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    Photo paints | update may 9 | HELP ME OUT!

    Hi

    [ EDIT : More pics below, im trying to do one each day now ]

    29 april pic added below
    may 2 pic added below
    may 9 pic added - HELP ME WITH THIS ONE!

    This is a picture i did from a photograph of Matrix movie

    I'm trying to learn how to paint with values as shapes instead of outlining first. This is an early attempt.

    Please tell me what i should do to improve my technique Photo paints | update may 9 | HELP ME OUT!


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    This is a good start. I would say that I think you could up the contrast a bit. Make your darks even more darker. It will make certain things pop out better. In the background, try to use less highlights, so that it will push the figures forward, so they won't blend into the background as much. But like I said, a good start!
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    I agree about the background - it was like that in the pic though. But that was less monochromatic.

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    April 18

    another attempt - it's another movie mug (blade runner - though you'd never know) and again almost monochromatic

    i toned down the back and tried to get more contrast.

    Photo paints | update may 9 | HELP ME OUT!

    BTW. i use Painter 6 -- is painter 7 much better than 6?

    Edit: yeah i lkie it and that's why i used it for my avatar now. I don't care.
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    It's supposed to be laurence fishburne - from a picture. The likeness is not completely successful - the goal was to learn color and value for painting volume.

    I'm trying to do at least one photograph a day now.

    [removed since it sucked]

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    Hey man, awesome work, I can see visible improvement already. this is a great way to learn, and it looks like your having success. The only thing I can say is keep it up!
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    Erik, the Rutger Hauer pic really strikes me. I think where it really has success is the hair--you're hitting the mark when it comes to implying shape and volume without outlining. In my opinion, that's your strongest one out of the three so far.
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    Hey Blackhand! You saw its supposed to be Rutger Hauer ;-) Thanx btw for the compliment! Have that same feeling bout that picture as you can tell from the avatar;-) . I'll try to get a better one tomorrow again...

    I find it easier to get it right with fewer tones... but i use way too many values i discovered when reading the stuff in life drawing. I basically just try to paint what i see and have no official technique for it.

    How is the best way to do this? Work from a midtone and define the shadows first? How does this work?
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    April 19

    Here is today's attempt. I don't really like the result (the thumb and chin are not really ok) but i think some of it cane through.

    It's another Blade Runner picture.

    I notice that i'm using too many values, sizes and color values now so i'm trying another 'single brush size' attempt next week.

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    Here a new picture. It's from the movie Alien. Still hoping someone would crit on the pictures -- mainly about how to use color and value to define shape, in stead of outlining.

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    Another one of the Matrix. Done in one hour. I keep seeing purple where there is none... my eyes dont work correctly i suppose. First it's purple and later it seems to be grey. Well, here goes:

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    I'd sure like a crit for once.
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    Awesome improvement. As for crits I would say you need to give those color value shapes harder edges or go even smaller with them.
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    Originally posted by Erik
    Here is today's attempt. I don't really like the result (the thumb and chin are not really ok) but i think some of it cane through.

    It's another Blade Runner picture.

    I notice that i'm using too many values, sizes and color values now so i'm trying another 'single brush size' attempt next week.

    Photo paints | update may 9 | HELP ME OUT!
    Deze is fantastisch!

    (this one is great)
    Don't know much else to say then keep it up!:beer:

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