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WIP by Exileden WIP by Exileden
Just doing some small shameless promoting to my new Facebook page. I plan to be more active there.

Also I'm running a small contest there- where you would have to post your creature design o the post wall on this page and I'll pick the best design and will draw it which is a great chance to get art from me :)

To enter is simple. Like my page and post your creature design picture on the wall. Deadline will be on 28th October.

Enter here: [link]

Oh and the picture is an early stage WIP of digital dragon painting which will be exclusive for my FB page. I'm terribly struggling with digital medium but I got to learn!

PS: Also, those who knew me on FallenEden FB page, yes I've moved into new one due to many reasons. Unlike FallenEden and like my new one. FallenEden will be purged.
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veinne Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
the dragon looks awesome. :D
will make sure to check out your fb page and contest~
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Eastrider Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Grrr.... got no Facebook.
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narakuchimaru Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
50 pts de 50 pts cool
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BaneEden Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Love it:heart:
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Crickatoo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
All of your artwork inspires me so much :) I love this!
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Exileden Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Thank you so much! :D
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Sephiroth097 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nice^^.
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issuldra Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It seems like a great pic.
What exactly are you struggling with on digital art? I can steer you towards some very helpful tutorials.
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Exileden Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Hm not sure how to say... it's more that I cant get control of using brushes to make it look complex, detailed and realistic texture. It looks so "bloppy". And color choosing and shading doesnt go well with what I want and imagine in my mind, as I do smoothly in traditional.
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issuldra Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's tricky. Photoshop's default brush sets don't do well for traditional looks. But here on dA, there's a number of tutorials and brushes for just such effects. They take time to master, but it's worth it in the end. Youtube also has some nice tutorials, and I recommend subscribing to ImagineFX's Channel there. IFX is a magazine where digital artists gather tips, tricks and tutorials for other artists of any level. Otherwise, there's always a change in program. ArtRage and Corel are both good programs for going either traditional or digital.

As for the color-picking, that's harder. You can always draw from real-life images, finding/taking pics with colors you like and picking from them. There's also just sitting down and making a page of colors you like for upcoming projects.

ImagineFX's Youtube channel: [link]

Hope all this helps you!
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Exileden Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Haha thanks! Well I already know a lot of useful digital sources, but the problem with me is that what no tutorials can help me. It's more... problem with me. I can't feel natural flow of painting what I want digitally. When i sit and try to paint, things turn in absolutely not wanted way.
The only thing is I would have to paint only digitally for entire month and dont do any traditionals meantime, where with that rythm i would feel the flow of using digital media.

Oh but there is something that I cant figure out. If you know a very good resource for it, how to color grayscaled images? I do a lot better when I do grayscale illustration and then do colors. But I am terrible at coloring grayscale... how many artists can do wonderful paintings overcolored on grayscaled images?? When I overlay/or color layer on top of grayscaled illustration, it looks so awful. Looks so damn flat, weird, ugly colors like marker on grayscaled print. Everything gets out of control. I would be so grateful if you knew a tutorial how to color well grayscaled images!
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issuldra Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So you're just not used to digital art? I was a bit more of a natural with it, but I did have some level of awkwardness too. That goes away with practice. Listening to music while I work helps even to this day; helps me get into the flow of things.

Ok so here are some tuts I found:
This first one I like because it has A LOT of different ways to color grayscale, not just simple things. [link]

I found this video that's simple, and helps out a fair bit: [link]

I don't normally do Greyscale Painting, but now it looks like a process I should at least try; gotta see if I can try it at least once. Maybe I'll get faster! I'm still slow as a sloth when I do artwork, it's why I don't do commissions.
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scream1327 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Desoloth the final :)
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BUKOWSKl Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*Realises might have shot at contest* *goes to enter* *looks at first entry* *dies* *likes page and leaves with out submitting*
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Exileden Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Oh come on. :D Congratulations for getting discouraged!
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BUKOWSKl Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol XD
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CharlieK-33 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*does the same...*
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Struggling? Nonsense.

when in doubt play with color theory or random brush strokes on a New layer.
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