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Digi Paint and Doodles

PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:09 pm
by DonBosco
Hello,

I've recently discovered how lacking my art skills are and decided that it was time to do something about it. I'm determined to improve myself.

I have difficulty in the following:
1. Forms
2. Perspective
3. Coloring and Values
4. Composition and Layout
5. Painting environment/ background/ creatures (animals etc.)
and many many more haha

I'll start posting some of my stuff here but so far I've mostly posted my digital works in tumblr and my traditional works on instragram. I have a sketchbook in conceptart.org and a DA account but I haven't used them much. If you have the time, I would appreciate it if you could take a look at the links down below and give me helpful feedbacks :)

tumblr: http://justdt21.tumblr.com/
instagram: http://instagram.com/justdt21
conceptart: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showth ... p?t=274073
DA acc: http://justdt21.deviantart.com/gallery/
*** Just so you know, my DA is definitely a mess and contains many of my old works

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:12 pm
by DonBosco
Some recent works:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:24 pm
by welume
Great! I like that comic look.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:52 pm
by fleur
Welcome! I like your choice of colours, esp in the second one!
And your first post; we all have alot to practice here, so don't feel bad and think that your art skills are "lacking" :D

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:43 am
by LuisEC
those environment pieces are really nice! Your choice of color really makes them work.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:55 am
by AlphaPetra
Hi !
Cool characters, I like them :)
As you think you have some issues with environments, I did a really quick paintover of how you could already easily improve them (i think) :

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:02 am
by Choctoppi
Great work! I love the colors and style!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:07 pm
by DonBosco
Thanks everyone! your comments really cheered me up. made me thing that I'm not completely hopeless :lol: I'll try posting every week. Hope you guys would continue giving feedback!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:08 pm
by DonBosco
AlphaPetra wrote:Hi !
Cool characters, I like them :)
As you think you have some issues with environments, I did a really quick paintover of how you could already easily improve them (i think) :


Thanks AlphaPetra! I'll try redoing it once I have time :) If you have any further advice on how I could improve like tutorials of things to do for practice pls tell me :D

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:34 pm
by DonBosco
just a doodle. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:46 am
by Probably Singed
I like the colors, very cool!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:31 pm
by You
I like your style very much. The landscapes feel like they could be on postcards or advertisment.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:42 pm
by AlphaPetra
That last portrait is so cool :D

DonBosco wrote:If you have any further advice on how I could improve like tutorials of things to do for practice pls tell me

I can tell you how I did it :)
draw lots of cubes, spheres and cylinders, and light them perfectly. Choose a light source, an ambient environment, and think about how the different planes are affected by the light. Don't hesitate to emphasize the bounced light so you know where it is, why and how.
Oh and what you should ALWAYS be thinking : 1 plane, 1 value

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:23 am
by DonBosco
Probably Singed wrote:I like the colors, very cool!


Thanks! I've been trying to improve my coloring skills. Trying being the key word haha

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:26 am
by DonBosco
You wrote:I like your style very much. The landscapes feel like they could be on postcards or advertisment.


Wow, thanks! I know I still have a long way to go, but that really encouraged me. :D

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:29 am
by DonBosco
AlphaPetra wrote:I can tell you how I did it :)
draw lots of cubes, spheres and cylinders, and light them perfectly. Choose a light source, an ambient environment, and think about how the different planes are affected by the light. Don't hesitate to emphasize the bounced light so you know where it is, why and how.
Oh and what you should ALWAYS be thinking : 1 plane, 1 value


Oh I see. Thanks! I'll make sure to keep that in mind the next time :D I've been trying to do grayscaling so i'd have a better grasp on values but I'm having a hard time especially when it comes time to color. If you have any advice on that pls tell me. It would be a great help ^.^

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:00 pm
by DonBosco
I tried applying the lighting and blocking tech. haven't done the actual bg yet. tell me what you think :D

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:25 pm
by Dream
Really nice/cute stuff. Hope to see more :)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:19 am
by Zeshroom
everything is so CUTE! keep up the awesome stuff!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:48 am
by DonBosco
Thanks everyone! I haven't been uploading much recently and I just felt I was neglecting this thread so Imma just upload this study I did a few days ago :))

My focus on this was on coloring so feel free to point out any ways I can improve :) I also discovered this brush with a rough texture which I L.O.V.E.

I tried out a different process of painting. Mostly what I've learned from watching the videos of my favorite artists, Wakkawa and Loish to name a few. Their works are awesome. I have a long way to go haha

Loish: https://vimeo.com/68048661
Wakkawa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D7x0LW-Zus

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:51 am
by DonBosco
this was suppose to be a girl in a n armour :))

sketch from my first sycra hangout ever~~~ it was fun :))

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:22 am
by Zeshroom
hope you join us again ^ ^

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:40 am
by Choctoppi
Oooh, I just love how each character looks. You have a really great style!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:16 am
by DonBosco
Zeshroom: Yeah I definitely will :))

Choctoppi: Thanks! Still developing my skills though :))

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:30 am
by DonBosco
Today was creature Day~

2nd google hangout with everyone. Thanks for being awesome guyz! Hope to do it again soon :D