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November 4th, 2010 #1
Edit* Good introduction goes here~
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refs on all of these- just going to do a hundred of these cute girl poses until they're awesome
November 6th, 2010 #3
the manage attachments feature is cool once you get used to it
Used a ref
Last edited by vices; November 11th, 2010 at 10:19 AM.
November 8th, 2010 #4
refs until otherwise stated
November 9th, 2010 #5
These are photoshops- they look a lot darker on my home laptop screen than my work computer so i'll make sure to darken them up a bit in the future. Thanks for the tip
November 9th, 2010 #6
its strange how even when people -do- everything they want to they can still feel unsatisfied
November 11th, 2010 #7
I saw someones custom hand key board for photoshop and I couldn't understand why they threw the save button on there..
November 12th, 2010 #8
November 13th, 2010 #9
Am I reading user comments in an overly sensitive way or do most people give backhanded and insecure compliments?
Edit** I just hadn't read enough comments at this point ^^ I'm happy to say most people give awesome comments on peoples works!
Last edited by vices; December 6th, 2010 at 11:34 AM.
November 13th, 2010 #10
Well I think people really try to give a good critique to help out the person. It may sound harsh but no one should take it personally and should only gain and learn from it. But I haven't been reading comments lately and once in a while there is just a troll =p.
But great job practicing since you can always get better and better. I really like how you draw the eyes but in some of them I would watch the portions in the body.
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November 13th, 2010 #11
Observe nature more, and draw some easier objects aswell, most of your girls seem like made from rubber, too elastic obstacles
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November 13th, 2010 #12
jellyswirl: Ideally everyone would do that Thanks about the eyes.. I really like eyes~ I'm glad you mentioned the proportion thing as it's really hard to keep track of sometimes when the picture is larger. (I haven't been using dual windows in photoshop lately)
There was one instance where the girls hand was spread out next to her face and it was really aggravating because in the photo it looked quite big, but in my sketch it looks -too- big.. I think the problem was that because of the way the white light blended at the outline of the hand i wasn't able to tell where to put the line in my sketch.
In other instances i'm just a bad artist
Justas: Interesting.. can you give me an example of something that looks plastic or rubbery?
November 14th, 2010 #13
I was afraid of doing this photo because it was complicated- I thought about trying to do something easier.. but there's no time like the present to do what you can't do..
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Asian girls (and just Asians in general) rock out loud. :'D
Not a bad start at all, even though some parts still look too stiff/unnatural it's nothing that lots of practice can't fix.
What I notice about your works is that all of them are done with an extremely small brush. Try loosening up a little bit and step out of your comfort zone with a wider range of sizes, it's much better to use tools that allow you to grow instead of stuck with a tiny static brush. Photoshop's like a swiss army knife with about ten billion options anyway, so a day or two messing around with different sizes/effects should fix that up.
You might also be interested doing some quick anatomy studies (from live models or good internet images) and facial structure drills. They'll add to your fundamental understanding of exactly which body part you're drawing, so you'll know what you're doing instead of copying whatever you see in a photograph.
Definitely keep going, can't wait to see more future works from you.
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November 14th, 2010 #15
Wow thanks Lilly.. it's a strange new feeling to be encouraged by someone who's work I have really admired
Is there a personal bias in that Asian girls remark?
You know it was funny, I was thinking about that brush size thing earlier today. I usually use a 2000x4000 canvas and never go wider than a 4px brush. 4px for everything except the eyelashes.. I thought I would 'mix it up' and try using a 3px brush for the last girl lol ^^
But wow, i'm trying out other sizes and an 8x brush doesn't feel like what I expected at all! It's still nice and thin when I press lightly but has nice 'weight' to it as well
What do you mean exactly by facial structure 'drills' ? Doing only certain parts of the face repeatedly?
This image was one I did for paint practice recently. I traced the outline on another layer to get the proportions exact and then used the image as a reference. I was going for photo-realistic but gave up :/
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