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12-22-2006, 05:28 PM
Here are too Master Studies I did 100% Artrage...

1st Done with Pencils


2nd with Watercolors


Still trying to get a watercolor look and feel...

12-22-2006, 11:47 PM
those are wonderful, did you use artrage for teh 2nd one as well?

12-23-2006, 12:11 AM
Oh fantastic! Those are really well done. I like the style.

12-23-2006, 04:56 AM
Yes, they are both 100% Artrage on a 20" iMac (Totally Awesome) and a 6x8 Wacom.

12-23-2006, 05:11 AM
very cool paintings.
I think you'll fit in very well here.Welcome to the forum

D Akey
12-23-2006, 08:51 AM
Admirable studies.

Great job. :D :D :D

12-23-2006, 10:42 AM
goos ones StarrShaw :D lovely soft treatment you've given the sculptures


12-23-2006, 12:03 PM
My favourite subject and you do them justice. Great work.

12-23-2006, 01:34 PM
Thanks ,
StarShaw and AR, for the opportunity to see such stuff !!!!!!!!!

12-23-2006, 06:25 PM
Thanks everyone! here is one more I did today :D

This one is I used the pencil tool, markers (I like to say watercolors) and some airbrush.


12-23-2006, 08:38 PM
Wonderful. Care to share how you get the "running effect" of the watercolor using the marker tool?

D Akey
12-23-2006, 09:01 PM
Everything looks great except for the foot. You can definitely draw, so I'm assuming you just rushed it or lost interest?

Check out the length of the shadows where the tendons for the toes meet the foot. It may be what the original looks like, but they usually diminish as they go from the big toe to the small.

Also the toenails are proportionally overemphasized. I know it gives some shape to the toes, but for the size of them, you may want to consider indicating them with some of your tone rather than the black line.

She's absolutely beautifully drawn. Her head and face is flat out great, her torso is wonderful, and her hands are perfect.

Very good job! :D :D :D

12-24-2006, 01:19 AM
That's gorgeous.

12-24-2006, 05:48 AM
D Akey - Thanks for the good critique! Yes the foot maybe off, I should have took more care. I need to spend time on Heads, Hands, and Feet. I have to keep telling myself. Hands especially.

lastsalvo - I will try to post a step by step soon. I have found Painting on one layer with the wetness all the way up will blend the colors better, starting from light and working your way to dark on one layer seems to work like real watercolors. To blend even more, I tried turning the color all the way to White and pushing the colors around, that works pretty good to.

My average time all all the pieces are about 2 hours. I am kinda just practicing, I need practice, the CGtalk forums don't have such kind things to say to me as all of you, they are quite the opposite.

12-24-2006, 06:10 AM
No it good great. Keep it up. You are aiming for a natural look, not "CG".

12-24-2006, 06:16 AM
Here is another, this was half skecthbook pro and half ArtRage 1. ArtRage 2 has so many improvements like layer blending modes etc., That I am sure this could be done 100% by ArtRage 2.


12-24-2006, 11:10 AM
Great one Starr :) love how you captured the glow from the windows and lamp


12-24-2006, 11:54 AM
This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

12-24-2006, 12:56 PM
there is an old abandoned arched train tressle (or trestle)? and a pizza place built in between,pick up the pizza at the back door,lots of lurking shadows, an old enamel street light over cracked cement and brick alley, with stunted plant life growing out of the fractures, used to wait and think ,wish i could take a picture of this in the dark, something beautiful about it, your painting is that!!!

12-24-2006, 05:59 PM
Thanks everyone. :P Okay, I did this quick Masters study, and made a step by step on how I did it.

Step by step URL



12-24-2006, 06:09 PM
Seriously cool tutorial!

That's fantastic. I'm going to have to beg if we can use that on the ArtRage homepage somewhere, I think!

12-24-2006, 07:24 PM
Sure, just let me know. I can send all the image files and text to you.


12-24-2006, 11:52 PM
Here is another, this was half skecthbook pro and half ArtRage 1. ArtRage 2 has so many improvements like layer blending modes etc., That I am sure this could be done 100% by ArtRage 2.


I absolutely love this one the most, inspiring work :)

12-25-2006, 01:43 AM
geat one Starr..and thanks for sharing how it was done...i love to see how others work and the processes they use for getting from idea to finnished art :D


Lynda Ragsdale
12-27-2006, 02:23 PM
Starr, your work is most excellent! Thank you for sharing.


12-28-2006, 03:52 AM
i haven't seen that befor..wonderful light...you have a good sense for nice compostitions...