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    Mikus - trying to learn how to paint from my imagination

    Hi,

    as this is my first thread on this forum I would like to say hi to everyone!

    Just like I mentioned in a tittle I would like to be able to create art from my head rather than from references, although for the time being I am going to use references to understand how things work as my first attempts with landscapes using imagination only failed. I got up from my knees and here I am trying to improve and learn as much as I can. I haven`t finished any art school which now I truly regret. I am also new to digital painting (got my first Wacom Tablet couple of weeks ago) so there is a lot of work to be done!

    All comments and criticism are welcome, so don`t hesitate to point out mistakes I make!!

    Last edited by Mikus; February 27th, 2013 at 07:58 PM.
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    OK, now digital....

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    Pencil

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    Wow, the sea study is amazing. How long did you take to that one?

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    thx Ale_hg, I took me about 3h so way too long... I need to practice more and more to do it quicker!

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    my very first attempt to draw from imagination only, no references apart from the moon which is a photo.
    I like the background, not proud of the foreground ;/ Rocks look flat, need to practice this.


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    This is what I did today... used reference from Kekai Kotaki although I didn't try to paint it exactly the same way especially water.. All comments are welcome!! In my opinion bacground struggles in here, also it took my about 3,5h to do it.

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    I cant stop looking at that wave.
    its more beautiful than the pic.
    keep em coming man. you have a way with water, more of it please.
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    Thank you FROZ3N, I always wanted to paint 17th century ships (with big guns on a rough sea) so this quick wave study will come in handy but this won`t be done until I feel I am good enough. I decided to take part in Environment of The Week (Paradise City) and this is what I came up with, to be continued

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    nice start to your sb, keep the studies flowing!

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    quick update

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    Love the last environment ! Your edges are getting more interesting. Keep it up!

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    and the final stage of Paradise City, I left too much of a free space above the City ;/ I like the rocks on the left and right hand side. What do you think?

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    Just a thought (I'm really in no place to give crit, I have much to learn), but it seems like the people on the beach/cliff used to give scale are still a bit too big, the ones lined up with the building to the right (on the bottom) are about a story tall may want to use something else for scale or make them smaller... other than that I have no real place to crit.. Good work!

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    You are right imcostalong, they are definitely to big.. I will remember next time to take more time for details like this. I appreciate your comment we learn every day, my environment did not get a single vote so there is much work in front of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikus View Post
    You are right imcostalong, they are definitely to big.. I will remember next time to take more time for details like this. I appreciate your comment we learn every day, my environment did not get a single vote so there is much work in front of me.
    Buddy we all have a hell of a long road ahead of us . Keep it moving!

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    This is my second attempt on Environment of the Week, this time the topic was: Children`s Alley I hope it is better than Paradise City (#14) above, what do you think?

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    This is my attempt on painting an apple in 3 steps, a little bit over 3h of work. I choose colours myself although I had a picture reference.

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    And here is my third attempt on Environment of the week

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    About 2h, references used ;/

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    Good job! Some cool things happening in here and that apple is amazing!

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    thanks Fatman although I am not proud from my last environment ;/ it looks like a cartoon ;/
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    Keep up the hard work!

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    Another concept for EOW, subject "Ground Zero"

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