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Hello all you dedicated, talented people out there. Inspired over the past month, I decided to stop lurking and start maintaining a Sketchbook.
Appreciate any Comments & Criticisms you may have, especially since I have no exposure to formal art education. Most of these are studies for particular purposes (as I conceive them) - I've indicated them in the caption, so if you have other suggestions, feel free to propose them as well
Learning layering in Painter. Used the Velocity Sketcher for the outline, then blocked out the values (in black and white) with digital watercolor. A uniform green was then laid over top on a separate layer set to color. Played with the Impasto brushes afterwards.
This was about trying to do a humanoid by first drawing the plumbing (spine/shoulder/hip lines). Painter, Variable Charcoal. GoogleRef.
Coloring with Digital Watercolor (simple wash & dry brush). Began with a palette of 5 (pale) colors, I wanted to see what can it turn out with plenty of "dry digital watercolor".
Not for learning purposes. I carry around a plush parrot all day long, and a friend volunteered to make a harness for her...
Wanted to see how pencil sketches / digital coloring that many people here seem to use would work. The cow was drawn in pencil, then scanned in, and colorized with Painter (digital watercolor; background variable chalk). I'm finding that I have difficulty getting clean pencil sketch - it always scan with many artifacts (like the little dots / scrappy lines) - any suggestions (or lead to tutties)? Also, is it possible to get bright, vibrant colours with digital watercolor? The colors always seem to be rather murky...
Abit of a put-it-all-together in Painter, was intending for ChOW (but ran out of time). Cover pencil sketch, opaque acrylic base coloring, and digital airbrush on a separate luminosity layer for the values. The "texturing" was by Add Grain (what are other ways to do this?). Border added at the end in PS: solid color, with Noise filter.
If you have other suggestions of activities that's helpful in developing my mad skillz , let me know.
Last edited by Amiable; March 6th, 2006 at 12:54 AM.
Charcoal on paper. 8"x6".
Hey, welcome to CA! I dig those hands, nice values. Just remember if you really want to improve- draw a lot and draw everything. Do lots of studies from life, especially. I'd say more but i gotta head off to the bar. No worries, though, i'll drop by again.
Sith: Thanks for visiting. Have the plan to draw alot - now we'll see to whether the plan is anywhere.
Here's a bunch of red-pen while waiting at the bus-stop and cafe.
And... more charcoal. 24"x12".
Last edited by Amiable; March 13th, 2006 at 12:49 AM.