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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1730 on: November 10, 2013, 07:03:49 am
Thank you Shrike. :)

Cure, let me be the first to say: I for one welcome our new primary-female-sexual-organ-shaped plant overlords. My favorite of those is the steamy one with the lady in the shower and the plant who (I say who instead of which for it has that feeling to it which makes it seem like a person to me instead of a plant) looks like it has been teased to exhaustion over time without ever getting the special attention it craves so much. Bittersweet pain (oh yes, I am projecting).

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1731 on: November 10, 2013, 09:12:37 am
Thanks Dennis. Your analysis is pretty accurate, it's an illustration of part of a poem I wrote:
Die and come back as a plant inside your house / I will live upon the air that you breathe out
Glad to see my intent was wasn't lost.

And might I say those are some mighty fine birds you've posted, all that practice is clearly paying off.

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1732 on: November 13, 2013, 06:43:54 pm
wow there are some great artists on this here forum  :yay:

here are some doodles i did not too long ago i guess



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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1733 on: December 18, 2013, 09:10:48 am
New painting from a photo I took in the mountains of Northern California. Feel like it's lacking some juice. Maybe too muddy?

I should also probably use the line/pen tool to make the curves in the road but I have no idea how to use them.

Ref:
http://i.imgur.com/rQ0Gjkf.jpg
Love the tilted swoosh (taken from passenger side during driving.) And the cliffs beckon me to do them justice.

Also if you guys like concepts and haven't seen this site yet, check it out: (Warning: Maximum Dopeness)
http://onepixelbrush.com/
« Last Edit: December 18, 2013, 09:14:51 am by Corinthian Baby »

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1734 on: January 02, 2014, 07:43:03 pm
And might I say those are some mighty fine birds you've posted, all that practice is clearly paying off.
Thank you very much for your kind words.

My first finished work of 2014 is this gigantic easel (work area is 1m x 1m) so now I can work on bigger stuff more comfortably:

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1735 on: January 02, 2014, 10:02:46 pm
Corinthian, thanks for the link there. I pulled up a few of Shaddy's vids. His comments on Kinkade were hilarious. He's very intuitive, though. The way he puts certain creative things into words I thought was good.

Definitely, my biggest complaint with your pic is the out-of-res pixels. I can see where you scaled the brush WAY up and added texture. Namely, in the bottom left of the brownish hillside. Hopefully, it's just WIP and you'll cover it over.
Otherwise, you have an interesting way of creating gritty texture that gives a kind of abstracty feel.
You don't know PS's vector tools? Oh geeze, you better learn! They're not too bad. You can handle them.



*EDIT   Here's one by Shaddy that reminds me of the painting techniques you're using.

*EDIT2    colored a friend's rough, random sketch, using the Shaddy brushes. Silly lookin' retarded insect dude resulted.



After trying Shaddy's brush set I see how timid my stroke/brush style is - I'm making a conscious effort to make stronger, bolder strokes. I'm intrigued by these brushes. Never had good textural brushes before. Starting 2014 with some new learning. So far so good.
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There ya go, Dennis. Having a large drawing surface is important.
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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1736 on: January 06, 2014, 05:52:13 pm
Tree Charcoal on A2 paper, captured with digicam (wish I had an A2 scanner). First I signed it as 2013 and only noticed that after spraying fixative all over it (which lead to another disaster in itself but luckily I had recently acquired an eraser knife, so I could fix those problems).

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1737 on: January 06, 2014, 07:16:12 pm
@Mathias: Shaddy's one of my favorite artists, I've seen all the videos and have been experimenting with the technique/brushes for a while now. Make sure you're familiar with all of the intentional functions of each brush, there's a chart with them all on that site. You have to ask yourself what surface you're trying to convey and which brush is primed for doing so. (Tweaks if necessary, especially for leaf brush.) The bold more confident marks is something I am trying to get better at. I have been doing some traditional painting lately because my comp isn't working and it reminded me how much each mark can make or break a piece.

My biggest problem with Shaddy's tech so far is unifying the image I think. It's hard to make that leap from the construction-papery layered design, which mostly is intuitive.
That painting with the bush trees is a good one. He has a concept breakdown of it somewhere which is also worth checking out.

Some neat colors with your bug there. I think the main problem, and this is because you're getting used to the brushes, are the edges, which feel too harsh all over. I've been studying some Wojtek Fus's pieces and he is a master at edge control, very moderate with his hard edges to force focal points. Glad to be able to help you toward more learning. As Shaddy says, don't horde your secrets!

And yeah my painting is a wip, I think I see what you mean with the blurry textures being too much. I'd like to rise out of abstract representations and more toward naturalism. Will try to learn the vector tools.

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1738 on: January 06, 2014, 07:48:46 pm
 :wah:
Just checked out this whole thread. Damn there's some good stuff here.

Thought i'd post my latest NPA.. started with some very rough pencils then painted over them completely in PS:

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1739 on: January 16, 2014, 10:16:25 pm
Finding forms in chaos in between more rigid works: