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First Speedpaint attempts (nsfw)

RusticCreatureRusticCreature Registered User regular
edited December 2007 in Artist's Corner
So, I've finally gotten Photoshop working on my comp. Right now I've just been experimenting with things I've always wanted to do with more traditional media, but have been too lazy to.

C&C are greatly appreciated

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girlpenandwashwj5.jpg

womanfrombackwashkb8.jpg

Now, I want to get into digital painting, but I'm not sure where to even start. I'm having trouble balancing line width and opacity at the same time. So I have a question for you digital artists out there: How do you, personally, balance blending with with brush width? Do you use both the tilt and pressure sensitive features at the same time? (my tablet can't do that, unfortunately). Do you only control opacity with the tablet and then use buttons for the brush width?

Thanks, I appreciate it.

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  • bombardierbombardier Moderator mod
    edited November 2007
    I really like these. The first one's background and texture is not very pleasing, however.

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  • RusticCreatureRusticCreature Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Thanks, Bomb! For the first one I tried to emulate a canvas texture, but went a little overboard methinks.

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  • RusticCreatureRusticCreature Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    oldmanopacitystudycolorgj5.jpg

    Getting there...

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  • RusticCreatureRusticCreature Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Another piece. This took far longer than it should have.

    swordwieldinggirlxd6.jpg

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  • RusticCreatureRusticCreature Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I feel all lonely here, in this thread. by myself. alone.

    My attempt at a digital "scratch board." The lines are all over the place; I need to work on this.

    doublechingm1.jpg

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  • GihgehlsGihgehls Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I don't feel like I'm qualified to give you feedback, but do want to tell you that I love these pieces. I especially like big head guy and grey woman with eyes closed.

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  • MykonosMykonos Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    as crazy and warped as they are, it all seems to work. I like your minimal use of your color, and I'm dying to know what it is you did to achieve those backgrounds.

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    correct me if i'm wrong, rustic, but the background texture looks to be done like this:

    insert new layer
    past texture (usually found on free texture sites like http://cgtextures.com/)
    set to multiply

    or at least, that's how i do bg textures

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  • MykonosMykonos Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    nice. Ive been looking for more sites like this. thanks for the link

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  • RusticCreatureRusticCreature Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Actually, for most of them I used a high res scan of an old piece of parchment found through a google image search. I probably shouldn't be doing that, but hey, these are just personal studies. I don't do that anymore though. I've sworn off fancy shmancy textured brushes until I've at least got this painting thing down.

    Thanks for all the coments guys! I've been doing a bunch of speedpaints recently. . . More updates will come tomorrow.

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  • RusticCreatureRusticCreature Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    So here are those speedpaints I've been doing. Still trying to get the hang of this.

    My first attempt at digital painting. Terrible I know. I only put it here to show the progress I've made this week

    babyph5.jpg

    And here are some that are (I think) halfway decent. Just took a bunch of random objects, mostly fruit, and painted them.

    mangodz9.jpg

    applesj5.jpg

    tomatocoloradjustmentnz6.jpg

    bananaju8.jpg

    weirdfruitxs1.jpg

    cupopensnv8.jpg

    And finally my attempt at a Rembrandt copy.

    rembrandtcopynd5.jpg

    So that's what I've been doing all week. Kindly tear them apart. I really want to improve.

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  • BenGPTBenGPT Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I like the first fruit (guava?) and pomegranate. The other pieces of fruit seem kind of flat to me. The third piece of fruit has believable roundness going down the sides, but a sense of depth kind of gets lost toward the middle. I'm not much with digital painting, but two things I might try would be using higher contrast between lights and darks, or maybe using more complementary colors to create the shadows.
    But it's coming along, for sure.

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  • RusticCreatureRusticCreature Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Huzzah, that's exactly the sort of comment I wanted! The first ones a mango (mah favorite food).

    I see what you're saying about the contrast. It's hard for me to descern lights and darks in color. I need to spend more time mixing the colors before I start painting to make sure the colors are actually darker, and not just a cooler shade.

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  • MykonosMykonos Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    i'm not sure if you retitled your thread or not but the speedpainting thing just now attracted my eye. I love the whole idea behind it and i've seen some crazy stuff via youtube...like this one guy who painted Locke from Lost - freakin amazing.

    ne ways, here are some quick comments on each one of ur pieces:

    the baby has some nice facial features but it seems like you went a bit much with airbrush. try adding a new layer and going over with a harder brush set to a lower opacity to define some features and mabey add a little contrast. Perhaps when your done with that you can experiment by that layer to 'multiply' and see if that works out better for you.

    Top fruit looks good, but i think the one right below it could use a stronger highlight. seems a bit too thin and rather scribbly.

    I love the color on the fourth, but light source seems a bit undefined to me, not quite sure how to put my thoughts into words so I'll just stick with saying i like that one alot.

    I like the banana and the detail you've added, but the one below it does seem a bit flat.

    The cup below it could definitely use some stronger highlights, especially how it seems the type that would have that sort of glossy finish.

    Your rembrant is amazing. I love the color and the detail, and his expression has that sort of ambiguous feel to it and it works. Good work.

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  • RusticCreatureRusticCreature Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Nico Di Mattia is great, but Angel of Bacon would object to your calling what he does speed paintings. That's just "drawing fast." Apparently.

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  • RusticCreatureRusticCreature Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    So I've realized I really need to work on reflective surfaces. I'll do some more studies on this. . .

    Christmas Baubles!
    christmasbaublesqs2.jpg
    Those are what baubles are, right? I don't want to be misinformed on this important issue.

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  • ÆthelredÆthelred Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    That's no bauble; that's a bell!

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  • Big Luke NastyBig Luke Nasty Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I always thought a bauble was a peice of jewelry, which bells can be, but are not limited to. You know, all squares are rhombuses (rhombii?) but not all rhombii are squares.

    That analogy really doesn't work in this instance, but hopefully you get the idea.
    Heh, rhombeye.

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  • MangoesMangoes Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    The first ones a mango (mah favorite food).

    My favorite creatures are of the rustic variety!


    Nice work, and I'm not just saying that because you love me.

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  • RusticCreatureRusticCreature Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Thanks Mango, but you know I'm only using you for the fruit. You knew what this relationship was!

    As an aside, I don't understand how people can stand eating apples and bananas when fruits like mangoes and papayas are available. Apples don't even taste that good.

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  • MykonosMykonos Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    As an aside, I don't understand how people can stand eating apples and bananas when fruits like mangoes and papayas are available. Apples don't even taste that good.

    Agreed. Or how about that fruit with all the red seeds ur supposed to eat...whatcha callem...[pomegranate...ed] Also nothing beats a fig :)

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  • MufasaJoeMufasaJoe Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Pomagranate, Mykonos.
    Please.

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  • RusticCreatureRusticCreature Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Don't be condescending towards Mykonos. What has he ever done to deserve that?

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  • MykonosMykonos Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    lol um...thanks rustic...actually the devil's fruit I was thinking about was actually those blood red oranges...that's where I got the name mixed up cuz i was gonna mention those as well. =/

    edit: or is it angel's fruit...or is it named something entirely different...screw it i'll google it later

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  • RusticCreatureRusticCreature Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Sometimes I think my sarcasm is too subtle. It landed me in a mental institution for two weeks once.

    I'm not even joking.

    Heres some sort of candle shtick
    candleshtickkx3.jpg

    It's somewhat lopsided, I know.

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  • DeeLockDeeLock Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I got it!

    Plus: i like your fruit studies...but why is this thread nsfw?

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  • MangoesMangoes Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Lady butt in the OP.

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