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    Oxide-0's sketchy pad for others to view and what not?

    About me:
    I am a youngish artist from Canada looking to push my skills to new levels. I’ve very recently graduated from University however I am coming out with a BED not a BFA. Since graduating I have decided I would much prefer to devote my life to art than the education system. To that end I have been taking as much free time as possible to push my art forward to a professional level. So far I am a mostly self made man having taught myself most of my art skills. Im a decent sketcher and I would consider myself accomplished in acrylics but I am always open to new mediums. Most of my works have been more academic studies and works but I've always been a huge fantasy fan and i really want to move away from references and get more creative but for the moment ill be doing more studies. I am always open to crits they are really the only way to improve so send em my way ^_^.

    Current goals:
    -1 Hour a day or a total of at least 7 Hours a week spent on artwork of any kind
    I never leave home with out my sketch book!

    - Develop an understanding of digital art
    Currently working on Painter X

    -Polish up anatomy
    Making my way through Loomis and Hogarth atm

    -Get more creative and loose


    current work
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    some older work to keep this going

    Heres one of my older works maybe a year or 2 now but i enjoy it and it fits in here better then most of my landscapes
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    Its a reproduction of the painting of the enterprise from Captain Jean Luke Picard's readyroom. Not my concept but it was really fun to work on and a great learning experience for space like enviros. Oh and its done in acrylic on canvas

    ^___^ yah im a little bit of a trecky


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    Well this is my 3rd or 4th attempt at Painter its not amazing but i do like the end product (maybe 2 hours work here with no references)
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    working on my painter skillz

    I’ve been trying to get a grip on painter x I've done very little digital stuff but I must say the program handles well in comparison to real world mediums I enjoy it greatly. So far my biggest issues are getting used to layers(I keep drawing on the wrong layer!) and finding brushes that aren’t to lagy on larger sizes and handle well, I can’t say I much like the oils section yet but I’ll keep trying it, the lack of color mixing sure is a nice change saves sooo much time!


    Here’s a WIP the original image is quite famous by Phaidon a photographer been on national geographic mag I do believe I love it myself, the main idea here is to get used to the brushes and rendering of color.
    I also admit I don't like the way the pencil brushes handle thus far you can build up the darkness but it really does not feel much like the real deal ill have to mess around i guess.( maybe im just missing being good with them lol)
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    oh here’s an update on Phaidon's Afghanistan girl, so far I’ve mostly used the air brush tool, I enjoy it greatly, perhaps because I’ve got the real deal at home. The blender tools are interesting but I found lowering the opacity faster and more natural, I may mess with blending later. Does anyone recommend any brushes for this kind of work in particular? Im really not familiar with the tools Painter X offers yet.
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    an update!

    zomg an update! hers something I've been working on the past day or so( I have been getting more experimental! I've used more than just the air brush! lawl)Attachment 532647

    Its still early but crits/ suggestions are welcome!
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    update

    ok, so this picture is taking alot of work so I am just going to do an update on it instead of something new n fancy. On the up side its starting to look okish what do you guys think?

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    Heres an update on this pic I've working on seams to be shaping up. I've got some other sketches to scan and get up i might have them up tonight or tomorrow.
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    an update zomg

    poor neglected sketch book i promise to give you attention more often

    Ahem yes not crazy(don't let them know!).. anyways heres my latest wip. Its getting nearish done as well, phew (yah this one was alot of work no references and lots of sketches to get the right idea down. Then there was the whole "im clueless in painter" deal lol). Well it turned out well so far but its still progressing so any tips or comments would be awesome!
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    The idea is that the star in the background has gone supernova. I wanted to capture the last second of the human race. Hopefully when its done i can show a sense of indifference and detachment in the womans face, as if shes so plugged into technology she isen't even aware of the physical world any more.
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    Heres the final result i may pick or adjust stuff but its about at done as its going to be and i need to move on this took alot of time but is a very welcome addition to my portfolio
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    decided to try out the weekly challenges gona do this weeks enviro so i banged out an idea needs corrections before i really jump in

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    wip update grah must work faster

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    WIP almost done
    To bad the overlay layer i used is all wonky when i drop all layers hmff maybe i dont understand how it works but i think ill blame it on painter get off your asses corel!
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    nice works im here i would just suggest not to put the last one in the portfolio..unless you work a lot more on it and check it
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