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July 23rd, 2008 #1
Newer stuff towards the back, as always.
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July 23rd, 2008 #3
uno mas. If I find other stuff worth it later I'll post it. Should be more organized, eh?
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July 23rd, 2008 #6
hey dude you finally started a old sketch book then. gotta say i really like the second one of the death with the orb.
as for you sketches im getting distracted by the texture- maybe theres too much of it or its to pronounced im not sure also they look unfinished not sketchy, think this is because there isa alot of detail (including texture) in one area and just line in others. some nice concepts in there though- i am really bad at thinking of stuff (hence the dull sketch book).
id like to see some silhouettes or thumbs and the like- you do any of theat sfuff?
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July 23rd, 2008 #7
I mean, hell yeah. You're exactly right... my studies just never go too far... I guess I consider them warmups and such. I never get far past say... the torso before I just start going faster. I should really start to finish those things...
As far as texture: are you talking about the stroke-iness in the brush (I used to use variable flat a lot with varied "feature" to spread the bristles... until like two days ago, haha.). It started bothering me a while back and just isn't as speedy as it used to be, so I'm not at all sad to see it go for the moment.
Thumbnails! Good idea. I appreciate the comments and the critiques. My thumbs generally have to be explained, which I know I should work on. Silhouettes would be a fun first.
Back to drawing... or packing for the move. UGH.
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July 24th, 2008 #8
Ok- so this is my first time doing this. It's really really fun, though. When stuff's not working out I'm just going to revert back to this. It's like an idea bank of things to paint or something.
Anyway I only made 6. I hope this comes more naturally as I go on- it took me like a good 25-30 minutes to come up with these... I'm choosing to be optimistic, however.
July 24th, 2008 #9
i like that arms crossed guy on low angle...very interesting.Keep them coming.
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July 24th, 2008 #10
Thanks Kamal. It's still slow and steady for the next five, but I tend to get side tracked and get a little too into the actual detail then really work on the silhouette, methinks.
Here's the next five. All together, without the cigarette breaks, this probably took about the same amount of time proportionately, but I don't suppose I should expect speed results anytime soon- therefore I find myself having a blast and much less disappointed than I should be.
August 4th, 2008 #11
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August 26th, 2008 #12
the colour in yer pictures is so beautiful~
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August 26th, 2008 #13
LOL @ (QuigleyER, get it? Let's all praise my cleverness)
Hey man you helped way back by mentioning how to use diffrent hues using a color wheel and it's done a lot for me. The source of your advice really shows in those environments. Rich colors and awesome natural lighting. Nice start to your sketchbook!
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September 22nd, 2008 #14
So I haven't touched this thing in forever. I just "finished" a piece for my graphic essay class and thought I should start posting my new pieces as I finish them for the semester.
September 23rd, 2008 #15
Ridiculous, really. I'm having such a hard time with getting my painter files to look right in photoshop, then getting it all to look right when it prints (and yes, I do convert to CMYK, but that conversion is shaky- always). The image looks nothing like this and I don't know why it's so saturated... I wish I could say I used those colors, but they are less saturated, nontheless.
September 23rd, 2008 #16
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September 23rd, 2008 #17
Yeah. There's nothing like spending a good 5-6 hours on something only to realize that the arms are too long/legs too short and nothing but tangents on all sides. Then, once you get it to a point that MIGHT be acceptable realizing that when you go to print it you mistyped 200 in the DPI box when you mean 300. Fun night.
surprisingly it didn't all go too bad. At what point does the image get large enough to notice the difference between 200 and 300 DPI? Maybe I should have noticed?
Anyway- thank you lateman.
September 23rd, 2008 #18
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September 24th, 2008 #19
Hey Eric... the last one is really nice.. keep it up! (:
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September 24th, 2008 #20
Glad to see Painter's serving your talent just fine. Keep going! You're on the right track
September 24th, 2008 #21
realextension: yeah man. Have you tried painting in photoshop lately? I can't... it's not even fun anymore.
