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    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 Ctrlpaint.com. 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!

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    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.

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    Wow thank you Mike Tenebrae. I really appreciate your words of wisdom. I'll start doing some studies.

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    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: http://drawabox.com/
    Light and shadow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3WmrWUEIJo&t=2s
    You could also try to play with edges little bit, you can do it with life studies as well http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...ips-and-Tricks

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