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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2012-03-25 19:05:07 Reply

At 3/18/12 07:43 AM, LegolaSS wrote: i not its not perfect but merh

HEEY you there cool-looking!!!
I'm digging the way it's coming out really much!

At 3/25/12 04:46 AM, LegolaSS wrote: as always Comments and crit are highly welcome... dont hold back... if you think its crap say so... and i will do my best to change/improve it ^-^

I found the concept really beautiful.
I'd suggest that you make the lips stick out a bit more. Also, she looks she went a little overboard with the lipstick!
I love the floating red hair <3

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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2012-03-28 15:04:39 Reply

At 3/25/12 07:05 PM, BizarroJoe wrote: I'm digging the way it's coming out really much!

Well its done now, as per the link in the post, im still not 100% keen on it but it will do...

I'd suggest that you make the lips stick out a bit more. Also, she looks she went a little overboard with the lipstick!

indeed... that was still the rough block colors, i have refined it a bit now...

I love the floating red hair <3

indeed, its very nice :D

Here is the REFERENCE i used... there is no way i could have done water effects without one

i know its not perfect... but i might make a few tweaks here and there...

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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2012-03-28 17:17:32 Reply

At 3/28/12 03:04 PM, LegolaSS wrote: Here is the REFERENCE i used... there is no way i could have done water effects without one

I think more important than showing the picture you referenced is giving credit to Elena Kalis, who took the photo in the first place.


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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2012-03-28 19:51:13 Reply

At 3/28/12 05:17 PM, Aigis wrote: I think more important than showing the picture you referenced is giving credit to Elena Kalis, who took the photo in the first place.

Indeed... she does some fantastic underwater photography... check out more of her stuff HERE


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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2012-05-12 17:35:03 Reply

Urge to do art is there... but i havent got the focus at the moment to do anything worth while... im stuck trying to have polished pictures... i need to do something before i throw in the towel...

too much choice of stuff to do... not enough focus in one...

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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2012-05-12 19:10:16 Reply

At 5/12/12 05:35 PM, LegolaSS wrote: Urge to do art is there... but i havent got the focus at the moment to do anything worth while... im stuck trying to have polished pictures... i need to do something before i throw in the towel...

too much choice of stuff to do... not enough focus in one...

I would if I were you cut back on trying to refine so much, it seems like you already grasp how to effectively use color and gradients to make form, your problem lies in that you dont really understand the form very well underneath what you are painting and it shows. With a little anatomy practice and planning ahead before you do your painting you can eliminate this problem. It seems like you are taking this one and eyeballing everything, this is going to result in broken proportions and even though your rendering and forms are good its pointless if her eyeball looks like its trying to run away from her face.
Another thing to consider is are you relying too much on painting from reference, how much of the human figure do you actually know? Can you paint from imagination effectively? If not more study on the structure of your subject matter instead of color and value could help again.

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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2012-05-13 14:18:06 Reply

Looking good. The structure seems fine to me, but you might want to soften the transition between the lower lip and the chin below- at the moment there's this really strong contrast between the two that doesn't seem very natural.


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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2012-05-14 18:38:23 Reply

All comments noted and taken on board... thank you.

time to spam some doodles out...

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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2012-07-01 18:53:04 Reply

Time to hit the artwork hard i think... haven't been keen to do it for a while and now its so rusted that nothing moves anymore... time focus on getting quality down on the paper and improving.

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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2012-07-01 19:02:11 Reply

i really like the water drawing.

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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2012-07-01 20:26:38 Reply

At 7/1/12 07:02 PM, PMMurphy wrote: i really like the water drawing.

i like them all! i've always thought your work was impressive.


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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2012-07-02 13:58:38 Reply

Wow that underwater visual is sick. this is hot stuff.


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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2012-07-04 17:28:53 Reply

Something im working on... any helpful pointers would be much appreciated.

also i think i need to work on a bigger canvas size as this "pixel" effect keeps happening... or is that because im just print screening my work?

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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2012-07-10 14:03:55 Reply

hip hip hooray! its robot day

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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2012-07-10 20:36:15 Reply

What canvas size are you working with? What filetypes are you using? If those seem okay it's probably the screenshotting, but I won't know until you tell me.


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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2012-07-12 01:52:09 Reply

Thanks for tips dude i Made some photoshop stuff :D


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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2012-07-12 05:23:15 Reply

At 7/4/12 05:28 PM, LegolaSS wrote: Something im working on... any helpful pointers would be much appreciated.

also i think i need to work on a bigger canvas size as this "pixel" effect keeps happening... or is that because im just print screening my work?

that might have to do with your zoom; unless you are at 12,5/25/50/100 etc % photoshops zoom is slightly distorted, so if you screenshot that you'll get the pixely effect. If you resize the thing before you screenshot or if you just export it you should be fine.


