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05 May 2006, 02:45 PM
Hey, looking really good, seriously it likes me, BTW thanks for looking at my tutorial :), I will add the colors sonn as I finish all the underpaint, thanks again.

When I use a grid in photoshop I use the default grid, that is at View_show_grid.
that works better if you make a proportional new document to work in.

As for the texturing, I dont know to use painter as well as other users here I usually work ts PS but, If you have a PSD or whatever file and take it to Painter, and make a new layer above all, and mark the checkbox, PICK UNDERLAYING COLOR, at the layers palette, and in that new layer paint with a brush like thick oil bristle without resat (0%), you will add texture but not the color, I don't know if I was clear but here is an image

hope this was usefull.

Will try the little highlights thing, I think the same, I will try to give more time to the paintings, is just that im not so much patient, but I swear, will try, thanks for the advise, Im really thankful.

Thanks for your comments, really taking note on these.

I love the paint, congratulations on this one, your is the most close to the original in my humble opinion. I have downloaded the bigger version, and it's wonderful, I will really look for your next piece, congratulations again. :applause: :arteest:

When I paint clothes, the best way I paint them is, paint with hard edged brushes and then I smear in some areas with this smudge settings
that's the best way I know, hope it helps, your piece is really on the right way, I haven't see your reference pic, but I would try to add some darker shadows at some areas at face.

Here is the progress of mine.

Everyone is doing such a great work

05 May 2006, 03:24 PM
gomez:like it, nice loose feel to the clothes, the face is well done but maybe a little darker around the eyes, especially the right one(left as you look at it), blending in with the shadows....

hiiri: very nice work on this, good overall proportions and i like the tones and colours of the face.....can`t think of anything to time to do any more for a moment, but will do more eventually...

enrique: ah, that`s what you meant by painting the texture, very interesting, i`ll give it a try.....looking good but are you going to add some colour to the face?


05 May 2006, 03:34 PM
I hope that was usefull kris, if u try it, can u post the result?.

:D HeheheI still havent finish the underpaint, after I finish it I will add color to all the paint, thanks for look at my work. :)

05 May 2006, 03:48 PM
Art2, Cyanid, DigitalSol, Krispee : thank you! :D

Cyanid: The reds are really helping the image. As for the cloth, you seem to be pulling it off well, so I'd just advise you to continue in the same direction. The shoulder/arm part seems to be a little off when compared to the original. I like how you divide the shade/light. :thumbsup:

DigitalSol: Oh I didn't know of the grid, hahah. I'm such a n00b. The texture tutorial isreally interesting! I don't have Painter IX though *sighs*. It seems like a lot of fun.

05 May 2006, 07:17 PM
More great updates! :thumbsup:

I'm just starting with this one ~ not sure how far I'm going to go, but here is a start at least: :)

05 May 2006, 08:52 PM
rebecca: it has a dreamlike quality to it, usual smooth style, whats not to like :D......are using this as a study for a colour version?
do use photoshop or painter?

05 May 2006, 08:58 PM
Hi kris, :)

I'm using PS and will hopefully turn this into a color version. Thanks for your comments! :)



05 May 2006, 09:22 PM
Wow, stunning start becca, I like it very much :thumbsup: I just was wondering if would submitt another paint.

BTW. I love your new avatar :D

05 May 2006, 10:00 PM
Hi Enrique,

Thanks! :) Lol about the avatar...yeah, I guess it was time for a change. :D

Small update:

EDIT: Update:

Cheers, :)


05 May 2006, 10:57 PM
Hi guys,
everyone is doing such a great job, I am really startin` to feel embarrassed for beeing so slow with my drawing :blush:

I`m getting back to it after a few messed up days I had. And the good news is my dear little computer just got upgraded:beer:
So, I`m still here with you guys.

05 May 2006, 11:13 PM
Great work everyone!! I sort of consider mine 'finished' now. I know it's not, but I really wanted to work on the painting style and colours of the face, and I did that. After that, I just couldn't be bothered with the rest...

I know I'm bad, but a whole painting is just a bit much for me at this point. Anyway, just letting y'all know I didn't drop out or anything, still watching this with much interest!

