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December 29th, 2009 #1
Howdy! I'm 19 and want to get serious about art. I've been drawing as a hobby for years and even sold some pencil pet portraits for people.
I got my first Wacom tablet over Christmas and want to make good use of it. This is the very first thing I did with it; fruit!
First time painting with a tablet in Photoshop; any critiques/advice are welcome and much appreciated.
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WIP Landscape, still fooling around with me new tablet. Having a lot of fun with the grasses. Any tips on rendering water? I have trouble doing that with pencils.
December 29th, 2009 #3
Three older animal pictures, done from references.
Quick jaguar study, done in ebony pencil.
One of my pet portraits, done in pencils from 6B to 2H. (Sorry about the scan)
Leaping orca, done in oil pastels.
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December 30th, 2009 #4
December 30th, 2009 #5
GoGoJojo: Thank you! She's a purebred Rhodesian Ridgeback, just stocky and fat. She's got a ridge of hair running the opposite direction up her back, but you can't see it because of the pose.
Pencil portrait of my little sister, wearing my pirate hat. Comments and criticisms welcome, as always! (Scanner was being finicky so I took a picture instead.) Done from reference.
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December 30th, 2009 #6
Several skull studies, courtesy of Mr. Mentler. My eyes nearly popped out when I saw his sketchbook! I can draw animals fairly well, but my people suck (I think) and I have no sense of porportion in the human body. So I'm starting some anatomy studies.
And a quick sketch of one of my dogs, napping on my bed.
Please review, comment, and criticise! I'll never improve if I don't know what mistakes I might be making.
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December 30th, 2009 #7
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Wowzerz, the dog drawing is really good!
December 30th, 2009 #9
cool start, your pencils are great! keep posting!!!
December 30th, 2009 #10
GoGoJojo: I love ridgebacks too. I've got two of them, plus one doberman and one boston terrier. And a bunch of small mammals. Thanks for the tip about more contrast in her face, that's something I need to work on. When drawing faces, I'm afraid to go to extreme values; I want to keep everything light. I shall practice!
Memo213: Thank you! Your pencil work is quite good as well.
xbert: Thanks! I will post until my fingers fall off, I promise!
December 31st, 2009 #11
Bridgman study; attempting to understand some semblance of proportion in the human body; learning the shape. I think the side view of the leg looks wierd but I can't figure out why.
Leg detail (sorry about color change):
Happy New Year!!
December 31st, 2009 #12
Screwing around with Photoshop and a fractal generating program called Apophosis, and ended up with this dragon sort of thing.
January 1st, 2010 #13
realy great pencil drawings !!
for your digital landscape I think you should use different colors for the grass and also for the water, add shadow and you can use differents brushes to create differents textures you can easily create brushes on photoshop, may you can seach for some tutorials if you start with photoshop (or may you can found great free brushes already done ^^' )
well, keep it up see you !!!!
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January 1st, 2010 #15
whisperss: Thanks for the tip about brushes and textures, I'll make changes to my landscape. I've checked out a few photoshop tutorials, but haven't really experimented with brushes too much. So much to do!
Twan: Thank you for pointing out natural colors, that should make it look much better. And I will be drawing figures, quite a few of them!
January 2nd, 2010 #16
Bridgman and his blocks.
January 11th, 2010 #17
good studies, looks like your gettin more and more into anatomy!
January 11th, 2010 #18