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    Thanks everyone.

    To answer your question Coinpurse, "do you usually start off with greyscale before adding color?"...most of the time. I really dont have a set rule or anything, but i usually like to do it like a grisalle underpainting. Which is basically a monochrome sketch to get the basic values and a little bit of color to start your engine. Depending on what color scheme I want, I choose the compliment of the dominant color so that it will automatically creates a nice neutral that I can then push and pull more colors as i wish. I usually only paint on the color layer for about 2 minutes though, then merge that to my background and then paint right on top of that. It gets a little washy looking if you just paint on the color layer.

    Anyhoot, thanks everyone for the kind words.

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    Here's an update on the gas mask dude. Concept wise I think this sucks lol, i mean...its a dude with a gas mask and a demon arm thing, and I really didnt think anything out design wise. I just like painting sometimes I guess.
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    looking sick man, love that gaunt! watch the right arm though, i'm seeing some "wonkyness" with that forearm. I also think if you gave that gaunt some more weight, it'd really help out the characters form. Maybe have him slanted a bit more towards it?

    If you don't mind me asking, how many layers do you actually use?

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    Good advice Coinpurse, thanks for the help. I really appreciate it.

    I usually use about 3 max. I like to paint on only one most the time. I find that when I get into layer like 5 or six...i get to concerned with layers and crap. I usually only create a new one when I try a bold design decision. then merge that as soon as I find it works or delete it if it doesnt.

    Also here's another sketch I have been working on for the last hour. I dont know much about it, I might do a character turn around and story for this thing later on, but I think I do this because of my A D D. lol. Anyhoot here's more poop.
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    Gas Mask update. Karla hates it when i do gas masks for some reason. You guys might know her as Iconophobian here on concept art.
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    nice work man,gonna visit your site soon to check out more art!

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    yeah Icon, when you mentioned Karla before thats the first person that popped up in my head.

    Updates looking mad sick Cole, but buddy (left forearm is it now?) still has that wonky perspective. I think its the way you positioned the hand, and the size of the hand in general. Tell ya what, paint a green blob over it, and repaint it larger in a different position. Telling ya man, you'll thank me

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    man! really cool stuff, love the designs, great renderings too, looks kinda like Oil, love the stuff on ur website too, esp the dragon thuingy on the frontpage

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    lol, I know coinpurse, I just havent repainted it yet. Its definetly been noticed though. I do that a lot with heads as well...usually i make them way to small.
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    You are The Clit Commader. Sexy work man.

    can't wait too see more step by step tutorials, to hopefully pick up something new.

    cheers.
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    could you please post a process of your paint? im a little confused.. i looked at the last one and it seemed to jump steps.. i love the way you draw and want to recreate that style. any possible way you could teach me how its done?

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    Thanks very much for the compliments guys. I have always wanted to be the clit commander, I have been a clit captain for way to long.

    I'm sorry if my process shots dont explain a lot. I dont know how to do the whole video record thing or I would do that. I'm glad that you like my style though. I will try my best in the next couple step shots to see if I can explain whats going on with my brain and such. But basically I paint in a pretty traditional way even though im using digital, which is wierd cause I just started painting with oils only about a month ago. I am self taught, so all my knowledge has come from traditional art books so that probably has a lot to do with it.

    To answer your question Reject-D, of course! If anyone likes the way I paint and wants to learn anything about my process I would love to share it. I will try my best to explain and share what I know. You can also email me at eastburnart@yahoo.com if anyone would like. Anyhoot, im just waking up so I should have some more sketches and such up later today. Here are some sketches from a couple months ago though, I hate not to have something to post. One is an alien operartor, and the other is some anatomy practice.

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    5* and subscribed, loved your work since i saw that spiderheavydude on imaginefx some time ago.
    You painting process is very interesting, hope you'll share it soon

    ciao!

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    Clit Commander, do you not use Yim? I added you. I'd like to talk about dumb shit, and about your art. That last update is kickin' major ass, i'm too jealous bwuahaha.

