Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Thanked 41 Times in 35 Posts

    Talking Jonathan's Digital Painting Thread

    Hello. I'm looking for critiques of my digital painting.

    Some trouble areas I have:

    I'm not always sure what colour to use.
    My greyscale paintings always end up too bright. Reds look pink. I have to repaint every grey darker. Is this common? How do I know what shade of grey to use?
    Is there a better brush set to use for concept art/digital painting? I use a brush I bought on I know it's cliche to ask "What brush should I use?" but I haven't asked that in a few years so I'm sure there have been improvements. I use Photoshop CS6
    What am I weak at? I am unsure where to go in my development.
    Thank you SO much!

    Name:  Data.jpg
Views: 1173
Size:  196.1 KBName:  warrior.jpg
Views: 1160
Size:  254.9 KBName:  Final-Illustration-sheet-2084996.jpg
Views: 1157
Size:  327.3 KB

  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Thanked 1,944 Times in 1,012 Posts
    All you need is a hard round brush. Brushes are not nearly as important as what some people might think. Your values and tones are currently all over the place and a lot of your forms are reading completely flat, almost like paper cutouts. This is all tied together. I suggest doing studies of real objects and people, which is something all artists should do and continue to do. The more you do, the better your grasp will be of how light and shadow are what constitutes our perception of form and color. Right now the pure white backgrounds of those images are not going to do you any favors.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Mike Tenebrae For This Useful Post:

  5. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Thanked 41 Times in 35 Posts
    Wow thank you Mike Tenebrae. I really appreciate your words of wisdom. I'll start doing some studies.

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Thanked 471 Times in 397 Posts
    To add what Mike said knowledge is also key and should be combined to life studies, still life using one light is good way to start with as its simple enough, (if you pick simple object of course) and I recommend you to do it with pencil as you don't get caught up colors and digital tricks those come later below is bit study material for you
    For form:
    Light and shadow:
    You could also try to play with edges little bit, you can do it with life studies as well

Similar Threads

  1. Art: Jonathan's work in oil painting
    By Jrhodes423 in forum Archive: ART REGISTRY & PORTFOLIO FORUM
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: February 3rd, 2011, 04:22 PM
  2. Digital Painting Compilation Thread: 9 Links (updated Nov 26th 2009)
    By Sepulverture in forum ART TUTORIALS, ART TIPS & ART TRICKS - ARCHIVE
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: November 24th, 2009, 10:43 AM
  3. Art: Ayu Hamasaki - first digital painting, first thread.
    By PunkChickKate in forum Finished Art
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: April 24th, 2005, 09:21 PM
  4. Replies: 97
    Last Post: June 28th, 2004, 04:13 AM

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Tags for this Thread


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Designed by The Coldest Water, we build the coldest best water bottles, ice packs and best pillows.