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eparts
05-25-2005, 01:36 PM
okay, we got the abandoned stuff.. lets post some more embarrasing stuff :)

Post your first attempts at digital drawing/painting.

Don't be shy, we all know photoshop was hard in the beginning!


edit: Okay, the Art discussion-thread has been a little hijacked by 2d artists-- this thread is also open for 3d models and renders :thumbsup:

eparts
05-25-2005, 01:41 PM
First digital colored paperdrawing. Paint shop pro, yeah I suck :P
Sort of fan art by Luis Royo.. with an elfen touch :shrug:

Jul 24 2002
http://ewancient.lysator.liu.se/pic/art/e/g/egil/elfen_warrior_colored_copy.jpg
Oh, and in case you wondered (i dont think you do) the background is a photo :P
wooo, lensflares :D


First wacom painting - Aug 2, 2003
tarja from nightwish, yeah I sucked :P :P
http://www.ep-arts.com/images/digital/tarja_brush.jpg

alexyork
05-25-2005, 01:47 PM
my 1st ever digital painting was a little alien done in MSPaint when I was about 11 but I can't find that :(

So here's my 1st "proper" digital painting, done in Photoshop, for my AS art exam:

http://www.eltham-college.org.uk/art_dept/graphicdesignimages/alexyork-tubes.gif

I printed it on a massive A0 sheet of acetate (black on nothing), mounted it over a sheet of red gel, stuck it on a huge light box the same size and showed it at my school's art exhibition in a dark theatre with the light box turned on. it was pretty cool!

Squibbit
05-25-2005, 01:49 PM
hey eparts dude , u listen to nightwish, cool and that really ain't that bad a pic,
yea well compared to your work now, but hey, still ok

eparts
05-25-2005, 01:51 PM
ah, yes thats true.. I believe everyone here have used MS Paint .. Looking forward to that :scream:

eparts
05-25-2005, 01:54 PM
hey eparts dude , u listen to nightwish, cool and that really ain't that bad a pic,
yea well compared to your work now, but hey, still ok

Squibbit: I did listen to them 3 years ago.. I dont do that now! sorry, not my style anymore..at all. I was only 16 :sad:

Squibbit
05-25-2005, 01:54 PM
I never ... only ever had photoshop on PC...did try out Koala Painter on
Commodore 64 tho ...

edit: I see , good music never dies on me , i never had a 'style', I just
always know what I like and nightwish is a great band :)

Peddy
05-25-2005, 02:28 PM
oh god no! my hands are moving by themselves! stop slapping me!

right. this is the oldest digital 2d piece i could find. Its supposed to be Pug from Raymond E Feist's Magician. I still want to do another rendition one day. one that im proud of =]
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/Peterlachlandavis/Milamber-GreatOne.jpg
go the cloud filter!

and below is the earliest 3d piece i could find. its a my old sony cdwalkman i made inside and out in autocad of all things (rendered in 3dmax). im still proud of this one =]
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/Peterlachlandavis/Discman03.jpg

offbeatworlds
05-25-2005, 02:37 PM
My first digital painting ever (with the use of a pencil drawing):

http://thecoloreddragon.home.comcast.net/images/artpics/charlie-pic.jpg


First two from scratch:

http://thecoloreddragon.home.comcast.net/images/artpics/grammas_present.jpg

http://thecoloreddragon.home.comcast.net/images/artpics/mystical_night.jpg

Alexandrite
05-25-2005, 03:57 PM
hmm this thing is still on my website... why.. lol... well thankfully, it's labeled "very very very old" :P

http://oceloteyes.homestead.com/files/masked.jpg

umbrellasky
05-25-2005, 04:21 PM
These were my first tries at painting in photoshop, with a mouse...yes I did go through a manga phase...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v700/enialadam/first1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v700/enialadam/merlin.jpg

