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    Found CA a while back and I am finally getting around to putting up my sketchbook. I just want to say that I've been away from art for way too long and it took finding this site and seeing all the amazing talent here to inspire me to start practicing again and eventually become a great artist. The wealth of information I've picked up just in the past few days digging around the site is insane. Until recently I have just sketched with a ball-point pen, so I never worked with color that much, as you can see, but I now have a wacom and really want to learn digital painting. Some of these were done with a mouse before I got my tablet. I know I need a lot of work on anatomy and composition. I welcome any comments and critiques, I will be a regular on this site from here on out.

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    This is two firsts since I got my tablet: first time I made a random scribble and fleshed out what I saw, and first time I tried to color a black and white image. I could use some advice on coloring over a black and white image, was a lot harder than I thought it would be.

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    Planning on coloring this later tonight, if anyone has some advice on coloring a b&w image in PS, or a link to a tutorial I could use it.

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    I love last couple of pieces in your first post. Those definitely stand out as far as character concepts. Your work on the tablet looks great too, but I really can't offer much advice on coloring b&w images in PS... I'm a big PS noob myself. I'm sure you could probably find some sort of tutorial on the internet that could be helpful though. Great SB though, keep it up.

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    Hey thanks nurraymjo! I'll dig around and see what I can find. I'll be posting a colored version of the werewolf pic later.

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    Here is a colored version of the previous pick. Tried using overlay layers to colorize, then touched up over that. It looks a bit darker in jpeg format for some reason, but ah well.. Comments welcome!

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    Great start. If I might make a suggestion, try putting more contrast into your paintings.
    Keep working at it.

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    Hey thanks for the suggestion MassDet, I had a friend mention something similar to me today. I will start working on that and see how it goes.

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    I'm doing an image for a client of her grand children, this is it so far.

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    Did this recently for the C.O.W. thread here on CA.

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    Another one done for C.O.W.

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    You have some pretty cool images in here. Keep up the good work!

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    Thanks NickTrip! I've just recently begun practicing digital art, but I'm trying to get to the point that I am comfortable with it.

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    Another COW entry

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    Was trying to get a sort of Where the Wild Things are look to a dragon like creature.

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    Another sketch, messing around with effects, fun stuff.

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    Fall is my favorite time of year, got inspired to do this...

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    awesome work in here... keep it up, can't wait to see what's next...

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    wow. you are very eclectic stylistically. fall is also my favorite time of year. love the cats. you seem to have a natural talent for color and composition.

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    you know I think the first image is my favorite. It's style seems the most developed and the anatomy is more believable than in some of your other pieces.

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    @ JoshDArtist - Thanks! Glad you like! Trying to push my art forward as often as I can.

    @ moosepaws - Thanks to you too! Yes anatomy is one of the areas I need the most practice. It would also help if I started using references more instead of winigin' it hah.

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    the thing is. once you nail down your anatomy by using references and drawing from life, you will seriously blow us all out of the water, because your use of color and composition is already sick

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    nice stuff man my fave's the second COW character in post #11 . keep'em coming

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    Another cow entry: "Bipedal Insectoid"

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    @ moosepaws: Haha, well I don't know about that but I'll definitely be able to better paint what I see in my mind.

    @ miycko: Thanks! COW has really been helping me. One of the worst things is I get artist-block a lot. With COW I'm guaranteed to have something to draw haha. I plan on start Chow soon also.

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    Finalized with colors and foliage.

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    Nice work Eye...I can definitely see your images evolving as you go along. I love your sense of lighting. And your texture experiments look awesome. Nicely done.


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    Pretty interesting art a little misty for my taste but you make good progress, go on and do more drawings Practice makes perfect

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    Second halloween inspired pic.

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    My entry for cow # 156 Red Hot Doom

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