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    Dtran's stuff * Updated MAY 30th *

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    I had a sketchbook here but all of the images went missing and i can't find it so i am going to start a new one.

    okay first up is a bunch of one hour sketch challenges we have at relic.














    here are are some random sketches













    This is a painting ofmy friend's Daughter.



    This was for a contest....


    Hopefully i can maintain this SB better since we're finished our project now. more to come...for real this time.

    thanks for taking a peek.

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    These are awesome! I don't think I have any other crits, really. You're skilled and creative. I have to say that my favourite is the hand monster... very original. What program do you use for painting?

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    Thanks Stylus.

    what do i use to paint? depends on what mood i am in. I am currently using photoshop CS. I don't use painter as much anymore.

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    Thanks cool. The reason I ask is because I'm actually trying to learn how to effectively use Photoshop CS, but I can never get the effect that people like you seem to get. If you don't mind me asking, what brushes do you use and how do you manage your layers?

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    Hey Stylus, the brush i use is something i was playing around with in photoshop(brush settings). i really love the water colour brush in Painter and when i found a way to mimic this brush in photoshop(its not 100% painter water colour but close enough) i am now using it for everything.

    yeah its a bit tricky i am still learning how to paint myself. takes alot of practice that for sure.

    A trick i use with layers is i would fill in the top layer with a solid colour and go through the different effects like darken,multiply,dissolve and so on. i would find something i like and then i would bring down the opacity...but i only do this in the end. for me i do this a few times to get a look i want.

    hope that answers your questions.

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    Don't feel bad, I lost my old sketchbook too.

    As to the stuff you posted, well it's all pretty great. They seem incomplete though...somehow...it's like they need... BACKGROUNDS. Instead of just drawing people all the time how about you draw something like a tree next time?

    I think also maybe your shading could use some work. Try to really make your work look three-dimensional. My advice.

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    Actually, I was wondering more about how you organise your layers when colouring. Like, do you paint all on one layer under/over/with the lineart or do you use different layers for shadows/highlights, or some other arrangement? Sorry for the confusion, but thanks for answering my questions!

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    Goodbye..fromthevoid - thanks for the comment. Yep i haven't really tried backgrounds out at all. I should hey? next post i'll have a BG.

    Stylus - sorry about that. lets see if this works.

    layer3 - line art on multiply.
    layer2 - colours on painting......i usually have a few of these that would include
    shadows and highlights.
    layer1 - background colour(s)

    In painter i only use one layer. in photoshop i use as much as i need. hope thats better this time.

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    O snap!

    Didn't look into this thread till tonight, I missed all this badass work.

    Stars for you my friend and subscribed.

    Keep it up.

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    Thank you EvilDisco. will do!

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    Very good work indeed.

    I have a question too... Do you draw the lineart digitally or do you ink your drawings on paper ? And what technique do you use ? (which software, which pencil, ink, on tracing paper or blank paper ?...)

    This would be very helpful.

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    Iwantjelly - to answer your questions. I draw my line art digitally and tradionally. I like digital because its fast and there is an undo button What software? I am finding myself using Photoshop alot more now. BUt i do use painter as well. thanks.

    just a small update. Just some doodles.

    some doodles on the train.


    A quick face study painting from a photo.


    I thought i do a remake of mega man.


    Lastly this is an older quickie i thought i lost but found again.



    I am lost when it comes to post images and stuff i just learn how to put images in mypost and now we have these kick ass thumbnails by our post. i read jason's post about how to post them but where is this attachment manager? Help, anyone? thanks guys!

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    Here are some new paintings that i have finished recently. Just messing arounding, trying some new brushes.









    Thats all i got for now. Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

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    enjoyed these peices alot, keep posting- i look forward to seeing more ^^

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    hey dtran!

    please keep on posting these great pics. i love the colors on the last three.

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    I'm lovin the colors and the lighting!

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    Thanks for the comments guys. I'm working on a few different pieces at the moment. just short stuff. nothing fancy, will post when they are done.

    Sorry, i should mention that the last 4 pieces were done with ...i forget the artist's name...barontelli?...not sure about his name....my friend sent me his brushes and i was just fooling around with them....really cool brushes.

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    Wow, really cool stuff. Your poses are very expressive and the custom brush pieces look awsome. A few pieces in your first post reminded me of Coro's stuff, I really want to see more out of here; I'm going to check this often, keep posting!

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    Oh wow... damn rich stuff. I LOVE that last batch, such vibrant colours and brilliant use of texture brushes.

    Eagerly looking forward for more

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    Can't believe i have missed this thread before. Mucho kudos to you. The work is looking clean. I like that french styled linework on some of the concepts I like that you are experimenting with different painting techniques (they all look awesome)



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    Oh yeah., I love that last one of yours! nice work dude! seeen your thumbnail sooo many times, but I havent clicked damn , now I know what i missed and I be checking in more often !

    That handmonster, inspired by andrew ley, right ? Cool work however!

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    Love your style man, and your colors are great too. SF pics are sweet. Don't know how I missed this sb. Keep posting man!

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    Woah , the coolness of this thread engulfed me.A couple of stuff reminded me of my fav. comic artist Travis Charest.Thanks you very much for the inspiration.

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    Immpresive ...
    Most Immpresive ...

    I'm most satified of your WH40.000 digital paints

    WooW!

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    some really nice movement within your line work... good work

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    Nice stuff! I especially like this one:

    The reason is that this figure is created out of one part (unity in all his form)...with others of your drawings i have the feeling that they are made off seperate parts (head, body, legs) wich are placed together in one form. Like in the zombie and the contest piece: the heads just doesn't seem to fit the body's...I hope i make sense here
    I would advice u to try to draw the complete figure first, before concentrating on the head only. U certainly v got a good eye to create original and inspiring stuff tough! Keep up the good work (y)

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    hey great stuff, love most of relics games so keep at it lol!!!

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    Hot stuff man, hot stuff.

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    Kvick - Coro's work? WOW Yoinks! thanks for the compliment.

    Spats - I'm glad you're enjoying the SB so far. more to come for sure!

    vances22 - I love trying all types of different style. I think its a great exercise. sometimes you pick up on something that you never would have if you hadn't tried. Thanks.

    Dile - Thanks man. The hand monster came about while texturing a model. i took a quick break and doodle some hands on top of one another...then it started to look a face, then i thought it would be cool to make a person or thing out of it. Then we had a daily sketch thread a week later....

    MrBobMarley - I love your music i will definetly post more. Thanks again.

    bhanu - First off Travis Charest is an amazing artist and i love his work. The piece you are refering too was for an art contest in korea...i figure i give it a north american approach. I didn't win. I didn't expect too considering i put no time into it. not sure why i even entered. rather embarassing. Thanks and stop on by anytime.

    designboot - Hey hey. Thanks DB. Yeah i love WH art. We have it all around us at work. So its hard not to get inspired.

    rorke - Thank you

    Kir Nuyts - you know how they tell you not to go in for the details early on? yes i did do that and yes you found me out. very good! Shame on me. Thanks again.

    jmBoekestein - Thanks alot! now go play COH! hahahaha.

    Mr Man - Thanks Mr Man.

    Thanks again guys. i'll see you at next post.

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    stunning work. i mean, really, jesus. very simple, yet elegant line work.

    keep it up. very professional looking
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