J.Mac: Heh, some of it is colored pencil. I used a #2 pencil, 6B pencil, brush marker, red and blue colored pencil, and photoshop.
J.Mac: I like the perspective you put into the eyes...
expat. looking good. not sure about the bright eyes though... just me I guess...
Mindflaw: thanks and welcome to the sp section. looking forward to more...
Thanks J.Mac and Jook,
I know the eyes are probably a bit too much...the thing is I was trying to experiment with using colour and blending nicely because I'm a major novice at using colour well in photoshop. I'm a bit better at it in traditional media.
I also tried to experiment with specular lighting and the easiest place to do that was the eyes...plus I thought the green would help create the focal point in the eyes...
it's all experimentation...
Sydney artist Luke Marcatili
"Fear is the mindkiller..."
- The Litany Against Fear
blearg... dunno if I like mine today. and this is the second one. you don't get to see the first.
Painter sucks. Especially Painter watercolors. I've half a mind to move that little purple paint bucket straight to the Recycle Bin. Bah.
OK so somehting is off i think it might be that eye is to far from the bridge of the nose... i would really appreciate it if everyone ripped this apart. if you have the time could you guys/gals just point out anyhting and everything that doesn't look right. htis is my final piece that i just started only about 1.5 hours into it so i am more than willing to erase the whole face and try it again
silvrain - it doesn't suck it is just another creature all together give it a chance it will grow on you
Kanimator - seems to me that one side of your face is higher than the other.
jook - cool playing around i like that you have all those brush strokes in there
had a idea of what to do becaus ethis was really bothering me and i am not going to accept anything less then the best i can do and that is by far not the best.
what i should look like
what i need to move and correct
_ the eyes are to low plus the shape of the m is completelty off, the nose needs to come over more... :o so much i see is wrong after doing this, i am losing confidence in myself quickly
Jens - that is very nice i like your confidence in your strokes looks good
first digital sp, this was fun. about 30 min
Man, to make up for my last SP, I made a huge effort to focus on proportions... and just making it look like me.
And here's my attempt to do a "darker" SP. Ooooh, don't I look all brooding and stuff?
Silvrain: Sorry you hate Painter (I do too...), but you're SP is pretty nice. Strange color combo, though.
J.Mac: Looking waaaaaay better than before. Really looks like you now. Keep going, can't wait to see it finished.
Jens: Your pencils rock! Somewhere between the two SPs lies the real size of your eyes. Both of your SPs look like two different people. Keep doing these, I'm curious to see what you really look like.
bhuddistmonk: Good first SP. It's a bit scribbly, maybe if you slowed down and focused on the quality of the lines more. Keep em coming.
feeling goofy tonight...
kanimator... I like the "brooding" one. Its tough to get that angle to look like that angle, but you did it..
J.Mac. That is looking good. and it is looking like you. I like the outfit man....
bhuddistmonk... cool. glad to see your face. be wary of your proportions though. I doubt your nose is wider than the mouth... keep at it buddy...
Jens... I am really liking these. really simple and confident...
Silvrain... sorry to hear about your distaste for painter. I adore the program.. but hey, to each their own... Interesting color choices.. like it...
I wont fail now
hey guys, thanks for replies, this is a Super Quickie before school
Unfortunatly i have run out of time to work on this one anymore. i have to pass it in at 12:30 today i think this has come along way... the lips are kicking my ass though :bash: my brain is starting to smoke...
bhuddistmonk - welcome to the family even though you might be working quickly don't forget to
also your should try to include you neck, unless you are going for the floating head bitbe wary of your proportions though
skank - splarf
jook - you really remind me of earth worm jim in this one lol to funny oh and thanks
Kanimator - thanks much your sps are good ilike t he brooding one i have been wanting to do one like that for awhile.
Jens - just keep at it you will find the size
Last edited by J.Mac; February 26th, 2004 at 12:17 PM.
i need to learn how to paint..
LEARN to paint?? You need to teach me!! Das is good!
This is my first post on these boards. There seems to be an incredible amount of talent here! Here's a self-portrait I tossed off last night.
j.mac, your piece came out very nice.
pib991, nice use of hues. what did you use for this portrait? a wacom. photoshop, smudge tool..
J.mac- DUDE thats wicked. good that u used photo ref to see. i havent done that yet..but it works really well i see! That SP turned out really well. so good...
good to see you going strong. where is that outfit from? you actually wear it?!
jens- nice and clean
kanimator - so crisp i like it
jook - you crazy man . keep it up
pibb- sweet painting.
skank - mysterious
monk- good to see some sketchers. is it digital? try some pencil its more fun!
keep it up guys, its a good month!
texture and then colour experiment, bleuch!
loads of great work in my few days of slacking off, i feel bad now. i just didnt seem to be able to progress with anything.
asbestos- this will demnstrate that any success i've had with colour was just a fluke :-p
Last edited by Ni*; February 26th, 2004 at 09:27 PM.
hey guys, too tired to finish this one, i think im getting sick......
killing- wacom, painter 8, airbrush, soft blender stump
i'm still trying to get a handle for this...bare with me
ok this one came out alright
Probably one of my favorites thus far...Painter, mostly watercolors.
Comments...later...when I'm not about to fall over in a sleepy haze. XD
Here´s one more
Pen, ink splatter, 40 min. Deformed my head a lot in this one
J.mac: Thanks for welcoming me
Jook Thanks for welcoming me too
skank : that "blarga" sp would look pretty cool in poison green too you now quite bright and intense enoying intense he he
davi : Your sp:s imo are looking good
imo means in my opionion, does it? or else I got that wrong
My sketchbook flawed to the max page 5
Ps:Hope you understand my English.
Remember my advices taste best with a grain of salt.
I don't really have an excuse/explanation -- This was just loads of fun to do. It's important to play now and again?
Again...comments...later.... >_< forgive me.
damn davi. you are so ... opaque? your paintings have a unique brush signature, that i will discover to put to my own use :p oh yes.
thanks for the rapid onslaught of portraits.