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Thread: First completed Painting in Bob Ross' Style

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    First completed Painting in Bob Ross' Style

    Hello everyone!

    Today I decided to give Bob Ross`technique a try on ArtRage.

    I am quite happy with it, although I need to work on the trees color a bit better next time


    Hope you enjoy!


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    Very nice. I've been watching a few of videos recently as well.

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    Thank you!

    I started watching them a few months ago and I became so addicted

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    Good.
    Too bright colors simultaneously in light and shade.

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    Thanks

    That is true

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    Welcome. Certainly a "tidy and clean" painting. So a praise to Mr. Bob Ross who seem to have convinced and grown legions of US people to appreciate and start painting.
    I think, considering Your beginning, that You may soon leave elementary school for higher and higher degrees and find plenty of other great masters along the centuries and from all over to enjoy and learn from, once Your basic skills are complete and mature. As a most modest advice, once You feel confident with the brush and mixes, don't get lost in details, techniques, tips and tricks, but look at any painting as a whole vision to tweak, enhance, balance and harmonize according to Your inspiration and purpose.
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    I personally suspect that Bob Ross was an inspiration when they wrote the ArtRage Program. Certainly in the early days of the forum, people were talking him up and comparing this tool and that to what he did on TV.

    My recollection is that Bob Ross was not a colorist per say, and so this seems live a fairly good painting based on his demos. Certainly when you take it farther, one can always study color more, as can every artist.

    My 2 cents on color temperature would be to consider that on the whole in outdoor daytime scenes the shadow colors tend to be cooler in temperature than the directly lit parts because the blue sky get's reflected into the shadows. So it's not just about getting darker. But that guideline doesn't need to be in every painting. We bend the rules all the time as we try stuff out to see how it plays. Famous artists have done it all different ways throughout the years. And in your context here, it doesn't bother me as you have it because your overall color is contained within a color range.

    So you hit the nail on the head with this one. And it looks good! Very Bob Ross.
    Last edited by D Akey; 10-28-2015 at 01:35 AM.
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    Caesar
    Welcome. Certainly a "tidy and clean" painting. So a praise to Mr. Bob Ross who seem to have convinced and grown legions of US people to appreciate and start painting.
    I think, considering Your beginning, that You may soon leave elementary school for higher and higher degrees and find plenty of other great masters along the centuries and from all over to enjoy and learn from, once Your basic skills are complete and mature. As a most modest advice, once You feel confident with the brush and mixes, don't get lost in details, techniques, tips and tricks, but look at any painting as a whole vision to tweak, enhance, balance and harmonize according to Your inspiration and purpose
    Thank you for your kind critique! I will try to improve alot in my future paintings, because this is my very first finished painting ever!
    What is your opinion about custom brushes/sticker sprays that one can download? I used a lot of Loadus' sticker sprays for the foliage.
    Wouldn't it be a bigger personal success to improve painting with ArtRage without using custom content?

    D Akey
    I personally suspect that Bob Ross was an inspiration when they wrote the ArtRage Program. Certainly in the early days of the forum, people were talking him up and comparing this tool and that to what he did on TV.

    My recollection is that Bob Ross was not a colorist per say, and so this seems live a fairly good painting based on his demos. Certainly when you take it farther, one can always study color more, as can every artist.

    My 2 cents on color temperature would be to consider that on the whole in outdoor daytime scenes the shadow colors tend to be cooler in temperature than the directly lit parts because the blue sky get's reflected into the shadows. So it's not just about getting darker. But that guideline doesn't need to be in every painting. We bend the rules all the time as we try stuff out to see how it plays. Famous artists have done it all different ways throughout the years. And in your context here, it doesn't bother me as you have it because your overall color is contained within a color range.

    So you hit the nail on the head with this one. And it looks good! Very Bob Ross.
    Thank you!

    I don't know if I used the right words for my own critique before. I do not think the colors of my foliage are "wrong" because they are too bright. They can look incredible in a forest painting I think.
    But in this case, they are too vibrant because of the more not-so-vibrant background. Once I get the feel for painting snow on mountains with breaking the white color, I believe the vibrant
    foreground colors will look alot better in context!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drowfganger View Post
    Thank you for your kind critique! I will try to improve alot in my future paintings, because this is my very first finished painting ever!
    What is your opinion about custom brushes/sticker sprays that one can download? I used a lot of Loadus' sticker sprays for the foliage.
    Wouldn't it be a bigger personal success to improve painting with ArtRage without using custom content?
    Dear mate, custom brushes and sticker sprays may be useful, also depending on the style you use and some painting skills helping You to make them look less fictitious, dummy. Personally I don't use them too much, more on some abstract composition I'd say. Sometimes I use them just to help to get some ground textures in a fast way, generally overpainting or blending or whatever to merge them into a more traditional drawing/ painting layer. In the past there was an excellent artist mate in here who was very experimental in his various top quality excercises and studies that used them for some lower layers to set up textures and harmony, to then overpaint with traditional thinner brushstrokes thus keeping, also by blending, what was the added value of that base. A little bit like when You paint on real canvas a non uniform base layer using also splashes, sponge, hard brush or comb or any other tool giving You an underneath general or local texture.
    Nature and hair brushes are among the most useful ones in my modest opinion, to speed up on some illustration, but, in general, if you want to vary also some of the stickers settings to make it look more real and casual, well You save less time than expected.
    Last edited by Caesar; 10-29-2015 at 12:30 AM.
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