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    O-o, I notice you start out in black and white in your photoshop paintings. Do you have your brush set to some opacity or something and just layer your stuff up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt kohr View Post
    Thanks for the encouragement, guys! Here's progress:
    http://www.mattkohr.com/sketchbook/mKohr_kettle_2.jpg
    Wow this one is really really nice. Overall i really enjoy your sketchbook, you seem to be really good with lighting and form.

    Its only nice that i leave a crit tho, so on that painting of the car that you posted recently, its really nice looking, i like how you use the cuts in the door as contour lines to describe the form, and like the overall design, but there are a few things im noticing.
    Now, mind you it may be a rough pass and you possibly already know these things, if so disregard this; But the wheel hubs seem a bit out of perspective. I think it could be much more subtle, if even done at all. The profile of the car could even get away with a straight on shot of the wheels but right now the perspective on them feels a bit forced.

    Also, it seems like around the door area that the metal doesn't look as sleek as it could. I think this might just be because too small of brushes were used, and it's creating too abrupt of a change in values, making the door and frame look dented. Bug brushes with a selection, and just tapping in those shadows might get rid of that look.

    But anyway, the sketchbook all in all looks great. Keep it up!!

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    Truely inspirational sketchbook, I simply didn't want it to end.

    Your work is very inspiring to a beginner artist such as myself, keep up the amazing work.

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    Love the last one. Great sketchbook!

    Where are you finding your photoref for those still life studies?

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    Deadlyhazard : Sadly, I don't have a process that I always follow. If I start black and white, I usually 'glaze' over it with color layers set to multiply. Also, I will occasionally use layers set to 'color', though i don't like that as much.

    ArtZealot : You're right on all counts about the car. I have a love hate relationship with cars -- I love them in real life, but i hate painting them. We see so many cars in our daily experience that there is not much 'wiggle room' when it comes to dreaming them up. Thanks for the critical feedback, I really appreciate it!

    Camisado : It's really meaningful to hear that.... thank you

    Whirly : I shoot them myself. Recently I got a DSLR (a camera with many features) to help me capture reference. It was expensive, but I find that being able to take proper reference can be really helpful.


    Here's my progress on the EOW



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    really cool styf i realy licke the last one i which i whas that litel boy heding fore that trayn haha nice kipp it up!!

    my sbhttp://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=169044&page=3

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    Wow, so many cool and interesting things in this SB. Loved those metal and rock texture tests further back and the current EOW is looking awesome so far. Keep up the great work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt kohr View Post

    Whirly : I shoot them myself. Recently I got a DSLR (a camera with many features) to help me capture reference. It was expensive, but I find that being able to take proper reference can be really helpful.
    Very Cool Mat!! If you ever feel like sharing the ref for those of us who are shite photographers let me know

    Great progess with the EOW. The colour scheme cant help but bring me blade runner nostalgia pangs from the Tyrell building!!

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    The EOW entry looks promising. But I must say that the composition seems a little bit boring at the moment. Probably because it's very symmetrical. Maybe you can make it more interesting or chaotic by making some people look like they're in a rush? Make it tell a story.

    Anyway, it looks pretty awesome so far. Can't wait to see it finished ^^

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    zelda_geek: 'make it tell a story'. You hit it right on the mark. Despite going to school for sequential art (visual storytelling), I struggle constantly with narrative. Working as a concept designer, I'm not often called on to create narrative images, so I can usually coast on technique and design. As you point out, this piece was suffering because it lacked story. I took your advice and threw some more people in the scene - but i would have been better served to address the narrative problems when it was a thumbnail. Next time Thank you very much for the critical feedback!

    Here's the (tentative) final:



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    Bea u ti fullalkajsdlfna!

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    I've got a problem with the way digital painting is taught on the internet. at the low end, plenty of books exist to show you what all the buttons do in Photoshop. At the high end, there's master videos with Gnomon and TAD. What's in the middle? Nothing.

    To address this problem, I'm starting a channel to house 60 second videos for beginner digital painters. It's going to assume that you know how to run photoshop, but that you don't know how to make it paint.

    If you're a beginner and want to see some tips, check it out:

    my vimeo channel



    I've only got a handful up so far, but more are in the pipe. Enjoy!

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    It's great that you make time to reach back out to the community. This way I'm sure you will help lots of people! I know te video's thought me things I didnt know yet, so thanks!

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    Amazing gallery man !

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    very nice works

    tnx for sharing ur channel in vimeo , ^^

    keep it up

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    Wow, very nice work here! I really like the perspective you´ve used in your last drawing

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    Thanks, guys! Here's the sketch for my next illustration:



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    impressive environments

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    Reeeally nice use of light and colour.

    Looking for Feedback! Please visit my sketchbook..



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    Thanks!

    well, i need to get sidetracked once again - a friend just called me up with a quick concept he needs for a project. Here are the thumbnails...



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    Thank you for posting your processes with some of your paintings, it's super amazing to see how professionals go about their work.
    I've never tried digital still-life studies before, it sounds like it could be fun, and totally less messy than the other way. xD

    Keep posting please! : D

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    so much epicness in your sb. truly inspiring work. even your still lifes are mind blowing.

    the enviroments are my favorite!

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    Great sketchbook, Love how you keep changing paintings because you come up with better ideas And the rock post is great! Cant believe how well the textures are utilized... I gota practice that some more

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    Thanks a lot guys! Here's some random practice faces and my CHOW start...





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    Wow!

    I've so much to learn... Is there ever enough time?!

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    Awesome work man.

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    Awesome work man, i love how you catch the light coming thought the tree.

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    Love the latest post. The CHOW WIP is funny and clever.

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    Liking everything here. Especially the EOW entry. You achieved such a great mood in that one.

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    Thanks, guys! Here's one I've been kicking around for a while... i think I'm calling it 'done'.



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