I like her but I've noticed all your recent work has the same texture. It is very soft and kind of makes them look too rounded.
Ashes: Yes. I think the lower leg should bend more backwards...
Black Spot: I see what you mean. Don't know how to tackle it tho. Perhaps I should try some different brushes...
I'm taking a course in concept art. First assignment is on perspective. Perhaps a bit basic. Hopefully it will get more advanced further on...
I think it's the soft brushes, which I was guilty of. Relearning perspective is never a bad idea. How long is the course?
Still. I don't use any soft brushes. Just brushes that blend... And the same regular brushes I understand most pros are using. :/
The course is ten weeks. We're supposed to make art for an imaginary video game in that time with enviros and characters and stuff...
And nah. It's never a bad idea. It was pretty fun, actually
i dig that recent location painting. and nice correction on that character painting. looks great
Always awesome to see someone work i both digital and traditional ... the colour studies are looking good ... that painting of the rocks a few posts down is awesome!!!
Keep up the good work!
The base of the candlestick is sweet, you nailed it and I like the way you made the watercolours work for you.
As to the brushes, maybe you're over blending. I'm not an expert in digital painting and don't know all the terms to use.
wow that candle is so awesome man. keep it up!
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That study is a lot firmer but never, ever blend with black. If you're using a dark brown and blend a bit out, you can colour pick the blend to paint the next stroke - works out a lot cleaner.
Twan: Thanks. I guess the jaw lines look a bit weird...
Black Spot: The only black parts in the image are his hair and the drapery thingie. I'm painting the way you mention, however I guess I haven't rendered it very smoothly...
Here's a female specimen of the species..
I think I kinda missed taking the perspective of the ref into concideration so the proportions seem a bit off...
Your digital work is nowhere as good as your water colours and I'm trying to figure out why. I lay colours down over the base at an opacity of 5-10% without blending, which gives a cleaner colour. Maybe that might help. You've got the drawing skills.
hey tobbA; doing good I see. I noticed you discussing brushes with blank spot. I think what's happening is you are using an 'air brush'; you know, one of those soft brushes that fade out to the ends. try starting with a sharp brush. it can be opaque, but not fading; the same strength all the way across (you can use your pen pressure to make the blotch bigger/ smaller. I'd had a similar problem and was starting to experiment with it about a year ago. didnt get much farther with it b/c it was frustrating and now I'm a little short of time but I did notice it was starting to pay off..
That's probably right as I never use the air brush option. When you overlay a colour and find it's right, colour pick it and use it at 100% or maybe 50%. It's the only way to get the right colour you've found into the area you want. Try doing some more master studies and push it. You'll learn tons about digital painting.
I agree with everyone is saying about your traditional work compared to the digital. Makes me think the digital medium is fighting against you, I'm curious as to what brush and settings you are using when you work digitally. you should post a small screenshot of the brush and options.
Keep those studies up though, the payoff is great.
Just have fun.
post 235 is epic. the composition is a little bland though.
and the one before that looks a little over saturated. actually... way ovr saturated. its cool but if your going for realisim id tone it down. even going intoadjustments> hue/saturation and lowering it would jsut make it look a little more lifelike.
keep it up man!
I don't know, maybe I need to improve my tecnique. However I know there are lots of pros who use the kind of brush I'm using. The one I am using I took from a tutorial by Randis... and his art is amazing so the brush should be a pretty good one, right?
And it's near impossible to make smooth transitions with any other brush so other brushes feel pretty annoying to use...
The two latest paintings in here were made mostly with a hard round brush with opacity set manually though.