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Old 02-09-2020, 11:00 AM
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Tulip WIP

I am very new to the digital art thing and have really no idea what Iím doing or what programs I like. Iíve got like 4 different ones with different projects going because I still havenít decided. I recently had surgery on my right shoulder and have been stuck at home mostly bored so I started doing stuff with my left hand and didnít want to ruin the few decent pastel boards the I have left.
Still havenít found a smudge or soft pastel tool that I really like but maybe Iím bring too picky. Anyways, here is what Iíve been working on for the last couple hours, any tips or suggestions to make things a little smoother? The reference image is from the free library.
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Old 02-10-2020, 11:14 AM
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Re: Tulip WIP

Looking good. What programs are you trying?

While digital can simulate natural media it still won't be the same. What you know about using pastels or anything else can help but also look at other techniques and tools. Keep experimenting and try some different techniques. I mostly work with acrylics and while there are things I can do with digital that I can't do with paint, there are also things I can do with a real brush that are hard to do with digital brushes.

For smoothness I usually use a soft airbrush with the opacity turned down.
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Old 02-10-2020, 02:15 PM
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Re: Tulip WIP

Iíve been playing with procreate, ArtRage, MediBang, infinite painter and sketch. I used to use art rage back when I had a Wacom tablet and i really like thst one but the strokes donít line up eith the pen the way I want. I like the infinite painter bc it does allow for reference images which I havenít figured out yet on procreate, which annoys me. It is hard figuring out the pressure and brushes and art rage has been the easiest for me so far.
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Old 02-11-2020, 11:04 AM
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Re: Tulip WIP

Here's video that shows ways to use a reference with Procreate.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-aQeWGtzs8

There is also an app called DrawRef that will put an image on your screen that floats over other apps.

I do really like Procreate, I just need to spend more time using it.
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Old 02-11-2020, 06:53 PM
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Totally different project because I felt like I needed to find something a bit more simple. So i found a sunflower and I think Iím getting a bit better at it!! Iím more comfortable with ArtRage so thatís what Iím sticking with.
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Re: Tulip WIP

Keep at it and you will find the right package...
I do like the work so far, and I agree with what LavenderFrost said.
The only thing I can add is that apart from things like PSP, and Photoshop (Etc, Etc), you may like to try a vector paint package as you can do a lot with them (For example, when I am doing Manga I use a mixture of 2 programs that are Vector based and I use a tablet not mouse.)

However...........Keep going.........I like what I see.
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Old 02-14-2020, 02:05 PM
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Re: Tulip WIP

Update on my progress over the last few days. Iím happy with how things are going so far. Though at some points I feel like I have no idea what Iím doing, and the other half of the time I know I have no idea what Iím doing. 😅 I also included the reference photo so if anyone has any suggestions on how Iím going to do the middle of the sunflower thst would be great.
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:11 PM
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Re: Tulip WIP

"if anyone has any suggestions on how Iím going to do the middle of the sunflower thst would be great."

There are a few ways that spring to mind....

1. Use a "User Defined Brush". Carefully cut out a small bit of the center and then just paint with it.

2. Use a very small "Smear" and/or "Push" brush. Just click on the art and drag towards the flower. Do this in small steps.

Heres a VERY fast example of the user defined brush way:



To make it better just make a couple of different brushes to add variety.
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Looking good. Not sure how I would do the middle. Maybe take a darkish colour and make a bunch of Vs, then add the light marks and the dark points.
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Old 02-18-2020, 02:39 PM
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I couldnít find anything on ArtRage thst really duplicated what you showed me on the quick sketch. Iím not familiar enough with the other programs. Iíll try and play around a little bit with them but this is what Iíve got. I may be done with this one for a while until I get a little better with this digital stuff. 😅
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