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Old 07-24-2017, 02:19 PM
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Portrait of Woman 1

Hi all, this is my first time doing digital painting, so please go easy with me. Usually I draw with real charcoal and oil painting, but I don't know, suddenly I wanted to try digital painting. I use very few layers to draw this, only 2 layers, background and the subject.

At first I really struggle working with digital painting, because it simply feels different than painting on paper! You can see here I try to mimic the technique I use when drawing in real paper/canvas. Even I use the R-G-B box when picking up colors so that I feel like I'm mixing real colors! I started with basic sketch, and then I try to make light and dark shading with my "pencil like brush", then blocking the light and dark with simple color. From there I keep refining - adjusting colors, back and forth.

I use default photoshop brush here. Painting is 2000x3000 px.

Any C&C are always welcome!

If you want to see the timelapse and my music composition, check out my youtube link: https://youtu.be/b_Em6NDSQM0

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Old 07-24-2017, 09:59 PM
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Re: Portrait of Woman 1

Certainly, I can see in your third picture certain glimpses to a more traditional style rather than an digital approach.
This is really well done, and if I'm allowed to say it, you should've used more than one base color.
Other than that, your work is really great.

This proves that anyone with the right skills can jump from Traditional to Digital media.
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:32 AM
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Re: Portrait of Woman 1

Thank you for the advice, yea, I agree with you, I feel like I have to conquer the technique and workflow for efficiency, only then I can tinker with colors. Perhaps i will use more colors for the next painting.
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Old 07-25-2017, 11:20 AM
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Re: Portrait of Woman 1

Very good work! It does help to have experience with natural materials. You can use what you already know with digital.
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:23 AM
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Very nice. It's nice to see your process. Many of use use a very traditional process in developing digital work.
I am going to move this over to the Digital Showcase.
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Visited your blog and saw great (analog) work. Glad to see a fellow arrist exploring the possibilties of the digital realm. I work with few layers as well, be it using Corel PhotoPaint. Creating custom brushes does wonders for skin texture. I may explain this in my blog when I find the time.
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Old 08-01-2017, 03:38 PM
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Re: Portrait of Woman 1

Thank you for your appreciation, LavenderFrost!

Elainepsq, thank you very much for the help!

Rage of Reason, that was the first problem I encountered during the painting process, but I decided to paint it that way, using default brush, to prove to myself, that I can draw good without "the help of" photoshop.. LOL
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Really nice paintings and drawings on your blog and your first PS painting. You've got the "stuff"!
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Very nicely done, and I like the sepia tone. I like your steps also.

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Old 08-03-2017, 07:35 PM
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This turned out fabulously! It is sometimes hard to go from traditional to digital but you did amazingly well. It does make a big difference having a traditional background. You know what to do, you just have to figure out how to do it in these new toys!
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:15 AM
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Re: Portrait of Woman 1

Thanks Robert yea definitely thats the most important.
Thanks Lucy and Anna for the kind words.. i admit it was tough to paint digitally and get the feeling right.
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Absolutely gorgeous!
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Old 09-01-2017, 08:47 AM
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Absolutely gorgeous!

Thank you Rod Turner!
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