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Yet again im having a lot of trouble with painting in photoshop... i dunno, im trying to paint from reference, something is going wrong though, i wud like some advice if thats cool >_<
its ugleh I know i shud flatten and simplify more... but i cud appreciate some tips on how to do that
Where you are going wrong is thinking in your head about wrong. GET OUT OF THERE, your head. Artists live more in their hearts and souls. The head usually just gets in the way and it trouble, internal conversations - urgh...... The trick is to bypass that process, loud music, a sip of wine, a smoke sometimes helps, sometimes doesn't.
Your job is take on being an artist in training. Try it for the next 5 years, maybe 30 if you are really serious. What you are doing with each piece is letting your art teach you how to see and how to connect this seeing to your hands. Each piece you do will inform you, the process will educate you, so all you really have to do is continue to paint and draw.
Try this next. Dark room, directional light, light your own face 3/4, do a self portrait, look for shapes. Do more than one, work fast, make messes, destroy a few, have fun.
Another trick, photoshop filter called "cutouts." It does this and helps me to see and understand the forms better.
very nice.... thats really good advice ^_^ something ive forgotten about lately... I'm definately gonna try that self portrait thing... just gotta find a good mirror >_<
thanks though, i enjoy the advice here, its always a lot more refreshing than other places =]
any better >_>?
Much better, a 100% improvement. But you never intented the first one to be ready.
Don't know if you are going for an exact likeness.
If you do, you should make the forehead a tiny bit short and more narrow.
His right left eye (right for the viewer) should be less straight and hanging more to the side of the head (the same way you did with his right eye)
Also the nostrils should be wider and the jaw a bit broader and standing more out.
If you were not going for the exact likeness: looks like a believable person to me.
You made a classic mistake of painting the skin the colour you think skin should be. Instead of actually looking at what colour the skin really is in the photo. You have, in your update realised this and started introducing alot more desaturated peaches and pinks. You need to cover alot more of the face in this desaturated colour.
One tip is to treat the image as shapes of colour and value like Mark said. Don't see a face, see a series of lights and darks. When you master this, you master observation.