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Flay's Flailings (NSFW/NSF56K)

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  • LampLamp Registered User regular
    edited October 2016
    Dang dude. Those studies are so juicy. The wet sheen and sense of translucency on the skin of that fish is excellent, even in such a rough state.

    Lamp on
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    Flay wrote: »
    Some stuff from today

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    I'd really appreciate some crits on the first one, because I'm feeling kind of stuck

    It seems like you haven't really decided how the light is going to work. It looks like there's a bright-ish light coming from the clearing, but everything in the foreground is seems a bit muted, as if lit by an overcast.

    Its still loose and simple, so I would do a few different lighting passes over it and see what looks best.

  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    Yeah you're completely correct. Different lighting setups would be good, but I think the composition needs to be improved first. There's not much distinction between the mid ground and the background, that contrast could be pushed a lot harder. Thanks guys!

  • NatriNatri Registered User regular
    I agree. Maybe allow a bit of the sunrays from the far back to touch upon your midground as well here and there, that will also bring it together colorwise. Right now it feels to me like you have a disconnect between the muted foreground and that yellow light. It also pulls all of the attention towards that one spot high up in the sky. Is that where you want it to be?

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  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited November 2016
    Completely agree. I decided to take what I learned from that composition and move on.

    For about the last month and a half I've been doing the prompts in the daily spitpaint facebook group every day. I figured it would be nice to have an easily accessible record of my progress so I'm going to try and post every image in here too, along with anything else that I make, so prepare for some spam.

    Today's prompt: Red Desert

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    Flay on
    Irukam3nace
  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    Daily spitpaint, prompt: The Gamble

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    Plus some head studies

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    A horrifyingly bad 1hr head without reference

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    And my first ever attempt at oil painting.

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    IrukaAngelinaProspicience
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    Like the faces, Flay. I feel like drilling at your values is a decent pursuit at the moment. I also like the little oil painting, for a first attempt it has a lot of charm.

    I'm a failure with oils, its not a good time for me at all, but the results that people get always make me want to try again,

  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    Thanks Iruka. Oils are a massive pain in the butt, and in all honesty I'm not sure how much more I'll learn from it over say painting digitally or in gouache, but I figured it was worth a shot.

    Today's spitpaint, prompt: Settlers

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  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    Different media will open up new challenges, which will teach you new ways to solve problems. I've been meaning to play around with other media more, but apartment living has some limitations. I think playing around with new stuff is a great way to shake up your though process, though.

    Love the catan pieces, looks perfect for a digital adaptation of it. That might be worth polishing if you are considering mobile companies with your portfolio.

  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    True, plus it removes the temptation for relying on any photoshop tricks.

    Spitpaint for today, prompt: Reborn. Didn't quite come together this time

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  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    Forgot to post my spitpaint yesterday, so here's two:

    'The Blue Butterfly'

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    'Devil'

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  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    Arm studies from Proko's anatomy course

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    And today's spitpaint, prompt: The Writer

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    Angel_of_BaconWassermeloneIrukatapeslingerProspicience
  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    Bleh, not so good today. Prompt: Drought

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    tapeslingerIruka
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    That bottom left arm strikes me as a bit taffy like, but I haven't watched that proko video.

    I really enjoy the speed paints! You're really tackling them right and working out complex concepts in a short amount of time. I've always kinda sucked at them, I need to draw things out, usually.

  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited November 2016
    Thanks! Yeah, I probably exaggerated that one too much. The shading also makes them look like plastic

    I sort of cheat with the spitpaints, I'm gonna be honest. I usually look at the prompts first thing in the morning and spend the rest of the day thinking about my idea and composition, so I usually have a lot of things figured out before I even start. Plus I usually grab a few references outside the time limit.

    Anyway, here's today's prompt: Sense of Touch

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    The fingers are long and weird, but I needed to fudge it to make the concept more obvious in the time limit :P

    Flay on
    squidbunny
  • squidbunnysquidbunny Registered User regular
    No specific crits from me but you've grown & improved a ton while I've been away, Flay. The speedpaints are great.

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  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited November 2016
    Cheers Squid! I feel like I've made more improvement in the last two months than I have in this whole year, almost entirely from doing these speedpaints every day.

