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Composing an original image for reference

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks!' started by Diegojavbau, Jul 7, 2015.


  1. Diegojavbau

    Diegojavbau Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Usually begginers like me don't want to copy and want to create an original image to paint , but find it very hard to do it.
    I can't teach you how to do it because I have the same problem , but I want to share some images that I found that explain for itself the process , simple but effective examples.
    Thanks a lot to Jeff Chapman , the creator.

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    nice work,, great inspiration!
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    AndreZA Elite Member! Elite Member! Artist of the Month!

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    Yip, that is what I'm planning. Thanks for sharing. In one of the features in the "Making It" documentary, the artist also shows how he composes a painting.
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    ad fez kind of a big deal = Admington

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    This is what i was on about the other day ran
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    Great work, nice to see how it's put together.
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    Carnun Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    Thanks for sharing the link - I think I have to really watch the Making It movie. I see they have other series... Dave McKean!

    What they are showing is inspiring to show it can be done and depressing at the same time because I have so far to go!
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    Squishy Queen Clown Slayer Mod

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    That Making It does look interesting, might have to give that a watch sometime.

    I guess this is what I kind of do, only being a computer idiot, I just print and make a collage, then redraw it as one image. Or, as Diego knows through paintpal, I use a basic sketch of something as a base to give me some basic form to work from- in his case I think I used a wolf skull, and then drew over it to create a dragon skull.
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    Subzero Paint cup bubbler Elite Member! Very Likeable!

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    I find this really interesting as I lack creativeness, I can think ideas but can't put to paper, adopting this philosophy I reckon I could now, big thumbs up Diego
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    Thanks fez, I got ya!;)

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    Here is a couple I did with photoshop fezzels.

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    Thanks for sharing this--The images are great! And inspiring
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    mrSTEVIEjanowski Young Tutorling

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    My art teachers used to tell me that u need to gather as many reference pictures as u can, and use them to build the original u want. Reference pictures for everything, from texture to lighting, color and anatomy. Those pictures u found are really cool, thank u for sharing.
    Sharing is caring
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