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04 April 2006, 09:30 PM
Now with extra cheese !

I planned to do something Caribbean/Monkey Island like... about 60 % of the rocks is (are ?
O_o) handpainted, the rest is "Matte Painting" like ;) The city is just sketched in 5 minutes :p. It is of course W.I.P

Thanks for your comments :D

04 April 2006, 09:22 PM
1. New avatar :3 (It's me ! :O )

2. New slightly improved version of my island :

04 April 2006, 10:32 PM
Hey nice idea the tall pillar in the middle, very mysterious. Might be fun to try and add more variation to the trees. That way you might create some interesting texture effects.

04 April 2006, 10:07 PM
Thank you very much :)

Right now I'm working on the tall rock (okay, right now i dont have time :/ ), but when I'm finished I want to add some variation to the vegetation :) I hope I will create some interesting Texture effects ;)


04 April 2006, 08:39 PM
I cancelled all my other projects for now. My Grandmother died 4 days ago, and today I was at her funeral. It was the saddest day in my life. I drew a picture, and I'm going to finish it before i continue with my other projects.

I dont want to enforce commiseration, I just want you to know what is behind this picture/WIP :\

Edit : Explaining : That on the right doesnt need explanation i hope. The black people are the mourning relatives. And on the left is her, in her chair watching us. The whole time I had the feeling she was watching us...

04 April 2006, 08:44 PM
I'm very sorry to hear that man! Hope you and your family pull through allright, death might not be the end though ;).

Good luck and best wishes... : |

04 April 2006, 09:32 PM
Thank you, dude. My parents are still crushed, and I also think that she finally found her peace in heaven :) . But it is still very sad :(

But thanks for your encouragement, it means a lot for me :)

(maybe I ove-react a bit, 'cause it's the first case of death in my familiy I experienced, so please dont think I just want to enforce replies to this thread, thanks :-) )

04 April 2006, 08:00 PM
hmm... i thought i'd finish that funeral picture first, but i needed something else for today's mood.

only reference used for the ear. I hope I'm improving and showing talent... I want to study CG-3d-animating-stuff, so it would be cool if you could say "no wai!" or (hopefully ) "yeah, if you practice you can do it" :)

05 May 2006, 09:10 PM
That's the great thing - if you practice, you CAN do it. Just make sure you're studying the right things and not making a habit of mistakes - but that is what you are here for, right? :)

I'm sorry to hear about your Grandmother. *hugs*

05 May 2006, 09:54 PM
Thanks for the comment... Getting comments is by far the most encouraging thing here, thank you very much :love:

(thanks for the hug, too :). The hardest part is to visit her old house :\ )

I will post some more work here soon, right now im focusing a bit more on the pencil as medium, I will scan it and post it here some time later ;)

Thanks for the comment again : )

06 June 2006, 10:55 PM

Occasionally, I draw something... I definitely draw insufficient :(

06 June 2006, 12:52 PM

*throwing in some random exercise (done without the colorpicker :D)*

02 February 2007, 11:19 PM

Goddamit... I hope I can post more regularly now... **** that :\

Ps 2 hrs

02 February 2007, 11:54 PM
Hey Smiagol,

two tips from looking at your thread:
- try using bigger brushes with lower opacity - that way it's easier to blend and it makes the whole look less sloppy;
- try experimenting with less saturated colours. Right now your images look a bit unnatural because the colours are too bright.

I hope you'll get into the habit of posting more regularly;)!

02 February 2007, 12:14 AM
Thanks for the critique :)
I experimented with less saturation a lot, but then the images looked kind of dull and boring :\ Dont know, I think I have to get the right mix...
About the Big Brush : I kind of want the images to look a bit "sketchy" , cause if you use big brushes, there's no texture left, everything smooth and clean... boring in my opinion

Yeah you know, school, family, girlfriend, the last 4 months really sucked ^^ Now I hope I can paint more regularly ,as i said ;)

02 February 2007, 12:46 AM
I tried a bit with desaturation... well not quite turned out how it was supposed to... but take a look :)

03 March 2007, 08:17 PM

Just another random exercise... *throws in random stuff*

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