05 May 2006, 01:03 AM
Hi everyone...

Glenn, thanks again for the encouragement..I am new to digital paint, and i have a lot to is allways nice to receive kind words.

Rebecca, thanks for the link...i like a lot Lindaīs work, and that tutorial is very helpful...Hey your new piece looks interesting...i like how you begin with a blurry foggy image and put selective focus adding detail where it needs. Thanks for look to my work..

Hiiri....amazing !! really...very well done...and thanks for the comments.

Henrique, thanks a lot for the tips...i am using this grid now...i didnīt knew of it. Very nice and you can set the size with precise cm..or pixels..About painter, i never tried it seriously, i just donīt have the time. Your tips are very useful, and thanks again. BTW i think you are ready to put colors.. : ) great work !

Krispee..Thanks...i think you are right, i will correct this...I have to spend maybe more 2 or 3 hours on this piece to correct things like this and finish the render.

I am an reader of this forums for along time....since 2002....
The work here is amazing, and is a pleasure for me to take part of this.

Have a nice weekend


05 May 2006, 08:41 AM
rebecca: yeah, what`s up with your new avatar, is that a texture painting for a character? and is that you behind it or a painting or someone completely different?
or am i barking completely up the wrong digital painting? :D

i`m not sure about your update, not sure i didn`t like your previous version better, i think it was the focus on just the one part that kind of made it stand out......but hey, what do i know?:shrug: and this is a study group i guess....
the black piece jutting out from his back makes it look like his elbow....very long forearm lol, but i`m sure that`s part of his cloak isn`t it?.....anyway, all looks good, how far are you going with this?
i like the blurring around his face......sorry, can`t think of anything to crit, your facial anatomy is pretty spot on.....


05 May 2006, 05:45 PM

Great to hear you're still on board! :)


You're always welcome to post advice / comments / criticism. :)


Thanks, still working. :)


The new avatar is just a silly joke. :D That's me looking vaguely ninja~esque...erm, don't ask. :D

Heh, it's funny, I liked the previous version better too ~ things change fast, and I'll start to add detail again / so hopefully the end product is the best version.

EDIT: Update on the ruffles:

EDIT: Another update:

Cheers, :)


05 May 2006, 05:49 PM
Rebeccak, those look great!
So, I worked on my drawing a bit today, here it is:


05 May 2006, 03:56 AM
Wow Becca, this piece is turning into all sorts of awesome.

05 May 2006, 07:43 AM

Thanks! :) Great to see your progress ~ keep going!


Thanks, as always. :)

Here is an update of mine, plus a gif of the process up til now:

A gif of the process so far:

05 May 2006, 04:25 PM
ricma: nice update, like the new detail of the face, looks good except for maybe the size of the nose, seems a little bit big proportionally.....good work though.....

rebecca: a tidy update, nice extra detail......the gif was a good idea......been looking at your BOXX thread, from what i`ve heard a seriously speedy pc, going green with envy lol......we can`t get those here....i guess you`re using it to produce all this?


05 May 2006, 11:05 PM
Hello everyone! Some great work going on in here! Very inspiring!

Here's another 45 min or so on mine. I'm sort of carried away with the sketching at this point, so I'm not sure I'm going to try and tackle "painting" it... might just wait for the next workshop for that.

Detail of face @ 100% res:

05 May 2006, 11:19 PM

Thanks for the comments! :) I've been extraordinarily lucky with the BOXX thing, and I would frankly not be able to even paint at 300 dpi were it not for my BOXX. :) So I'm very happy.


This is really looking good! :) Keep pushing the value construction ~ the one thing I would say proportion~wise is that perhaps the upper arms look a bit short? You may want to elongate your canvas and move the arms down just a bit. Keep up the good work! :)

EDIT: Update:

Cheers, :)


05 May 2006, 03:21 AM
Another update:

05 May 2006, 01:51 PM
hi all! great works here!

05 May 2006, 02:33 PM
Hello everyone, amazing stuff for all

Good job at the draw, will wait your next update.:thumbsup:

Wow, great at yours, i like it, it haves a own feeling.

