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Offline el zilcho

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Reply #620 on: April 05, 2007, 11:29:09 am
ptoing that's awesome!, it's so clean!

this is a self portrait i did two days ago. i know the chin's not right but i couldn't seem to fix it. oh yeah, and i look really smooth. i just didn't have time to add the roughness.

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread [Nudity]

Reply #621 on: April 05, 2007, 11:57:56 am
Hehe, it looks so clean because the original is quite a bit bigger.



Some tips for you zilcho.

- Do not paint on white on computers
- try to use more hardedge brushes
- read this : http://itchstudios.com/psg/art_tut.htm
- keep at it :)
There are no ugly colours, only ugly combinations of colours.

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Reply #622 on: April 05, 2007, 12:23:54 pm
thanks alot!, that tut looks really helpful. i think i'll browse through it for a while now.

yeah ive always wanted to use hard brushes but i never seem to get the technique right.

do you use circular or calligraphic brushed when you paint, because i've been trying to copy the technique of a 2d cg artist called svetlin velinov, do you know of him?
anyway, he makes these amazing speed sketches, and i can't figure out how he makes his sharp-edged, curved brush strokes.

here is his cg portfolio:

http://velinov.cgsociety.org/gallery/419086/

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread [Nudity]

Reply #623 on: April 05, 2007, 12:37:42 pm
I used mainly 2 brushes for this (as well as for most of my other photoshop stuff)

Both are custom brushes I made myself.
One is a dirtbrush, which I used for the background, and the actual painting was done with a squarebrush. I find that square brushes give nicer texture than round ones. At least the way I work. I found that it is best to experiment and find a workflow you are comfortable with and get into photoshop, before even trying to copy other people. Once you know the program better you will be able to look at paintings and in many cases just go like "Oh, I see what he did there"
There are no ugly colours, only ugly combinations of colours.

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Reply #624 on: April 05, 2007, 01:38:54 pm
Alright.  I just am I teeny bit suspicious of el zilcho.  I lined up the photo and the painting and they are practically the same.  I would just like to see other works or maybe a progress animation or picture from you working on it.  Sorry if i am going about this the wrong way. 
Back from hiatus, just remembered how excellent this community is at forming technique in a fledgeling artist of any kind.

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Reply #625 on: April 05, 2007, 01:51:28 pm
no problem, this was after about 3 hours. then i went back to it the next day and saw it was all wrong, so i did a major liquify, dragging things around job in photoshop.

i hope you believe me, i did spend like 7 hours on this in the end. if you dont then, what can i say? i must be better than i thought  :)



heres some other stuff i did recently:

2 pencil portraits of my friends:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y10/Treborguy/djbj.png
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y10/Treborguy/codypencil3.png

and plain randomness from inside my head:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y10/Treborguy/bogey-1.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y10/Treborguy/cactuscat-2.jpg

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread [Nudity]

Reply #626 on: April 05, 2007, 01:59:58 pm
OK thanks.  I was just checking.  Just out of Curiosity, what are you using?  As in a mouse or a tablet?  and what kind?  Because I was thinking of getting in to painting on the old compy, and im looking around for a good thing to go with.

Anyway, excellent work on the painting. 
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Reply #627 on: April 05, 2007, 02:09:28 pm
I'm using a new tablet, it's a wacom like my old one.

on the back it says 'model: CTF-420'. It's really good, it's usb so it plugs straight in and works. It has a bit of friction between the pen and the tablet to give more control over your strokes, and it makes it feel like you're actually drawing on paper, unlike my old pen which slid around all over the place.

having said that, it's not very big at all, but luckily you can just zoom in on photoshop and work on small bits of your picture on a large scale. so im not bothered by the size.

here you go. 28 quids  :y:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wacom-Volito-Tablet-Windows-only/dp/B0009H7XAY/ref=sr_1_1/026-8772649-2884405?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1175782102&sr=8-1

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread [Nudity]

Reply #628 on: April 05, 2007, 07:50:43 pm


I was going to go all pixel art on this, but I found it was getting worse when I tried to add more detail to it, so let's leave it at that. The palette is funny, but a few redundant shades

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread [Nudity]

Reply #629 on: April 05, 2007, 10:59:23 pm
helm, you mind if i define that a bit?
untz untz untz?