This piece is my first more realistic try at a painting...with a wacom tablet. I started this piece a few weeks ago I am yet to finish it...got a bit side tracked with other work.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v700/enialadam/wip5.jpg

cha0t1c1
05-25-2005, 04:44 PM
my first EVER painting is the M&S challenge...I'm completely honest...check the progress you'll believe me...the link is in my signature..

eparts
05-25-2005, 05:03 PM
hehe, cha0t1c :) congratulations !
I can only wish you good luck, but im afraid you will be runned down by technique :P hope you got a lot of useful tips though :) and draw a second one later ;) the idea was cool

cha0t1c1
05-25-2005, 05:11 PM
oh ofcourse...thats why its a challenge...

I'm workig on technique :argh: its a process however

jmBoekestein
05-25-2005, 05:33 PM
Wow! You've got some good anatomy on those chaot1c1! Congrats!:thumbsup:

cha0t1c1
05-25-2005, 05:36 PM
lol....Thank you greatly JM :D

...My background is in figure studies, but I never painted before, so I had my difficulties in colours and tones :argh:

btw JM: That avatar is just so funny, it looks like its speaking :D (man now I sound creepy :argh: ) *runs and hides*

ashakarc
05-25-2005, 05:44 PM
My first shot at Wacom, a bit embarrassing but..
http://alishakarchi.com/painting/portait1.jpg

Enayla
05-25-2005, 06:21 PM
Heh, they're not the very first of mine, I don't think I have those around any longer. These are, however, rrrreaaallllly old and early. Probably around seven years old.

http://www.furiae.com/images/early1.jpg

http://www.furiae.com/images/early2.jpg

http://www.furiae.com/images/early3.jpg

eparts
05-25-2005, 06:56 PM
still very skilled back then, Linda! The dude with the heavy eyelashes looks quite cool.

His hand reminds me of something quite off topic:
Most boys have a shorter pointing finger than their ringfinger.. and most girls got their pointing finger longer than their ring fingers.. That discovery really scared me..

which leads me to a question.. was that on purpose? It looks like the character has a longer pointing finger than his ring finger.. making him the androgynious human? or just nothing :P

jmBoekestein
05-25-2005, 07:02 PM
Chaot1c1, I guess I'm in for some figure studies too then.
Lol, I did take care to find the right spot. It's sort of looking at what I type, kind of creepy yeah...:surprised...ahem...

OK, I've recently dug my very first ones. I dno't really have that many actually. And even less finished normal works. I'm green, really, really, green. And for starters I'd like to say that I don't only paint women for the shear lust I have. I never liked backgrounds, too complex and not enough emotional content(in my works then). Female bodies imo are easier when it comes to muscles vs. fat, they're smoother and generally seem more blanced when it comes to easthetics. It's a good way to learn, :shrug:, I'm not kidding. Anyway...


so this is the very first wacom, saved for sentimental reasons,
http://img34.echo.cx/img34/3422/firstever5it.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

And this one is with compensation for bad mapping of the wacom's surface :rolleyes:, my newest best buddy wacom, :), yep, didn't watch the screen very well.
http://img221.echo.cx/img221/8360/firstevercomp0bb.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)


And I've also found my very first 3d model. I still like it actually.:)
http://img128.echo.cx/img128/182/gamemodmd321wb.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)http://img128.echo.cx/img128/3126/gamemodmd333ys.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)



And this, just to show that with diligence there should be improvement, was the third ever. Without colour of-course because the second failed miserably.
http://img34.echo.cx/img34/7681/secondever3ea.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

Enayla
05-25-2005, 07:05 PM
still very skilled back then, Linda! The dude with the heavy eyelashes looks quite cool.

His hand reminds me of something quite off topic:
Most boys have a shorter pointing finger than their ringfinger.. and most girls got their pointing finger longer than their ring fingers.. That discovery really scared me..

which leads me to a question.. was that on purpose? It looks like the character has a longer pointing finger than his ring finger.. making him the androgynious human? or just nothing :P

I don't think I know a single girl with a longer index finger than the ring finger :surprised: Are you quite sure about this? Maybe Swedish people are different, ha ha.

