Post Reply I'm no longer a plumber. I guess I'm an artist now.
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Posted 8/26/16 , edited 10/15/16
Seeing that business is still terrible and that I can't seem to stay healthy I suppose my main role in society now is to be an artist. I'll just post some completed works and maintain a revolving door of works in progress.

This post is in order with the most recent first.

Completed:



Oh shit I'm poppin' off!














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Posted 8/27/16

GreatLordBalzak wrote:

Seeing that business is still terrible and that I can't seem to stay healthy I suppose my main role in society now is to be an artist. I'll just post some completed works and maintain a revolving door of works in progress.







In Progress:


I want to get something done for the 10th anniversary of Steve Gleason's blocked punt against the Atlanta Falcons on the 25th of September 2006.


never quit your art
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Posted 8/27/16 , edited 8/29/16

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never quit your art


Oh I'm finishing this one. That's the real reason I rushed that previous one. The Gleason painting has a deadline so that takes priority. The Rem drawing is actually part of an animation which will of course take much much more time but I'm in no hurry with that one.

I believe there is value in completing a piece even if it's not going your way. I have a Marques Colston drawing on my deviantart page which served as a good reminder of every mistake I didn't want to repeat on my next attempt with colored pencils.
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Posted 8/28/16
You do great work, keep it up!
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Posted 8/29/16 , edited 8/29/16
Thanks!

It seems I may have finally developed the patience to really put it all together. The workflow is slow now, but with more practice I can't wait to see what I can do.
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Posted 10/11/16 , edited 10/12/16

GreatLordBalzak wrote:


Oh I'm finishing this one. That's the real reason I rushed that previous one. The Gleason painting has a deadline so that takes priority. The Rem drawing is actually part of an animation which will of course take much much more time but I'm in no hurry with that one.

I believe there is value in completing a piece even if it's not going your way
. I have a Marques Colston drawing on my deviantart page which served as a good reminder of every mistake I didn't want to repeat on my next attempt with colored pencils.


That's a fantastic attitude to have! That will get you long ways, the rest is just how many hours you dedicate to your craft.


If you're gonna be doing any serious kind of digital painting, i really suggest to either get a screen that's been calibrated, or calibrate it yourself. Otherwise your colors will look off when viewed on other screens. Make sure to also set your color profile in Photoshop/whatever program you use, for web image compatibillity.

Try doing some grayscale work to practice your values, it rly helps you manage depth and shape when you paint with colors later, and you can't really rly on color because of your tv screen (work towards replacing it ASAP, tv screens are terrible).

Keep at it!
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Posted 10/12/16

NuclearCold wrote:


GreatLordBalzak wrote:


Oh I'm finishing this one. That's the real reason I rushed that previous one. The Gleason painting has a deadline so that takes priority. The Rem drawing is actually part of an animation which will of course take much much more time but I'm in no hurry with that one.

I believe there is value in completing a piece even if it's not going your way
. I have a Marques Colston drawing on my deviantart page which served as a good reminder of every mistake I didn't want to repeat on my next attempt with colored pencils.


That's a fantastic attitude to have! That will get you long ways, the rest is just how many hours you dedicate to your craft.


If you're gonna be doing any serious kind of digital painting, i really suggest to either get a screen that's been calibrated, or calibrate it yourself. Otherwise your colors will look off when viewed on other screens. Make sure to also set your color profile in Photoshop/whatever program you use, for web image compatibillity.

Try doing some grayscale work to practice your values, it rly helps you manage depth and shape when you paint with colors later, and you can't really rly on color because of your tv screen (work towards replacing it ASAP, tv screens are terrible).

Keep at it!


Thanks for the tips. When I chose my monitor I went with a panel that had good color accuracy rather than a high refresh rate. I knew having a high refresh rate would allow me to utilize the full potential of my GPU for gaming, but I think the sacrifice was well worth it. It was cracked while I was traveling at some point.

As for my attitude. I wasn't always this way, but I'm glad I trained myself to think this way. I read "Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity" after an ankle surgery in 2010 and made a point of emulating the kind of attitude Drew Brees approaches his craft with into my own training and preparation.

I may not be an athlete anymore, but I when I get serious about something I go at it with the same tenacity.
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Posted 10/14/16
Might want to consider putting a date near edited portion of your work in progress post. It will help keep track of things.

Cute witch, by the way. Could use more neck in my opinion and a bit more definitions around shoulder and clavicle areas. Do you planning on adding backgrounds?
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Posted 10/14/16

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Could use more neck in my opinion



Ahhhhh! I forgot to make that layer visible before importing it into Krita for coloring! Good catch, it would have been a huge problem if I would have started my soft shading (which would add more definition).

As for the background it will probably be a sky during fading light hours, or perhaps a midnight blue.
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Posted 10/21/16
Hey do you want to know how to make money as an artist?

I know this is a shameless plug but I'm a member here on Crunchyroll and love anime myself. I'm not a spam bot or anything. I just have a training course I'm selling to help folks like yourself learn how to make a money using art. If you would like to know more let me know. I won't post the link here unless you ask because again not wanting to sound like a robot. I'm a human. LOL. I just know of some ways for folks like you to make some money online as an artist.
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Posted 10/21/16 , edited 10/21/16
I'm aware, I've seen you around before in the past. There's a pro graphic designer in the family that I can consult. I really need to work on my consistency, color management, and get enough practice to up my speed. If I hit a roadblock later on I might check it out, but for now I still have a lot to learn.
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