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Mikehillart
01-09-2016, 08:16 AM
Hey folks... newbie here!
I just wanted to say hello, introduce myself and some of my work.

I'm Mike. I've been drawing for years but recently started using ArtRage and am now solely producing digital art.
I'd love to know what you all think.

All the best,
Mike

There's more of my work here - also prints are coming soon!
www.mikehillart.co.uk

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Mikehillart
01-10-2016, 02:21 PM
Couple more pieces...

Mike
www.mikehillart.co.uk


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D Akey
01-10-2016, 11:20 PM
Nice and direct painting. Giving each mark a purpose allows for a simplification and getting to the point fast. Makes for a good skill for visualization. Also, there's a swash and bravura quality to them, which is appropriate to give a glamour sashay, "she's all that" vibe. Could be cheap and brusque, or taken to a high level of posh glamour. Each level of approach could be modified to suit a different end point. Usually when edited down this much every mark counts, every color choice and so on. But all these are within a style which shows consistency which would show a potential client pretty clearly what to expect. I like it.

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Mikehillart
01-10-2016, 11:49 PM
Thank you!
Some very kind words and comments on the style.
It rarely strays like you said (although I did start as a cartoonist!) Whether I'm using natural tones or overly colourful ones.

I'm glad you liked them.

impasto
01-11-2016, 09:19 AM
awesome paintings. I like how you exagerate some features without making them look cheesy,eg eye lashes, and how casually simple yet effective the brush-stylus strokes look.

AndreaMG
01-11-2016, 09:30 AM
Lovely and powerful paintings ^^

gxhpainter2
01-11-2016, 10:24 AM
welcome to the forum and you certainly have a great start in digital painting techniques :cool::cool::cool:

Mikehillart
01-11-2016, 11:01 AM
Thank you so much folks!

You may have guessed I have a thing for eyes which is why they're exaggerated in most of my portraits to make them the stand out part of the piece.
I'm glad you didn't think they were too OTT as it's always intended to catch the eye and draw you to them as opposed to making you wonder what the hell happened there.

coops
01-12-2016, 02:26 AM
Love your work and yes its all in the eyes:)

Mikehillart
01-12-2016, 03:12 AM
Love your work and yes its all in the eyes:)

Thank you!

Caesar
01-12-2016, 10:56 PM
Welcome and congrats. You sure know how to handle a brush, even a virtual one!