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    strSAM - Composition 1.1

    Hello
    This is my first attempt at drawing on a graphic tablet, so it did not work out too well
    The remaining 19 drawings, it will be hard work

    Orginal drawing : Jan Matejko - Studium głowy starca
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    It's a good start, especially for your first time using a tablet. You've done a good job with capturing the "feel" of the face, but the overall values are too light. Also, don't be afraid to use sharper edges and transitions between your lights and darks.

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    thanks
    I know that values are too bright, but it's my habit of drawing witch pencil, other thing is that here I have to switch to the shapes and tones rather than on the edges and angles of whose'm used to

    I'm self-taught so I probably have a lot of bad habits in the drawing, but it's time to fix this

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    I'm sorry if I wrote something wrong, but my English is only used in speech

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    Great start - the shapes are pretty good, despite your being abit wider, but this is not a bad starting point

    On to the next one, go go go!

    Beautiful painting by the way.

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    Hi, welcome here!

    Using a tablet is bit unsettling when you come from traditional media.
    Don't worry it will come with practice, and copying from the masters will help you change your habits (I'm also a self-taught and I'm really rehabilitating my hands and brain since I started this assignment )
    Nice start! Keep drawing!

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    thx
    I think first one was a lucky shot , i tried now with other paintings and ..... several hours wasted haha

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    the tablet is quite a different story
    I feel like I just started to draw for the first time

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    nice progress - learn to love those harder brushes.

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    Don't be shy on your darkest values, go on and pick up some very dark grey
    This is digital painting, you can add white whenever you want!

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    Quote Originally Posted by strSAM View Post
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    I think first one was a lucky shot , i tried now with other paintings and ..... several hours wasted haha
    No, no, no...time spent making awful painting isn't time wasted - it's time well spent learning

    In my experience it works well starting out with hard brushes, softening up edges when needed instead of starting with the soft brushes since getting shard edges after that can be hard.

    Slow down. Measure the shapes, paint them, then measure them again. Spend extra time at this step if need be, this part will affect everything else you do with the study
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    I cheated a little bit , i have used grid in photoshop , because i still have problem with measuring everything without my hand and pencil i find it dificoult
    I know it is to bright but i wont to finisz as clouse as i cant to one hour

    Are ther some rules in painting on PC ?? starting from dark to wight or some other basic rules ?? i should work on one layer or many ?

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    don't know what others do but I try and eyeball the mid tone in the image and then fill from that, and add lights and darks over the top - on your last image I'd say the key value to hit would be the ground plane and then work from that. I'd happily be proved wrong.

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    Painting : Stanisław Witkiewicz - Powrót z połowu
    I try too use some hard brush and it realy help a lot but still i have problem with shapes
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    Painting : Jan Matejko - Portret Marii Matejko
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    Painting : Aleksandra Gierymskiego - Żydówka z pomarańczami
    I love this painting , it was stollen in 2 war by Germans when my country was under ocupation.

    My version is terrible , but i try my luck in corel painter not in photoshop and oil brush was not a good choice for first run too many options
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    Painting : Jacka Malczewskiego - Meduza
    Still hard time with proportions
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    Painting : Józef Chełmoński - Kurka wodna

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    You are improving fast!

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    Painting : Henryk Siemiradzki - Dusza
    Another drawing this one was hard i think 4 h of painting or even more but now its impossible form me to finish in one hour

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    Very nice start to this. My main comments are about your value use, which the most recent is the most honest and faithful. You, like i was when i first got started, are a bit careful with your grays and not really pushing to the full value range. You can try adjusting the levels to get them closer. The key is to paint when looking at both images at the same time when you check them. One will feel lighter or darker or the like, and you just keep going darker and darker or lighter and lighter as you go and as you need to. For your next series of images please focus on value.

    Here is what I had to say earlier about value...

    When you get your shapes worked out well, pay very close attention to the values. You want to match the values you see as closely as you can. It is important to be very honest about what you are seeing. try to put the accurate value down with each stroke as otherwise you end up having to fix things along the way and being accurate will save you time. Really take the time to observe and compare and choose the right value. If you are off, adjust it, don't keep working and come back to it. You are doing great...just need to focus in on value a little more.

    Keep it up.


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    Thanks Jason for some tips
    I know that the values are wrong but this is because i work always with pencils and working with this medium i was building everything with layers getting slowly to dark , and here i need to start with middle tone ang go ligher or darker ....... but after some time i hope i will get it

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    You will get it. It will make your pencil work better too. sometimes you have to go from middle to light or middle to dark there. There is no right way really...but being able to play from dark to light, light to dark, or middle out are all important.


    keep it up!

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    Try to focus more on tones and values so shapes are not so good

    orginal painting : Józef Chełmoński - Powrót z balu
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    Values are much closer...and you did a super good job on the main body of shapes on the figures/horse etc.. (clearly a drawer in your past) as that is coming easily for you. If you can get your background shapes to be as cared for these are going to be great and you will have a fabulous thread of studies. Do try to capture the surface texture a little more accurately as it is so important to mood and feeling in this piece, as well as atmosphere.

    keep up the good work.


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    thx for good word
    actualy I have start to learning drawing on my own about 7 months so I'm a baby in this

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    It was long road on this one , 5 hour of work


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    Yay! Nice improvement with this one!
    Your values and shapes are getting really close!
    Still a bit too dark or too bright on some places, but you're definitely improving a lot!
    Keep it up!

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    thx ZeCarnevilCat
    I always finish and see some wrong things , but at the end it's hard to fix them some time it can get worse than it was

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    This ona was another long run
    lot of symetry in this drawing , that help get the shapes correct ( not all of tchem )
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