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« Reply #405 on: February 02, 2009, 03:23:12 AM »
Hey all.  Gotta say i love this thread.  You all inspire me to keep plugging away.  Nice work.

I finally finished another Mistborn pic.  This time I was a little more ambitious and learned a ton more in the process.  For your consideration:

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As always, I'd love to know what you think of it.
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« Reply #406 on: February 02, 2009, 04:24:01 AM »
wow, nice! Great poses and great lighting, especially on the koloss musculature! That Inquisitor is intense!
However, I kinda feel like some of the textures could use a bit more...texture. Especially the skin looks a bit flat in places, but still its amazing.
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« Reply #407 on: February 02, 2009, 05:00:45 AM »
Looks awesome, Skar! I'm not too sure about the lower-left corner's depth of field, though. The koloss's head is in front of the inq but his shoulder is behind his feet? The legs look like they might be at an odd angle to create that effect but I'm not sure it's working. His top half is uniform in the way it faces and that part of him doesn't look like he's twisting.
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« Reply #408 on: February 02, 2009, 05:08:17 PM »
I don't know about everybody else, but my main issue is that on my machine at least, it's too dark.  I mean, clearly we want a picture like this to be dark, but I had trouble making out what it was at first.

Of course, the internet being what it is, this may not be your fault.
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« Reply #409 on: February 02, 2009, 05:17:29 PM »
Skar - that is awesome! Thanks for sharing that!

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« Reply #410 on: February 02, 2009, 05:43:59 PM »
Reaves: Yeah, I can only agree, needs more texture. Not sure how to go about it, but I'll figure it out eventually.  So much to learn!

Ookla:  Good eye on the head versus feet thing.  You're right. I think a layer got misplaced, I'll have to check.

happyman: Yeah, I opened it at work and it was way darker than on my home machine.  Looks like I'll have to fiddle with that monitor.

Vatdoro:  Thanks, man!
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« Reply #411 on: February 02, 2009, 10:45:47 PM »
I love how you did the rips in the koloss' skin!!! It's really, really good!!!
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« Reply #412 on: February 02, 2009, 11:02:04 PM »
For the record, better monitor=Wow, I am seriously impressed.  The apocalyptic feel is almost tangible.
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« Reply #413 on: February 02, 2009, 11:19:13 PM »
Thanks for all your comments.  They're all really encouraging and I really appreciate it.
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« Reply #414 on: February 03, 2009, 08:06:44 AM »
Hi, Skar. Cool painting! The inquisitor creeps me out.

Here are a few texturing techniques that I use that you might also find useful.
  • hard edged brush - use less opacity and multiple strokes to blend colors or for shading rather than using soft edged brushes
  • some tighter highlights in key places might provide some contrast and make the skin feel more textured
  • a grunge layer lightly applied using soft light or overlay blending modes can help get away from the computery feel of digital painting. I find that I tend to be too heavy handed with it.
  • a spackle texture brush can be useful to add blemishes or other imperfections to the skin. also useful for pores or broken up highlights.


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« Reply #415 on: February 03, 2009, 06:00:17 PM »
Thanks Mking!  I can't wait to try those out.
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« Reply #416 on: February 03, 2009, 07:36:19 PM »
That is really impressive Skar; your use of dark colors is great! The only thing I would change (I know some of you already mentioned this . . .) is the texture, it would make it more real to me. Also is that the Ashmounts in the back? I like the surrounding background, very ominous.  I, for one, can't use dark colors in my sketches since I get a feeling it's TOO dark, but you did excellent.

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« Reply #417 on: February 05, 2009, 03:53:47 AM »
Great work as always Skar. Your work raises the bar for everyone else and their are others with good work hear too. Would love to see your take of Sazed.

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« Reply #418 on: February 10, 2009, 08:48:46 AM »
Hey everyone, sorry I haven't been able to participate in the community much lately, but I haven't forgotten you guys.

I was working on some stuff that involved using a skull illustration as a template, and I took a little time to do a couple extra heads based on my favorite blue beasties:



Busted out pretty quick on the colors, but I like 'em well enough to post. If you don't care for 'em, you can check out the plain linework here.

I think I didn't quite get 'em right the last time I drew 'em, but I'm taking a new tack. I think before I made the mistake of treating the immature koloss as appearing too "fat" rather than appearing like an abnormally muscular man in a sack of skin that doesn't quite fit, and isn't properly attached to the muscles underneath. Hopefully I've gotten a little closer this time, 'cause this is much creepier (I think).

As always, I enjoy any and all feedback.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2009, 08:50:29 AM by Inkthinker »

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« Reply #419 on: February 10, 2009, 05:59:51 PM »
HolyCrap!!!  That is exactly how I see the Koloss in my mind.  GET OUTTA MY HEAD!!!!!!!!!
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