's because of the real close cropping? I don't know xD
Making drawings after old master paintings... I so wish I had a life drawing class now, but for now, copying will have to suffice.
And this is a portrait of Braimaki from a novel by Nikos Kazantzakis. Don't know yet exactly what the story is about, but I like that guy already xD
(PS7, wacom tablet, 1 hour)
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I really enjoy your style, looking forward to more in the future.
Are you living in the matrix or do you think all of this is real? For me, well I am pretty dang sure it is the matrix. beings.
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Lovely SB! I really like your portraits as well as the body studies. Really impressive for 1 hour works! I think I couldn't make them so nicely in 4 hours
here's my DA account. S
and here's my sketchbook! check me out if you like concepts of soldiers and warriors of all sorts.
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Hi!You have a cool classic style in your line work that is very attractive!I like it a lot.Your use of color is great in some of the pictures too!
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Very impressive studies! Especially those life drawings, I like how few lines you use to establish the form. Keep that up, it'll certainly get you forward
As for the digital paintings, they're looking very pro, it's obvious you're getting confident in that area. No crits here really, just keep doing this and you'll improve. Very nice sb!
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January 11th, 2008 #22Registered User
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Cool stuff Kristina! I really like your pencil and charcoal studies. All of your stuff is very similar, having a soft and almost ethereal feel (which is cool), but I thought maybe it would be cool to see what you could do with a different style. Maybe something more rough and sketchy. I noticed in some of your work that you tend to have some sketchy lines that you put over top of everything at the end, which gives it an interesting contrast, so maybe you could push that even more. I think it could end up leading to something really cool. Anyway, just a thought. Tschüss!
"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun." –Pablo Picasso
January 11th, 2008 #23
Your life drawings are top notch and your digital paintings are coming along as well. Pretty good sketchbook! keep up with all the good work. I don't have any really crits for you at the moment. The charcoal pieces are ace!
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I like how everything is so soft and pretty, it gives it a fantasy/dreamy feel. I wish I had the patience to make my art softer.
January 12th, 2008 #25
aspiringpaintre - thank you I really need to try different styles! (currently I'm drawing a bitmap picture, will post it here too)
Trashy - thank you, I'm honored
Naastika - thank you very much too!
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January 12th, 2008 #26
wo liegt denn Meerbusch?
Well first of all really nice speed paintings, i think you don´t do wrong to study other artista, especially the old masters.
Nevertheless common study of anatomy and composition/lighting is definitely a must.
From my own experience doing speedpaintings is a great thing, to get the essential on digital paper as quick as possible.
Nevertheless doing finished work is something you should do, because there u learn different things and difficulties which you don´t learn from speedpaintings.
And also u have some "real" work done, which is quite satisfying... for a few days...
So keep going!
January 12th, 2008 #27
you have some good things going on with the toned paper stuff... ever try scanning these and painting digi?
January 12th, 2008 #28
Xaya - hallo Meerbusch is near Düsseldorf and Cologne ^^ Thank you! Usually I don't do as much speedpaints as I do now, but more finished works. They can be found in my Deviantart gallery or at my portfolio website. For now, I'm focusing solely on speedpaints since that's something I should have done much earlier
sameolesame - yes, I should do that more often thanks!
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Cristiano (PS7, 1 h) I tried to imagine how the main character from my story would look like. He's 15 and darn pretty xD
Pond of Oblivion (PS7, forgot about the time). It was supposed to be for the NVart competition at CGtalk but I never managed to finish it so it stays a speedpaint.
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