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first attempt and digital painting

Postby Atticus » Fri Apr 09, 2004 10:18 am

here is a painting I have been working on for alittle while
I did the pencils also and I know its kind of plain jane I just wanted to work on my rendering
its about 85% done
the hands are pissing me off I can't seem to get them to come out like I want to
and i also can seem to make the leather come out looking right when I add highlights to it, if anyone know of a easy technique or could direct me to a tutorial that would be great.
Other then that I am pretty happy with the out come I learned some new stuff and I guess that is always the goal


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Postby Scott Johnson » Fri Apr 09, 2004 11:34 am

Don't look for "easy techniques." If you want to learn how to render leather, then study leather. Here, try this website:
Study the pictures, and have one or two in a window on your screen while you are working. It will help a lot.
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Postby MBirkhofer » Fri Apr 09, 2004 11:59 am

Thanks for the link, Scott. I was just thinking about how I needed to collect leather/high gloss referances.

I think you may need to spend some time developing your anatomy too.
It's probably a better idea to work on your structure BEFORE your rendering and such. You'll find rendering and all that will come faster and easier when you have a solid base to start from.

By no means should this be your only source of anatomy practice, but: ... howforum=3
I have a figure drawing thread I do weekly at this other forum. This kind of group session is a good motivater. There is often nudity, so if you aren't over 18, it is up to you and your parents to decide wheither you can join in.
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Postby Atticus » Fri Apr 09, 2004 1:43 pm

Thanks for the link on the leather

and i am trying to work on my anotomy. I have started drawing everyday. which unforantly takes away from what I really love to do and that is painting and coloring. However I do realize improving one skill will help improve all of them.
Thats why I painted this even though the anotomy is off because I was jonesing to paint somthing. And I wanted to paint somthing I penciled so I can start devoloping my own style

And I might try to join in on your drawing thread.
the only problem right now is I have no internet acess where I do my art so it is kind of hard to get time to down load and up load images

anyways thanks for the replys
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