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    Newbie Here

    I really don't know much about sketching and creating characters. I'm very familiar with Photoshop 7, but with more of the 'techy' things you'd see at
    (exp. Electric and Fire Dweller )
    But now I have found myself more interested in what goes on around here. I loved the Thunderdome entries, they simply amazed me. One thing for me though is I'm not big into real painting on a canvas, I'd much rather do Photoshop work on the computer, is that where most of the images I see here come from? I'm ready to start learning and practicing to someday be like most people here.

    After saying that, I have a question I'm sure you've heard many times, where do you suggest I start. Are there any good books on Photshop'ing characters? Coloring tutorials? How to sketch people? Anything advice would help. I'm sure I'm going to have some fun.


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    hello, welcome to the forums

    i like the stuff you linked to up there, ive always been a fan of that kinda stuff, but never been able to do it myself

    as far drawing and everythign goes, have a look at the life drawing and guest self portrait galleries. there seems to be a general consensus that drawing from life is pretty much the best way to improve.

    as far as links go, again, have a look in the links forum, theres more there than i could sum up for ya in one thread.

    oh yeah, most of the stuff here is done digitally using a wacom tablet and procreates painter. of course theres plenty of stuff done with traditional media too, but i believe most, if not all, the thunderdome entries were done digitally.

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    Thanks, I really appreciate the help. I'm glad someone replied here (I had also posted in another sub-forum and got feedback). Great bunch of people around here and I'll put to use all the advice I've received.

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    hi - i am killing.people
    nice to meet you. cool stuff! i use deviantart too.
    hope to see more of you, your art is different from what usually get posted up here, which is cool.

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