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Timed Head Sketch 649 by FUNKYMONKEY1945 Timed Head Sketch 649 by FUNKYMONKEY1945
Fav Hair Model ( wish I knew her name so I could look her up for more reference. I think I've painted her 4 times now. )
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saeideh69 Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
dont you draw men? I mean ever? lol
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:iconfunkymonkey1945:
All the time.  Men are easier to paint than beautiful women.  With women, it tests your ability to indicate or design the planes
of the face.  Men look like men no matter what.  If you add too many details on a woman or over indicate
certain planes/forms, it makes them less feminine.  Also the colors on woman have to be a bit more
subtle. 

I draw and paint guys all the time for work.  lol need to paint something pretty
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saeideh69 Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

anytime I blow the mouth I paint a mustache or even a beard, change the hair style and da-dah! a man shows from very inside a woman :D

lol

but do paint men tooo

there are some really handsome ones out there if it has to be something pretty ;)

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saeideh69 Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
dont you draw men? I mean ever? lol
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Really like this one! 


And since I'm here, I'll ask you a random question... I was wondering what you thought of Lin Ran's advice here: paperasylum.files.wordpress.co…


Particularly the bit about the RGB sliders being the best/most useful/least jumpy way of finding or modifying color. I see his point, though there are also people crazy about the LAB color picker.  (Briggsy on CA.org: "An exercise I use for teaching colour in Photoshop is to paint brushstrokes over a layer of an unknown target colour, trying to match the colour by adjusting the sliders until the brushstrokes become invisible. You then repeat the exercise using each of the different colour spaces (RGB, HSB, Lab) to compare the ease of each method for selecting colours. My students find using the RGB sliders in the colour palette to be interesting and instructive, but generally the slowest and most difficult way of getting an exact match. The quickest, easiest and most intuitive method is to use the Lab sliders in the colour picker, which allow you to independently adjust value (L slider), chroma (distance from the centre of the ab square) and hue (direction from the centre of the ab square). I'm sure that with practice you could get quite quick with the RGB sliders though.")


This is probably a waste of time, though, right? Little technical tricks don't make up for practice. :)

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Good advice but I try to keep things really simple :)
I play with RGB slider mostly to make colors more intense.
My cintiq is not calibrated color wise. No big deal though,
I think about it like painting in guache or acrylic where the
lights dry darker and the lights dry lighter so you have to overcompensate.

In the end, if you have good foundations, like you said, it's just tricks.
The tricks don't give you foundation and people with good foundations look past tricks.

I love digital painting but not a big fan of all the technical tricks.
Usually it's faster to just paint it. You wanna learn brushstrokes? Learn by doing mastercopies of John Singer Sargeant, Sorolla, etc. I'm probably biased because I was taught very traditionally. I like to keep things simple. An instructor/ coworker put it best.

" These new artists can't draw or paint when you take away the computer! A good artists should be good enough to adapt to whatever situation. Shit if it makes a mark, you should be able to create something cool with it. "

lol Hope I make sense. To summarize, I keep things simple. To me painting is just pushing and pulling tones/values.
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:icongrieverjoe:
This looks different from your usual stuff, somehow. Can't put my finger on it.
Not bad, mind you! Just different. :D
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:iconfunkymonkey1945:
lol hiding my shapes more so they aren't so obvious :) basically covering my tracks with edges.
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