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    I came to this site a long time ago and made a feeble attempt at joining the community here. It wasn't long before I found myself not posting anymore. Maybe I was a little discouraged but now I'm back and with a new tablet and a copy of photoshop elements(even if I don't yet know how to use them). I am 19 and next fall I'll be attending college. In the time in between I want to make as much improvement as I can. And though Im not sure where to begin I trust in this community to lead the way.

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    hey, nice pencil work, and welcome back to CA.
    I'd love to see your ventures with photoshop!
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    Why were you discouraged? I think your work is very good and shows a lot of potential. My only suggestion is to maybe cut down on the manga influence a bit in favor of a more realistic style, but other than that, you're doing just fine.

    As for a direction, if you're wanting to paint, start playing around with photoshop and ask plenty of questions when you get stuck (that's really the best way to learn). Perhaps trying to copy a master's painting would be a good way to dive into it. Or, take a look at THIS thread.

    Hope that helps.
    If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all. -Michelangelo

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    Love your style it is really nice and clean, keep them coming
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    Thanks for all of the comments. Scribble King I think all of the great artwork here is what discouraged me at first but now I'll use it as motivation. As for the anime influence I tried to distance myself from the more generic anime stuff but hey, I did grow up whatching Dragonball Z (infact before I saw DBZ all I drew were animals). Thanks for the link.

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    oh really cool sketches in here the wolf is awesome!
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    Wow, amazing sketches
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    The second one in this post isn't finished yet but since I probally never will here it is.

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    Oh wow, these are great! I really love the Alice in Wonderland (?) drawing--the one with the girl floating and the clock on the ceiling? Yeah, that one...it's fantastic. Do you plan on coloring that one? If not I really think you should, it looks like it would take color splendidly. Really nice sketches, keep 'em coming!
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    Man you have a crazy sense of imagination and linework! Don't doubt yourself, it's the worst thing. Everyone is insecure, but fight it! Meanwhile just draw more and more so you don't have to feel that way. If you don't take risks the journey won't be fun.

    If you ever get discouraged again read this http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=135551
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    I would color the kind of Alice in Wonderland one but I don't know how plus its to big to scan. Two new ones. I tried to color the first in photoshop but it just didn't look good so unfortunatley more black and white...for now.

    If any one could direct me to a good comprehensive tutorial on coloring scans I would appreciate it. Even better would be if one of you could maybe guide me through it. I really have never colored anything outside of a class assignment.

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    Just a suggestion, but don't think of just coloring your pencil work, you'll never really get anywhere with that frame of mind. Instead, learn how to paint. The results will be so much better and it will open up a whole new world for you. You've already got good drawing skills (which is half the battle to becoming a proficient painter), so I believe you are ready to take your work to that next level.

    After all, you're going to have to use color sooner or later in your career as an artist, so you may as well learn the best way to do it... through painting. Loomis' "Eye Of The Painter" is a great book for an introduction to painting and will help eliminate any fears you may have of this unfamiliar media. It's a free download and can be found HERE.
    If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all. -Michelangelo

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    I don't know if I'm allowed to post without art but I just realised something.

    You know Scribble King...I never really thought of it as "painting" in the sense that I should apply traditional techniques in digital media. I had heared of people doing this and have even seen it done but in practice I was never very good at it. I just figured there has to be an easy way. A trick or something.

    If I'm going to learn to "paint" digitally the way I would like to I should at least understand how a real painting is done. Color theory and lighting are mysteries to me. So right now I decided to actually try and learn how to paint.

    Thanks for the book. I assure you I will read it.
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