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  10 October 2005
Talking Audit's Sketches

2/6/06 (or 6/2/06 for North America, or 06/6/2 for China )


This thread starts out slowly with some old attempt, however I'm now using this thread to post my sketches and speedpaintings as i do them; please check the latest page, and feel free to leave a comment! I'm always looking for opinions and fresh eyes (mmm..eyes!!)


I would love some feedback on this piece. Painted in photoshop since I became inspired to try out some of the great brushes here -- it's supposed to show a fighter jet of some description shooting from a huge bank of cloud...I just think it's lacking something...

any advice?


Last edited by audit : 06 June 2006 at 05:18 PM. Reason: changing thread description
  10 October 2005
very nice ,i think the clouds need more work try using a referece picture
other then that its quite lovely
  10 October 2005

Had a rethink of the composition and the colouring, as well as the type of cloud (thanks to reference!):

It's massively unfinished, planning to add more hi tech stuff, somewhere. Any further thoughts welcome.

  10 October 2005
I think that colour wise, the original is superior. Nice work so far, good luck.
Bath House
  10 October 2005
teal-k - thank you for the advice

jmcwilliams - i think i'll keep the latter composition and maybe reintroduce some of the original colours; thanks!
  10 October 2005
OK, another post, another version: I'm happier with this one, redid the colour to include more
purples and pinks, and added some more clouds...I love clouds

Any thoughts about colour, composition etc. welcome, as always...


  10 October 2005
yeayyy looks fantastic i would make the clouds a ittle more puffy though
  10 October 2005
Just my opinion of course, but I still much prefer the original I even like how it is bursting out the clouds, maybe just make it a little further out to clear up the composition. haha, sorry if that's not what you want to hear.
Bath House
  10 October 2005
Just found this thread, and I gotta say the the original just destroys the newer ones. Composition-wise, colour-wise, texture-wise. The only thing the original needs in my opinion is some shadows/darks on the bottom parts of some of the cloud forms, especially the ones towards the top left quadrant.

  10 October 2005
lol i'm a bit confused now, but cheers everyone for comments.

teal-k: thanks, i've got rid of those clouds now heheh
jmcwilliams: yar, i think you're right - the first one was just beginner's luck i suppose...
jabuhrer: thank you for the advice, i'll take it.

But anyhow, I worked this morning on a bit of 'hardware' to go in the painting:

any opinions, advice welcome. this is still a wip after all!


A thread (by me)
  11 November 2005
hi anyone who sees this, however briefly...I did this speed painting recently, might start to use this thread to collect my speedies together. might be cool to try and get this to a higher level. Any thoughts or ideas for the composition/colour scheme etc.? I'd love to hear!

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  11 November 2005


Hmm, I like the color scheme so far, though I think what I would love to see digital artists investigate more is the color schemes of traditional artists.

Here is a webpage of a former teacher of mine, whose landscapes I just loved:

I think what is lacking in your piece is a range of muted grayed town hues, which can often be quite beautiful when contrasted with more saturated colors.

Apart from the color scheme, I think that the structures just need to be firmed up, so that they look less organic. But you clearly have a great start!



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  11 November 2005
Originally Posted by JMcWilliams: Just my opinion of course, but I still much prefer the original I even like how it is bursting out the clouds, maybe just make it a little further out to clear up the composition. haha, sorry if that's not what you want to hear.

I think I know why everyone (incl. myself) prefers the original.
The original has these very dark clouds at the bottom, suggesting pending doom or such ;-), which is nice.
Also there's a haze around the edges of the clouds (mostly on the upper part) that looks way more cooler then those on the other versions.

nice disturbing 'mothership' btw.
  11 November 2005
thanks guys:

rebeccak - wow - those are beautiful paintings, quite luminous. I will try and get something of that into this work - i agree that the colour scheme is a bit harsh and over-saturated. Thanks!

general midi - thanks the psychology aspect never occured to me before..!
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  12 December 2005
interesting variations on the cloud theme. The second and third are my favorites. IMO the clouds just need to be sofened a bit.

I think collecting your images into one thread is a good idea!

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