Well I am new to Digital Painting.
I have been trying to learn alot though i did this weird looking dagger o-o well it's my first try so its rarely look like a dagger e.e but i'm still sharing it.
Well I will love to hear some Tips and techniques >.< and if someone can post good tutorial for my lvl. Like this picture can tell how good am i rite now xD
Hi and welcome!
You will hear this repeated often here, but only because it rings so true.
Draw and paint from life. Seriously. This is a 'tip' for artists of any level,
from beginner to pro.
Drawing and painting from life allows us to perceive shapes, form and
color as it appears through light and shadow. I'd also suggest using
pencil and paper to practice and churn out as many sketches as you can
as often as you can. Mixing in your imaginative works with studies of
people and objects around you will help you improve immensely.
You're right I was just looking at this apple o-o and trying to shade it.
Well i did shaded it well and that was helpful C:
like in this pic i tried to shade the dagger metal which is pretty much a fail xD
i should practice with a reference of metal stuffs like knife or anything like that C:
Thanks for the Tip though!
One of the core principles in drawing and painting is good shape design. If you look at the sillhouete does it even read as a dagger? Shape, value, edge. In that order. Get those down before you move on to rendering and materials etc.
I know my brush control is really bad e.e
i am practicing more with eraser and brush to draw perfect square, circles and other shapes.