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    Something from future book



    Haven't posted a thing in a long time. Need to start again. Here is something from a tutorial I am writing for the book I am completing. Can you guess what the tutorial is about ?
    Hope you enjoy the image. It has been a blast to work on. Oh, another thing, completely done in Photoshop and not Painter..... go figure

    Best
    Don

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    Your work is gorgeous Don! I love the hair. And the traditional gallery on your website is superb. Just thought I'd let you know...

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    This is looking great! Those starnds of hair at the end are cool. Hmm, your tutorial is about how to paint hair? Or maybe how to be a sexshi chick

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    Hi Don!
    Nice to see you posting some artwork.
    Get everyone excited for your new book. (It's gonna be good!)

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    Why Photoshop and not painter? I've never been all that comfy with painter for some reason so I stick to photoshop but out of curiosity more than anything I'd be interested in knowing why you picked photoshop over painter....most people lean the other way for painterly work.

    Great work by the way, I've been an admirer for some time...


    and yes...I'm waiting for the tutorial

    daily sketchbook

    You need to do more anatomy...and check your values....wait...did I just say that?
    [lowpolymatt]
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    NICE!!!!

    Don, awesome. Thanks for sharing!!!!! Fabulous!!!!!
    When's the book coming out???

    Lowpolymatt: Don already wrote a book using Painter. Digital Character Design and Painting. Check it out. Very inspiring and instructional.

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    Hey Don! She looks great!
    You just used that "paint pretty girl" filter again didn't you!
    One has to wonder... how does that sheet stay on?

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    Beautiful! :inlove: She looks great.

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    Thanks for the nice post! Reminded me to order your last book

    Ka-Chunk to you!

    Fipse

    <Insert witty remark here>
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    Very nice jop!
    She is sweet!

    Sjajno!
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    Hey Don

    Absolutely stunning...wow...

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    very nice as usual,yes^^ a new book,i can't wait to buy it...
    Your digital character design and painting is very helpful for me, thank you very much for this wonderful book

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    thanks

    Thanks for all the kind feedback.

    The reason for Painting this one in Photoshop instead of Painter is that the upcoming book is a Photoshop version of my last book. All the tutorials will be in Photoshop. AND, this particular tutorial is indeed about painting hair....I would do a pretty poor job of doing a tutorial about being a sexy girl...

    Cheers
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    hey don,

    nice, good work.

    first, i think it makes no difference which porgram u have used. these stupid "software-wars" are boring.

    i have a small problem with the right shoulder/arm, it looks, for me, too flat. perhaps im wrong.

    n-drew

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    n-drew

    I agree, the software is just a tool but the publisher thinks the photoshop crowd will buy this book when they might not have bought the earlier version as it was Painter oriented....I guess time will tell It is all new tutorials/images so hopefully some will find use for it.

    You are also right about the shoulder...very flat looking. I need to fix that. I was concentrating on the hair and not really intending to finish the drapery or lower section of the image but that is a glaring error. thanks for the fresh eye.

    Cheers
    Don

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    Sh'es got a nice soft feel for a digital piece but I think it's still kinda flat or un-dynamic.

    Butterfly in the sky
    I can go twice as high...
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    hey Don nice to see you posting again....hope to seee more of your work here :chug:

    -Amador

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    I think you are right. It is not a particularly dynamic piece but then it is meant to demonstarte a technique and not to stand on its own as a painting. In that context, maybe it fills the need adequately. Could it be improved, undoubtedly.

    Cheers
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    Originally posted by Don
    n-drew

    I agree, the software is just a tool but the publisher thinks the photoshop crowd will buy this book when they might not have bought the earlier version as it was Painter oriented....I guess time will tell It is all new tutorials/images so hopefully some will find use for it.

    Cheers
    Don
    Well your publisher was right! I remember when the last book came out and I was wishing it had been for PS instead. Interested to see how you handle flesh tones etc in PS. Looking forward to it this time.

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    thats great DON, i've always loved your paintings, you really know how to capture beauty.

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    wow, Don Seegmiller! I own and love your book.

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    Absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to see more. Heh, I'm searching for your books, now.
    Keep up the great work--the great inspiration.

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    Lordy!

    Don, your amazing! Now I have to buy ps? I own your painter book and use it like a bible. Between photoshop and painter, which is the better program? C'mon spill the beans!

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    From what I hear they're both used and are beneficial when they're both used together.

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    Again, Nature reminds us that is the brain and not the tool what makes great an artist.
    I have loved Mr. Seegmiller's work in oils, Painter, and now...in Ps.

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    Thanks for all the kind responses.

    As for the best program.....Hmmmmm. The most honest answer that I can give is this. I use both programs extensively, sometimes for similar tasks but mostly for different tasks. Most of my digital painting is still done in Painter though some is now done in Photoshop. Almost anything I do that is done using text, I will opt for Photoshop. I do most preparation of images for either web or print in Photoshop though Painter is getting much better here. So the answer is that neither is better for all things and both are better for some things.

    Given that wishy-washy yet accurate evaluation of my feelings about Photoshop and Painter, I must admit to using two or three very inexpensive shareware programs quite often too. They are Real Draw Pro, Project Dogwaffle, and Art Rage. If you have not seen these before, I would suggest you have a look. They are all very cool programs and do some things extremely well.

    Cheers
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    Wow, this is great. I picked your book up the other day. I have to say it has been very helpful to me so far. I look forward to checking out your new one.

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    Absolutely love this Don (as much as I have your original book next to my desk on standby *fanboy slurp*).

    However, I find this piece lacks some of the colour variation that you have in your Painter work. I think that's because Painter does some very subtle colour effects when it applies brushes and photoshop does everything in such a linear way that it can seem a bit harsher.

    Anyway, I really like, look forward to the new book as well.

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    I think it's flat, or maybe I should say, flatter than I think you want it.

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    I recently saw your book at a Local Barns and Nobles, after glancing though it I was so impressed I ordered it that night online and am still waiting on it in the mail. Thanks for your contribution to us all! I am curious when this new book will be released and if the content will be all brand new?

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