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DaveMatz
06-28-2014, 10:50 AM
Angel of the city
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Jun-2014/1891824-angel_of_the_city_wc.jpg
The Reaper
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Jun-2014/1891824-reaper_wc.jpg
Night Fox
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Jun-2014/1891824-wc_foxbridge.jpg

These are my first three digital paintings. It occurred to me recently that I had never really gotten much feedback on these and for the most part have kept them to myself. These forums seem like it could be a really nice place to get some constructive feedback as I've not been in that sort of environment for a long while.

Hopefully I am not the only one who likes my work! But I actually have no idea...

Yorky
06-28-2014, 12:03 PM
I really like your fox. The second one doesn't appeal to me. The first one is fine, but I would have lightened the hair, it disappears into the background on my screen.

Doug

b'anna
06-28-2014, 03:21 PM
Welcome to WC and especially Digital. It's good to have you aboard.
I really like all three. I do have to agree with doug on the first one though. The head does seep to blend into the background to much.
The second one , other then being a dark subject is great. I love the splashes of color. It sets off the black wonderfully. And you did an amazing job on the skull.
The fox in the third is wonderful. I like the way you handled the color and blending, or in this case lack of blending. To me it brings more attention to the fox.
Great stuff and really looking forward to seeing more! What software do you use?
Barb

DaveMatz
06-28-2014, 04:09 PM
Oh I forgot to mention what I use!
These were all done in photoshop using a (crappy)wacom tablet. However I have a new intuos coming in the mail tuesday. So hopefully I'll be knocking out a couple more paints with the new setup.

About the hair: I thought about how much it blended in with the dark background and I am still somewhat undecided if that looks correct or not lighting wise. I may try adding a bit more contrast.

sword
06-28-2014, 04:17 PM
Great. I like the play between real and imaginary and the high contrast. The stripe effect in the second one is very interesting. Would like to know a bit about technique.