Anyway, thanks :] And, nah, not done on purpose, I had no idea that this was the case - as I've never really, uh, noticed it. My index finger is shorter than the ring finger.

jmBoekestein
05-25-2005, 07:13 PM
Linda, the topmost portrait reminds me of hera! Is it hera? :thumbsup:So you've always had a great eye for colours I see. I find them very beautiful, only the last one doesn't seem to fit in. Less colours than I'm used to of you?

Cool stuff to see everybody! Eparts, I like the portrait of the lady band member.:)

offbeatworlds
05-25-2005, 07:18 PM
His hand reminds me of something quite off topic:
Most boys have a shorter pointing finger than their ringfinger.. and most girls got their pointing finger longer than their ring fingers.. That discovery really scared me..


Are you quite sure about that? I've never heard of that before, nor have I seen anything that could possibly prove. My index finger is shorter than my ring finger, all of my friends index fingers are shorter than their ring finger.

eparts
05-25-2005, 07:28 PM
hehe, linda.. it doesnt really work on this forum i guess.. just reacted on his fingers by some reason.

..it depends on how you hold your hand up and see.. If your hand is flat, sometimes the index finger is longer, if you look at it the other way, having your fingers bent over.. its different. whaha!
there is no major difference.. I only say this to freak kids out or something.

nobodee
05-25-2005, 07:51 PM
Aw, my very first digital piece got lost in a computer crash... but I think I'll have it backed up on a CD. I'll have to go through my (huge) backup-disc collection and find it. Anyways, it's a.. horse.. in golden-y colors. Crazy enough, my first digital piece that I drew with a mouse was also a horse.. weirdness. I love horses, hehe :D

Oh, and Linda - this reminds me... I happen to have one of your old works on my computer (the signature is the same like the one on your man-with-sparkly-feathers-around-the-eyes one) - it's a blue/purple fairy with purple glowing eyes (something like Night Elves from Warcraft). I remember a friend sent it to me a whiiiiiile ago, when we were drooling over digital art and fairies. He said "Oh dear, this is gorgeous, I doubt it's done with a computer!" before he sent it to me. Oh, how wron was he! XD

Would you mind if I posted it here?

Rhalin
05-25-2005, 08:42 PM
Wow, you guys have a lot nicer first digital tries then I do. When I started I had almost no drawing or painting background at all, I think it shows a bit too.

The smudge tool was the first "friend" I found in paint shop pro. A couple of these I've taken and re-worked them at higher resolution later on and was fairly happy with how they came out. Here are the originals pre-rework, they're ranging from 3-5 years old, I believe:

http://www.dreamfoundry.sytes.net/filestuff/upload/UpLink_original.jpg
http://www.dreamfoundry.sytes.net/filestuff/upload/BrokenWings3.jpg
http://www.dreamfoundry.sytes.net/filestuff/upload/sleeper3.jpg

And that became this after a few weeks of working on and off:

http://www.dreamfoundry.sytes.net/filestuff/upload/sleeper5.jpg

I'm a bit new to the forums, hope I'm doing this right!

Kalorlo
05-25-2005, 10:49 PM
Actually, it's supposed to be that women generally have their first finger and ring finger the same length, if the fingers are held straight and together, while men generally have one (I forget which) longer than the other. But it doesn't have to be, since it's down to the amount of testosterone you have in your system while in the womb, or something like that.
(You can check it by measuring with a ruler from base of finger to tip, palm up, making sure to keep the ruler centred. If you really want to know and your fingers aren't cooperating :))

Oh, and just to be certain - by ring finger I mean third finger, not middle finger.

I also have some significantly older pics of Enayla's sitting on my hard drive (bwahahaha) but I assume you no longer have them any more for a reason...

