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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1280 on: July 10, 2010, 10:51:01 am
Hey, guys! It's been a while! :)

I don't have much experience with digital painting, so I'm geting some practice on a self-portrait....



(I have a terrible habit of pouring detail into one part of an unfinished piece. I bet you can guess which part that is here.)

Please comment and critique! General tips would also be much appreciated! :)

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1281 on: July 11, 2010, 03:40:18 am
If you really want to practice digital painting, I would use a piece where you're not as distracted by factors completely un-related to digital painting. This portrait demands that you get the likeness right, anatomy right, etc. Fabric is a toughy, too. Digital painting skill itself in my opinion takes a backseat here.
Solution is to practice on simpler objects - that way you can focus on getting your brushes right, how to manipulate the paint on the canvas, get the painted look/style you're after, etc.
Practice portraits with mere lineart sketches. You'll get more done, faster.

Those eyebrows sure are bold. Why not try a riskier, more impactful/interesting lighting set up here?

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1282 on: July 12, 2010, 07:23:54 am
Thanks for the advice, Mathias. I'd still like to finish this piece though, even if it demands other skills in addition to digital painting. While I'm eager to learn from the experience, I'm also hoping to come away from it with something portfolio-worthy. I like the idea of a more impactful lighting setup. I think an ambient light source from the right would be cool, but I'm not really sure of the "right" way to go about that. I shall experiment....

And yeah, I've got some pretty intense eyebrows. They won't be that bad when I get to detailing them though; I was just blocking out the shapes. :P
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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1283 on: July 15, 2010, 07:01:57 pm

feet study. bad picture quality, sorry

old man feeding birds, done with water, ink, and a brush

humanization of murkrow, the pokemon. for a challenge.

same thing, but nosepass, haha.

google logo contest, acrylic

sunset, acrylic

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1284 on: July 20, 2010, 06:32:39 am
Here's a simple little card illustration, it might be silly but I am always worried about readability at such a small size so I just wanted to know if you could clearly tell what it is. I uploaded it a small size close to what it would be irl.



It seems obvious to me, but I've been working on it for the last hour :p

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1285 on: July 20, 2010, 08:38:32 am
WATERFALL AND RAWKS IN THE NIGHT


AWWWRIGHT
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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1286 on: July 25, 2010, 06:43:53 am


just expression practice

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1287 on: July 25, 2010, 02:45:08 pm
To me, he looks slightly angered, a bit curious and distrusting and a bit like he's trying to guess the intentions of whomever he's currently surveying also a bit like he doesn't believe whatever fish story he's currently listening to.
Was that the expression you were going for?

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1288 on: July 25, 2010, 03:58:05 pm
That's the face I make when I see today's youth doing something that I disapprove of, or when someone pulls up beside me while blasting popular music.   :mean:
Grumble grumble...

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1289 on: July 25, 2010, 05:37:55 pm
He reminds me very much of Lex Luthor, especially the Animated Series version.  And not just because he's bald!  The expression seems to carry a certain degree of both confidence and contempt, as if to say that he is so thoroughly sure of his own worth that he doesn't think twice about questioning yours, and is sure that you are wasting his time.  Sort of like this, though of course more effective.