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    wooow!!! the last one has some good potential! like... some underwater scene or something! I know these are very rough pieces, but may I suggest you try to create interesting moods and atmosphere, by using gradients, layer settings and stuff. the earlyer you do this in your works the sooner you will get a better feeling for the scene you're painting.

    I know this motivation issues... but still, never let it keep you from paintig too long!
    I had a good weekend and soon will be able to update some sketches again
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    Lilou - Thanks! yea I really gotta think of that.. it worked out for the dragon, so theres no reason why it won't work here I just get so frustrated though.. when I try to paint something special I get nowhere.. after I've been stuck for half an hour or so I just go random rage and doodle some crap.. and those 10-20 minute doodles I produce often turn out better than the piece I worked on for 1 hour.. haha.
    Sorry, enough whine from me. Thanks! glad to see you back Diana

    random crap (15-20 minutes/ piece) and Art crusade battle vs Nightblue... stuck on that piece.

    *edit* page 5 ?! my shortest page ever! ooh.. new goal, page 6 within 2 weeks.

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    oh my gosh!!! all these updates are fantastic!!! can't tell which one I like most!!!

    I think you set yourself too much under pressure! I bet you think 'this sketch has great potential, I GOTTA make something out of it' !!! and this urge not to mess it up makes you loose the overview.
    Try to relax, you don't have to prove anything!

    I'm sure you'll be fine! *hugs*

    gotta go to work now! bye bye
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    The last drawing is amazing! Love the way you're able to catch motion in a picture (even though I've possible already said it).

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    Lilou - thanks! With each visist you make, my dull day gets a little brighter. Yea I got all stuck in not messing it up.. couldn't work any more on it.. waiting for your updates

    Dannelf - Hey man! thanks .. du med!

    A piece with the theme "Underwater city" .. in this case.. ruins. I'm happy on how it went until about stage 5.. then I kinda lost it

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    Love the underwater piece, the composition is really nice. I think the reason you don't like the last steps is all parts of the painting have similar level of details and sharpness. Have you tried using softer brushes or air brushes? While I've never been able to use airbrush as a rendering brush, I found it very useful to create atmosphere/luminosity/depth or do small adjustments to part of an image. The softness of airbrush would also make a lot of sense in an underwater scene.

    I hope you don't mind me doing a paint-over with a few very quick blue, red, and black airbrush strokes: http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/d..._paintover.jpg

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    Nice perspective on 122 man , really love to see how the finished piece looks like.

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    whoa Murli, that was so nice of you to say, made me really happy to read *BIG hug*
    but you shouldn't let your day be dull :/ there are tons of cool things you can do, don't stress yourself so much, remember painting is something fun to you, you do it cos you like it, and you're in the very comfortable position where you don't have to prove anything, so just paint, try to learn and enjoy the mistakes
    As for your under water scene I agree with Nightblue, its the same thing I mentioned before, like tryig to use some gradients ( or big soft airbrushes) and layer options to create more atmosphere in your pics. it helps a lot
    but some of the orange tones are way too bright ( in the lower ground) they take my eyes away from the ship and keep me from moving into the far bg of the scene... I think you don't need so many 'highlights' in this one

    I'll try to update my sb as soon as I get to a scanner... sorry for my lazyness... always so tired after work...

    keep on rockin'
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    Nihtblue - thanks for the insight. And a thousand thanks for paintover! you really shouldn't have.. using spare time on me thanks. I've been given so much good information and nice tips, I need to start taking them more into consideration... damn me.

    Flamable thanks man. I'm sad to say I never really finnished it... just added some lame colour.. hehe

    Lilou .. Diana, I'd kiss you if you were here thank you so much for the encouragement and feedback. There's nothing wrong with being lazy either.. take your time, enjoy what life has to offer - and an occasional don't give a shit about anything

    thank you .. I borrowed a book from school about landscape painting for oil. In theory this also applies to digi painting, so.. here goes a sunset. More to come from this book.

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    nice sketchbook
    the last piece looks good! lovely use of colors
    though ,if the sun is hanging that low that the sky is glowing red/orange
    then the 'world' wouldnt be that bright anymore
    the rocks look as if the sun is at its brightest

    cheers!

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    Hey mate! =D
    Damn, that one in #125 was badass! ^^
    I like your composition studies, keep working on those and inspire the rest of us

    Keep it up!
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    Grafguy - thanks! and damn you for pointing that out I guess it's mid-day then. My book didn't say anything about the time of the day, but all the yellow made me think sunset - guess it's more late noon? hehe

    ReviseTheMethod - Thank you man! good seeing you around here again


    Wheew.. In a good mood today. For some reason I have the song "I'm so horny" by Mousse-T echoing in my head.. that's a good thing right?

    Today I discovered something important - a new way of painting.. or actually, some, in my opinion, key principals behind painting:

    Light and contrast
    Control of colors, saturation especially.

    It all came when I was checking out Dile_'s homepage and I saw a concept piece of a fishlike humanoid holding a spear.. And after looking at it a while, reflecting over how he had painted the piece, a eureka moment appeared.

    The crocodile was made before I had my 'eureka' enjoy.

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    Ooooh! Killer stuff =)

    Like with all your lizard-ish designs, the crocodile looks really cool =)
    It would probably be good to try and push out the head a bit more, since it blends in a bit too much with the rest of the body.
    Adding some well placed highlights would really make it pop =)

    Sweet work on the new style! Nice sense of movement in the phoenix, and the colors are working well too.
    From a more critique oriented viewpoint: I think that it needs another leg in the shot to really come across as an easily read phoenix =)
    I had some trouble "seeing" the phoenix, although I knew that that's what it was

    Keep up the great work! :>
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    Cool updates as usual, dude!
    As ReviseTheMethod said, I hope you take the drawings to the next level. Especially the Phoenix! I like the attidue and the colours.
    Maybe the smoke could use a little bit more softness (If you know what I mean).
    I admire your way of drawing with such hard brushes. that's how You've managed to make the pheonix's head in center of the picture, with putting more details on it!

    It's really inspiring whatching your works man! It's really instructive.

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    Your beasts just rocks! Love the phoenix you are working on now, it looks really awesome and fierce.
    And it is amazing to see how much you are improving at humans and portraits! Pretty stunning. Keep it up!
    Remember me, by the way? Vilde from Elfwood?

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