Great progress so far, I like the face and the hands very much,you are going really fast.

I like it very much, hope u take this further along.

Here is mine, I did some little work at all around, and add color to the habit, hope u like it, thanks

05 May 2006, 03:20 PM

It's fantastic to see you back! :) I hope you had the chance to see your work highlighted in the SPOTLIGHT Forum:

SPOTLIGHT: Best of the Artistic Anatomy and Figurative Art Forum (

If you run a search for your user name, you should find your work in several of the threads there, particularly the OFDW threads. :thumbsup:

Great start, looking forward to seeing this develop! :)


Thanks for your comments! :) Looking great so far, a nice combination of carefully placed values and a bit of texture. Looking forward to seeing how you find that I'm going to have to start exploring the texturing bit too, without going overboard as with the previous study. Keep up the good work! :)



05 May 2006, 03:20 PM
rebecca: nice fine detail coming on in those hands, very good.....what`s the very light patch over the ruffles, is that meant to be there?
i`ve looked at the BOXX pc`s and they look the business, fantastic on the graphics, way too expensive for me :sad: .....i do have a twin processor pc but it`s just a basic version, at least i can do 300 dpi stuff.

drawmonger: good start, is this in photoshop using the pen?

enrique: love the cloth detail and texture, really nailed that, looks very interesting with the ghostly contrast of the probably told me but i can`t remember whether you were going to add colour to that?


05 May 2006, 03:44 PM
Thanks a lot for the comments, I always appreciatte them :)

Thank you very much, here is a link to my tutorial, please take a time to visit it My Painting Tutorial ( thanks again for the crits. See ya

05 May 2006, 06:51 AM
Thanks for the comments krispee, DigitalSol and Rebecca !

krispee, i used the pen tool in painter for this.

SPOTLIGHT: Best of the Artistic Anatomy and Figurative Art Forum (http://forumdisplay.php?f=198)

Rebecca! this is great!! is so good to see the final works for the workshops in the one place. It's clear that you've put a bucket load of work into this and also the reorganisation of the Artistic Anatomy and Figurative art section :) :scream::scream::scream: :thumbsup:

05 May 2006, 01:10 PM
Digitalsol, your paintings are amazing!! :bounce:

Drawmonger, that pen sketch is great!!

Everyone is doing great works, keep'em coming!! And those WIP are really helpful too. :thumbsup:

And here is my little contribution. :D



05 May 2006, 09:36 PM

I understand what you mean about computers being expensive. It's pretty tough to keep up with technology these days, I spent around 2 or 3 years paying off the one I bought from a previous employer. :)

If you are interested in a BOXX, you should contact Ed Caracappa (, who is a very active CGTalk member and one of the nicest people you will come across. BOXX stations are completely customizable to your needs, so if you wanted, you could contact Ed, let him know what you would use a system for, and he could tell you what your minimum requirements would be and what that might cost. I'm sure he would not mind, and you don't have any obligation to buy a BOXX by requesting a cost estimate based on your required specs. /sales pitch. ;)


You're welcome! :)


Thanks! You're so right, it's great to see the OFDW final pieces collected together ~ after each OFDW, I sort of felt as though it was anti~climactic, as we just moved on to the next after people put such hard work and effort into them. I just hope that past OFDW participants get the chance to see the OFDW work SPOTLIGHTED in the new sub~forum. :)


It's great to see you aboard here! :) Really looking forward to seeing your next steps. Still another week 1/2 to go! :)



05 May 2006, 08:35 PM
azabache: nice one, although the colours seem a little washed out, perhaps that`s just my monitor.....what app did you do this in, if i may ask?

rebecca: thanks for the plug :D i`ll certainly look into it but i was under the impression that BOXX were a US company, perhaps i`m wrong? anything bought from there(certainly with that size of object) would be hit by UK import duty, that`s a big ouch let me tell you :eek:
i`ll have a look at their website and take it from there, cheers again....


