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    Amiable's Learning Journey

    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

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    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.

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    This was about trying to do a humanoid by first drawing the plumbing (spine/shoulder/hip lines). Painter, Variable Charcoal. GoogleRef.

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    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".

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    Not for learning purposes. I carry around a plush parrot all day long, and a friend volunteered to make a harness for her...

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    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...

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    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.

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    If you have other suggestions of activities that's helpful in developing my mad skillz , let me know.


    Amiable.





    Last edited by Amiable; March 6th, 2006 at 01:54 AM.
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    Charcoal on paper. 8"x6".



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    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.

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    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.

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    And... more charcoal. 24"x12".

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