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December 4th, 2012 #1
Digital Painting question
I've been digital painting for some time now... but I have a question. I've noticed alot of great artists that in there speed pieces and alot of works, they have really solid shapes, 100% opacity etc etc, with no blurry edges and what not. It looks as if they took 1 solid brush stroke, new exactly how hard to press, and left it. Is there some secrets that I havent known about? are they using laso tool or how is this effect achieved. In my paintings, i paint over certain areas more than once and so on... multiple brush strokes, blending and ya.... I have always been envious of the style of these solid shapes and very sharp edges.
heres an example:
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There's no secret, it's just any basic hard-edged brush, 100% opacity, and knowing where to put the strokes... Some people use square brushes a lot for those hard, square-ish strokes. But mostly it's knowing where to put the strokes.
Depending on the artist, some people use also the path tool for hard-edged vector shapes.
December 4th, 2012 #3
Yea, QueenGwenevere's right. It's having the confidence and skill to realize what goes
where and just state it. I'm having a similar problem if you will. I am much more confident
with traditional material, but with digital I just overmodel things. Also, using textures on
brushes confuses me. So, my practice involves doing exactly what my mind knows, but
my gut won't allow, which is, using hard strokes to state form. Say, one for the shape
and placement, and another stroke to soften an edge if needed. Kinda strict but, it
works so far.
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December 4th, 2012 #4
Some artist such as Feng Zhu dont use pen pressure for their brush opacity so the edges are less likely to get muddy this way. This may or may not be relevant.
December 4th, 2012 #5
I think Feng mentioned once that he used the 0-9 keys to change brush opacity manually. I've seen him use transfer-enabled brushes for the initial blocking in though.
I'm also struggling with this. I guess it takes a lot of practice to know how and where to put the strokes.
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December 4th, 2012 #7
Here's a neat technique from our very own Sparth....have a read through his thread. Pretty insightful...however I wouldn't use this to replace the knowledge you need to learn to paint at an advanced level....
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December 4th, 2012 #9
That post and art style by Sparth was what I was trying to find the answer to these past weeks.
The entire painting looks very solid and opaque, yet not soft (compared to the softer paintings created with the Shape Dynamics + Other Dynamics" settings both turned on), which lacks solidity compared to Sparth's type of paintings.
December 5th, 2012 #10
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December 5th, 2012 #11
his english is a little broken ( sparth )
so I create custom shapes
then how do i apply these fast and so on? and transform them like he did? he didnt explain toooo much on it
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