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    Rebirth' (finally) digital sketchbook Update Dec. 4

    PLEASE COMMENT thanks ( I enjoy the attention, HaHa)


    I am going to make progress in my digital sketches weekly and get (hopefully) some crits and praise and HELP!!! on some of my works...I like doing environments and am currently working on Vehicles, then lastly but not least..Figures. I appreciate all comments good or bad and Remember These are sketches that I will either finish or not, my real sole purpose of doing this is to force myself to DRAW more and make it to a daily status.
    Thanks for looking and I look forward to hearing from you all and working as hard as possible to get better.
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    More environment sketches

    Here are some more environment sketches
    Please comment
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    reB- whattup dood... good lookin out... you got some great enviros here! i wish i could do that... is it all photoshop? painter? i need some pointers (and practice with the whole digital rendering machine-looks like you should drop me some.. hint hint)
    youve got some good color harmonies here... how does one even begin something like this?... do you do thumbs first? then a pallette?... anyhow.. it makes me wanna paint.. off i go... thanks for the inspiration and the comments...

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    Thanks Dood...Usually start with a loose sketch in greyscale then throw a layer in...in overlay mode and go from there starting of course with perspec lines and whatnot...I took the Environmental Concept design class on CGTalk with Phillip Straub and started studying color theory and other subjects that I had no idea exsisted...anyway these really arent the jist of what I can do now, they were done a while ago and I have improved quite a bit just from learning in that class and I am glad I took it

    as far as pointers, ha I wish I could but Im learning as I go along, I mean I could tell you a few things about how to get started as far as the rest, its just practice, and I still need more but pm me or send me an email and I will answer any specific questions you have, oh yeah and just keep drawing...wait til I post my figures and vehicles, I really expect to hear it from those...
    Thank you by the way for the kind words I appreciate it
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    These are really good. You've chosen yourself a big task if you want to be matte painter, 'cause you really have to create almost photorealistic paintings. I'm giving you four stars cause you will be posting even more beautiful paintings in the future. That much I know.

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    Cool environments you got here. Keep up the good work, I agree with Placeboast. This will definitely be a favorite thread as time goes on.

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    _This are really good enviroments ......this will become one of the favorites for sure, keep it up....there is a long path to be able to make good matte paintings, and you are on it.

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    Placeboast- Thank you, I dont actually want to be a matte painter, I like conceptual environs like Ryan Church, Mark Goerner, Feng etc... I have done some mattes before though and might put em up as time goes by-Matte Painting is way too technical and I enjoy the painting more than anything


    Zord- I am glad you like them and Im flattered that you will watch this thread, Much appreciated

    Shamagim-Thank you also! I am honestly grateful for your comment.
    time to go to work now

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    .. picking your brain...

    so as i look at the sketches you've posted some things going through my head are...

    what resolution do you work in? 72dpi? and ...
    what is the overall size of these?

    looks like these were done in painter as opposed to photoshop... which one, or do you sometimes use a combination of both?

    what os are you working with? mac or pc? is there a scratch disk setting for painter?

    im familiar with the shortcut keys in ps but not in painter... is there a shortcut key for switching specific brushes? like from grainy blender to just add water to cover pencil and back to blender... etc?

    i noticed the perspective vanishing point lines youve laid down in some of the pieces... are those done first traditionally then scanned in? or do you draw all that in with the software?

    do you use multiple layers at all?

    ummm... sorry for all the questions... if there's a link with the majority of this info somewhere... i appreciate any help you can give... i tried a quick rendering last night in painter of my wireless mouse that turned into a one hour affair! (shouldve taken much less time than that!) and of course im not all that satisfied with the results... stop on by and take a look.. id like to hear what you think... thanks!
    (i was just gonna PM you on this but i thought that others might have the same questions... so it could help more people this way)

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    what resolution do you work in? 72dpi? 72-96 The bigger the canvas the better so....

    what is the overall size of these?
    usually around 2350x 650 depending then I shrink down to size for the web, You can work smaller then uprez as needed (by uprez I mean to make your canvas larger if you are working small)

    looks like these were done in painter as opposed to photoshop... which one, or do you sometimes use a combination of both?
    Actually these were done in PS 7 and CS I still havent gotten comfortable with Painter yet, I like it and do know how to use it and I want to start soon...but my tool of choice is PS

    what os are you working with? mac or pc? is there a scratch disk setting for painter? MAC

    im familiar with the shortcut keys in ps but not in painter... is there a shortcut key for switching specific brushes? like from grainy blender to just add water to cover pencil and back to blender... etc?
    No ..In Painter 9 you can create your own custom brush pallete though

    i noticed the perspective vanishing point lines youve laid down in some of the pieces... are those done first traditionally then scanned in? or do you draw all that in with the software?
    Use the Line tool in PS, somewhere around 2 px and choose whatever colors...on a seperate layer In painter the constrain brush or whatever that little choice is to switch brushes in the left hand corner on top

    do you use multiple layers at all? Always as needed
    the best way to start coloring is to make a new layer after you have done your sketch or thumbnails...in overlay mode try it then flatten only after youre happy with your pallette, always keep your background, or if your are feeling "ON" then start with a color sketch...using the Opacity on a lower setting and building up.

    ummm... sorry for all the questions... if there's a link with the majority of this info somewhere... i appreciate any help you can give... i tried a quick rendering last night in painter of my wireless mouse that turned into a one hour affair! (shouldve taken much less time than that!) and of course im not all that satisfied with the results... stop on by and take a look.. id like to hear what you think... thanks!
    (i was just gonna PM you on this but i thought that others might have the same questions... so it could help more people this way)[/QUOTE]


    No problem Dood as I said Im not great but I do understand quite a bit, I just need to start applying my self more and focusing on what I really Love to do...Art
    Thank you for your kind words as well
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    Hey Dood, I almost forgot to mention the other stuff, aside from techniques, which by the way there is more stuff like knowing what tool does what and sampling of colors from your pallette and so on...
    Composition
    Perspective
    Value (lighting)
    Color Theory
    Then start asking yourself what is this? where am I (as to what is going on in the drawing, environment, what kind of people live here, organic?, machines? etc...)
    and of course if needed resources from real life all these things will make you better in the long run and that is what I am striving to become through this thread...Pushing the envelope if you will say and making this happen through this key word....PRACTICE
    keep drawing no matter what
    and with people like you picking at my brain and making me find even more resources and inspiration ( which by the way is the HARDEST of all to find at times) I will accomplish this and more.
    Thank you.
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    lovely vivid and detailed enviros here. just alittle mmore detail would be nice, but what you have is effective. cheers.

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    1 hour Doodle

    Quick Impressionistic sketch from photo...color practice
    gotta keep up...
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