1. Post #1841
    JoeyZ's Avatar
    June 2010
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    ~rude
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  2. Post #1842
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    April 2011
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    I decided to get back into pencil drawing and bought a sketch pad and some pencils.

    This is my first proper drawing in at least five years. Everything else has just been careless doodles while bored at school or work.
    It's also my first time using charcoal pencils.


    Any comments?

    Edit:
    Now that I finished it all I can see is everything that's wrong with it.
    Jensen's cheeks are way more square than this. It's probably the major problem with this drawing. There are other minor ones that you probably noticed, but I suck at explaining stuff... :/

    EDIT:

    Here's an anti-aliased version of the smiley. Thoughts?
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  3. Post #1843
    CottonTM's Avatar
    December 2008
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    Took some images of my friends after an airsoft war last week and tried my hand at running it through some filters and creating some color schemes...



    Not really sure what I was going for, I woke up really early and started messing around. I had to cut from different threshold levels to get the amount of detail that I wanted in multiple areas, then make it look natural. Perhaps the diffuse glow filter was a bit much in hindsight.
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  4. Post #1844
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    Rusty100's Avatar
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    yeah


    no
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  5. Post #1845
    CottonTM's Avatar
    December 2008
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    I know :/, I really don't know what I was thinking. Thanks for the constructive criticism anyways friend.
    Honestly I normally hate running anything through a pre-made filter but my graphic design teacher seems to think they made for a good element to base an entire project off of.
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  6. Post #1846
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    April 2010
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    Jensen's cheeks are way more square than this. It's probably the major problem with this drawing. There are other minor ones that you probably noticed, but I suck at explaining stuff... :/
    The main issue I have is the left side of his face (right from his perspective). It's too low and is too far to our left.

    I would have fixed it, but I didn't notice it until it was too late since don't have an eraser that could erase the thick black hair along the jaw.

    Here's the reference.
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  7. Post #1847
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    April 2011
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    Shouldn't the face be a bit smaller? I feel like the lenght of his nose is bigger on your drawing than on the ref.
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  8. Post #1848
    Toastador's Avatar
    November 2010
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    Actually happy with this one, despite the fact that I couldn't quite get the likeness right.

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  9. Post #1849
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    I know :/, I really don't know what I was thinking. Thanks for the constructive criticism anyways friend.
    Honestly I normally hate running anything through a pre-made filter but my graphic design teacher seems to think they made for a good element to base an entire project off of.
    You can't really give criticism because even you don't know what you are trying to get. If I were you I'd use photoshop or illustrator and turn those into vectors manually rather than slapping filters on them.
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  10. Post #1850
    I survived Camp FP 2010
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    WOO im like andy warhol WOO
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  11. Post #1851
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    MakoSkyDub's Avatar
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    Actually happy with this one, despite the fact that I couldn't quite get the likeness right.

    Unf, really nice work. I love when something looks like a photo from far away/a thumbnail, but then the strokes are quite loose and rough up close. If you can do that you've really nailed the whole art thing.

    On the downside, it's dim as fuck. A quick colour touchup would bring it out and make it less hard on the eye. Two second example - http://i.imgur.com/QSmv7.png
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  12. Post #1852
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    August 2008
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    i like how dim it is. it's probably very accurate to the reference picture. your dgg version is horrible. he looks like a sweaty fucker under stage lights
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  13. Post #1853
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    i like how dim it is. it's probably very accurate to the reference picture. your dgg version is horrible. he looks like a sweaty fucker under stage lights
    Why do I suddenly have this whole contrasty as fuck reputation to me?!
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  14. Post #1854
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    Detlef's Avatar
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    I'm wondering the same thing.
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  15. Post #1855
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    MakoSkyDub's Avatar
    January 2011
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    i like how dim it is. it's probably very accurate to the reference picture. your dgg version is horrible. he looks like a sweaty fucker under stage lights
    Why would the photograph be that dark, that makes no sense

    You're right though, I probably shouldn't have bothered posting my example at all, I just wanted to see how well the detail would hold out under a quick curves adjustment to make it decently visible. As it is now, it looks like it was already changed with levels or something because the background is so close to his skin tone.

    Bottom line, I don't think it should be so dark. It makes me want to flick a light switch or something so I can actually see it easily.
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  16. Post #1856
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    Why would the photograph be that dark, that makes no sense

    You're right though, I probably shouldn't have bothered posting my example at all, I just wanted to see how well the detail would hold out under a quick curves adjustment to make it decently visible. As it is now, it looks like it was already changed with levels or something because the background is so close to his skin tone.

    Bottom line, I don't think it should be so dark. It makes me want to flick a light switch or something so I can actually see it easily.

    Agree

    There is tasteful (fuck I hate that word) use of dark images and then there is 'can't see a thing' use of dark images. If you go dark you should have bright lighting. It doesn't have to be film noir - you can have nice, gradual shadows coming in. But too dark means we have to strain to see anything, which is uncomfortable, and not ideal.


    That's from a design view. In fine art you might want the viewer to have to look closely to make things out - it all depends on the message.
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  17. Post #1857
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    Why do I suddenly have this whole contrasty as fuck reputation to me?!
    because you keep posting version of things with higher saturation/contrast????
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  18. Post #1858
    dgg
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    October 2005
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    because you keep posting version of things with higher saturation/contrast????
    Uh, I increased the saturation and contrast on the painting to show 3v3ryb0dy what HE WANTED IT to look like. And then he was more satisifed with the other one somebody else posted that was WAAAY more saturated and contrasted than the one I did.

    The other time is me pumping up the values on the pirate man's clothing. The arm got filled with lots of black just to make it fucking visible.

