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My first ever painter drawings. I'm trying very hard...not to say...what I want to say about them....which is that they're really awful (sorry, I couldn't hold it in after all ;__; )
This thing was originally meant to be a new avatar for practice...but I went a little overboard and made something very odd relating to nature and industry instead. the digital watercolor brushes can be a little frustrating
For this one I murdered the default papers, as I haven't yet figured out how to make my own papers to murder.
c&c very much appreciated please don't be too harsh *ducks for cover*
Edit: I tried lightening the background a bit, but I dunno...is this better?
Last edited by GreenTopaz; June 16th, 2006 at 12:44 PM.
Congrats on that Painter copy you got, good to see you making a good use of it.
Though for crits...I see contrast issues.
Can´t believe your 17
Green Topaz, you are one talented individual. I was floored by your portfolio at the workshop. As for these, I think they are a great start to your new adventures in painter.
My only crit in the first image would be to knock back the elements in the background to a lighter value to add some atmosphere.
Keep rockin' it.
your only 17....;_; .. runs to drafting table.
Sorry I couldn't meet you at the workshop - I heard only good things, and people couldn't stop talking about your portfolio. Next time perhaps
I wouldn't beat yourself up over these. I think the paint handling could use work- sure - but its your first time so don't sweat it. From my own experience in painter (and I'm a total digital noob btw) is that there are almost too many options. Simplify it. Most of the guys at the workshop only used a handful of brushes in Photoshop, and during Jason chan's great demo I think he use only 2 brushes for the majority of the time.
I agree with James Kei on the bg in the first one - you have so much going on in the foreground, that the background could really be pushed back.
Looking forward to seeing you grow as an artist - good luck
These look great. I love the colors and the texture...especially the hands and arms on both pieces.
Can't believe this is ya first time with painter. wow.
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stepping outside of your comfort zone is a great way to learn.
your work is impressive,
i have no doubt you will be proficient at painter in no time.
- Dan Dos Santos
Greentopaz, it was reall nice meeting u at the workshop. wished we could have spend more time together... your art is very inspirational. ^___^
well, u asked for some crits, so here i go: the silhouette of the main character in the first painting feels a bit akward... like the flowers forming a tengency with the line of the building in the background... maybe vary it and dig holes in it so it's more interesting...? i love the red u got in the skin of the hands reaching up... maybe u could work it into the the other elements like the clothing and the background too?
hope to see u again soon! and keep in touch!
It's me, the guy who kept bugging you and showing your stuff around. Or one of them, I guess Your work completely blew me away. I'm looking forward to watching your work just skyrocket. Anyway, I thought you might enjoy a custom brush that I tend to use:
Go into the Oils and select Round Camel Hair. Open up the Brush Creator in the Windows menu. Change the Brush Head from Camel Hair to Circular. Change the Size modifier from Pressure to None. Change Opacity modifier to Pressure. Try it out.
ahhhhhh.....i got a hug from u that made my day!
oh man this is some serious intense stuff u got here, your totally kicking all the boys ass ;P i got some catching up to do
Once u BOON u don't go back
Hmm...lighter background or not...well if she's a savior she brings light upon the suffering, but maybe it's the prelight-moment....you decide, either way it looks nice, my suggestion would be the first one -darker-, but with somekind of divine light shining down upon her
topaz, I like both of these I dont see why you should be berating yourself on them. Its kind of a downer...
Anyways, I want to see you post this portfolio that everyone has been raving about!
I can't use painter to save my life. You're already better than me. I'm going to try out Jason's brush suggestion too.
I didn't meet you at the workshop but I heard a lot about you. Maybe we can meet at the next one (I think if i land enough work I can make it! maybe they'll have another tuition contest!)
Thanks very much for the kind comments and crits everyone sorry if I'm a little smiley/emoticon-happy.
Shamagim: if it's not too much trouble, could you elaborate? you don't have to go into tiny details but it would help me out loads...
loomer: I'm sorry I didn't meet you either, even though I'm really not much of a talker I know what you mean about the brushes, and I have tried to limit what I use...
JasonC: thanks again for the brush tip "looking forward to watching your work skyrocket"...ooo the pressure is on XD
Shelly: It was great meeting you too ^^ though I'm kinda dissappointed I didn't get to see any more of your work. Do you have a site?
Thanks for the suggestions!
BOON: trust me dude, looking at your latest color piece, you've already left me in the dust! and I'm glad you enjoyed my hug so much =)
Charlie_2.0: hrm... I really only called it savior because it didn't know what to call it when it was finished in the first place...
aesir: I know I really am trying to get it outta my system though...
Nonie: lets hope they do, cause I probably won't have any money when winter rolls around XD
Love your style and subjects.
The Clockwork Devil is totaly rad, i can see that on a T-shirt.
No crits, i'm just a noob compared to this forum.
maybe the background needs a more blueish hue. looks nice though
I don't care much for the clouds... smoke.. whatever it is... I think the composition might be a bit less cramped if you added more space at the top? I dunno.
Good luck with these, glad to see your first painter work =D
Oh, and the only hands I don't like are that of the main figure... they aren't your usual par =(
EDIT: BTW, I told you so =)
Last edited by Pixeldragoon; June 17th, 2006 at 12:26 AM.
...big fan of yours from deviantART here. Sweet to see you've moved from kicking ass in OC to Painter now--I'll have to save these to my HD too, har.
These are great firsts, don't be so hard on yourself. Keep experimenting and pushing yourself and the sickness level in your work will just keep climbing with Painter. By the way, I've become member 6866706978786... of your fan club. Seriously, I got to go back and check out your stuff and it is phenomitastic (that word was made especially for you). keep up the great work. The horizen looks bright for you -
haha, watching you blush when they announced they were giving you a painter copy was priceless.
It's good to see you're putting it to good use! I love the first image, lightening the background certainly helped, though I'm still drawn to the unfinished smoke you have going at the top of the image, maybe blending out those brush strokes would help.
Very much looking forward to seeing your Painter progression. Awesome skills.
I thought of color symbolism for the savior, cool move for the green to symbolize nature and whatnot. I think you should have kept the background dark, because I like the contrast of the green on a dark background. That's me, I like the forgiving look too.
The clockwork Devil. I like that one so much, it makes me think of something Gieger would do (spelling?) Ah that would be so cool if you went crazy on the detail for it.
wow the first one is impressive, just the hands are quite....flat...
way cool man!
Nothing but a tail and some will
Lightening the background has made a huge difference IMO. Nice pieces though....I heard you had a killer portfolio at the workshop and wanted to see it badly but no one told me who you were. Insane did tell me there was a young girl with an amazing portfolio and I was looking all over the place. Anyways...nice pieces and it's great to see someone younger than me with so much more talent. Would love to see a sketchbook thread from you.
The Topaz Rocks.
This shows that it's not about the tool. You may be struggling your way around it right now, but it's obvious you've got a lot of skill.
You kick my ass all over the world and you're 10 years younger than me.