Hello, sorry for not updating in a while.. I've been on vacation in Turkey
But here's an update.. Cyborg woman thingie
Hmm... But I am using pretty big brushes most of the time. I'm not really sure what's wrong with my digital stuff tbh... ^^' But maybe I should just be more careful overall when I paint digitally or something :/
People tell me to use hard brushes and to paint bigger, but I do both allready... It's a bit confusing
I thought it was a digital thing too first. now that I see that digital dog- which I really like. also, the pencilled face is a lot less strong. I think it's a life drawing/ fatasy thing. your line work is a lot more interesting when doing life; you're searching the shape, feeling the plains. the fantasy stuff- which is mostly digital-misses that.
I can see your point there. I do feel a lot more comfortable copying than drawing from my head... It's also a lot easier to put in detail when I have the thing I'm painting in front of me. But I guess that's a bit obvious too. And I do feel more comfortable when drawing in pencil... But that has more to do with the fact that I'm so used to it that it does whatever I want it to most of the time
What i do is that i used a huge brush with reduced opacity (as low as 5-15%) to blend in the colors. You are half way through, just have to blend the colors in. Careful not to blend the colors too much as it might get dull. Bumskee's thread always help me when i got stuck. Step by step! I hope i am making sense to you. D:
I think the blurring thing shaman is talking about would help in places where the outline is hinderingly visible -like at the wrist here. but only in those places, else you loose all your nice highlights. and ye I'm definitely wright about the drawing from reference versus from fantasy. the horse is again very nice!
DS-Trax: Yeah. Life studies. I should do that Thanks for the pic, very inspiring
Shamandalie: Thanks a lot for the paintover. Yeah. I see what you mean. I have to defend myself by saying I didn't put a lot of work into that image tho
Ashess: Thanks. I guess I need to keep practicing
Commision for someone at DA I've been working on...
i think the obvious crit i can come up with for ur last peice is that they are almost entirely outlined by the light from the sun, then abruptly becoming dark. i think the light would be much less visible if at all at the back of the characters