05 May 2006, 10:06 PM
Hi Krispee

I did this in Painter IX and you are right, the colors seem washed out. I'm still a noob in painting, I will try to make a few improvements.



05 May 2006, 05:01 PM
And here it is. I will jump to another painting now, I don't think I'll be able to improve anything in this one. :shrug:

Hope you like it!! :D


05 May 2006, 11:06 PM
Hopefully I'm not too late to get started with this. I saw all of your beautiful WIPs and decided I just had to join in! I think that I'll work on this in 30 minute intervals. Here is my first step after 30 minutes:

05 May 2006, 03:37 AM

It's great to see your first piece! I think that one thing you might try with this were you to work further on it is to further saturate the skin colors.

I would encourage you to check out the first few posts in the following Tutorial on Color:

Color Theory and The Human Figure - NUDITY (

In particular, take a look at this post:

I think you have a great basis for further painting. I would encourage you to continue to work on this piece if you have the time and inclination. :)


Welcome aboard! My apologies for not replying sooner, but I have been out of town, and am now trying frantically to catch up with all the great stuff people have been posting over the weekend. :)

Lovely start with this ~ I would encourage you to keep pushing the value structure of your piece, and to gradually refine the value relationships, occasionally using a softer brush to blend as you continue to refine. Looking forward to your next update! :)

It would also be nice to hear a bit about your art training and background. :)



05 May 2006, 12:21 PM
Hi Rebecca!! It's great to have you back!! :)

Thanks for the tips, I really have to get better with the colors. I'll try to improve that before moving on to another painting, thanks again for the links! :thumbsup:



05 May 2006, 03:54 PM
100% detail

05 May 2006, 04:06 PM

This is really starting to look fantastic! :) I'm really liking your consistently warm hues and the way you are consciously manipulating form. Keep after this! The main bit I would recommend is to try to homogenize a bit the background and areas which are in shadow, so there aren't patches that look uneven. Apart from that, I would just say to keep going, your piece is looking terrific!

Cheers, :)


05 May 2006, 04:58 PM
rebecca: thanks a lot! really encouraging...sometimes I am kinda staring blind on it.
however, there seems to be a difference between TFT and CRT monitor. I viewed my image from a CRT today and it looked very flat and kinda boring. the red hues were less bright. it has something to do with gamma settings? how can I fix this problem?

05 May 2006, 05:11 PM

Hmm, I'm not really sure, but here is an article ( about TFT vs CRT monitors which may be helpful.

From the article:

To display an image on an analogue CRT monitor the graphics card first has to convert its digital signal to analogue so it that can then be transmitted along the VGA cable to the CRT monitor.There's a risk of losing image quality during this conversion process, although this isn't really a problem for most modern CRT monitors, and they generally do produce excellent image quality.

In fact, until relatively recently, many professional designers and photographers still preferred to use CRT monitors as they had a slight edge for high-quality photography or graphics work.

That is no longer the case, though, and the latest TFT monitors provide superb image quality. But, to get the best image quality that the monitor is capable of, you will need to use a DVI interface rather than VGA.
Also, I would recommend posting this question here:

Thread of Random and Common Questions... (

I don't know how to remedy the problem ~ flat screen monitors I guess just give a slightly different image quality. It's funny, though, because I still hear people say that CRT monitors give better picture quality. :shrug:

Cheers, :)


05 May 2006, 04:39 AM
A new OFDW ~ OFDW 017 ~ will be posted late Sunday / early Monday.

Looking forward to seeing everyone's final pieces!

Does anyone have any preferences for what they'd like to see in the next OFDW? Post your suggestions here.

Cheers, :)


05 May 2006, 07:18 AM
Can we have a model study again? But maybe with the intention to put him/her in an enviroment of our own choice?

05 May 2006, 12:15 PM
I'm entering the process of finishing now I think.
are there major flaws (except the background issue) that I havent noticed? any tips on how to imrove it?

edit: hmm still it looks way better on my tft then on a crt.

