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Old 04-29-2012, 07:05 AM   #1
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All the links in the old one died out so I don't see the point in reviving it

the things I made this past month that made it to the online












photoshop crashed this was my reaction






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Old 05-03-2012, 06:16 PM   #2
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4 min hand studies referenced from the drawing script, treated the brush like a real brush no erasing no ctr:z
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:58 AM   #3
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The colors you're using are unnatural in some of the images. Especially the ugly green. Try to mix some browns and yellows into it and bring it down from the saturated top-right corner. We are used to seeing a lot of green around us, which makes us both very sensitive when it doesn't look natural and at the same time brings our minds to thinking in shortcuts (plants are green, period.) which don't look good once you try to translate the true nature onto a canvas.
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Thanks for the c&c I got the same comment from someone in class so I have been trying to focus on that lately.
the first painting is from a sleepless night made with a focus on having the colors more realistic rather then focusing on form, also slightly inspired by monet (not that I'm comparing me to him I just wanted to be inspired by his style but digitallyin other words a impressionistic reality)
this second one is the same as the other deer speedpaint but put in another contekst. I made a very bad LP cover design before thios that seemed almost new age so my teacher saw my speed paint and suggested I use that in stead, before I turned it in I fixed the perspective of the books and I edited the ugly wallpaer to have just two colors so it would lose the 3d effect
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:17 AM   #5
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:07 AM   #6
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You leapt 5 metres!
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:59 AM   #7
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Thank you

This is just a study. I should have paid more attention to the size of the torso and legs (too small) and I apparently tilted the face :/ need to work on that.
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Awesome study. Keep up the great work!
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thank you I got some C&C on face book and spent ten more minutes fixing it

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Old 05-25-2012, 06:32 AM   #10
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woo you're getting better something to note. when you paint shirts that's got stuff on them, pretend they aren't there because they will screw up your sense of form (as you've demonstrated by missing some of the planes around the print)! paint the shirt without the prints first, then do the prints on overlay mode or something in a new layer so you don't have to dodge it and stuff everytime you want to refine the form. but of course it's hard to tell from here if you missed them because of the print, or if you plain missed them xD

do longer more refined studies too, those are important. so you don't miss anything.

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Old 05-27-2012, 10:18 AM   #11
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Thank you
yeah I think I just missed it but I'll keep that in mind in the future.

this next one is far from done.
The limitation is so I'll spend more time acctually looking at the drawing and subject and becoming aware of the mistakes I make, before I fix them, since fixing deatails takes forever when you are limited in brush size.
just trying to become more aware of what I'm dooing this is 3 hours in and there is no time limit.
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Baloney. if you need a smaller brush to express what you see then use it. >:( Big brushes are useful for not getting hung up with detail in the block in, but after that, no.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:42 AM   #13
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Right you are! and I'll probably not do it again but I think that anything I do to exit my comfort zone and challenge myself will make me improve and other artschool mantra bullshit :P


Mr. Bieber visited oslo so I decided to do a study of him since I needed a break from draw for my last school project this semester :/
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a new study of Alyssa Milano

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Nice work man, keep it going!!!!
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Thank you

A study I'm currently working on... maybe I can finish it tomorrow (referenced from thedrawingscript)

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Old 07-23-2012, 04:14 PM   #17
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I read a comment on an other forum (not directed at me) about how we tend to average out a portrait while we should make them almost a slight caricature of the model if we want them to be recognizable so I focused on un-averageing it today.

..looks better, no?

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These are awesome pieces! I know nothing about digital painting myself but your work is really impressive and makes me wanna learn. Keep it up.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:33 AM   #19
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Thank you
curtain university visited NKF (in norway) today this was the result of the workshop they had.
spent 3h. maybe? some of it was spent thumbing and drinking coffee
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asi this is both a critique, and a question for the other more experienced digital painters here:

It seems that all of your paintings have a fairly blurry effect; this is, of course, hard to overcome when you want to achieve a painterly look. The only way I know how to overcome this efficiently is Matt Kohr's whole 'temp layers' deal. Basically, for each area, start a new layer, paint as needed, then use a hard eraser to erase as needed, which allows you to use bold strokes, and then erase to create a hard edge. You then flatten that layer down to your main layer, rinse, repeat. I am learning to do this, and it is fantastic, particularly for creating hard edges on man-made materials, but also for pretty much everything else.

What other methods have you fellow PKer's used to achieve a strong contrast of soft transitions and strong edges in digital painting?
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