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    Hey all, here's a piece I've had finished for a...

    Hey all, here's a piece I've had finished for a couple months but never bothered to post. It's the book cover for a book that I'm illustrating for my niece and nephew. At any rate, hope you all...
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    Hey all. It's been quite a while since I last...

    Hey all. It's been quite a while since I last posted, mostly because I just haven't done anything artistic for a while. At any rate, I got the itch last night to start painting and now I'm hoping...
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    Hi SassyTurtles, It's great to see another...

    Hi SassyTurtles,

    It's great to see another person putting effort into doing landscapes and scenery. My first suggestion would be to work on defining the fore-, mid-, and background areas in your...
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    Hey all. I keep falling off the wagon when it...

    Hey all. I keep falling off the wagon when it comes to drawing and working on art. At any rate, I ended up purchasing Painter X3 the other day and have been testing it out. It's definitely going...
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    I also like the monochromatic scheme going on. ...

    I also like the monochromatic scheme going on. If you want to pop the sword out some, maybe try making a desaturated outline around it. Here's an example of what I mean below.
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    Poll: I agree with Callesthe, you should take some time...

    I agree with Callesthe, you should take some time and look through images of various locations. If you have an idea for what's in the scene already it should be easier to find an image of location...
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    That's awesome that you're getting into using colored pencils. I think it's a really underrated medium. I'm not sure how much you've researched techniques on various ways to use them. The way I...
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    Hey, so I finally finished another piece worth...

    Hey, so I finally finished another piece worth posting here. I've posted a few progress pictures in my CC thread, in case any have not seen and are interested. Hope you all like it! :)
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    I have to echo what DHB says. Do what's...

    I have to echo what DHB says. Do what's comfortable, if what you're doing is uncomfortable it may not be good for your hand/arm (carpal tunnel anyone?).

    As far as the heel of the hand not...
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    Another update, I focused on trying to make it...

    Another update, I focused on trying to make it more obvious where the ocean was and the land. I also did a bit of work on the foreground to make it make sense from a lighting stand point. C&C...
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    @ DHB Thanks for taking the time to redline and...

    @ DHB Thanks for taking the time to redline and paint over. I always forget about flipping the canvas. I should set a timer so that I'm reminded to flip it every 15-20 minutes.

    What you...
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    @Gaff That's interesting. I looked him up and he...

    @Gaff That's interesting. I looked him up and he has some pretty awesome work. I'd venture to say though that the majority of professional artists out there don't use the smudge brush very often. ...
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    @Sylux Just messed around with random brushes...

    @Sylux Just messed around with random brushes and that's what turned out. I used the lasso tool and a large soft brush set to 10% to lighten certain areas to make them appear behind other areas. ...
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    Hiya. These look pretty good so far, but I agree...

    Hiya. These look pretty good so far, but I agree that they could look more "finished". One of the biggest things I've had to learn when trying to get a piece of art to a finished point was...
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    @Cloudy Thanks! @alcoro Thanks for the...

    @Cloudy Thanks!

    @alcoro Thanks for the comments. I really wanted to do stuff with concept art for a while, but now I think my mentality is closer to that of an illustrator. Doing concept art...
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    I hate to spam my own thread but I did a bit of...

    I hate to spam my own thread but I did a bit of work yesterday and today and figured I'd post the progress. Any critiques and comments are most appreciated.


    http://i.imgur.com/thiDnSl.png
  17. Hey, nice start on the ship designs. Three of...

    Hey, nice start on the ship designs. Three of them seem to be variations on the same design theme.

    Is your comic going to be painted? Or are you going to be doing linework, cel-shading, etc.? ...
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    Wow... it's been a long time since I've posted...

    Wow... it's been a long time since I've posted here. The past spring/summer has been pretty hectic for me. I changed jobs/careers and for the past 6 months I've been trying to get a foothold on...
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    Nisaren's Finished Artwork

    Hey all. It's been a while. :X I was really surprised and excited to see that we have an Artist's Alley when I logged on the site the other day. I just finished up the piece that I had been...
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    So I was just reading your pros and cons to using Illustrator vs Photoshop and thought I'd toss in my 2 cents. As DHB mentioned you can also use the Pen tool in Photoshop to achieve very similar...
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    @Demonfyre Thanks for looking and your...

    @Demonfyre Thanks for looking and your suggestions. I agree that the big mushroom at the bottom left is rather distracting. I still have a lot more to do before this is finished.
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    Poll: Hey Tag, welcome back. I'd like to echo what...

    Hey Tag, welcome back. I'd like to echo what darkmousy said above. Definitely do a few studies on clothing folds from photos or with a table cloth or bed sheet tossed over a chair. It'll help...
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    @Regantor Thanks for visiting my thread and...

    @Regantor Thanks for visiting my thread and commenting. I agree that the village needs a lot more love. If I get around to revisiting the piece in the future, I'll probably work quite a bit on...
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    @JJJorgie Thanks, I'm glad you like it. I'm not...

    @JJJorgie Thanks, I'm glad you like it. I'm not entirely sure how long it took me because I kind of let it sit incomplete for about 2 weeks. If I had to put a number to it, I'd say it took me at...
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    Sorry to double post, but I finished the...

    Sorry to double post, but I finished the landscape and wanted to show everyone. Hope you all like it.

    http://th03.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2013/012/f/5/the_twins_by_nisaren-d5r8min.png
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