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02 February 2003, 07:18 PM
This was done relatively fast. Photoshop and a Wacom tablet.

My daughter playing a gameboy and our puppy waiting for her turn to get some attention...

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02 February 2003, 07:27 PM
Nice job.

I'd clean it up just a little, print it out, and call it a portrait of your daughter. Captures who she really is unlike school photos.

Keep up the beautiful work.:thumbsup:

02 February 2003, 07:36 PM
I'm glad you decided to start posting here Eyewoo, great work again. IMO it looks great with that bit of roughness in the rendering, one can paint something to death and it stays lifely (that a word?) this way :)
Great webside you have, do you have more tutorials planned?

02 February 2003, 07:41 PM
BoomRat... I kind'a like the sketchy feel to the picture. I have some more finished portraits of her, and my other daughter. here's one:

Thanks jeroentje... Yeah, don't know why I didn't find this place earlier... :thumbsup: I'm hoping to do some more tutorials... not sure when or of what...

02 February 2003, 03:41 AM
oh, my... great art in here! congratulations! although she's just playing her gameboy, the pic looks very lively to me. congrats! :beer:

02 February 2003, 03:47 AM
Holy crap! Those are amazing! :bowdown: :bowdown:
I'm never going to get that good.


02 February 2003, 07:15 PM
The pictures look great. Could you share a bit of your technique? Are you just painting over photographs? or are you just totally going from a blank comp?

02 February 2003, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by mattregnier
The pictures look great. Could you share a bit of your technique? Are you just painting over photographs? or are you just totally going from a blank comp?

Matt... I have several styles that I work in, and I use a number of techniques and shortcuts specific to digital art, but I never overpaint photographs. If it worked for me I'd do it, but it doesn't. Overpainting photos always gives too much power to the photograph. However, for my portraits, I do use a simple black line tracing to quickly establish the layout and rough likeness. After that I totally paint using the photo as an eyeball reference only. I also take my own photos and generally combine elements from several photos before using it as a reference.

When I'm digitally painting I make use of many of the specialized functions in Photoshop -- quick mask, levels, color manipulation, etc. It's my strong believe that the tool should be fully understood and fully used for all its benefits. It's not paint, it's not ink, it's not pencil... it's pixels electronically manipulated.... so I say just do it! :buttrock:

Here is another style I work in... I'm spending a lot of time now attempting to get into the children's illustration world... and it's a difficult journey... but I'm convinced I'll be able to do it...

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