Shout Box archive

23 Jan 07:31

Amit Dutta

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Thanks guys. The Chows are going again...maybe the winners of the chows could get up there. It would fill up really quickly too! :)

23 Jan 06:13

Dennis Kutsenko

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A big thank you to Amit and Piotr for steppin up to host the crucible challenges and taking the time to find guest judges to bring on. It was amazing while it lasted! Perhaps we can fill out the rest of the squares at the top with some of the other community tournaments. I'm not sure what you guys think about that.

23 Jan 05:03

Knopfkater

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thanks Amit & Piotr, i really enjoyed them a lot :)

23 Jan 04:27

sansReAnne

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Oh man, I was really looking forward to participating in the next CC, haha. Nevertheless, Thanks Amit and Piotr! I've learned so much by just watching the critique streams on youtube.

22 Jan 19:40

Amit Dutta

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Thanks Hobbs! :)

22 Jan 19:33

Hobitt

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Those were great, thanks Amit & Piotr for your effort!

22 Jan 19:14

Amit Dutta

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Crimson Crucible will no longer be running http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-7...#pid110608

21 Jan 03:43

nufftalon

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I think that had more doing with the colors I use and the believeability of what is, I am pretty sure my values are off.

21 Jan 03:42

nufftalon

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Thanks I iwll give it another shot and take that into consideration, I wouldn't say that perspective grid bogged me down or anything like that, I guess I just wasn't happy with the result so far.

21 Jan 02:51

Fedodika

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I'd reccomend not thinking too much about grids in perspective but understanding what you're looking at, like take the photo, make a new layer and use a bright color and draw 3dimensional cubes on each thing in the picture as if you're putting it in a box. It will help you learn perspective a lot faster than trying to memorize these cryptic grids, then you'll get why people use them later on

21 Jan 02:11

Artloader

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It'll pay off later when you start to blend and add detail.

21 Jan 02:10

Artloader

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Don't be discouraged if the block-in stage looks bad. Just try to be accurate with the values and shapes.

21 Jan 02:10

Artloader

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Sounds like you're trying to practice values as well as painting process.

21 Jan 02:07

nufftalon

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thanks artloader I will try to take another approach tonight

21 Jan 01:47

nufftalon

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I may try to model it, I really wasn't trying to focus too much on perspective though just wanted to do a black and white study for the most part

21 Jan 01:46

nufftalon

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thanks I have no clue tbh I just know I wanted to make it greyscale and make it look good for the most part. I think I will make the photo greyscale in photoshop and then take a good look at the values. Maybe it is just harder for me to see because its in color.

21 Jan 01:44

Artloader

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@nufftalon: depends what you want to learn from this exercise, if it was me I'd do this - for values, I'd just focus on a grey scale block-in - if it's perspective then I'd just focus on the line drawing.

21 Jan 01:41

nufftalon

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I was just painting in the different parts with flat grayscale, I think maybe the values are a bit more tricky for me to interpret

21 Jan 01:40

nufftalon

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I am thinking I could probably do the machinery as a 3d block out since I am 3d artist

21 Jan 01:40

nufftalon

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what is the best way to tackle a piece like this I guess is my main question?

21 Jan 01:38

nufftalon

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http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/MSNBC/Compon...oal-jb.jpg

21 Jan 01:38

nufftalon

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Here is the image

21 Jan 01:35

Artloader

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@Inagada: I probably get around 1 hour a day but it's pretty consistent since I've formed the habit over the past year or so and now it's pretty well built in.

21 Jan 01:35

nufftalon

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so last night I attempted to do a painting from a black and white photo, I spent a good amount of time manually laying in perspective lines before I switched to corel painters built in perspective grid. Once I laid that in I started blocking in the shapes with colors of different values, but I don't know maybe this image I am doing is too advanced its basically machinery in a coal mine, right now it looks a mess even though I use perspective it may be just me but it seems

20 Jan 23:52

Fedodika

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yea go through people's whole sketchbooks if you can you can read lots of helpful information and tips that are dropped along the way

20 Jan 12:28

Amit Dutta

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The forum threads have quite a lot of useful info buried within so be sure to make use of the search function. Chances are if you have a question someone has already asked it and got answers

20 Jan 12:27

Amit Dutta

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Consider the discord chat (blue icon top right under the banner) and you can usually chat specifics about art with others on there if you want feedback or advice, most will be helpful. Except me, I just harrass people and make them cry :)

20 Jan 12:25

Inagada Davida

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thanks!

20 Jan 12:21

Amit Dutta

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@inagada, Start up a sketchbook thread in the Sketchbooks area and you can post everything up there. There is a dedicated area for finished work, but I rarely see people post or comment in those

20 Jan 12:21

Fedodika

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1. perspective 2.make a sketchbook thread and post your stuff 3. All day, any time, even when you don't want to

20 Jan 11:30

Inagada Davida

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3. I am trying to develop a daily habit to better discipline myself, but I constantly slip off the bandwagon. How many times a day/when do most of you find is a good time of day to start drawing/how many daily workout sketches do you think is a healthy start? (I wake up usually by 8am evry morning so I can be at work by 9am, and go to bed round 1am)

20 Jan 11:28

Inagada Davida

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2. Which one of these boards do I post my loose sketch practises on vs my more elaborate 'done' pieces