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    artistic exploration

    I'm interested in street art and expressionism, and animation.

    anything that you could suggest would be extremely helpful.

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    ive always wanted to paint landscapes, or really just anything, but painting and rendering pretty much has me scared off it.

    however pixels is one of the things i can comfortably experiment with, and hopefully i can transpose what i learn with them to anti-aliased brushes and painting works eventually.
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    I like that first piece a lot, really kewl style.

    On the subject of getting into landscapes, maybe these will interest you:
    http://www.ctrlpaint.com/the-tiny-study/
    http://www.ctrlpaint.com/imaginary-l...pe-thumbnails/
    It's kind of the same idea as your pixel art, so maybe you'll be more comfortable with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambiguity View Post
    I like that first piece a lot, really kewl style.

    On the subject of getting into landscapes, maybe these will interest you:
    http://www.ctrlpaint.com/the-tiny-study/
    http://www.ctrlpaint.com/imaginary-l...pe-thumbnails/
    It's kind of the same idea as your pixel art, so maybe you'll be more comfortable with it.


    ooh! that's a wonderful video. i'm afraid detailing is really where my mind gets blown, but these at least are helping me get my forms right first, i suppose that's how i'm supposed to do things! i tried a small but non-pixel landscape, not sure how i feel about it.

    ah, well. practice!
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    @ambiguity

    amazing little tutorials there, i think i have seen things from ctrl+paint before, very excellent teacher c:

    tried to apply some of what he was saying about a photo reference, with a brush tool instead of a pixel tool:

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    then did some more pixel detailing to prove to myself that i'm not utterly hopeless and can indeed spend time on something without ruining it:
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRO View Post
    @ambiguity

    amazing little tutorials there, i think i have seen things from ctrl+paint before, very excellent teacher c:

    tried to apply some of what he was saying about a photo reference, with a brush tool instead of a pixel tool:

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    I agree, he is a good teacher. Not to bad on your study either, I'd say get some nice color variation like your pixel thumbnails and you'd be cooking with gas .

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    watching that video was certainly very useful! i ventured out a little to try something less pixellated...


    and some more light studies, and texture studies...

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    how can i get sharper, more defined textures? bluhh.

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    maybe start by drawing bigger... by zooming out to like 50%
    then when you zoom in 100% you can add all the tiny details and it makes it sharper?
    idk, I'm only an amateur.

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    how can i get sharper, more defined textures? bluhh.


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    Paint them in? Not really sure what you mean, but a lot of concept artists get their texture either from photo overlays or custom brushes they make(you can also download some sometimes).

    There is a few videos on texture at Ctrl+Paint:
    http://www.ctrlpaint.com/?s=texture

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    portal 2 mech studies.

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    tachikoma - ghost in the shell, mech studies.

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    some backgrounds and still life painting practice, as well as a painted sphere.

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    Mmm, I love the first canid-styled one.


    your use of color is soothing ah

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