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Batty Bird
« on: April 02, 2012 01:19:58 PM »

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I felt bad that I never came back to answer some replies in this thread, so I'm bumping it with a couple new digital paintings.

This was mostly done for practice, trying to get the likeness correct.  If it isn't obvious, it's meant to be Grace Kelly.


This is meant for a larger piece that I'm making, mixed media style.  It's a little more sloppy than I like, but I really am short on time, so he's done.



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I love craftster so much!  This place inspires me in so many ways, but I'm really bad about contributing, so I wanted to change that.  Today I'm sharing my digital works from this year so far.  I don't know how well digital paintings are received here because of a severe lack of time for browsing, but I hope you all enjoy them.

This was a commission for the cloth diapering blog http://www.clothdiapergeek.com/


Then two sketches colored in PS just for fun:



and finally this was supposed to be a speedpaint for practice, but I spent way too much time on it for it to still be considered one... I still wanted to refine it more, but had to stop myself
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012 01:35:40 PM »

I really like those last 2! I enjoy a lot of Hitchcock movies. Love the colors on the other and her expression! I am so not an artist and completely admire people like you.
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012 01:36:36 PM »

I love the expression in your third picture! They're all really good  Cheesy The detail you capture is wonderful.
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012 03:50:43 PM »

Thank you  Smiley

I adore Hitchcock.  Pure genius... .. but the portrait might have  given that away.
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2012 04:56:08 PM »

Love your digital art, all of it!  Hitchcock in black/white is so appropriate...you captured "old creepy" excellently!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2012 05:31:17 PM »

I really like your first piece (maybe that's because I used cloth diapers years ago.)

This may be my age showing but I do have to ask, what is digital painting?

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aliis
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2012 02:08:23 PM »

I love them! Just out of interest, have you made your own special brushes or used regular ones (and do you have to adjust them much)? How many layers did you got in b&w one?
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2012 11:09:57 AM »

Thanks for the comments.

Homerof2 - Digital painting is just using a piece of software that allows you to use tools that somewhat replicate physical media.  It's just a lot less messy  Wink

 
aliis - I always use one brush and that's just the round brush set at the hardest edge.  It's the brush settings that I change.  Depending on what I'm doing, outlining, coloring or what have you, I only toggle a few settings and they're always set to pen pressure (shape dynamics, other dynamics, and sometimes color dynamics).  I've not had luck with special brushes, but have been wanting to give a real go at them for a while.  Some day I plan to let loose and see what happens.

The b&w one was done in one layer as a exercise, but I admit I usually use more layers than necessary.  I'm unable to work in real media at the moment, so I wanted to get as close to actually painting as I could.
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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2012 04:32:51 AM »


aliis - I always use one brush and that's just the round brush set at the hardest edge.  It's the brush settings that I change.  Depending on what I'm doing, outlining, coloring or what have you, I only toggle a few settings and they're always set to pen pressure (shape dynamics, other dynamics, and sometimes color dynamics).  I've not had luck with special brushes, but have been wanting to give a real go at them for a while.  Some day I plan to let loose and see what happens.

The b&w one was done in one layer as a exercise, but I admit I usually use more layers than necessary.  I'm unable to work in real media at the moment, so I wanted to get as close to actually painting as I could.

Wow, nice work. And really cool "speed paint practice" Cheesy I never have guts to draw everything in just one layer... I'm always scared that I'll mess it up somehow towards the end Tongue Thank God for Ctrl-z...

I was wondering how you managed to get such a lovely watercolourish look on your girls red shirt, first I thought it was done with Painter's watercolour tools but description says PS (more likely as PhotoShop than PlayStation?)? I have been drooling for PainterX since I got opportunity to use it once (with tilt sensitive A4 Intuos4 *more drool*) and totally fell in love with its ability to blend your own colour palette...
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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2012 08:48:47 AM »

Great work! I am in awe of digital art! I am a complete dork when it comes to technicallly advanced stuff (like computers lmbo!) I can't even draw a straight line on the computer let alone paint! Amazing!
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