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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1460 on: July 29, 2011, 08:34:02 pm
Steve, you make me wanna paint!

nice little WIP!

His lower robe has some very airy gradation/blurring, you just using softer brushes there? Cool job on the clothing material overall! Natural looking.

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1461 on: July 30, 2011, 02:32:00 am
Damn st0ven, that's one sexy painting. Better than I can do. My only problem is that the face seems a bit... Out of character. I'm thinking the head should be tilted upwards more, perhaps to represent meditation, and the face should reflect that. The eyes could be closed as well. And maybe toss in a few leaves in a spiraling breeze to add to the point? Can't wait to see it colored (if you're going to color it at all). ;D

On the topic of digital paintings, here's something I recently doodled out. Was a bit confusing at times. I'm still used to pixels.

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1462 on: August 08, 2011, 03:12:43 pm
cheap watercolor on cheap printer paper applied with a cheap brush, scanned with an ancient re-branded mustek scanner with a hacky Windows 2000 driver running in a 32bit Windows XP virtual machine under a 64bit Windows 7 Ultimate host

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1463 on: August 08, 2011, 07:59:46 pm
All the crappy didn't stop it from being a nice painting. :]

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1464 on: August 09, 2011, 04:19:23 pm
Thank you Ryumaru. :)

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Another watercolor painting with a little bit of opaque white here and there. Same old subject. Is my mind trying to tell me something by thinking about the same stuff all the time?
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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1465 on: August 10, 2011, 05:23:20 pm
When my thoughts default to the same thing over and over I get pissed off, feeling uncreative. Many popular artists have recurring motifs in their art, which I think leads to increasing their "identity" or "style", as an artist, but for my own work I try to avoid it.

Love the second forest scene there. Explore it some more. Paint some views from inside looking out, instead of outside looking in. Just a random idea. Less outlines I'd recommend; rely more on lighting conveying shapes/forms. And keep up the crazy color, dude!

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1466 on: August 11, 2011, 01:09:03 pm
Thank you for that comment and for the suggestion to add some variation and a different point of view. I'll see what I can do (although now it's starting to feel like an obligation which makes the thought of swinging the brush somehow less enjoyable/desirable; I don't know, maybe I'm just weird and as soon as I think that someone expects something from me my mind goes blank/locks up (could be related to the mental exhaustion I've been diagnosed with a few weeks ago too)).

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1467 on: August 11, 2011, 01:38:32 pm
No, I typically exhaust people.

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1468 on: August 11, 2011, 10:04:57 pm
Hehe, no it's just me. My mind has already started thinking about the "from inside" view and I think I'll try some of the other brushes which came with the 15(edited,previously said 20 but counting them revealed it was only 15) brushes for 1,99 ? set I grabbed along with the 4,99 ? 12 watercolors plus opaque white set. I'll also try a different rendering approach, starting from the far back to the front this time, which means it will take longer because I will have to wait for the individual layers to be really dry before I can put on the next one. The watercolors appear to be not pure water colors (which are normally not opaque) but a bit different kind of colors which still need water to dissolve them and to be able to apply them with a brush but they seem to be opaque when applied over an existing (dry) area of another color.
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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1469 on: August 13, 2011, 09:21:33 am


New tablet :D just testing the waters last night, haven't done large pieces for a while.
Edit: just fyi, I'm well aware of the anatomy issues (flat face, borked right eye, etc). Criticism is welcome, but don't go too overboard as it's more of a doodle than Serious Business.
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