Newton_Br: Thanks homie. That was the last piece I've done... turns out I didn't separate my values enough... but i'm choosing to be happy with the learning experience than be defeated.
Carlosranna: Yeah. Working on that. All of the stuff except for the last two I posted are really old now... I shouldn't have even saved some of those.
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September 24th, 2008 #22
Good stuff man! Especially like the guy with the crossed arms in post #4.
You've got a good sense for colors and values.
it'S good that you've started thumbnailing, but as you said before....They look like you invested more than just one or two minutes on each. Try to work with bigger shapes not lines. Start with just a black silhoutte or just a blob and try to find some interesting shapes.
Keep em comin
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September 24th, 2008 #23
I paint like a ninnie.
Most intelligent thing I've said all day.
Study from photo. Working on my layering of colors to obtain an overall more realistic and vibrant effect.
September 24th, 2008 #24
The work from post #5 and on is showing some really nice understanding of color. The main thing I'd suggest for you is that you consider a variety of compositions - it seems that a lot of the stuff posted here has the focal point located in the very center of the picture. Sometimes, adding large spaces (like a huge sky) can help make the picture look more interesting, and could help with a sense of scale. Also, making a picture where the focal point is slightly off-center (horizontally, or vertically) is also something that can make the composition more interesting.
Thanks for the comment, too!
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September 25th, 2008 #25
Some great color moments and figural style! Keep on postin'
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September 25th, 2008 #26
yeah man, painter's ability to pick up underlying color, the powerful brushes and the instant color picker are amazing. by the way, what brush do you use mainly?
last paint looks v good man, but I feel you stopped too soon adding details at the face.
keep em coming bro
September 25th, 2008 #27
Great stuff. Good colour too, the last one really show good form. The only thing is that you forgot the cast-shadow on the floor. For some reason I hate when people forget the cast shadow, cause it just helps ground the person. And it's not really difficult to do.
Also, I feel like the head, hands and feet are less refined than the rest. Head, hands and feet are those things you should start with, a bad face can ruin a whole painting. But of course the picture as a whole, is still the most important (at least the way I see it).
Keep it up!
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September 25th, 2008 #28
Fireflights: You're the man. Thanks for stopping by, and thank you very much for your suggestion. It's such an easy thing to see, but not if you're the one sitting here struggling doing the boring compositions so that comment was really helpful to hear.
MORS: Thanks. That's the plan!
realextension: I really don't stick with one for very long. I used to have a 6D art pen for flat brushes and wound up using that mostly- variable flat/oils. Hay-day came and I lost the thing in the move (though I'm fairly sure it's around here somewhere) so I just kind of randomly select a variant type and random variant, select a color, then make my mark. Oil pastels are helpful when you're losing track of what you're doing and artist's oils are pretty beast for color variation. That's kind of where I am.
EDIT: OH YEAH. I would suggest, if you haven't made a decision about this yet, to NEVER use the blenders for blending. Oil pastels work really well for that, low opacity or not. I blended the last one with 100% opacity and just pressed up on my pen a bit... if you use like the grainy blender everything blends together REALLY smoothly and you lose your contrast and forms. That might just be me, but there are so many brushes you can use for blending that seem to work than the blenders.
zelda_geek: Yeah... forgot the cast shadow and didn't work on the face much. Actually the face was a repaint, the hands and feet were painted too quickly. I zoomed in a little on the face and then realized that I can't do it on 72 dpi, repainted it with bigger shapes, so my bad there I made a mistake from the beginning. I agree with what you say about the painting as a whole more and more each day (took me a long time to get there, lol), I just couldn't say up any more and work on it. I had this awesome realization that I had a critique one day, stayed up all night, went to class with the critique, got home and didn't go to sleep until 7 AM working on it... it was more for the color, but I need to take such things into consideration.
September 25th, 2008 #29
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September 26th, 2008 #30
Enjoyed the variety of work on this page, you seem to get the hang of multiple area's and like the contrast of your colour use.
But still like to see more detail or finished pieces. Work here looks like a perfect base, but often also looks halfway done. Wonder how you would finish some these.
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