05 May 2006, 03:44 PM
Originally posted by SaraD: Can we have a model study again? But maybe with the intention to put him/her in an enviroment of our own choice?
No problem! Probably what I'll do is to mix Master Copy choices with Model Reference images. :)


I think things are looking great! :) The main thing I would recommend at this point would be to soften your edge transitions in a number of places:

I think you've gotten this successfully to the point where now all you need to do is to tweak and refine. Looking forward to seeing your final result! :)



05 May 2006, 04:05 PM
Cyanid:Amazing work, specially the color palette, congratulations, I like it and very much. :applause:

Heya Becca, some time ago I was thining about to do a Master copy of one scene of the sistine chapel or just a detail, i always specially liked this one.

or maybe something of Degas.

I think that it's all for me in this OFDW because I have much work, and my loved home computer catch a virus :sad:, but sure I'll be in the next, everyone did a good work here.

05 May 2006, 01:27 PM
Here's my final image. I worked on it another 30-40 minutes last night. I probably won't have any more time to put into it before the next workshop starts. It was a lot of fun and great practice participating in this. I can't wait to get started on the next one!

Cyanid - looks great man ... let's see you finish it up!

05 May 2006, 12:28 AM
phew, sorry i've been absent for so long! haven't had occasion to look over all the work, but i have been subscribed. Some great stuff!

drawmonger - lovely sketches
rebecca - i envy your systematic approach and patience! You seem to be able to nail the values wonderfully, especially in that detailed area round the left eye. Do you work from a desaturated version of the original, or are you spotting values straight from it?
hiiri - fantastic, the hues are spot on :)
cyanid - heh, no Rembrandt eh? I do like the boldness of the transitions, but, as Rebecca has illustrated, they could be softer. I was also wondering about the proportion of the hand: could it be bigger? (haven't seen the ref...)

i went into the frill-zone tonight. there remains much to be done. I hate the beard.

05 May 2006, 10:07 AM
theedymodeler: nice work, darkly atmospheric, and the almost monotone look helps...

audit: like the work on the face and frill, keeping that shaprer and the other parts loose really draws attention to that area......

cyanid: love the rich colours in this, agree with Rebecca on the softer edges but good work otherwise.....

rebecca: got no preferences as to what you post as ref next time......looking forward to participating, if i can get the time lol.....


05 May 2006, 06:11 AM
Okay guys and gals!

Please post your final pieces by Sunday Midnight, GMT -5. :)

If you don't post a final piece, I will assume that the last piece you posted is your final.

If you submit your final pieces to the CGTalk Gallery, please remember to do the following:

1. Clearly credit the original artist whose work you copied ~ clearly state that your work is a Master Copy of the work of Rembrandt.
2. Post a link to this Workshop so that people may see the original reference ~ or, post a link to the ArtRenewal page where the original image you copied can be found.

Also post a link to this thread to your CGTalk Gallery piece so that we can all comment there!

Thanks to everyone for your great participation! :bounce:

Cheers, :)


05 May 2006, 07:55 AM
rebecca: sorry, but is that the gallery on the front page of the main forum?


05 May 2006, 12:11 PM
Well, didn't have much time to improve this, but here it is.

Looking forward for the next one!!



05 May 2006, 02:06 PM
May 21, 2006

Hi Rebecca and Everyone:

Haven't looked at this painting for a couple of weeks. Looked at it this morning with fresh eyes and finished it.

Really really beautiful work happened on this round of paintings. :thumbsup:

Take Care


05 May 2006, 02:19 PM

Looking forward to your participation in OFDW 017! It's on!

Open Figure Drawing Workshop - Sorolla, Zorn, Leon Master Copy - with Rebeccak 017 (

Hope everyone can join in and that new people will join as well! :)


Hoping to see your update! :)


Regarding submission to the CGTalk Gallery, yep, the 2D Gallery can be seen from the front page, it's here:

Finished Work: 2D, Illustrations and Concept Art (

To submit work to the Gallery, you must sign up for a CGPortfolio, which is free to all CGTalk members. The CGPortfolio is a new, really cool feature, and as a free member you can host up to 5 of your own images in a professional looking online portfolio:

CGPortfolio Basic Instructions (

For example, this is my CGPortfolio:

