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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2013

    Skull Wallpaper

    This is my first post and the first 'finished' piece I did in ArtRage.
    Although I am not the biggest fan of the interface, the tool feels just right. It is way more straigthforward than Painter, less cluttered than PS (I hate the interface that was introduced with PS5) and the canvas controls are much better than in Sketchbook pro (although I like the pencil and Ink there a little better).
    Anyway, here ist my fist picture. Reference picture was used, presketch with a pencil and then straight painting with the oil brush and some soomthing/blending of the background with the palette knife.
    Adjusting the canvas afterwards gives it a very organic look.
    The forum here is friendly and has all skill levels present. I hope to be able to post from time to time (digital painting is not my major hobby....).
    Therefore i would like to share this picture, a wallpaper in 1080p, with you.

    Click image for larger version. 

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Welcome Michael, and an excellent first post. It will be interesting to see how you like Art Rage as you get more used to the program. It is as simple as you like or has the capabilities to produce really complex work as you will find if you watch the forum. There are some artists here who produce mind blowing work that require extensive technical skills that can only be gained with practice and experimenting..... and imagination!

    We will look forward to more posts from you to see how you get the best out of the program.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    very good work, Michael. I like the technics... don't the theme, sorry. But a very good begining.

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  4. #4
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    Apr 2007
    washington, usa
    makes a great wallpaper indeed. great painting job on the skull. welcome.

  5. #5
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    Feb 2009
    Concord, California
    Welcome. Terrific first shot out of the box, hoping you will post more.
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    Dec 2009
    Huntsville, On., Canada

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    Nov 2006
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  8. #8
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    Mar 2013
    Thanks everyone for the nice words. I hope to be able to post more soon.

    Unfortunately, I am VERY much hooked on skulls and bare bones and study them a lot (both for custom painting and tattoo's like bread an butter).
    I guess there will be more in this direction...try to get some cute character designs in from time to time.

    Looking at you gallery, it seems to me as if you got the hang on the tools already. I hope to be able to put the time in. I see the digital painting just as an extension of my real world sketching hobbies

  9. #9
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    Jul 2006
    Neat idea. Yeah, tattoos on the scalp where the skin is not so deep, I would think they would also be imprinting the bone. Interesting connection between the fossil feel of the fish and the skull -- Gotta love roots.
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  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Rome (Italy)
    Welcome and congratulations for the excellent painting!
    I guess they had to cut and detach the scalp and then fix again to have such a more permanent tattoo to last all the life long ... and beyond ...LOL
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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