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vicmonty
05-02-2009, 03:51 AM
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/art/ScoreCard_600PX_Widecopy.jpg

I'm trying to get this tablet thing down...let me know what you think.

Thank you for visiting...

Actually, be brutally honest. I want to improve.

Love,
Monty

vicmonty
05-02-2009, 03:59 AM
I'm finally trying out my tablet. I'm scared of color!

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/art/DSG1787-CLASHOFGODS48MIN.jpg

vicmonty
05-02-2009, 05:28 PM
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/art/speedpainting-strawberry-2may09.jpg

vicmonty
05-02-2009, 05:30 PM
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/art/DSG1779.jpg

HUMAN FOOTPRINT

vicmonty
05-03-2009, 07:09 PM
PHOTOSHOP 55 MIN

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/art/DSG1781GODKING55MIN.jpg

vicmonty
05-06-2009, 04:25 AM
I wanted to do more, but it was taking me too long. I'm starting to get comfortable and familiar with PS controls. 1hr 30min

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/art/DSG1789SELFPORTRAITTRANSFORMERNTL.jpg

vicmonty
05-08-2009, 01:33 AM
For my son's room...

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/ForLukasInked.jpg

going to add color soon.

vicmonty
05-09-2009, 12:19 AM
i decided to go away from color. i started to color the woman in color, and then i remembered reading on the tutorial that i should be going grayscale. it was actually also personal advice from someone else at one point.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/art/DSG1793THEFALLEN45MIN.jpg

vicmonty
05-09-2009, 08:30 PM
I hate drawing clouds, never mind painting them. I'm uncomfortable using color. I don't have patience for a beautiful painting to unfold. I see the canvas in front of me, and then I see the finished product in my head. I'm learning how painting truly is a slow process.

This is a 50 min piece. The photo is courtesy of the AP featured in a Yahoo article about the Santa Barbara fires. I saw the beautiful colors and I just decided to do it. It's unlike me to go for something like that. Look at my previous paintings...I suck. Let me know what you think. My wife is very encouraging. Family is the best inspiration.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/art/wildfirespotter.jpg

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/art/santaclaraspotter.jpg

kristykate
05-10-2009, 01:56 AM
Hi vicmonty, For the digital painting I'd recommend laying down areas of solid colour first and then working on the details. Also try using a hard edged brush to add definition to the shapes. I look forward to seeing more! :)

vicmonty
05-10-2009, 02:10 AM
kristykate,

oh oh, I thought I was using a hard brush...oops. Thank you.

vicmonty
05-12-2009, 02:09 AM
photoshop around 50 min

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/art/DSG1796SPRING55MIN.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/art/wildspringlilies.jpg

kristykate
05-12-2009, 05:48 AM
Looks like the speedpainting is really helping. I wouldn't mind seeing the last piece taken to completion. A bit of crit- the shadow on the left looks a bit too uniform (in the photo there's that really nice section of contrast between the two petals). It looks like you were beginning to put that in, I'm not sure if it was the time limit that stopped you..?

vicmonty
05-12-2009, 06:04 PM
thanks for the "improving" comment. That makes me want to paint some more. I'm begining to feel more comfortable with this. It's still scary and I'm still staying away from certain types of pieces, but the DSG is certainly causing me to go outside of my comfort zone.


The pedal, yea I see it. I was getting frustrated with it. I painted it, then I thought it looked too brown, so I painted it the yellowish it is now. I did that about 2-3 times trying to get it to it's right color, but I just gave up. Man, now that I say that it kills me. I might tackle this again later this week, or somethiing like it. Thanks for your thoughts. I appreciate your time.

vicmonty
05-13-2009, 03:05 AM
based on a conversation...

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/lilmanandangel1copy.jpg

Taron333
05-13-2009, 09:55 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh my god, you made me laugh! Excellent! :applause:

vicmonty
05-13-2009, 11:20 PM
Ha, I'm glad you enjoyed it and got it. it was a conversation my family was having. Not sure if it's a joke out there already or not, but it had to be put into this format. Thanks for viewing.

vicmonty
05-15-2009, 12:20 AM
photoshop 40 min

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/art/DSG180040MINTHEMOVIESTARcopy.jpg

vicmonty
05-18-2009, 11:19 PM
Here is one from today. Again, I'm starting from the begining on these. I hope to catch up to the current pic one day. This pic was a challenge and the fact that it was to be done in 20 min took it to the next level for me.

photoshop 20 min



http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/art/DSP4SNOWcopy.jpg

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/art/dsp5.jpg

vicmonty
05-27-2009, 05:38 PM
PHOTOSHOP 50 MIN...
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/art/DSG181250MNTHELEADER.jpg

vicmonty
06-03-2009, 02:14 AM
i was going to copy a photo, but i chickened out and then crapped this one out. photoshop 30 min.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/art/DSG181450MINEXPEDITION.jpg

vicmonty
06-04-2009, 03:34 AM
This took me about an hour. It was done in bits here and there. I spent more time on the sky then i did on rendering the ship. I got stuck and didn't know what else to do to the ship. It was going to be an all grayscale, but I hate doing skies and I saw an oppurtunity. I also had to add that great red white and blue. Please give advice on how to improve.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/art/DSG1811TheFleet60min.jpg