    And well, that's all I've done and it's really recent.
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  19. Post #1859
    imMonkeyGOD's Avatar
    May 2009
    1,533 Posts
    I decided to get back into pencil drawing and bought a sketch pad and some pencils.

    This is my first proper drawing in at least five years. Everything else has just been careless doodles while bored at school or work.
    It's also my first time using charcoal pencils.


    Any comments?

    Edit:
    Now that I finished it all I can see is everything that's wrong with it.
    "I never asked for these cheeks"
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  20. Post #1860
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    June 2010
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    So I've been working with a programmer for about a year now, making little derpy games in Java. (We did get 11th out of 174 in a 3 day competition though) Today I got a text saying that he'd found a website where people would pay to have a programmer write a program for them or something.

    That got me thinking that I should really be considering how to make money from art. I have decent digital painting skills, and I am fairly proficient at making 2D game sprites and artwork, including animations and texturing.

    I know you have to work hard to get your work to a level where people can pay for it, but I think I'm just about at a point where some sucker might just fall for it.

    So what I'm asking is, what field do I have the best luck in, and in general, where should I start?

    Edited:

    Oh, and new WIP for that same friend. He wants a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. framed in his bedroom.

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  21. Post #1861
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    October 2011
    2,298 Posts
    Took some images of my friends after an airsoft war last week and tried my hand at running it through some filters and creating some color schemes...

    Not really sure what I was going for, I woke up really early and started messing around. I had to cut from different threshold levels to get the amount of detail that I wanted in multiple areas, then make it look natural. Perhaps the diffuse glow filter was a bit much in hindsight.
    Filters are the devil.
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  22. Post #1862
    dai
    "arte"
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    February 2006
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    so I had a weird dream where the moon was struck by an asteroid or something at the end. Woke up and saw this outside my window just as the moon was setting, the sun rising soon after.

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  23. Post #1863
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    December 2008
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    More ideas for characters



    Hulk not approve of daughter's choice of suitor.
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  24. Post #1864
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    January 2010
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    Tried a different feel.
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  25. Post #1865
    babyarm-bat's Avatar
    January 2009
    2,109 Posts
    stumbling, thought you guys might appreciate this
    http://best.drawball.com/1146724559
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  26. Post #1866
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    December 2006
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    Tried a different feel.
    Reminded me of a vagina

    for some reason
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  27. Post #1867


    made this for no reason, i have no idea what it is, nor do i have a name or description for it, really, idk.

    i'm not intending to appear ~~impartial~~ or lazy or like humorously cold and aloof or anything i just genuinely have no idea what it is or what purpose it serves, i just did it to kill some time but i think it looks sorta nice.
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  28. Post #1868
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    February 2005
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    I'm sorry but it looks like you just slapped a few filters on and then a cyborg jizzed on it.
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  29. Post #1869
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    made this for no reason, i have no idea what it is, nor do i have a name or description for it, really, idk.

    i'm not intending to appear ~~impartial~~ or lazy or like humorously cold and aloof or anything i just genuinely have no idea what it is or what purpose it serves, i just did it to kill some time but i think it looks sorta nice.
    hmm
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  30. Post #1870
    Walls black like black waters, when they are heavy and seem to belong to other seas
    MakoSkyDub's Avatar
    January 2011
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    so I had a weird dream where the moon was struck by an asteroid or something at the end. Woke up and saw this outside my window just as the moon was setting, the sun rising soon after.

    I love this, I don't even know why
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  31. Post #1871
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    February 2010
    1,185 Posts


    One of my exercises for Uni. It's a 3 stage sketch, I draw the image first in 10 minutes, then half an hour, then one hour.
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  32. Post #1872
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    Decided to take the leap into Photoshop. This is the second thing I've done in it.

    Any good tutorials on how to actually sketch in Photoshop? I can't stand the pencil tool. It's so... not anti-aliased.
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  33. Post #1873
    Stuff done did
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    October 2011
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    Is anything in there not a brush?

    (You know what I mean)
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  34. Post #1874
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    November 2009
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    Is anything in there not a brush?

    (You know what I mean)
    Yeah. Only like two things though. I got a little Brush happy.
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  35. Post #1875
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    November 2009
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    I can't stand the pencil tool. It's so... not anti-aliased.
    That is the whole point of the pencil tool?

    For tutorials you can try DeviantArt.
    As for learning new things and mastering I can suggest that you try making signatures/banners.
    Might be considered a sin and screwing up totally fine images but I found out and learned most of photoshops tricks and uses by experimenting and doing crazy things while making them.
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  36. Post #1876
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    February 2007
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    Aw hell yeah, just play around but have a goal doing it. I promised myself only to use desktop backgrounds I've made, and so I peeked my toes into the door of a matte artist. It's amazing and fun.

    Furthermore I started doing alot of stuff myself. Blog headers and so on, avatars and creative 3d rendering on real life photos.
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  37. Post #1877
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    July 2011
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    Work in Progress for this year's County Art Show.

    Just realized how awkward the left arm looks.
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  38. Post #1878
    Here's to giving Garry Newman more money.
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    August 2011
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    One of my exercises for Uni. It's a 3 stage sketch, I draw the image first in 10 minutes, then half an hour, then one hour.
    Amazing. It would take me over an hour just to get to the 30 minutes one.
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  39. Post #1879
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    June 2010
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    Work in Progress for this year's County Art Show.

    Just realized how awkward the left arm looks.
    Reminds me a lot of Alex Gray
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  40. Post #1880
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    Reminds me a lot of Alex Gray
    Yeah, that's where I got my inspiration for it, was wanting to try something different.
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