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    first post, first painting - FINISHED

    Hi there

    I purchased artrage2 a few months ago, but didn't have the chance or time to use it much since now. Then, a few days ago i saw this forum, looked at all the great work you people have done with artrage, and got inspired. I decided start painting daily whether it's for 15 minutes or 2 hours, so that i could actually improve. Anyway, i started painting yesterday, and this is the first painting i've been working on. I spent around 4 hours on it so far, it's still a work-in-progress.

    To simulate an actual painting, i decided not to use any layers and do all the work on one, i guess i like making things difficult for myself. I'm using a photo as a reference, but my initial sketch was a bit off, so it's not totally alike.

    Many thanks to AmbientDesign for this amazing software

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    emre

    *** The finished version of the painting is towards the bottom of this page.
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    Sweet! I really like the bird's face. Excellent start. I look forward to seeing it as it goes along.

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    Very cool painting, emremeydan. I like the detail you've put into it.
    I know what you mean about self-imposed limitations. It can inspire you to greater things by limiting your options.
    I look forward to seeing more of your paintings. Great stuff!
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    Very nice start!

    When I started out, I used to have a "characterisitic" that I see in your painting as well. I am referring to the white areas between color patches.

    I have noticed through observing others' work and doing some reading that it is common to paint a background across the canvas, and then begin the actual details. To do this after the fact, I have tried changing the color of the canvas to something that fits well with the rest of the picture.

    On the other hand, if your intent was to have this as part of your style, then you have done a terrific job!

    Keep 'em coming...

    D.

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    Thanks for the comments

    About those white areas... Well, they're not intentional, but i don't have a problem with them either. Since this is just a wip, all those gaps will be filled when i'm done with the painting. I know the "painting the background on the whole canvas" trick (as i grew up watching Bob Ross' tv series), it was just a preference to do it this way, mostly because i decided to use a single layer. Thanks for the suggestion though.

    Oh, and i forgot to put the link to the reference photo i used:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:S...airy_wren2.jpg

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    emre

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    brilliant start.......i like the perspective with the bird looking into the camera
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    Thanks!

    Current progress... Boy, these feathers are taking a lot of time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emremeydan
    Thanks!

    Current progress... Boy, these feathers are taking a lot of time!

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    I'm sure ENCHANTER would sympathise. Ask him about the fur on his Meerkat.
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    :lol: i do sympathise ....

    http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums...er=asc&start=0

    BEEN THERE, DONE THAT :lol: ..took me alot of patience, and quite a few hours..was going fur mad ..but got there in the end......dont give up.........

    *whisper* we should gang up on Andy and 'politely' ask for a fur/feather brush !

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    I tried blending small glitter into fur/grass and it doesn't work. If it were "wetter" or "gooeyer" it might work!

    D.

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