And as for me, if you have a look here (http://www.geocities.com/kalorlo/dumping_ground.html) you can see my first four digital paintings ever. (I'm actually amazed that site is still up. I moved homepages years ago). Warning: it is Geocities, so it might get bandwidth exceeded quickly. They were all done in Painter, iirc.

Rhalin
05-26-2005, 12:22 AM
Gotta watch out with those Geocities pages Kalorlo, they can hide on you ;) Awhile back, I had a geocities site I made, around 1998 maybe? it would disappear for a month or two at a time, and I think its -finally- disappeared for good (yes, it was really really cheesy looking). At least you've got some good looking work there! Have to wonder if Geocities will be the first online archealogical site, digging for remains of the past...

Unfortunately, I never delete any of my old work, I usually just keep tacking on new Harddrives and have a few archival CD's and DVDs... I was searching for some older work then what I just posted, most of it was attempts at 3d with Rhino3d, maybe bryce on a few. I found these..erm.. "gems" This stuff predates my attempts at painting by at least a few years, 1998 apparently.

http://www.dreamfoundry.sytes.net/filestuff/upload/railcarfin.jpg

http://www.dreamfoundry.sytes.net/filestuff/upload/mechnew.jpg

I remember that it took nearly half an hour to open up that mech in Rhino 3d, and hours to render out a single still. I think I still have pieces of that Packard Bell Pentium 100 laying around somewhere... Ahh the old days!

Lunatique
05-26-2005, 06:36 AM
http://www.ethereality.info/ethereality_website/paintings_drawings/new/snow/snow_closeup.jpg

This one was mine, done over 3 years ago. I had used digital before that when I worked in games to paint textures, or sketch concept art, but never a full painting. This one was the first time I did a full painting entirely in digital (Used Photoshop 6). I really didn't like painting in Photoshop, so after this painting, I started using Painter in conjunction with Photoshop.

arkinet
05-26-2005, 07:06 AM
hi guys... my 1st digi-painting's my recent entry to M&S challenge. Though I dabble with painting as a hobby, anything digital work I did before are either in CAD/Revit or StudioViz(Im in arch'l field). Until I bought a wacom and I was like, wow, didnt really thought its that easy to sketch or paint. I dont think I need to post the image here though :) .

Cheers guys!

Mysterious X
05-26-2005, 07:39 AM
I'm a newbie in drawing and digital painting and this is my 1st..i dont know what i was thinking of really....

http://img206.echo.cx/img206/5613/1st1xf.jpg

and this one too..

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/2592/guit24cx.jpg

InterFacer
05-26-2005, 07:54 AM
My first full digital painting, a work in progress at the moment. I have design experience using photoshop. Using painter for the fist time on this. I like the composition and the story it tells :)

http://uploads4me.com/userfiles/sketchbook/jon/slave2.jpg

Everlost
05-26-2005, 09:22 AM
thats really quite nice interfacer, I hope you post it when it's completed

eparts
05-26-2005, 02:55 PM
wow, Mysterious X.. that guitar really makes music! :)

Rhalin
05-26-2005, 04:55 PM
Interfacer, thats a great piece (like so many of them posted in this thread) I really like being able to see the angle of the brush strokes like that, really has a sense of flow to it.

I'm still amazed at how fast a lot of people seem to go from traditional art to picking up cg. I've done the majority if my learning in photoshop (and more recently painter) and am just now starting with traditional mediums and education, and its definately helping learning some of the fundimentals I seem to have missed teaching myself :D

Peddy
05-27-2005, 04:10 AM
this is the first photoshop piece i was really proud of. the hair took ages to do =]
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/Peterlachlandavis/Title.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
05-27-2005, 08:18 AM
This one was mine, done over 3 years ago. I had used digital before that when I worked in games to paint textures, or sketch concept art, but never a full painting. This one was the first time I did a full painting entirely in digital (Used Photoshop 6). I really didn't like painting in Photoshop, so after this painting, I started using Painter in conjunction with Photoshop.

