RubberAC wrote: »
So are you not going to be painting that other house? cause right now it looks like your Granny's house is either on the edge of a cliff, on a super high hill, or oceanfront.
earthwormadam wrote: »
The stone patio looks so real I could touch it.
That Santa vs. Dino idea would have been Over the Top!
desperaterobots wrote: »
I haven't had any training either. You just gotta push through the 'aw man this looks shit' phase. I swear, it will turn into the 'actually this has potential' phase, to the 'man this is my best work yet' phase. I plan to teach this methodology at a school for budding artists and illustrators where I will charge thousands of dollars per semester.
The hand pic doesn't come off emo at all, just stylish.
Also I never commented on the warrior image. The first thing I noticed was the kinda funny mouth, as others have pointed out, it's just a bit to far to the side. But I wanted to comment on how nice the inks are coming along, it's all so slick I didn't notice the twisted abdomen as pointed out above.
Not planning on it. I don't really want to pull focus or clutter it up with unnecessaries. I mean, I'm doing it so she can look and see (somewhat) her backyard, not the neighbors. I'll think about it though I guess. And wow am I up too early! colllldlddddd...
Guess that's it for help I'm getting, never wait till the last minute is the lesson for today! Hope everyone has a merry Christmas!
That Santa vs. Dino idea would have been Over the Top!
Thanks! Ya if there's one thing I actually pride myself on, it's the ability to come up with outrageous ideas. If I can just reach a point where I can bring them to live via whatever medium, I will be pleased as pie. ;D
edit: and I plan to make a new avatar today. This old one just isn't cutting my jib.
Fear their power!
Will be painting it digitally I think, hopefully with non-disastrous results!
I'm kinda frustrated at myself, I feel like I have a horrible method of painting, and I want to change it right now. Like, I can see I'm getting way too cought up in random details that are hurting the image more than helping. If any of you awesome painters out there catch this, I would LOVE some insight or tips. I think I'm gonna hide this stuff for a bit and just experiment with new methods. There's got to be a way to lay down color and form fast and simplistic while giving the impression I'm going for, I know some of you guys do it rather well, I just need to get there I guess. But I hate feeling like I'm painting a football field with a toothpick, and it just ends up looking like a jumble of randomness.
edit: I don't know if this is any better, but it's going a lot faster! I think I have too much brightness and contrast though, time for take 3 I guess.
More experimenting, I think it was probably bad for me to have always avoided photoshop, I think I can probably learn alot about color from just playing in it, and that's what I need so...
The good news is, I realize how vitally important it is for me to get serious and do some real studies and life drawings, because the lack in that area is really starting to impact my progress. Can't guess at color and form forever.
I'm also thinking of doing a much less turbulent sea. I don't have the skill or patience to pull off what I originally intended. LOL I also jsut realized I need to slim down the head, because right now he looks very much like an alligator.
I think it takes a long time for things to start clicking. I get to a point of sheer frustration with almost all of my paintings, where things just aren't looking right, or good enough, for the amount of time I feel I've invested. Pushing beyond that point is the key, rather than select-all > delete. The first two-thirds of a painting are the least rewarding. But they're important because they lay the foundations for the pop that comes from the fancy detail in the last third.
It's only occurred to me in the run up to my exhibition when I was churning through painting after painting on a deadline that it really does take a long time before a painting feels like it's working, and I've come to accept that feeling of frustration is just impatience that I can't work faster.
Edit: 70 because I cancelled it a really long time ago to do other things.
Edit again: I think I remember raping a orc hunter named shiboe though in arena
Loomdun, I've already had a few people recognize me from Frostwolf, so ya that's why. And more than likely I mowed you down because I was legendary. ;D
You guys deal in dollars down there? I thought kangaroos were the currency!
Ok now that I've been unnecessarily offensive, here's an unnecessary update:
First a ping pong paddle I painted on for added ferocity in times of need.
And doodles of characters I'm developing (poorly!).
And a new try on the dragon thingy I was painting.
Try try again, hopefully with less fail. Things have been pretty slow lately due to distractions though, hopefully this week will be good times.
I've been sick all this week. Take this as my re-entry into arting again, hadn't touched a pencil for a week and it prolly shows. Also, I think I made her crosseye'ed, doesn't look like it in person but definitely does to me now digitally. But ya, charcoal pencils that I think I'll prolly start using more of in studies. Didn't really have any good pictures (lightsource wise) so fairly standard flash type ref, took about 2.5 hours, and it was a complete pleasure the whole time. ;D