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    Suck it in, it waits for noone!

    Hi, I've been using CA for a while now, but I just made my account.

    I'm 18 and I want to be able to draw and paint accurately from imagination before I get old.

    I don't have a scanner, so I can only upload digital stuff, which I'll be doing a lot of to justify the cost of my new tablet

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    I've been doing a lot of Photoshop studies recently, Trying to learn digital painting. Here are some of the better ones.

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    You're off to a great start; Very impressive, especially considering you're just starting out. Lots of potential here, keep it up and you'll be a pro in no time.

    My only critique would be to use a darker mid-tone to start with, and don't be afraid to push your hues more (try using a different color for the highlights, and a different one for the shadows.) Keep it going!
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    I like those life paintings alot. And you seem to have good knowledge of anatomy aswell. I want to see more!

    p.s .. is that the little fairy guy in berserk?

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    cgaddict: Thanks for the crits, and I'll try to live up to the expectation Means a lot coming from you.

    DefiledVisions: Yeah, that's Puck, wondered how long it would be before someone noticed lol.


    Some more stuff, 2 quick environment studies and gestures from the Spartan Camp thread.

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    Need more practice with environments, might do a few longer studies...



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    Man, if you're only 18 and this good already and "trying to learn digital painting" as you say. You're doing a darn good job and i would say you have a very bright future ahead of you. Seriously.. keep it up (and keep it real).
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    Those fruit studies look great. I think of all of them the banana looks best, while the pear for some reason is my least favorite of the three. It's great that you are studying so much. i don't really have much to crit, i just think its really cool how diverse your sketchbook already is. Keep it up.
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    One thing I really messed up with the pear was the spacing and positioning of the dots. They don't converge at the edges of the pear, and I think it made the whole thing seem flattened and two dimensional.

    Anyway, some more gestures and sketching around...

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    These are from the Spartan Camp thread. All of them are pose maniacs, I might do some from imagination next week.

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    Your gesture drawings are extremely impressive to say the least. I do have some advice when studying environments, however; If you're using references, make sure you choose photos that have a strong value statement and a sense of depth. Otherwise your studies will look flat, which is the case here. Go lighter as you go towards the background, with less saturated tones and less contrast all around. The opposite applies as you proceed towards the foreground; Use darker shades, more saturated tones, and increase the contrast. That should do the trick

    Overall, you're doing great, and I look forward to more of your progress.

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    So sense of depth in an environment reference is the equivalent of strong contrast in a portrait reference?

    Thanks for the advice, its helpful badasses like you that make this site so great.
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    Keep up the gestures, and really keep up the still life studies. I really liked the banana. That's about it, except you're off to a good start.
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    Portrait painting is very different than environment painting, so I wouldn't compare the two. You have to be very careful with values when it comes to landscapes, so I recommend just starting off with greyscale for now, and concentrate on colors later.

    I did a quick paint over of one of your pieces to show you what I mean, I hope you don't mind:

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    I don't mind, I really appreciate the effort, and that's a great example.

    I'll stick to greyscale like you said. The reason I tried colour was to get some practice with using "natural" looking colours, but it would make more sense to focus on depth .
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    Another small update. 2 more quick enviros....

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    I spent most of my time messing around with the custom brushes, trying to get the foliage right. Not much to look at, but on the second one I did feel like I was getting used to things more.
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