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DeeZeL
04-29-2006, 08:58 AM
Hello, I just got a Wacom tablet and I am trying to work with it and everything. I love wolves so I thought I would do an illustration of one. Please bear in mind that I know NOTHING about drawing, I never studied it in school nor am I studying it now, I am relying heavily on a stock image I found online.

This is also my very first attempt with digital painting and I was messing around with some tools in photoshop that I already know and some basic digital painting techniques.

Anyways, here is a rough outline of the wolf and basic color mixing.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/deezel/wolf.jpg

audit
04-29-2006, 12:20 PM
It looks nice so far :). The sketch of the head seems pretty solid, although a lot will depend on whether you can bring out the anatomy with your later rendering. Try not to work onto a white background, unless you intend the final piece to have one...it tends to affect your colour choices. If you pick a colour gradient as a bg, you can determine the light source, intensity and work some background colour into the wolf to help it cohere with the whole painting. Also, I would suggest working with hard-edged brushes. In my experience soft brushes don't help when laying down base tones. You can reserve them for blending at a later stage, although ideally you might avoid them altogether and be a lot bolder with your strokes...plus I would google some fur painting tutorials if you can, to just plan ahead ;)

DeeZeL
04-30-2006, 05:54 AM
Thank you so much for the tips and critique man, I will definately put them into consideration. I started working on the basic fur for the wolf now since I will be using the basic color mixing as my base.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/deezel/wolfupdate.jpg

Does the fur look convincing enough?

pap87
05-01-2006, 07:44 AM
Well for someone that knows NOTHING about drawing you're off to a solid start. The head shape is really great, but we'll have to see a larger area of fur before a reasonable comment on it can be made. Are you trying to get it looking realistic or more like a sketchy painting, or what?

DeeZeL
05-01-2006, 08:43 AM
Well I am aiming for a realistic look, I tried some other methods for the fur seeing that my first attempt made it looks more of hair than fur.

I didn't do much but I will show it anyways, just to make sure that I am going in a right direction.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/deezel/wolfupdate2.jpg

audit
05-01-2006, 10:20 AM
looks like your method could get some results! Hope you don't mind, I also found a fur tut for you

http://div.dyndns.org/EK/tutorial/froofy/

It's pretty straightforwardly presented. Will help you far more than I can, I'm sure :)

CyborgJA
05-01-2006, 12:09 PM
looks like your method could get some results! Hope you don't mind, I also found a fur tut for you

http://div.dyndns.org/EK/tutorial/froofy/

It's pretty straightforwardly presented. Will help you far more than I can, I'm sure :)


great tutorial ! Thank you!


@deezel : add news soon :P

DeeZeL
05-01-2006, 04:14 PM
Thanks alot for the tutorial audit, I will definately make good use of it =). I will be posting updates within the next 3 or 4 days hopefully.

DeeZeL
05-02-2006, 10:05 AM
more fur, less noisy outline

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/deezel/wolfupdate3.jpg

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