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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:47 am    Post subject: How can I improve? Reply with quote

EDIT: How can I improve generally? X3

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't make your pictures so blurry.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Instead of smudging the hair, outline the lines of the hair and color them accordingly. That way, they'll be more defined.

The face has a strange, grainy texture. I'm not sure if you did that on purpose or not, but it's distracting.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I try not to make them blurry, but again it's the program I have, and I'm not that good at digital art.

I sort of have no choice but to smudge the hair, it's the only option. I think it's okay for spikey hair.
What do you mean out line the hair?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't ever, ever use the smudge tool. It's a crutch right now and you're not going to improve with it.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have arcsoft?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of arcsoft.

Step 1: Try GIMP. It's free. It's the poor man's photoshop.

Step 2: Get a tablet. Use it.


Try outlining your drawings neatly before coloring. If GIMP doesn't have a vector tool, do this on paper with a pen or pencil. Block in each differently colored section using select tool + fill bucket on a multiply layer. Lock the transparency for that particular layer. Shade with brush.

Or just.. just get a tablet.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThomYorke wrote:
Don't ever, ever use the smudge tool. It's a crutch right now and you're not going to improve with it.

I use smudge and its big brother liquify to shove my sketches around the screen until they look right. It's a lot faster than copying and pasting bits around or redrawing things. I don't think there are any tools that you should ever totally avoid using. It's just that most people rely on them too heavily and it can make you're drawing look really @^*% if you do.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know that, I use smudge too. It's just that I've made a habit of completely cutting out anything I'm relying too heavily on until I've been able to do without it.

SO MAYBE I should cut out the "never ever" bit. Just don't use smudge for a while plz.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It depends on the cost, whether or not I get a tablet. besides, I don't do alot of digital art anyway. It does look pretty Crappy compared to my other art.

I'll try GIMP out, if I can understand it. Or even find it for another matter.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 3:49 pm    Post subject: ... Reply with quote

the only way to improve on somethign is by pracite
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get a basic tablet pretty darn cheap actually. Wacom makes a Bamboo for around 70 dollars if I remember right.

As for the pictures themselves you you aren't using line work then I'd suggest getting better as values. the mouth is the main area of concern for me, I get the impression that we're looking at the image through a unfocused lens of some sort. The clarity divers extremely from the eye to the rest of the image.

Just my thoughts though
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh hey this was posted like two years ago, yeah ignore me apparent;y these forums are dead lol. My Bad friend
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am actually okay with people bumping old posts.

To be honest, I never understood why people get offended by that. IMMA TEMPORARY BOSS NOW

YOU BUMP THOSE OLD POSTS, GURL (I think you are a girl).

Sarah, if you made more digital artwork, I am interested to see what you changed/improved.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW this is an old post. I completely forgot about this.

I don't even smudge things anymore....... and I have walcom tablet......and Corel painter 12 with Photoshop.

I tried out GIMP: I no likey!

Quote:
the only way to improve on somethign is by pracite


I've learned that through experiance.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I've learned that through experiance.

HAhah, what you basically said was "I learned to improve myself through practice by practicing to practice."
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Practice-ception! ^_^
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

luckylace222 wrote:
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I've learned that through experiance.

HAhah, what you basically said was "I learned to improve myself through practice by practicing to practice."



ROFL! ...ahem... yeah something like that. I guess that's every artist's technique isn't it.
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