    Today's spitpaint: Amphibian Vehicle

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    Flay on
    IrukaLamp
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    Id like to imagine that that's what a water kelpie actually looks like.

    Flay
  • LampLamp Registered User regular
    edited November 2016
    Dang I've always felt like I'm wasting my time when I try to speed paint... I tell myself that I have to get good before I can get fast, as the saying goes. So I've been going in the opposite direction for quite a while, trying to plan everything out really carefully, taking tons of reference, etc. But I can definitely see the progress here for sure. These are great. Makes me want to try some spit paints myself. Keep it up!

    Lamp on
  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    Ultimately I think you want a balance between the two. Long studies teach you things that speedpaints never could, and vice versa. Half an hour a day isn't too much of a commitment if you're focusing on studies, and I've actually found it to be a massive help for figuring out where my studies should be being directed. You definitely should give it a shot!

    Prompt: 'Out of Body'

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  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited December 2016
    I skipped a couple of days because I've been kind of down about my abilities. I'm back now

    Today's prompt: Giant tree

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    Yesterday's prompt: Summer child

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    The day before that: ancient language

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    And a failed prompt that took too long: under the surface

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    Flay on
    Iruka
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    Its hard, but try not to get down on yourself.

    When you get a bunch of these, you should tile them all together on one big sheet, it'll really make you look over how much you've done!

    I love love that ancient language one, really nice pallet and mood.

    The summer child one, I thought she was jumping off a waterfall for the longest time, and then I realized I'm supposed to be underwater?

  • LampLamp Registered User regular
    Wow that manhole cover one is really neat I think. The atmosphere and colors really draw me in. Great work!

  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    It's only the brain spiders acting up. It happens :P

    Thanks guys! Yeah the summer child one was meant to be underwater, but I ran out of time

    Prompt: Sunday Afteroon

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    And a couple of 1 hour head studies

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    My edge control is really bad, I realise, so that's something I'm going to focus on improving for the next little while

    Irukatapeslinger
  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited December 2016
    Prompt: Magnets

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    Trying to be a bit cleaner with edges, but my values need work

    Flay on
  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    Prompt: Woodwitch

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  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    Prompt: 'A Red Line'

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  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    Prompt: Magnifying Glass

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    And a 1 hour lighting study

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    IrukaLampProspicience
  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited December 2016
    Unfortunately my computer has died, and I won't be able to fix it for a few days, so I'll be taking a break from spitpaints

    EDIT: Never mind! My computer has been resuscitated, at least for now. Spitpaint incoming later

    Flay on
  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited December 2016
    Yesterday's prompt: Two colours

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    Today's prompt: End of Days

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    Ugh that second one didn't work out so well, but you've gotta miss sometimes

    Flay on
    LampProspicienceIrukatapeslinger
  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited December 2016
    Prompt: K.O.

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    Man this did not work out like I imagined

    Flay on
    Lamp
  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited December 2016
    Prompt: Beam of Light

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    I'll have to work on my composition some more

    Flay on
  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    Late night last night, forgot to post this one. Prompt: stardust

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    Irukatapeslinger
  • lyriumlyrium Registered User regular
    It's really nice to see how much variety you continually have with these in terms of content, composition, color, etc. Seems like it's really helping!

  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    Thanks! I really try to experiment with these, but the more I try the more I realise that I need to work on the fundamentals

    First attempt, which took too long: Flat Tire

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    Second attempt: Ancient Sea Lord

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  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    A couple of spitpaints

    Prompt: Grazing Animal

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    Prompt: Peace

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    And some studies

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    Ref

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    Ref


    Crits always appreciated!

  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited December 2016
    A spitpaint I forgot to post, prompt: Ascension

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    A 30 minute figure from imagination

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    And a 1 hour figure study

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    Flay on
    tapeslinger
  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited December 2016
    Prompt: Worm Swarm

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    I feel like I should try to be less ambitious with these. This doesn't really tell the story I had in my mind at all

    Anyway crits still appreciated


    EDIT: That last spitpaint was dumb so I tried again. Prompt: Hidden Artifact

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    Flay on
    tapeslinger
  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited December 2016
    Experimenting a little with this one, prompt: Fortune is On Your Side

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    Flay on
  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    Late because I was out seeing Rogue One. Prompt: Harsh Light

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