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    WIP of baby

    I've been trying to work on my drawing, but I left my sketch pad at home, and I've been dying to play around with digital painting. Oh, and I don't have easy access to a scanner. So, here's my digital WIP using a photo as ref.
    Anything I've already done too terribly wrong?
    Thanks.


    Last edited by glikster; March 2nd, 2005 at 04:29 PM.
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    oh yeah...

    I'm using a mouse....

    so any crits? any interest in viewing?

    Is there anybody OUT there?!

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    LOL...one thing you'll learn here at CA is that patience is a virtue. I don't think I've seen any thread get hit in the first 10 minutes it was posted. Which is good because usually people take the time to make thoughtful comments

    personally I love this painting...it's very sweet and expressive. Are you going to keep it black and white? I hope you'll post the finished piece.

    That there is one damn fine coat you're wearing....

    my CA sketchbook
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    thanks...

    LOL...
    sorry, but the first 2 weeks of my lurking I kept seeing HUGE amounts of "New Posts" so I kinda figured that there was some intense turnaround for posts.
    I guess I know better now.

    I appreciate the response, and I have to credit the model for the sweetness.
    I sure expect to keep posting what I have. As for color? No idea at this point.

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    I'm not sure, but 21 minutes may be the record for a crit whine.

    Flip this horizontal and you'll see it's skewed about 20 degrees (maybe less). It doesn't jump out that much because it's early in the process and so much of the face is covered. I think you're going to the details too soon. You should really block in more with the big brush before going small. You haven't solved the ear problem or much outside the main features (eyes, nose, mouth). If you can block in everyhting first, it will give you a much better feel for how to finish up. Also, I need to heed my own advice, because I tend to do the same thing as you, especially when I'm just sketching around. It's not looking too bad, though.

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    WooHoo!!

    I broke a record already?! Yeeha!

    Thanks for the crits.... I was kind of thinking that I started the details too early. And I will definitely take your comments into account! Thanks!

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    ok...

    I know what you said, but here I included the ref. The kid's face is skewed.
    And I knwo what you said about going back and blocking in major shapes first, I tried to do that a bit...
    The update is subtle.

    and here's the ref from sxc.hu


    EDIT:
    Ugh! I just saw how much I squeezed the hell out of it! Damn!!

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    Hey Good start ! Thanks for sharing this with us.
    I've never done a digital copy I should try it sometime.
    Keep going!

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    update

    I'm trying to figure out how I can fix my initial mistake, that of using a soft brush the whole time till now.


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    ok...

    HELP!!! Where do I go with this? Should I just shelve it and say, "Yay, that was fun... now I'm off to the garage to saw a plank of wood in half"?


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    Hi there, you are making a good effort
    here, my best advise is use bigger
    brushes, to avoid this scrachy dirty
    efect you are getting because you are focusing
    to much on details to soon, use a 30 size round hard
    brush to define main shapes and try to avoid getting
    caught up in details

    Read this post of Prometeus ANJS, he is way better
    at explaing this:

    http://itchstudios.com/psg/art_tut.htm

    I made a paint over your painting
    in an attempt to show you what do
    I mean by by not focusing in details,

    first you need to get you main shapes
    down, a sphere for the head mass, one more
    for the mouth and two more fo the cheeks
    use big brushes to do this make sure you can
    read the image with simple bold strokes
    before you render it, you light is coming form
    the top almost at the center of your figure
    the fist thing you need to make is some
    simple volume scheme more less like this one:






    Fliping you image horizontaly is a very good way
    to chek if you proporcions are going in the rigth way:





    Now that I have the main shapes figured out
    I can start using smaller brushes to add details:


    This is final product:


    ref:



    I suggest to you to start doing some still lifes firts,
    fruits, vegetables, before jumping into doing
    portraits, babies are specilay hard to do,
    get to know how the light works in simple objets and
    then try doing a portrait again
    I hope I was of some help see ya later and KEEP THE DRAWING UP!

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    Thank you!! Thank you!!

    This was precisely what I was looking for when I posted here!
    My real problem is one of time. I work full time (computer job - nothing even remotely artistic) and my wife is pregnant so I don't have much free time at home after work. I'm going to try to get as much life drawing in as possible, though.
    Thank you again for the time you took and your advice!

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    maxetormer : god damn it, your a true Conceptart.org hero

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    Bravo, you freshly shaven CA Adonis!

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