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I am a youngish artist from Canada looking to push my skills to new levels. Iíve 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 ^_^.
-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
Last edited by Oxide-0; July 31st, 2009 at 06:37 PM.
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
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
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)
Last edited by Oxide-0; December 5th, 2008 at 10:30 PM.
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)
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.
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)
Its still early but crits/ suggestions are welcome!
Last edited by Oxide-0; December 3rd, 2008 at 08:55 PM.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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
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
wip update grah must work faster
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!
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
my SKETCHBOOK: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=161889 take a look at it!
Ok took this one to the critique center got alot great suggestions, i highly recommend it to all CA ers. As you can see it really helped push my work to the next level!
A big thanks to
Thanks for your help guys!
Last edited by Oxide-0; August 4th, 2009 at 02:29 AM.
You have very nice drawing skills, but your digital art skills could use some work. Your work seems a little blurry to me (probably from using the aribrush tool ). I'm not familar with Painter (I use Photoshop) but it might help you to check out the Painter forum here on cA. Also, on the last one, her head is a little too big (or shoulders too small whichever) for realistic, but I think you're going for that cartoon look? It leaves me a little confused so try and make that a little more clear.
On your current work, once again the problem of blurryness and a little bit of sloppyness too, I think. Try paying a lot of attention to details and zooming in reallyyyyy far, it'll help you get the look you desire .
Also, I would really like to see some of your acrylics . Maybe show us some?
Here you go Niishoku its a bit older ill get some more photos once i dig em up, there on this computer somewhere!
Oh and i was not going for cartoonish with the Queen pic but i only used reference for the eyes(it was a bit of a challenge to see how far my imagination has come) it turned out ok, i made a few adjustments and put final images in that old post. The shoulders are larger now, good call on that, i increased the size before but a few people agreeded it was still wonky
Both acrylic, ill have another look tomorrow been a while since i did much with acrylic i dont have studio space at the moment ;.;
Last edited by Oxide-0; August 4th, 2009 at 02:36 AM.
fool 'n around with painter x again