I Want to Improve My Painting

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aranelthemithra
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Re: I Want to Improve My Painting

Post by aranelthemithra » 2 Feb 2012, o 20:10

I charged $15 a model for a friend self limiting to 4-5 hours per ship.

huitzilopochtli
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Re: I Want to Improve My Painting

Post by huitzilopochtli » 23 May 2012, o 21:18

My latest WIP. Only started the skin and still have some highlighting, shading and glazing to do, but I'd like to hear what you think so far. I've also converted her crown slightly, although it's hard to see it properly in these photos. :)

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Since this - I think - will be one of my entries for golden demon, please feel free to comment as such. :)

p1per
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Re: I Want to Improve My Painting

Post by p1per » 23 May 2012, o 21:28

I would say good start but as you said you will still be doin' some highlights and shades so right now it's a bit tough to give some feedback. :) Waitin' for some updates. ;)

sea.man
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Re: I Want to Improve My Painting

Post by sea.man » 24 May 2012, o 08:46

Agreed, good start :) I would go deeper with the shades with adding a bit of purple :)
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arctica
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Re: I Want to Improve My Painting

Post by arctica » 24 May 2012, o 09:23

totally agree with more shading as it's very muted out and bleached almost. Some additional colour would be better.

LadyEyes
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Re: I Want to Improve My Painting

Post by LadyEyes » 24 May 2012, o 18:26

It could maybe use another smidge of shadows, but I'd rather see a little more highlighting. The shadows go pretty deep (at least on my monitor), but the light tones seem flat. But very nice so far.
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huitzilopochtli
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Re: I Want to Improve My Painting

Post by huitzilopochtli » 25 May 2012, o 15:34

More work done on skin. Still have to add some more pure white and some deeper shadows in places, but nearly done. :)

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Recipe - if anyone's interested -
1:1:1 tallern flesh, denheb stone, bleached bone
Highlighted with 1:1:1:1 (approx.) tallern flesh, denheb stone, bleached bone, white
More highlights of 1:1 bleached bone, white
Shaded with glazes of regal blue followed by VMC violet (to add some colour)
Highlighted with 1:2 bleached bone, white
More violet glazes in places
Highlighted with some pure white

And thanks for the feedback so far! :D

huitzilopochtli
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Re: I Want to Improve My Painting

Post by huitzilopochtli » 11 Jul 2012, o 23:42

Argh... I feel awful that this model is taking so long, but other things got in the way. Still, I will try not to be to depressed about it, and instead use it as motivation to really step up my painting speed and stamina. In the meantime, lots of progress has been made, please tell me what you think. Sorry the pictures are not the best - well, at least not as good quality as those above - the camera I usually borrow is unavailable at the moment.

Enjoy :)
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I painted the pink back first, but I like the green more and I don't think they go together too well so will have to change one.

p1per
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Re: I Want to Improve My Painting

Post by p1per » 12 Jul 2012, o 19:18

I like what you did with the skin though with the picture quality is hard to say if the focus (highlights) is properly placed on her face.

The skirt thing is really nice, beautiful blending and highlights from what is visible on these pictures and I must say I do like that green/red-pinkish change. Boots are also very well done.

Not sure if that Gold NMM is just started or considered to be done if later increase highlights. NMM only "pops" if you go for a really high contrast - Black/White. :)

One last thing - don't be demotivated/depressed this one is going to be an awesome piece so take your time and enjoy painting! :)

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Re: I Want to Improve My Painting

Post by Maru » 13 Jul 2012, o 02:37

yup you get good with blending :)
a litle passtele theme without "dramatic" light but hey well thats not obligatory way
i reali like the green you made end i would encurage you to try a frehand on it but not "normal 1" - look at Ana haos sorcerer on disc she put a subtele flower motive in it as a part of material (noth the picock fether) i t could be worthy to try (meybe not on this model but in the future as it looks good on buttery smouth shading )
end about time eficiency - thats not rat race - thats hobby :)
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