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Old 01-14-2010, 11:25 PM   #1
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Crawford - Cindy, not Joan. Maybe next time... still in progress, but I'm getting closer on the all the hair.

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Old 01-15-2010, 12:49 AM   #2
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Making some quick progress I see. I love how the hair is developing.

Shouldn't this be in the sketch exchange thread though?
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Haha yeah. I suppose mod powers allow it to be thrown anywhere he chooses. Tomorrow it could be in the writers section.

Good progress I haven't even started :/ for one thing I got the image before I went to bed and I just woke up not long ago haha
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:22 PM   #4
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I have no idea what you two are talking about...
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:51 AM   #5
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I have no idea what you two are talking about...
Uh huh. Pull the ole' switcheroo and hope no body notices huh?

Yours is all about great detail so I thought I would go the other route and do a speed painting. Either that or I'm just lazy.

Actually most of mine probably will be speed paintings. I never really do them so I figure I will take this opportunity to practice them. Either that or I'm just lazy.


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Nice mine will be the same route but less good. I haven't started just yet. I'll crack on with it tomorrow after Uni.
I suppose this sorts out the order of events though eh? You'll get to choose a reference next ;D
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Uh huh. Pull the ole' switcheroo and hope no body notices huh?
*waves hands around* You didn't see anything...

Wowzers. The whole lot of you digital artists are inspiring me to doing some speed paint on the next one. Right now, pencils and pens are my primary tools for art, so I'm using them as a crutch. Time to step into the breach and do something digital.

5te - I duno, it seems like since you offered up a sketch exchange, you should pick the next reference. Get on the bandwagon and crank something out already!

Crawford: Finished Version

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Old 01-18-2010, 06:59 PM   #8
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Right now, pencils and pens are my primary tools for art, so I'm using them as a crutch. Time to step into the breach and do something digital.
About time you stopped living in the past old man, this is the digital age, get with the times!

Actually it's nice to see traditional mediums being used, especially by people who know what they are doing. Also, I have a soft spot for pencil drawings.

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5te - I duno, it seems like since you offered up a sketch exchange, you should pick the next reference. Get on the bandwagon and crank something out already!
You have been called out 5te

This works for me. Besides, the order would correspond with the order of the names in the thread title, the fates have spoken...
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The lips... :( I've already declared I've had enough of this picture and I haven't done the lips good at all, they need more work. Ah well.
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:20 AM   #10
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Smokin!

I'm diggin' the way you rendered the hair, which to be honest, was my favorite part of the whole thing. I knew it would be hard for me, I was just hoping it wouldn't be too easy for the both of you.

Glad to see I didn't disappoint.

Next reference, puh-lease.
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Next reference, puh-lease.
You should have already gotten it, I PM'd it.
Ah well here's a link.
Sarah Chalke.
More than just a face, I know. But it has a hand for us to draw ;P
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Old 01-21-2010, 04:33 PM   #12
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I saw that about a minute after I posted. I wuz gonna leave out the hand.... but now that you put it back on the table, I'm gonna draw it!

Maybe even give it a go with the Wacom this time, so I can get out of the Dark Ages...
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Sarah - Not the kind you draw with...



First image done up entirely with the Wacom. I feel like I missed the mark on this one, but after four hours, I'm sick of it already. Self crits, crappy brushstrokes, overdone lips, big mannish right hand, big mannish face, and square boobehs.

On to the next piece.

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Self crits, crappy brushstrokes...
One thing I noticed recently that really helps me utilize more economical and efficacious brush strokes is to work with larger brushes set at a high opacity and fill. I use a 100% hard round brush set between 50-70% opacity and fill for about 85% of my entire paintings.

It kind of forces you to use more efficient strokes. Just keep your trigger finger on the eye dropper and keep picking between your values and blending them. I have one of my stylus buttons set as "ALT" I try to do as much blending as possible at these higher settings and only switch to lower setting towards the end to really smooth out my transitions in values.

Here is an example.


So anyway, I spent a little longer on this one. Contrary to what I just said I did actually use a softer brush a little bit on her clothes since they are soft and silky.

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Nice work guys
I'm further along with this one than I expected to be. My goal of at least one a week should be doable lol.
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jeco - I had forgotten about that tutorial, someone had posted it a while back, and I wasn't doing digital art at the time, so I basically blew it off. Thanks for the memory refresh.

I changed techniques three times during this piece, because I couldn't nail the way I wanted it to look. The fact that she appears human is a big huzzah! for me.

I wanted the whole thing to look more like the hand. As I started working the arm, it didn't look so hot.

Then, I stated to use the smudge tool, on the right shoulder, and part of the right bicep. Again, this didn't look right to me.

So... I fell back on an old crutch, I changed the brush to look more like it came from an airbrush. This worked better on the large areas like the neck and collarbone, but made her face look lumpy, and the hair look stringy and ropey.

Grrr...

Mind you, this is the first time I've worked with the Wacom like this, so I'm glad I joined one of these sketch exchanges. I really want to master this thing, and like pencils, nibs, and digital inking, I won't leave it alone until I feel like I know what I'm doing.

Thanks for the feedback.

5te - This is also a good goal for me. Real life makes one piece a week a challenge.
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I hate myself sometimes. A day later than I intended and I spent way too long on this one for what I've done :( almost regretted picking this pic

Okay, what's next?
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Okay I'll PM the next one. Going another route with this subject and picking something different, can't just draw the smexy womens all the time

Hopefully I challenge you guys to paint something you might not otherwise do.
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haha got it looks like it could be interesting. I was gonna post up a bloke next... some friends have been trying to get me to post Sloth from The Goonies but I already have a few ideas as to who I'd like to try and paint.
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I see I'm not the only one procrastinating :P

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