    Say, your art reminds me alot of Paul Bonners work. Check it out here: http://www.paulbonner.net/

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    lol, shut the fuck up! lol thats like the best compliment ever. I am well aware of paul bonner, I actually got to work with him last month on the new magic card set, to which I sent out an email to all the artists working on it..."Paul Bonner is working on this set?....I have a bonner in my pants right now just thinking about it"

    I am on aim, my screen name for anyone who would like to chat is creativegoomba. Feel free to IM whenever. But please dont be offended if I say I have to get back to work, I am not trying to be rude, I just have to get my work done, and being freelance I can get easily distracted with the little icon that says wow on my desktop.

    I would say my major influences at the moment are Jim Murray, Paul Bonner, Greg Staples, and pretty much the art teams at blizzard, and the guild wars guys.

    Here is an update on old gas masky.
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    I'm totally feeling that first b/w sketch - so loose and sweet. I'd love to see a much larger version if you've got it. Overall, excellent work here - nice job!

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    Not a problem, and thank you for the compliment. Let me see here......Ah, there it is.....
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    here is a larger of the unfinished piece as well. If anyone would like larger files just let me know.
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    love the gas mask guy, great stuff!

    cheerz

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    I really love the mask one, just something about it brings it to life. And i'm loving the colours in the last one, the contrast of the bright red is really effective!

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    Man you're stuff is awsome, are you saying you do a quick greyscale for basic values, then do a basic colour overlay, merge it, an then paint into colour on top of that? sounds like a solid process I'll try it out, cya around.

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    Exactly. Greyscale, color layer, merge that, then I just use opaque paint on top of that pushing the values a little more and thats pretty much it. I sometimes use texture overlays just to spice things up a bit more and add a little bit more of a gritty feel to it when I think things are getting a little to clean. And the sharpen tool is one of my best friends. I use the standard chalk brush thats in photoshop for about 85 percent of the painting. I find its a little bit of a chore to get a crisp edge sometimes in photoshop, so the sharpen tool really helps in that area.
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    Great work Cole. Keep them coming.
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    WOW WOW WOW. So grimy and dangerous. Love your stuff. Don't hold back, give us some more!

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    Thanks everyone. Here are some things from my sketch books as well as my first oil paintings. I just started painting in oils about a couple weeks ago. I'm surprised that I actually got something on the canvas to tell you the truth. I had been putting off oils my entire life pretty much for the fact I was a little scared bitch cause I know digital was a hell of a lot easier to manage...and a lot less messy. Anyhoot, I think that everyone should at least give oils a try sometime in their life, they're actually quite fun and can pull off a lot of things a hell of a lot easier than digital, and vice versa. Each have their place. Can't we all just get along?

    Anyhoot, most of these are just anatomy studies.

    Cheers
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    i love this design, you did a great job distinguishing flesh from metal. The anatomy studies look good, I especially like black and white head. Can't wait to see more

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    all totaly amazing man !!!!!!!!!!!!

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    oh you bastard... you worked with THE Paul Bonner? Damn man, funny thing is I was introduced to him by "Lone Wolf" up there ...Wonders what he's thinking!

    buddy, can you tell us how large you work? pxl by pxl? Sorry if I seem a bit annoying with all these questions. Fact of the matter is, you have some killer artwork and im trying to suck your brains.

    ~Cheers bro
    I'll harass you on messenger one of these days. Maybe an OC session.

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    No problem man. I am happy to help any way I can. One of my goals after I get the skills up is to open a free online art school for a couple students every couple months, in between my studio job. So by all means ask away.

    I usually work in the range of 3000x2500 300dpi.

    And I didnt really get to work like beside the guy, that would have been awesome though. We just sent eachother sketches and updates on the work and crits and stuff. Great times. Very cool dude. He gave me a huge compliment and i near shit my pants...im like...did i just get a fucking compliment from Paul F'n Bonner?!
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