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sometimes it takes something as simple as hot chocolate to remind you that no matter how lonely you may feel, someone somewhere out there cares about you

Happy Holidays (:
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DocHound Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
I cant tell you how much I wish I could color, (paint, rather) like you do. I think I might start exploring digital painting more and try to deviate from my lineart work.
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KE-M72 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011   Digital Artist
Haha, there's definitely some good things starting to happen here, but it's still incredibly rough and undeveloped. I am beginning to really like the painterly approach to... painting, if something is wrong, you just paint out the problem. Lineart/comics way is different, when you render, it feels more like a coloring book (filling in the pretty lineart). Also, making a correction isn't as easy or quick (for me). However, it is very clean and pretty, but I struggle at that approach (which is really frustrating). I think it's a good idea to try a lot of different approaches, you might find something you like, or even parts of the process you like. Color is another story entirely. It is a tough subject, but I just tried to focus on warm/cool light (not color, light) and strong contrasting values to control the viewers eyes to looking at the head/mug area first (primary focus). So on and so on as I ramble on.
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DocHound Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
xD I think I just need to work on it more, myself; maybe I'll figure it out. If anything I learned a bunch on value from a charcoal class I had taken lass semester, so that'll help me a little. What you said about light instead of color, though, is interesting. I'll have to keep that in mind.

What program was it you said you use to do these in?
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KE-M72 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011   Digital Artist
photoshop
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skykun Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
nice job
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KE-M72 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011   Digital Artist
thanks (:
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skykun Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
your welcome
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SoftMonKeychains Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
About the wolf's social life I dunno, but hot choco is always simply nice, XD
Nice painting!
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KE-M72 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010   Digital Artist
Haha, yeah I especially prefer my hot chocolate with milk rather than hot water. I think it tastes better and creamier that way. Thanks Ana. (:
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evilmurkrow Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Filmographer
is real ... i feel good but .... mad and lonely sometimes ... but me too i love ... take with my company ... (my cats on the table sitting waiting for him I probably spent a spoon from time to time ...) a hot chocolate ...
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KE-M72 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010   Digital Artist
yeah, it's definitely better with friends to share with, good times
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evilmurkrow Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Filmographer
thank ... you too =D
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lordsylvi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
He looks so happy, so cute :D
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KE-M72 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010   Digital Artist
yaaay, someone thinks he's cute :3
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Vonny88 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Student Filmographer
Awesome pic! I Really like the brush strokes. :D
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KE-M72 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks Vonsterrrrrrrrr d:
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Vonny88 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Student Filmographer
No problem! :D
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nz-tdm Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have excellent fur rendering skills! How do you do it?
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KE-M72 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010   Digital Artist
Pretty simple actually, it was done with 2 different texture brushes, one from daarken's brush pack [link] (you can download them there) and one of photoshop's standard brushes that I modified. I blocked in the value and color, then took the texture brush and went around the form (attempting to follow the way I think fur would wrap around the body). Hope that wasn't too confusing. ^^;
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nz-tdm Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, I understood. Thanks, i'll try that because I can't draw for for sht.
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KE-M72 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010   Digital Artist
If drawing is the issue, I wouldn't worry too much about how to render things like fur for now. (: I would suggest starting out learning some simple perspective drawing. That combined with learning some anatomy/figure drawing from Andrew Loomis or Bridgman books will make your drawings infinitely better. This might be a good place to start [link] if you're serious, you can sign up and go through some of the exercises in the Perspective 101 section. There's a ton of great resources out there, gotta find em and practice. (:
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nz-tdm Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that website looks quite interesting, will look into that.
Thanks.
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KE-M72 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010   Digital Artist
No problem, Happy Holidays (:
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nz-tdm Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You to. :-)
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