Good work
You post just goes to show, that the core knowledge, intuitions, creativity of an artist
transcend particular platforms - whether they be painting, photography, CG etc...

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
05-27-2005, 08:28 AM
Heh, they're not the very first of mine, I don't think I have those around any longer. These are, however, rrrreaaallllly old and early. Probably around seven years old.


Enayla - have you ever done a crappy image??? :p
BTW - awesome as usual...

You of course realize that the rest of us are going to have to go into "how come I can't paint like Enayla" therapy for the rest of our lives....:D ...

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
05-27-2005, 08:54 AM
and Me and Graham - watercolor filter - nice pic - but the filtering?... :rolleyes:


http://cg2020.com/GeneralDiscussion/Gord_graham3d.jpg

and one more - sorry when you get started on your kids ...
Oh yeah - like I was thinking of Vermeer....or Seurat

- add some detail - esp to baby - and it could work (basic lighting is ok)

http://cg2020.com/GeneralDiscussion/kathy_graham4b.jpg

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
05-27-2005, 09:37 AM
My first shot at Wacom, a bit embarrassing but..


Nice sensitive drawing :thumbsup:

**WOW - There is alot of terrific work in this thread! **

Gord

wireFrame
05-27-2005, 10:32 AM
My master and servant entry is my first ever digital painting.

yenvalmar
05-30-2005, 05:01 AM
done on a 128k macintosh with a mouse.. i was 14 years old.

this is a scan of a dot matrix print out, sadly i think the floppy disk with this file on it broke a long time ago.

http://www.yenvalmar.com/nonprofit/old_digital/images/rider.jpg

madart
05-30-2005, 08:25 AM
yenvalmar, you have my full admiration for managing to do this with a mouse and in one of those old, simple "paint programs", my old stuff from Windows/MS (?) Paint, looked nothing like that... don't have anything left from those days though

YeeWu
05-30-2005, 08:29 AM
This was my first attempt at a digital painting:

http://www.effloresce.com/art/anduin_small.jpg

I still don't know what I'm doing (-_-)'

http://www.efflorsece.com/art/anduin_small.jpg

AkaKico
06-01-2005, 05:01 PM
http://gadzooksgraphics.com/chris/pics/wacom1.jpg
Not my first digial painting, but my first with a Wacom. Hard to post when you've got some of the greats posting there works :blush:

tonich03
06-04-2005, 02:24 PM
Its funny, i just realized i haven't done any PAINTING really..may be this could be considered as my very first and only digital painting :applause: xDhttp://tonich.topcities.com/maluk_cecko.jpg

OneMethod
06-04-2005, 05:30 PM
I'm actually still working on my first one :D

http://www.sigstorage.com/upload/2024-link4.jpg

I didn't draw it, not that I couldn't but someone in my CommTech class did and I'm coloring it for her.

exDevlin
06-04-2005, 11:20 PM
I'm actually still working on my first one :D

Same here. ^^;
Clicky! (http://www.deviantart.com/view/18762869/)

It isn't that great.. I'm actually having issues placing 'textures' somewhere, and I'm starting to deviate away from the reference image, which can be a good or a bad thing.

jmBoekestein
06-05-2005, 10:44 PM
That's a nice one exDevlin! I really like the 'extremeness' of it.

Arc80
06-06-2005, 05:48 AM
Hehe, okay, this two pieces (background design) is pretty much two of my old pieces (my second and third pieces. I couldn't find the first one). I started painting with Digital in 2002 (Photoshop). I am pretty much trained in traditional fine arts, traditional animation, ah what the hell, i'm traditionally trained. So here it is. I know, i know, it's not good and it needed a lot more improvements, but i learned a lot from doing it.

http://chaosarc.com/temple.jpg

http://chaosarc.com/western.jpg

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