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    Thanx armando. Actually that one was one of the first paintings with my wacom.
    I saw the DSG.. really nice assignment! I'll post it here now, but I'm planning to take it further so I'll update the image once in a while.

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    really nice work tho the foreshorting on the motorcycle rider seems a bit off ..



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    The ship is wicked. You definitely hooked it up on the texturing.
    and I'm diggin the composition on the motorcycle piece. Just check your perspective a bit. Maybe some guidelines to the vanishing point and you'd have to take it out of your sketchbook and put it into finished pieces.
    nice :.

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    Don't really like this one so I'm leaving it. Posting it anyways.

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    Dunno where it goes wrong. Maybe I should start planning these things and doing more linework. Now I start out filling the canvas and carving out shapes with a big hard brush colorpicking all the time. When I see something appear I work on some details and the silhouette. Finally I either decide it sucks or work on it some more and call it finished. I really like this process but it doesn't seem to work all the time. Any tips?
    Anyways, here's another one that sucks.

    EDIT: added updated picture

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    I don't think you dislike the underwater painting because of the technique, (you did a great job with the underwater effect) so the rendered face and hair probably didn't fix it for you.

    What the piece needs is to better portray the intensity of the story. Changing the weight and focus of the composition would do that, I think.

    Check out this article on composition I found in the old CA academy links :: http://www.wetcanvas.com/ArtSchool/C...gIt/index.html

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    Agree with Max on the underwater image. The mermaids tail keeps leading my eye straight off the piece right now.

    Love your figure work you posted earlier (the black and white ones) as well as your texture use in your images. Very sweet.

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    Everyone thanx for the crits! I must agree on all of them. Max: thanx for the article. Great stuff, short and clear. Here's an update

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    trying some linework again. Had to colour it quickly. Playing around with colour and layermodes.

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    Marty, your environments are beautiful. Can't wait for updates.

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    Thanx Kitiker! I wonder which environments you are talking about, because The only paintings that look (to me) like an environment are the autumn forest (just because it has no subject put in there) and the misty lake. The rest is mostly just a horizon, some abstract stuff/rocks/trees or some simple building indications as background. I'm too lazy to paint descent backgrounds. I really should do some more environments. Anyways, nice to hear you like them!

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    Nice stuff, fella.

    just outta curiosity, how many of these scenes/figures are taken from reference?

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    I'm not refering to just the environment paintings alone, but the atmosphere you create in most of these pieces. The Kraken, Buddy with the arrow in his leg, the Forest, the Harbour; dirty, gritty and dark, I love em.
    If you're being lazy on your backgrounds (they looked rushed, but it's a nice effect) I'd like to see what you can do if you take your time on a finished piece. Give the E.O.W. a try.

    As for Waffles question, you said you painted all of your women without references? If so, head out to some public places and put some work into some life studies and post em.

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    Waffle king: Thanx! The lizard and the last picture of post #1 and the three faces in post #5 are from ref. The rest is from head.
    Kitiker: I think what you mean now. I tried to use different brushes in those works. Mostly I only use three brushes, hard round, soft round and a chalk like one.
    I know I should to more life studies but it's kinda hard to get the time and motivation to go outside for it. I bought this empty A5 booklet yesterday and I'll try to keep it with me so when I have a little time I can do studies. Thanx for the tip.

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    The new composition is a big improvement.
    Here's a cool excersize I got from Michael Burban (a student of Robert Beverly Hale and my new teacher) ::
    Grab a few sheets of black, red and white paper. Tear them into a variety of fair sized shapes. Then clear off a space on table, and arrange them balancing the blacks and whites and accenting with the reds.
    Try creating different eye movement and compositional weight.

    It's fun too, and an easy thing to do after you wake up, or right before you go to bed.

    oh, and I dig the lighting on the bleeding mascara girl :.

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    i can see you have a gr8 understanding for reflection and chrome gr8 mate do more chrome stuffs that mech squid one is my fave

    and the chrome in the sword of the red draped lady its gr8 keep up mate

    see more works of syd mead to learn more about chrome





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    Great paintings, seem a bit heavy on colour burn in places though (I assume that's what you're using). Loved the DSG pic, very cool.

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    Thanx max. The exersize souds nice. Are you doing art education?
    dhilipsomesh: Thanx man, I know syd mead's works. He's got such a great understanding of material expression.
    Snarfevs: I used the brush on colour burn on the autumn forest and the background/ocean on the piece with the ship that is destroyed by the kraken. I used to do more unsaturated monochromatic pieces but now I try to pick more saturated ones. Maybe I overdid it a bit, but in future works I'll try using more contrast and balance between saturated and unsaturated areas.
    I'll be posting more stuff soon... Thanx all, for looking and your comments. I try to return the favour as much as I can.

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    I'm being educated in art, if that's what you mean.
    I attend an atelier in NYC, The Art Student's League.
    There's 2 45 minutes periods of instruction a week and the rest of the time, you just draw.
    Good models and it keeps me focused.

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    More nice work, the only thinh I'm seeing on a couple of the last ones are face proportions that seem a little off...can't put my finger on it tho..

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    Nice work. You're getting quite good with your color and all. Be sure to tighten your understanding of forms, especially portraiture.

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    OMG nice updates, awesome airship in #27, I think that's my new favorite from your works. Like the muted colors too.

    What's the guy in #31 saying? Something like "Oh sh|T!!"

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    good work, would also like to see some line art but awesome stuff anyway!

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    come on, update



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    ok, had a break from painting, but i've returned ... here's an update, it's still WIP

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    update on the gladiator and something i've done in between
    EDIT: added update for the chick

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    i love how...i want to say..pixelated your stuff is....mainly like you can see the brush strokes ...imposed to the blended artwork.....i would love to learn how to paint this well ...well as good as anyone on here but ya...this is my imput..lol

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    speedy... approx 2 hours

    UPDATE: about 45 min extra

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    Love your use of color and textures, and I especially like your environments - they have such great atmosphere! I think you could still work a bit on your anatomy though. Your technical stuff is really sweet looking too, but then again I cant make anything technical if my life depended on it, so I'm probably the wrong person to judge.

    Keep it up!

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    Speedy of a crashed airman and some mullins inspired back

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