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    NateShawArt: the sketchbook

    Thanks for stopping by. I am totally brand new to digital media. Well kind of. I have worked with Painter a little but this past month has been the first time I've actually spent some time with the computer + art. Anywho, my first attempt at a full photoshop image with its accompanying thumbnail. I painted this skull from life. Initially I had a warm direct light on it with a little bit of cool ambient light all around. As the day wore on and the sun went down the cool light disappeared so a lot of the blues I was seeing (and liking) went away leaving only the warm light. This made the shadows deeper and blacker looking. I was trying not to use black at all but it happened.
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    Cool, much better than my frist digi, nice textures!

    Good start with the digital stuff mate,

    keep posting and I'll keep checking back.
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    Thanks for the comment, Matt! I will tryto get some more up here.
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    That´s pretty good! You have obvious knack for digital! Try a still life with more complex colours now. How long were you working with traditional? I´ve never seen someone with THIS smooth transition to digital!
    Good luck in the future works!
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    The texture you achieved is really nice but its a shame you didn't light the background as you did the skull. Would be cool if it wasn't only blue you know?

    Cheers mate, show us some traditional stuff!
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    Mr.Smile Thanks! I'll do that. I got a BA in Studio art at a school that only did traditional mediums so I have worked a lot in oil painting, pastels, water based ink, etching and litho. I worked this one just like I would have done a pastel piece. I have used Painter for doing cartoons and have experimented a little there. I did like photoshop a lot though.

    Janos You are totally right, I was scared to do the bg. It was sitting on a black table against a white wall. More is on the way!
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    A pastel I did a while ago, I only show it to compare to the digital piece above. Currently working on this weeks CHOW... I'll post that when I am finished.
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    Digital painting of a "Flython." I imagine some guy stapling some wings to his pet python. Its not quite finished so any crits would really be appreciated!
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    Those sketches are fantastic. I especially like the looser ones. Even the sketch for your digiskull up there.

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    Thanks, Pandahund! Gesture drawing is pretty much one of my favorite things to do. ever.

    This is my puss in boots for this week's CHOW. It was rough going once I got it into photoshop. I wrangled with the colors the whole time. Eh, whatever, I need to work on my finishing skills (and drawing skills, and painting skills, and color theory skills, and design skills, and bow hunting skills.)
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    also, "digiskull" sounds like a question. Like "digiskull last night?" heh
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    The process of a recent drawing of the Pygmalion and Galataea story and my CHOW for this week.
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