PELENG
06-04-2009, 07:44 AM
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/5323/dsg1811thefleet60min.jpg

Hi, vicmonty! I've painted over your work to make things clear.
Here some suggestions from me.
If there is a contrlight in the scene, it is very important to keep the silhouette of an object on the first plan clear and enough plenty.
The first plan should be more contrast, and less contrast and details on the far plan.
And you can try to set curves and color balance.
The horizont line should be little lower
Good luck!

vicmonty
06-17-2009, 03:15 AM
DSG1833 A "A LIL' FURTHER" 60 MIN

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/art/DSG183360MINJUSTALILFURTHER.jpg

vicmonty
06-30-2009, 01:43 AM
PHOTOSHOP 30 MIN

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/art/DSG1843RIPMJ30MIN.jpg

vicmonty
07-08-2009, 03:14 AM
photoshop 50 min
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/art/DSG184855MNGANGBANGERcopy.jpg

less than an hour
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/art/DSG184430MINTRIPTOCALIcopy.jpg

vicmonty
08-09-2009, 03:28 AM
DSG1880 LATE NIGHT ABOUT 45 MIN. i went for Conan O'brien


http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/art/DSG1880LATENIGHT55MN.jpg

AngelaSinner
11-22-2009, 04:56 PM
From all of those pieces, I found "dsg the fallen" the most interesting.
Great prespective, the only thing maybe is to turn the winged figure more towards the girl, so it would look as if they relate to each other more.
Will you finish it? I dont know whats the concept idea of it, but it looks like it has a big story behind it.

vicmonty
11-22-2009, 11:45 PM
wow I didn't think anyone visits this page but me! Thanks for that suggestion. Now that I look at it again I see why turning him will impact their relationship. It's a good observationa and something I'll definetly take with me with future work. Remembering how body language goes a long way. After all, illustration is visual story telling is it not? Thanks again. I need these C&C's. This is my form of education along with other online tools and books I have.
I never thought about pushing forward with it. It was for the daily sketch book. When I hear "fallen angel" I think of, Lucifer first and foremost, but also those angels from Genesis that fell from heaven to be with mortal women. As a result, giants were born! These giants aren't exactly detailed, but you can find ref. on them throughout the Bible. Anyway, I have stories to tell on all subjects. Now I'm working on my artistic abilities so I can properly execute my visions! Sorry for the long reply. Thanks for coming by!

AngelaSinner
11-23-2009, 08:47 AM
wow I didn't think anyone visits this page but me! Thanks for that suggestion. Now that I look at it again I see why turning him will impact their relationship. It's a good observationa and something I'll definetly take with me with future work. Remembering how body language goes a long way. After all, illustration is visual story telling is it not? Thanks again. I need these C&C's. This is my form of education along with other online tools and books I have.
I never thought about pushing forward with it. It was for the daily sketch book. When I hear "fallen angel" I think of, Lucifer first and foremost, but also those angels from Genesis that fell from heaven to be with mortal women. As a result, giants were born! These giants aren't exactly detailed, but you can find ref. on them throughout the Bible. Anyway, I have stories to tell on all subjects. Now I'm working on my artistic abilities so I can properly execute my visions! Sorry for the long reply. Thanks for coming by!

Well you C&C on my thread, so I thought I'd look through yours, especially after you said you are a novice like me :)

I thought the children made between angels and humans are called seraphim, or maybe I remembered wrong.

your 50 min sketch of that boy with the weapon, looks quite good, in terms of anatomy. I like expression on his face. All high and mighty.

At first I thought it was a guitar he was holding, he looks about 14, he might be an interesting character if you develop him, I dont know why but it reminds me of the war in Afghanistan at the moment, since most children there have easy access to weaponry.

vicmonty
12-03-2009, 05:09 AM
photoshohp 55mn. its been a long time. i've been practicing painting. i'm getting comfortable with photoshop.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/art/DSG198755MNTAXIcopy.jpg

vicmonty
01-20-2010, 11:45 PM
latest not so greatest. this took about 3-4 sit downs and took about 30 min all together. I wasn't focused on this one. I dropped the ball on this one, but I'll still post it, because I am here to grow. photo ref included.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/DSG/olive-oil-517413-lw.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c392/vicmonty/DSG/DSG203930MNOIL.jpg

vicmonty
10-26-2012, 01:59 AM
Is this still open? YES! I had to go away for a year due to work. I am so glad to see this hasn't shut down due to inactivity!

vicmonty
11-09-2012, 03:43 PM
here's a photo study i did a few days ago.

photoshop, intuous 3. aprox 3 hrs.

http://imagehub.geekfury.com/files/30/photo studies/penzance-harbor-study-web.jpg

Sundaynights
01-02-2013, 05:24 AM
Hey Vicmonty.

Thank you for sharing your paintings with us!
I think you improved already 2009 - i can't see your last work. Just wanted to say a word and encourage you to go on.
You encouraged me to also try more to paint and maybe show my works here.

And Happy New Year ^^