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    Master Study for the Day #938 29/03/17

    We aredoing full colour master studies every day/weekend on our journey toget better at art. Join us and continue to Level Up!

    Hereis today's image for the day – ThéodoreGéricault – Injured Cuirassier Leaving the Battlefield

    Name:  #938s-Cuirassier blessé quittant le champ de bataille, 1814, Théodore Géricault.jpg
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    1. Begin the master study from the image above. Studies are to be in full colour. Be faithful to the master study. Do not use the colour picker. Do not trace. This is an exercise that over time will pump up your skills very quickly.
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    6. Work on a small format, this stops you making those details and enables you to capture the essence. You can make it bigger later.

    Pleasepost your image side by side with the original, either next to eachother or on top of each other. This makes it easier for people to seeand critique.

    You maynot wish to do a study everyday, but work on one over several days.This can make you push yourself harder.

    Critiquefrom yourself and others is always welcomed here, as we are here toimprove. Comment on what you think you've learnt from doing thestudy, where it failed, worked and what you will take forward to thenext one.

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    My First attempt, stuck strictly to an hour due to time constraints.

    Name:  ThéodoreGéricault – Injured Cuirassier Leaving the Battlefield.jpg
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    Not the best, but, its my first.... any tips on good brushes to use (for PS) as I'm currently using just the standard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KipDestroy View Post

    any tips on good brushes to use (for PS) as I'm currently using just the standard?
    I started out exploring different brushes. After awhile I find myself just gravitating towards the standard brush and maybe a textured brush every now and then. The standard brush is a lot more versatile than what most people would think.

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    Standard brush is fine. Go from big shapes to small - forget about the details like the face until the end. Check your negative spaces and flip the image often - if doing traditionally, use a mirror.

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