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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2012-07-12 08:30:49 Reply

At 7/12/12 05:23 AM, J-qb wrote: that might have to do with your zoom; unless you are at 12,5/25/50/100 etc % photoshops zoom is slightly distorted, so if you screenshot that you'll get the pixely effect. If you resize the thing before you screenshot or if you just export it you should be fine.

ah, it might be that, when i am working i have a scrolly circle on my tablet that lets me zoom in and out, i will have a go at doing that later today! thanks for the help :D


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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2012-12-03 19:31:56 Reply

yeah i think its because im not viewing the images at 100% when i print screen them.

anyway, its been a long time. i did a doodle and colored it in a bit.

needs more hair and refining, but i think its a good start.

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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2012-12-04 00:57:15 Reply

At 12/3/12 07:31 PM, LegolaSS wrote: anyway, its been a long time. i did a doodle and colored it in a bit.

Been far too long, I missed you :C

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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2012-12-04 13:43:52 Reply

At 3/25/12 04:46 AM, LegolaSS wrote: here is a little something im working on for the Friday flood... Go join up if you haven't already!

Really badass painting style you got there !! the water effects blew my mind!

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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2012-12-17 17:13:02 Reply

At 12/4/12 01:43 PM, wash wrote: Really badass painting style you got there !! the water effects blew my mind!

It seems everyone likes the water effects, i still need to work on getting the construction right.

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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2012-12-18 09:46:51 Reply

At 12/17/12 05:13 PM, LegolaSS wrote:
At 12/4/12 01:43 PM, wash wrote: Really badass painting style you got there !! the water effects blew my mind!
It seems everyone likes the water effects, i still need to work on getting the construction right.

Moar art please!!


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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2012-12-26 18:08:31 Reply

At 12/18/12 09:46 AM, Flowers10 wrote: Moar art please!!

will try and get more stuff posted :D

like i said, i do a lot of messing around and no finished product... hopefully i we get some finished pictures instead of doodles that i half finish and delete :D... for example this one

purple is awesome <3

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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2013-01-19 17:25:01 Reply

not sure what to do with the background... also comments and crit highly welcome

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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2013-01-20 03:00:13 Reply

At 3/28/12 03:04 PM, LegolaSS wrote:
At 3/25/12 07:05 PM, BizarroJoe wrote: I'm digging the way it's coming out really much!
Well its done now, as per the link in the post, im still not 100% keen on it but it will do...

I'd suggest that you make the lips stick out a bit more. Also, she looks she went a little overboard with the lipstick!
indeed... that was still the rough block colors, i have refined it a bit now...

I love the floating red hair <3
indeed, its very nice :D

Here is the REFERENCE i used... there is no way i could have done water effects without one

i know its not perfect... but i might make a few tweaks here and there...

Holy shit that looks glorious. Love the hair and the water.

Your newest one is looking good too, you're great at hair. I think there should be more "stress lines" around the lips since I think she must be doing a silly expression or something. I'm saying that you might have left out some details or smoothed it out (it's still WIP of course so I get that). I don't know for sure though since I haven't seen the reference.

As for the background, I don't know. Perhaps just a blank wall with some shading on it. Maybe blueish to contrast the red hair.

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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2013-01-26 05:57:27 Reply

At 1/20/13 03:00 AM, bigCman321 wrote: Stuff

thanks for your input... here is the "finished" version... i rather liked the warmth from the orange

so heres another splurge of colour, messing with tones and highlights, blocked in the tones and rough hair for direction and tones... not sure if i want to carry on with it.

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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2013-02-04 05:46:19 Reply

so, still working with tones, still following on from comments made in this thread, adding greys/yellows/oranges/reds into my very dominate brown colour scheme (mainly because my miniature painting is based on browns mostly)

Here is the big version if you want to see all the imperfections

this was referenced from a screen shot i took from a music video which you can find here

so yeah, its still rough and needs refining, just trying to get the tones right, the proportions right.

i think the lips "stick out" of the picture too much, her eyes are too big (or possible the pupils) but... it stares at me O_O

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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2013-02-05 19:03:32 Reply

NEWGROUNDS USER PICTURE TIME

this started with some pritty dull ugly/dull colors... added a hint of yellow/orange/red

i think around 2 and a bit hours on this...

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Response to LegolaSS's Sketchpad 2013-02-06 16:51:22 Reply

im getting slower... making more mistakes... ughhhh... must keep trying...

one day....

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