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    Digital Painting Attempts (using optical mouse) and my old sketchbook

    I have been viewing this thread for quite sometime and wonder when can i make one. Your pieces serve as an inpiration to me but because of lack of "gadgets" I don't know where to start.This is my first post here in CA.

    I didn't hestitate when the urge to draw started to bother me so I grab my mouse and started to draw...

    it is still quite sketchy and cartoonic but its worth a try.

    I done this with photoshop cs3 with just one layer. (I didn't sketch & scan, I did it directly in photoshop). Using an optical mouse will really take you some time and sometimes its seems forever.

    crits are welcome...thanks!!!
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    "The reason for evil to triumph is when good men do nothing"

    the mouse is in the house my digital painting attempts using optical mouse
    PLS VISIT MY SKETCHBOOK = http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=133255
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    old sketches

    here are some drawings from my old sketchbook when I was still young. I dont have any formal drawing lessons from some one but in the process i've learned a lot of things. I stopped drawing after college (which my course has no relation with drawing) and I was really encouraged by this community to start again. thats why I started to paint the "the march of leonidas" even if it took me to use my mouse.

    some of these drawings are 11yrs old like the "unproportioned" spawn drawing in water color.

    crits are welcome!!!

    thanks CA
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    "The reason for evil to triumph is when good men do nothing"

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    PLS VISIT MY SKETCHBOOK = http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=133255
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    sorry for huge clips...i didnt know that it will be this big..pls bear with me... thanks!!!
    "The reason for evil to triumph is when good men do nothing"

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    You're the most organized person I know... 11 year old sketches? incredible.

    Your drawings really make me think of my dad; he loves all the sci-fi movies, so all the grim reaper, warrior/gladiator, and AvP stuff makes me smile

    And woah, I love the cherry still life. Green and red was a good choice.

    I don't really know what else to comment on. You have a very clean and refined stile; very precise. I really love it. How often do you hit the sketchbooks?
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    dave,

    honestly, I stopped sketching when i started to work with an online stock broker. But when I started viewing this community I got my interest to join and create again.

    the sketches you saw after the leonidas thingy are the only sketches I had kept (i didn't post some other sketches i have due to not so likeable). I may start sketching once more and study anatomy again and again.

    I'm praticing my digital painting with my mouse until i can buy a tablet and scanner.

    My only problem is that when laziness visits me it causes my drawings to be left unfinished.Llike what i had posted, it is unfinished for several years and I started to like keeping it that way..hehe

    thanks for the comment anyway..Godbless you
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    are you mad?
    get a tablet.
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    lolet - hahaha this is not madness, I'll soon get a tablet but for now I just wanted to practice and familiarize myself with hot keys and some techniques. It is my first time to paint digitally and I guess i must be resourceful for now. As a beginner its ok for me to practice using mouse as long as i can create something out from it but surely it will take me some time to finish something. I think I'm patient enough to use mouse but it is lame not to buy a tablet if I wanted to be a digital painter.

    thanks for the suggestion
    "The reason for evil to triumph is when good men do nothing"

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    Here is my next attemp. THE SKULL. I borrowed my wife's Nursing Illustrated Dictionary in this study. Again done with an optical mouse in 1 layer in photoshop CS3.

    I'll show you how i did it step by step (but not that detailed)

    STEP1:

    I paint randomly the backrground with the color that will complement my figure.

    STEP2:

    Then I'll use the base color of my drawing to sketch how the image will look like.

    STEP3:

    Some outlines and shading until what i picture comes out.

    STEP4:

    Detailing, erasing and redefining. (which will really take me a lot of time)

    (I still don't have a budget for my tablet)

    Crits are welcome
    "The reason for evil to triumph is when good men do nothing"

    the mouse is in the house my digital painting attempts using optical mouse
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    kabayan!
    Thanks for dropping by my Sb.
    You painted these with a mouse? Awesome!
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    wait wait wait!

    ...

    you did this all with a mouse?! you're kidding man!

    i think you've just made my list of aweome people i've never met

    i'm definetly subbing this thread. if this is what you can do with a mouse, imagine a table

    and i love the leonidas painting, did you use any sort of reference or was it all taken from your memory?
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    save yourself the frustration and pick up a tablet.

    This...This is MADNESS!

    THIS IS CONCEPT ART!
    Artists have such a magnificent gift...breathing life into something with just simple lines.

    The Sketchbook: Life through Line
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    thank you for the comment back in my sb!

    hah no, i'm not really from manila, i was born in the usa. my family was born and most still live there though

    my little brother came up with the name for me, because he liked how mohammad ali's match in the phillipines was reffered to as "the thrilla in manila", so i fixed "thrilla" into "thrila" just because i thought design wise it looked better

    and my tagalog kind of sucks but i got most of what you said.

    i'm really looking forward to when you get your tablet, i think it's going to be pretty aweswome.
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    thrila: hey thanks...yes, leonidas is a concept and i still making my way through creating environments...i'm not really good at it. thanks for dropping by...

    Ebrown: thanks for your comment man..if i pick up a tablet i guess it will make me a shoplifter hehehe..seriously,if only tablets are that easy to pick up i will not waste my time using my mouse...i'll let you know guys if i have my own tablet...

    let us say if i wanted to create an art digitally and i don't have any tablet...would that hinder me to create? who is the real madman then? the one who is using mouse to paint digitally because he has no tablet or the one who suppressed his ability to create digitally not until he can buy a tablet...

    i guess..they are both madman!!! MAAADDDNEESSS!!!

    Sometimes there is beauty in madness...

    HAHAHA!!!

    another mouse painting...

    a portrait of my friend rea ...i did this as a gift for her birthday. This is my hardest digital attempt yet. 3rd painting i have done digitally..still a newbie..
    "The reason for evil to triumph is when good men do nothing"

    the mouse is in the house my digital painting attempts using optical mouse
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