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heres a alien .
just learning about filters and hightech stuff at photoshop.
yea i know, but i thought try to get more skilled here amongst all dudes that draw so well.
i post more later.
Last edited by Mort; March 15th, 2006 at 05:33 PM.
Try not to use filters until you can paint what the filter would like anyway.
Other than that keep going... and draw on paper as much as you can.
you can't afford a scanner, but you can afford a Wacom? aren't tablets more expensive than scanners?
Either way, drawing on paper should translate into the digital realm quite easily anyways. You can stand to add more definition and create more space (make it feel like a 3d form) in order to increase the quality of your work.
Between Action and Power, I found God.
pretty cool stuff so far te aliens and smoker sp are looking good, just to echo what Tobin said about the filters, they really wind up hurting you in the end. If you need a scanner it's not too hard to find one to borrow, I use one at my school, and many public libaries have them. Keep it up and hope to see more.
Originally Posted by invinciblewombatpretty cool stuff so far te aliens and smoker sp are looking good, just to echo what Tobin said about the filters, they really wind up hurting you in the end. If you need a scanner it's not too hard to find one to borrow, I use one at my school, and many public libaries have them. Keep it up and hope to see more.
cool thanks, didnt think of borrowing one. but then i have to do it like everyday. well maybe i will try to find a cheap one and live on noodles for a month or something.
GunTrouver: i dont use my wacom becouse i just am not comfortable with it. i cant draw with a pen and not watch what im drawing . watching the screen at the same time is difficult. maybe its a learning progress like all things, but it just feels wierd.
the filter thing is true, filters stick out like a sore thumb. they have their place, but you can do without them at this stage, right?
Lemme see some more of your heads, they look decent - i'm going to be doing pages of heads soon as practise, it's a good excercise if u want to give it a bash. try and find the loomis books, they are ace for anatomy reference, and have a nice head construction which is good fun to try out.
see you on here tomorrow!
looking good, a few tips that may help you out:
avoid burn and dodge (adding black for shadows and white for higlights) when shading, instead use the desaturated shade of the color or a desatured compliment will give it a much more natrual look.
check the cast shadow too, it looks like its going in the wrong direction from the light source.
heres a bunch of shit that i did becouse i cant sleep. all nonskilled and with mouse and with sketchbook pro.
invinciblewombat : thanks. but they dont have burn or dodge at sketchbook pro. just used white and black airbrush. hehe yea but i know i have no clue where the shadows are at. gonna learn. well hope so.
gonna buy a scanner this week so i can hit the old pencils again. if i can get some sleep that is.
Last edited by Mort; March 3rd, 2006 at 04:37 PM.
i have a wacom but that sucks, or i cant draw on it. i thought first that it showed the screen so you kinda draw on the screen, but it dont. just wierd with the pen and dont see what i drawing.. but i shall buy a scanner.
noodles rest of the month. thanks for saying something nice about this crap
hehe, love the humor in this last one, spidey, the smaurai cat and the anti-flower bot are my fav's out of it. tablets just take a little practice to get used to if it's wacom brand it's probally good enough quality, you're just not used to drawing on it yet. if you can do all that with a mouse though I'd love to see what you can do tablet wise.
light and shade can be tricky, the figures are quite dark, and im not 100% which direction the light is from, but you've described some form on the armour and stuff so it is readable.
i'd like to see a figure with a strong directional light source, so you really have to feel how the shadows are going to fall on the forms. Keep at it
I think the one on the right is the stronger of the two. As Apocalypse said some strong directional lighting would really help to make it pop out, maybe a little less on the airbrushes and some more grey values with some hard edged brushes would give some more definition as well. If you want some guided practice the peer program on this site run by IdiotApathy (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=53517) has some really good lighting exercizes you can go through to get the hang of it a little better.
thanks alot for the advice. i checked his site but it was all to tecnical for me.
im just gonna draw alot until i get the feel for it again, havent drawn this much since i was 15 or something. pretty fun. you guys are pros thou. so its great that good artists can give me advice.
heres some more stuff.
supposed to be gods chair.
quite cool stuff that you've got here, but I would hardly recommend to you to include some more "crispness" in your digital stuff. The digital works seem really blurry and this makes them appear "cheap". So increase the contrast and sharpen those brusedges and things will become cool
thanks gloominati for the advice. i try not to make it so cheap looking. well atleast try. more crisp and less smudge?
and invinciblewombat that is a special designed bow . yea i know but its just telephone talk doodles. nothing special. just trying to get it going again.
am starting to feel pro, watching anatomy and stuff now. more to come.
thanks man, im glancing over at the wacom sometimes but i dunno.
that mean more practice and im busy with all the new fun things as lights and angles. hehe. if i have to learn everything again but with a wacom.. i dunno. i shall try to get my hands on a scanner thou.
yeah man get rid of the smudge tool. Try to use hard edged brushes only and if you want to pain a nice and smooth shading, just decrease the opacity!
check out this thread, there it all is described in detail http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=18980
Hey Mort, sliding in
What Gloominati said. You could also try drawing on a coloured BG as opposed to a white BG (it also strains your eyes less while drawing), and play around with layering the colours over that base colour BG. Nice orc dude.