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08 August 2005, 07:31 PM
Hello, I'm new here but I've been collecting tips off of this forum for some time now.

I've just started working with Photoshop 3.0 and an intuos tablet but have only finished two pictures.


08 August 2005, 09:31 PM
you want some tips... post your paintings here... for example in WIP (work in progress) forum which is used for something like this... that I suggest

and the second suggestion.. keep drawing and paiting then you will become as good as you want

(sorry for my english)

08 August 2005, 05:19 PM
Thanks DaMage.

Okay, so here's a picture I just started today.

This is only something like my fifth painting, so any comments anyone could give me would be very helpful!

08 August 2005, 06:51 PM
as the starting point (sketch) it looks good... I think you used a photo reference...
but with some more work it will look better (add background...)

BTW: it looks better then my fifth digital painting...:thumbsup:

08 August 2005, 06:52 PM

Very nice sketch, I like the play of light on the eye with the pale lashes. I will be watching for more on this.


08 August 2005, 06:58 PM
DaMage: Thanks, I actually didn't use refrence, and no one in my family is willing to let me use them to test lighting, so I kind of improvised. I'll try sketching in the background tonight.

Euphrosyne: I didn't think anyone would actually notice that but me! :D

08 August 2005, 10:38 PM
Okay, I would be posting this later but my computer feels like being stupid right now and won't recognize my tablet as hardware. So I'm done for the day.

Here's what I've accomplished today, filled in a basic sketch for what colors I'm going to use on the subject, and mostly finished off the face and hair.

And here's a close-up of his face.

I'm not entirely sure how to draw the hair on the back of his head, I think I need to find some refrence pictures for that.

And I need to fix the eye.

(links are dead now)

08 August 2005, 12:05 AM
I like it :) Perhaps make his left arm less straight and give him a higher forehead as right now it doesn't look like he has one. It will also make his head more proportional to his body.

08 August 2005, 02:46 AM
Vyliss: Thanks. I knew something was off but couldn't quite put my finger on it, I see it now.

I've been working on this for a while, and have decided to just re-do the eye entirely, but I can't quite seem to place it no matter how many times I re-draw it.

I cropped it too, partially because it looks good, partially because I'm lazy. :D


Actually, I'm re-doing the angle, tilted it to the right.. and the body... I'm so indecisive.

08 August 2005, 03:15 PM

Finally getting somewhere.

08 August 2005, 03:36 PM
This is looking great! I really like your colour pallete. I think it's really nice flipped this way round too :)

08 August 2005, 10:15 PM

What else should I do for this?

(the resolution sucks)

08 August 2005, 11:45 PM
"what else should I do for this?" It depends on what kind of style you are going for. I like it as it is, the current style suits the subject. If you want to punch it up a bit you could play with image adjustments hue, saturation, and contrast and brightness. You can also keep refining it if you want a more realistic feel to it.

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