Thursday, April 9, 2009

Light and shadow may be a bit strong, hmmm.
This is it for now though. once I add a fancier bg I will upload on DevArt etc. C:

Fixed nose bridge, tilted eyes a little, made his head rounder. :U
moar shadows onneck and shirt/hoodie.

smoothened out the shirt and hoodie and fixed lips and eyes. -__-;
I realised I need to practice painting cloth much more.
But for now I need a break.

Went back into OpenCanvas cause PS pissed me off. XD
still trying to wokr bit by bit on pieces here and there. his cheek looks bizarre, so I will have to find out how to fix it. his eyes also seem slighty... huge? XD
oh well. let's see if I manage to fix it.

ack. not happy with the hair. xD;
blond is so hard to paint. need to find better references.

eyebrows and stuff. will need to fix things as I go along but wanted to adjust the hair first.
Keep forgetting to move around while painting instead of staying fixed on one thing. X_x

Some skintones. |D nothing big yet.

Okay, counterpart of the "Hikami" picture (dude with the dark brown hair and the blue bg).
I plan on updating this post a few times, showing the progress.

I was mostly unhappy with the expression and a couple of technical things (it looked stiff kinda) witht he last one, so I picked a bit more emotion in this to see if I can manage. the question is, will I suceed or fail miserably. we shall see.
Wish me luck! :C

*opens Photoshop and openCanvas*

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

more practice. +__+
still trying to get a proper feel for painting lineartless.
Still not sure about uploading these in my galleries. hmmm

Thursday, April 2, 2009

prairie 2

I got some advice from my boyfriend and tried playing with contrasts more.
I think his example paintover is still better than my attempt, but what the heck. XD;

I got so upset over this picture yesterday you wouldn't believe.
Now I am trying to pay more attention to vivid colours and stronger contrasts.

It's a long hard way to improvement. grrr.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


So instead of painting Cowboys, I have something else. ' 3'
I was browsing through Devart DDs, and came across this: Link

There's not much detail actually, I worked zoomed out a lot and rarely zoomed in to add little things.
I definitely have to practice painting mountains. I got a ton of new brushes, but I'm not very skilled using them yet, so yeah. XD;

If anyone has links to environment tutorials or step-by-step stuff, please let me know! I am sucking up all the info I can get right now. <3