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Draigr
06-02-2009, 03:15 PM
I've recently made the move from using mechanical pencils (Yeah, I know... but they're the sharpest around. And the easiest to maintain.) to digital painting. Some 3D, but nothing particularly spectacular.
Crits are hard to come by, so I was wondering what you thought. I'd show some of my favourites, except they're commissions, so it's a no go.

Hopefully I'll have time to do updates in the middle of an audio project, running two experimental rpgs and another commission...
Is there any way of getting an attachment on this thing by the way? I dislike using imageshack to host the pictures.

Predigital (plenty of screwups that were hastily covered up. One of my first attempts at anything larger then A3 or A4. Pencil, ink and colouring pencil.)Took a about a week I think. Or was it less? 80cm X 60cm

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/8533/finalfullyd3.jpg

Post digital, Pain.net era (Tablet pc driver issues with Gimp, now I've got issues with paint.net and gimp is fine... :banghead: )

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/1727/secondideacolour.jpg

Jpeg screwed it up badly, you'll notice plenty of artefacts...This was also my first real attempt at a female character, deliberately stylistic, she was a representative figure, scorning the man. I haven't had time to finish it, and the smudging was deliberate. Same size as drawn. I did use a great number of references for this one though. Unlike the others.

This was my second attempt at drawing anything halfway decent digitally. Paint.net. No smudge... nasty! Do you have any idea how long it takes to blend that with just transparency?

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/6373/calaharsrose.png

Looks nicer close up. Got stuck on the leaf since blending the light reflection for gloss was nigh on impossible. Perspectives a little funny. But it'll do. Was a picture for a herbarium I was putting together with another guy. Put it on hold for the time being though. Yeah, I made it up. I call it Calahar's Rose, which is a flower from a world I'm putting together.

Anyways, any help would be great. I essentially have only gone off of the knowledge of a single, very short... book (about as thick as a magazine) on drawing fantasy figures. The rest was practice and hours of educated guesswork.

Cheers all! Draigr.

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