Since I'm a CGSociety member, I can host an unlimited number of images. But I recommend starting out just creating the free CGPortfolio, and seeing how you like it. :)

Let me know if you have any troubles setting up your CGPortfolio. The way Gallery submission works now is that there is an option when you submit work to your CGPortfolio to also submit your work to the CGTalk Gallery. These are actually 2 separate things ~ work that is submitted to the CGTalk Gallery must be validated by a moderator, and can take a few hours to be accepted or declined. Work that you upload to your own CGPortfolio, however, does not go through a moderation process, and you can host whatever quality images you want. :)

There is also an entire forum dedicated to answering CGPortfolio questions:

CGPortfolio Support Forum (

But I'm also happy to help as I can. :)



05 May 2006, 03:27 PM
Everyone, if you can, please post a final image that is 800 pixels in width (no larger than that) to show off your final images! :)



05 May 2006, 04:31 PM
ok, sounds a bit large but mine is a little under 800 wide, over that high but not wide.....anyway...

i`ll have a look at the portfolio thingy, thanks for the heads up....


05 May 2006, 05:24 PM

I have started to set up this thread:

SPOTLIGHT: Best of OFDW 016 (

hiiri, I would love to have an 800 pix wide final image from you, plus a closeup of the face. :)

Everyones' efforts and work here is highly valued and appreciated. I hope that the SPOTLIGHT thread is an inspiration for everone to produce better and better work! Thank you so much to everyone who has spent time working hard here in this thread. I hope to see everyone on board the next OFDW 017 (, now ongoing! :)



05 May 2006, 06:42 PM
rebecca: great work in the spotlight thread.....have setup my CG Portfolio here:

i see you have a blue tag under your name, is that something you only get if you suscribe?


05 May 2006, 06:46 PM

Nope, you've got a blue tag too ;) ~ anyone with a CGPortfolio automatically gets one. :)

Great to see you've gotten yours set up! Be sure to activate your Guestbook as well!

EDIT: I've added your hi~res image as a link in the SPOTLIGHT thread, thanks!

Cheers, :)


05 May 2006, 06:54 PM
Hi Rebecca,

this is not Titus, but "Chris in a Monk's habit", I never finished the original face. :D


05 May 2006, 07:23 PM
Final with tiny fixes.

Hi Res

05 May 2006, 08:32 PM
rebecca: i`m sorry to keep bothering you with this stuff but you mentioned activating my guestbook but i can`t seem to find out how to do it?
i see the blue tag, guess i wasn`t looking lol
oh and thanks for adding me to your favs, very nice of you.....
to be honest i wasn`t sure if i was allowed to post non-digital work there.....

elliepower and redsquirrel: cool....


05 May 2006, 08:39 PM
Ellie and RedSquirrel, thanks, I have updated your posts! :)


No problem, that's what I'm here for! :)

If you go to the main page of your CGPortfolio, on the left orange navigation panel you should see a "Manage Your Portfolio" button. Click that. On the left again, under Portfolio Summary, click Portfolio Settings. Then at the top there will be a checkbox for Guestbook, check that and you will be good to go. :)

I have created a bookmarks folder for the CGPortfolio, with the following bookmarks for convenience:

This makes things a lot simpler to navigate. :)



05 May 2006, 09:24 PM
rebecca: ok, we`re cooking, thanks....:thumbsup:


05 May 2006, 02:46 PM
Hey everyone, cool work here, here are my final versions, they are only 2 finished,
The other one

05 May 2006, 09:34 PM
yay! I finally finished it!

congrats everybody on his/her works.
enrique: awesome 2, like I said before.

05 May 2006, 12:07 PM
Well... fashionably late as usual... here's my final offering, apologies Rebecca, for not getting back to your note in time, work commitments here had cut my internet time to a minimum! It's so wonderful to see all the work in this workshop in the review thread too, there are some really fantastic pieces there. I shall come back and have a good browse through all the work when time permits, but the next OFDW is calling me too. For now, here's a finished article from me, and some closeups:

06 June 2006, 10:50 AM
Hi everybody from Athens/Greece
I'm very very new to all this wonderful world of yours ( and very late as well)
Anyway i'll post my pic
Crits are all welcomed


06 June 2006, 10:54 AM
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06 June 2006, 05:03 PM
Hi Nikkey. We cant see your image. You can insert the full link for the image this way: Click post reply, in the top part of the message box you see a yellow square button; click on it and in the little box that opes, insert the link for your image. :) Good luck.

