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    Hello there CA. I am a refugee from DA, looking for a bunch of people who DO NOT think anime is the epitome of all that is art. Don't get me wrong, I love watching anime, and the style is fun, but lately it's been getting me down how much people will prefer a picture simply because it of an anime persuasion.
    Ironically enough, I started drawing more seriously by copying anime, and learning from it. A few years ago I started moving away from the style and now I strive for more realism than anything else.

    Please take a look at my work and let me know what you think needs improving. I'm trying to be better every time I paint a new picture, so a lot of my stuff will be better the more recent it is, which is no surprise really.

    I've uploaded a few of the images I've completed recently.

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    Something like a speedpaint...or a quick painting. A character I made up based on KotOR's Revan

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    Excellent works there, the last speedpaint is freakin awesome. Keep up the good work.

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    Thanks icedearth, I should really visit this thread and update more often

    This is a work in progress of a personal character. Vampire, same character as my avatar actually =P

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    a work-in-progress.

    If any kind soul wants to give me some advice on it, please feel free. For the moment I'm currently wondering if I should make his hair shorter along the sides.

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    an update on the above picture

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    Hi, great work, one question, how do you achieve the skin texture on the male elve on top of this page? I'll really appreciate if you tell me

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    I just used normal skin texture brushes in photoshop. Nothing special.

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    Hello Morgalahan. You have some interesting stuff going on here.
    I would love to see you progress on this SB.
    If I may, I would like to suggest using more hard-edged brushes.
    Airbrushing is a perfectly legit technique but it does give one's work a look of less confidence. Also think about using a hint of blue and green for your skin colors.
    It might help! Keep it up!!

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    Thanks for the comments and taking a look. As to hard edged brushes, I use them when I'm working in photoshop, but I suppose the natural blending properties of most of the Painter brushes I use make it seem like it's airbrushed. As it happens, I havent painted with the soft airbrush in years, since I learned how to use photoshop properly

    I'll try the blue and green for the skin, thanks

    an update

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    here's an update on the picture, still not finished yet, and I'd still really like some advice

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