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Well. I thought I'd try out the brushes in DrawPlus and paint with vectors as opposed to drawing shapes as I did with the buttons. Crashed the program 6 times in about 40 minutes and sent 3 reports before giving up. Painting with vectors takes up too much memory.
This is as far as I'll go with DP, I'll redo it in PhotoPlus later. It was drawing his willy that made it crash. Program couldn't believe it was so small or was censoring me.
Started again in PhotoPlus. Also I'm only using the brush at 100% with a tiny bit of blending.
This is done after a bottle of wine. Hic!
Blackspot, I love the new studies! You're senses are getting much more accurate. I was upset to see your star rating go down just as your skills increased to a new level. I tried bumping it up a notch with 5 stars, but to no avail. Seems like more people need to open their eyes. Keep going with this work and knock people's socks off!
I don't mind about the stars. This SB is really for me. Thanks for the vote of confidence though.
Worked some more this morning. Still mainly keeping the 100% brush with the odd 40% stroke.
Another update. Still not happy with a couple of bits while other bits are not finished.
Thank you. This is as far as I'm taking this one. I've started fiddling, which means - stop!
Very cool, Black Spot and yeah ummm it is pretty small. Maybe the computer just thought you should try to embellish some.
On to the next. I'll keep doing different artists and types. Can you tell what it is yet?
You're not just getting better, you're doing it faster. It's a great feeling when you take your art to a new level isn't it?
NicG, yes, it is a good feeling when you can see hard work finally paying off. The getting haster is mainly as I become more comfortable with the program and can paint without having to think how to get a certain effect.
Which brings me to dwardo. I'm doing them to learn technique with digital painting. Note that they are getting more complicated as I move on. I could refine more and more, but that's not the exercise.
Onwards to further greatness and learning more. This is the sketch for my next one. If I was doing it in oils I'd spend a lot of time on the underpainting getting everything exactly where it goes. In PhotoPlus I can move things around later (lazy I know) so as long as the sketch is sort of okay I can work with it. Now guess the artist.
You changed your avatar and I was like "who's the new person in my sketchbook?" I like it... although I liked the other one too.
No way I'll guess the artist, probably not even when its finished. Art history is a very weak point. Looks good though. Cant wait to see where you go with it.
Interesting style you have going on. It looks very smooth from a distance, but closer it has a sort of scratchy (for a lack of a better word) look. I like it.
Keep up with the mastercopies--it will pay off. If I could make a suggestion it would be to not be lazy in the early steps. It is through the careful observation and precision that one improves the most.
And I believe the last one is an Ingres.
"Complacency is the womb of mediocrity. " -- Jason Manley
"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." -- Bruce Lee
You're right Andrew with Ingres. I prefer drawing with colour as that's my strength. This is it blocked in. With colour I can see the relationships of form better. I'm really looking forward to tackling all those folds and trying to get close to the finish.