06 June 2006, 11:00 PM
Hello Nikkey, there is a thread by Rebbeca that shows how to post an image is here

07 July 2006, 09:29 AM
I love this thread, it is why I became a member. You have no idea how much reading through this thread has helped me, and looking at the WIP. Thanks so much. Someone over at gfx refered me to this thread.

I decided to give it a shot.

I just got Painter IX, and I have only tried it one time, I painted over Da Vinci. Titus was done in photoshop. I made some custome brushes to give it a harsh brush stroke, but nothing was able to match Rembrandts style.

1. The sketch I did using the technique someone on this thread used. Drawing horizontal lines from the image to the right of the image, making were the eye will rest etc. Then I draw virtual lines for major points on another layer, move them over to the right to make a type of grid. This way everything is located in the proper place.

2. Using a grid over my painting and rembrandts painting to know the colors are in the correct place.

Well, this was WAY to tedeous I am not cut out to be a recreationist of art. To boring, So I decided to just wing it and give it my own style. I was very suprised with my end result. It was only thanks to this thread my digitual painting came out well. Thanks so much, you guys/gals are awsome!

Critiques are most welcomed, anything that can help me be a better digital paintiner.

07 July 2006, 09:36 AM
My other post with my image did not post, testing this one to see if it takes a while to show up or if I did something wrong.

Great work from all of you btw.

07 July 2006, 01:03 PM
I just noticed these threads. Great idea Rebecca, its a great exercise to improve our skills. I realise its well past the due date but i thought id try and catch up. This one was more of a speed painting...


07 July 2006, 01:05 PM
ecs design that is really good, how long did you spend, and what program, if photoshop, what type of brushes

07 July 2006, 01:17 PM
cheers architectus,

I spent about an hour and a half in photoshop cs2 using standard brushes (i think they are phsop's wet media brushes from memory) but with custom settings. The image was blocked out at about 800 pixels wide then sampled up to 2k for finishing.

I got alot out of it, so i think i will continue to participate in these threads.

07 July 2006, 01:21 PM
cool, hey that is a good idea, blocking out at a smaller size, why did I not think of that.

07 July 2006, 07:30 PM
Hi guys,

You know, I don't know why this is, but threads with new responses no longer highlight for me, so it's not easy for me to tell when a thread has been responded to unless I'm subscribed to it. I apologize for missing your posts, I did not see them until now!


Lovely work, it's good to have you aboard here. :) You are more than welcome to participate in older threads such as these, technically they never close, though of course I do encourage folks to participate in the most recent threads ~ the next OFDW 019 will be after August 4th, I hope that you can participate in that one as well! :)

EDIT: Am browsing through your site, you have some lovely, painterly work there. It will be a pleasure to see more of your work on the forum. :thumbsup:


Really lovely work as well, and I'm really glad that these threads encouraged you to become a member. :) I'll be offline a bit in the next few days, but am glad I finally saw your post ~ really nice work with your copy, I hope you will participate in OFDW 019 as well. :)

Also, I hope both of you will participate in this ongoing Workshop:

Anatomy Lesson Series: Body Part 1 - The Head (

Cheers, :)


07 July 2006, 01:22 AM
cheers Rebecca,

good to be on board. Ill check out the head anatomy thread.


07 July 2006, 01:32 AM

You and anyone else are also free to create your own Personal Anatomy Thread:

Personal Anatomy & Sketchbook Threads (

See this thread for information about creating a personal Anatomy Thread first:
FAQ: Can I Create My Own Anatomy Thread? (

Links to all Personal Anatomy Threads can be found here:
Anatomy Threads of Individual Users (

Cheers, :)


09 September 2006, 08:52 PM
Ink study

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