here's my tomato, soz that i dont have step by step pics
I gave the apple a try this morning, I think I did okay for my first try.
This is my first time with glass so it's kind of shakey.
This thread is inspiring so I had to do one too. Done with mouse, no wacom yet.
yea same here, can't afford one at the moment, plus I'm totally new to digital painting, so yay
I was watching this thread for a while and I've been trying to improve my painting skills with photoshop. I really want to get into painting humans eventually, so I tried the apple to test my hand a bit. Here's the result.
I've been using PS for a while but this is really my first time seriously 'painting' anything. Hope it looks ok.
Last edited by sfox8; November 19th, 2007 at 01:34 AM.
here's a quickie, like 20-25 minutes... kinda hard since the light was constantly changing direction at a slow pace.. and also the white texture of the cellophane cup was capturing all kinds of colors and shadows! tough tough....
you guys are amazing. I'm kind of a newbie to digital painting and it's a little intimidating seeing how far along you all already are. (inspiring though )
I have a question- how do you know which colors to choose when painting from life? I find myself staring at the fruit or whatever and trying to match up the colors in photoshop but they end up being totally different. like a darker weirder version of the actual fruit. how do you really know if the colors are right? It must be a vague question but I would seriously appreciate any answers, thanks
This is such an awesome idea and Min you are a legend! Have a kiwi fruit.
Last edited by just_genes; November 21st, 2007 at 11:23 AM.
Hi! This is my first time using this hard brush technique and i have to say that i totally love it! I'm throwing away my soft edge brushes and smudge tools
Also i believe this is my first ever digital still life painting, I learnt loads doing this exercise so i thank this thread for inspiring me to do it.
Enjoy my fruit! Crits comments and very much appreciated.
Well, I'm totally new here, but I thought I'd jump right in. I've got a lot of exp in photoshop, so know most of the shortcuts, but my traditional skills are nonexistant. Hopefully I'll be able to change that here.
Here's my apple. A bit frustrating that a painting this bad took me somewhere in the neighborhood of 6 hours, but I guess both accuracy and speed will improve with time. Crit is greatly appreciated should anyone want to offer any. Muchas gracias.
"Everybody underestimates the kick in the groin."
thats real nice seth... nice values
I just got a wacom Intous 3 tablet at the black friday maddness and and new laptop, I am using the photshop elements that came with the tablet. I never took art classes or stuff but always did drawing and stuff. Painting is totaly new to me.
this is my first try at painting anything.
So I learned allot and tried another apple with no ref. it turned out a bit better, but man this is hard, i been messing with try'n to do something other then an apple and man it is hard, I am having a hard time making a decent circle or straight line even on this pad, is that something you just re-learn?
New here & My apple:
first time with colors, using a Wacom tablet.
I'm having a hard time keeping the outlines smooth as you can see (especially in the lower outlines of the apple) any suggestions?
Uh, I don't know if we're still getting critiques anymore of if we're just showing our attempts, but here's mine:
I have the steps saved in case anyone wants to see them. This is my first go at a digital painting. Please feel free to rip it apart. I want to get better!
And yes that apple was really that shiny. It had three light sources on it. I felt like I didn't quite nail the values, and that I may have overdone the reflected light source a bit. Thoughts?
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I know this isn't done in PS, but its pretty much tesame thing. I'm trying to step over to OC with painting :3
this was a really nice practice
time to get drilled.
break me down, build me back up. I'd love you for ever.
Last edited by V1nz3L; November 30th, 2007 at 09:35 PM. Reason: Replaced the pictures for better quility. . . i dont want people underestimating me :D
ok bumskee. thanks for all this info. but sadly this is not helping me. i know what you mean when you say it, but i cant apply it cause i cant see how it is done. do you know of any videos i can look up that are on the net i can watch to see how to do this blending?
i dont have money to pay for these tutoirals.
hope someone can help me out, cause i been trying all day and cant even do the first step at things. not that im a bad drawer, its just photoshop itself doesnt do what i am trying to do
i cant open the downloads cause they are .rar, and im using a mac
can you upload them somewhere to watch?
nvm got it