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January 5, 2013


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Testing and experimenting!

I wanna see the different experiments, tests and practices people do :)
Have you been trying out a new technique, a funny approach or a completely new style in art then I'd like to see the results of that!
This thread is almost as much a self-reflecting post thing as much as it's a kinda guide for others (and me) to find some new techniques to help improve their own art.

So if you could write what "new" technique or style you've tried out, and what you "usually" do instead in your post as well as the thumbnail itself it would be lovely! :heart:

I hope this isn't written too complicated! xD

Well here's my newest test:

What I did that I usually don't do:
:bulletred:Painting on one layer
:bulletred:Picking colors from existing canvas (abstract painting on a canvas)
:bulletred:Abstract colors
:bulletred:No lineart
:bulletred:Anonomous face
:bulletred:Painting it all in one go

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JollyGolightly Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did a test style on this one trying to get a "vectorized" look through traditional means
I tried again on this one but it didn't turn out as well :(
normally I just do soft blended shading
Thank you very much for posting! :)
Rh1annon Jan 18, 2013  Student Artist

tried hatching and darkening contrast :)
tried out new style too :)

thank you

Thank you very much for posting! :)
Rh1annon Jan 20, 2013  Student Artist
no problem
Blackrabbit98 Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
working with perspective and warping it for more effect

I tried a a different set of setting on the Ink tool (GIMP). I set the Adjustment Size to 1, and Sensitivity size to 0.8. everything else was set to 0 and the nub was unchanged. My lineart.

Usually my linearting is with the Path tool, the paintbrush, or the Ink tool with close to the standard settings.
Hinotechi Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<---------- (Scanned) Adjusted the levels so that I could paint digitally directly instead of creating a new lineart - hand-drawing the lineart will often give a very smooth and natural look while digital often can look pointy.
<---------- Reduced the amount of layers to work on 2 for the skin instead of several, allows for a lot better blending.
<---------- Newest deviation: used fairly soft light with the specific source from the monk's left side.

Different department

<---------- Tried to make a more proper animation mini movie by allowing myself to take more time to make the frames (as the animation is basically a lot of frames). 280 frames and about 35 seconds long but it still took me three days (as the 280 frames were all drawn and coloured)
ChesneyKeegan Jan 11, 2013
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