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10-21-2004, 05:57 AM
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Title: Blue Hunchback
Name: Don Seegmiller
Country: United States
Software: Painter

This is an image that I did for the release of Painter IX. Was playing with the digital watercolor and colored pencils (slight variations made to the brushes) Took a couple of evenings and was great fun.

10-21-2004, 07:11 AM
:thumbsup: very nice work! i lov the style and colors!:thumbsup:

10-21-2004, 09:39 AM
awesome!I love your drawing style,many delicating strokes!:thumbsup:

the Character looks funny, haha!and he seems has another head on the top:)

10-21-2004, 09:40 AM
lol, now thats a hunch. Love the colours you used here, and the marks look very much like natural media. Tell me, did that background take as long to create as it looks? - or was there some kind of custom painter brush that helped you do it in half the time?

I like his sad / mad eyelid expressions, great image.

10-21-2004, 09:40 AM
Good as always,

The Hunchback of Notredame.

Am always pleased to see your work.

10-21-2004, 02:06 PM
I really like your technique and style. Keep up the great work.

M. Mesania

10-21-2004, 02:24 PM
What a great image, good job. I agree, your style is excellent

10-22-2004, 02:15 AM
I love the fact that you emphasize on exaggeration, and that is why this peace looks so good! I love it..

10-22-2004, 03:28 AM
:buttrock: Outstanding !

10-22-2004, 04:20 AM
very interesting work!

10-22-2004, 04:26 AM
very lovely work

10-22-2004, 05:22 AM
Wonderful work! Love the style, colours and technique.

10-22-2004, 06:10 AM
Thanks all for the kind remarks and I love the idea that he has a second head. I think I will need to explore that idea a bit.
The background was very easy and hardly took any time at all. Included with the new version of Painter is a tutorial of how I did this image. Now I don't really care if you buy the next version...I am just saying that right now I can't go into in great detail how I painted the background....corporate thing ya know :)

10-22-2004, 06:59 AM
Amazingly beautiful work, as always!
I like the guys wierd facial expression and the strange patterns in the background.

10-22-2004, 08:42 AM
Really awesome style! The character looks also great, and I can feel the mood! I'd love it to be above my bed :)

Congrats & congrats with frontpage ;)

10-22-2004, 08:47 AM
Awesome painting and colours! Real nice expression too! :thumbsup:

10-22-2004, 09:26 AM
As always, lovely work. :thumbsup:

I bought Painter 8 and a copy fo your Digital character design book a while back. This is the perfect opportunity to say thank you for that book - it's absolutely fantastic and I've learnt a great deal from it. :)


10-22-2004, 10:05 AM
i just had a look at your site and instantly decided to rank you among my favourite artists. unique style, very lively use of color, brilliant character-designs. go have a look, everyone. :)

10-22-2004, 11:34 AM
Oi, I can't help but applaud this :D

Wonderful use of colour - something I have always admired in you - and excellent rendition of the character. Personality and life just glows in his, er, gaze :]

10-22-2004, 12:37 PM
I was reading a print article of Painter and noticed your pic. Glad to find it here ! Excellent Job !

10-22-2004, 04:39 PM
wonderfull work!

great character concept and amazing work with the colours!
Nice background!

10-22-2004, 05:50 PM
Love the colors man:thumbsup:
I like the brushstokes over the painting it gives it a natural media look.

10-22-2004, 05:53 PM
Excellent piece of work! Love the brush strokes and the use of color. http://cgtalk.com/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif

10-22-2004, 06:53 PM
wow, I realy like your style man, great job!

10-22-2004, 07:38 PM
Very cool.

10-22-2004, 08:22 PM
Refreshing to see this type of art featured on the frontpage, it's about time! Great stuff, love the feel for different materials you managed to create in this piece.


10-23-2004, 03:25 AM
awesome character!! just think his left hand looks a little strange (at his little finger) because he is supposed to be holding the stick but his hand is a little too closed.. other than that its awesome!! :thumbsup:

10-23-2004, 09:36 AM
i havent read the other posts. but that ear ring stand out to much, it looks sorta photographics.

looks pretty cool, but i dont dig hunch backs very much.

10-23-2004, 05:16 PM
French-like art at its best :)

10-24-2004, 02:05 PM
very interesting work!

10-24-2004, 02:45 PM
Hi Don,

Great character! :D I can't wait to up grade to IX, everthing I hear about it is really good!


10-25-2004, 03:30 AM
Just want to thank everyone for their comments. Sometimes I get looking at something so long that I can't see the "forest for the trees" so to speak and love to get the suggestions and ideas from others. Thank you also for the compliments. Hope to have something new soon.


10-25-2004, 04:12 PM
It is beautiful! Details are amazing! Loved the background very much! GOOD JOB! Curriosity, How long did it take?

10-27-2004, 06:51 AM
Argl!... Don Seegmiller?! THE Don? Is this possible??? :drool:
Here, in France, the books on Painter do not exist. So I bought your book "Digital Character Design and Painting" a few months ago. It is now my book of bedside (I hope that that means some thing).
you are for me a Master, a reference :bowdown: :bowdown:

Oh! Obviously this Blue Hunchback is :bounce: :buttrock: :eek:


10-27-2004, 10:58 AM
Nice work. I can figure out that you like Tim (Rinaldo) (http://www.bugglefug.com/ ) , a wonderful artist he is.

10-27-2004, 01:50 PM
Actually, I was not familiar with Tim Rinaldo....thanks for th eheads up. I am going to go have a look at his stuff.


10-28-2004, 06:57 AM
The gold ornament in right bottom corner especially great. Is it so hard to immitate that?

Luke Mrozek
10-28-2004, 02:16 PM
As always, You showed highest class. I always admired Your work. Masterclass of Painter.

10-28-2004, 03:44 PM
this is great, love the hatching and the shapes that shade the background.

10-28-2004, 08:52 PM
wow he is REALLY hunched

11-08-2004, 08:08 PM
Hi Don!
Love the piece, what's up?
Linda (UCI)

11-13-2004, 02:22 PM
hahah real cool! sup guys

12-01-2004, 01:34 PM
LOL..great characterization! now thats a hump!

NIco lás
12-02-2004, 03:23 PM
I just found out this website and got really impressed with donseeg art. His design and characterization are aweosme.

www.nicolarts.com (http://www.nicolarts.com)

01-12-2005, 06:00 AM
great depth and use of the tools....especially the colour pencil...im just not too sure about te thatchwork effect....dunno, dont take it personally:) just what i think..:) otherwise , you know i love it:love:

01-12-2005, 03:45 PM
Thanks everyone for the insights and compliments. Now that I look at the piece after a bit of time, there are definitely some things I should do different. I guess the next one is always the masterpiece.


12-15-2005, 03:01 AM
Oh,God!!isn't it a picture in PT9??

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