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    Newbie: Some of my work...

    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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    Couple more pieces...

    Mike
    www.mikehillart.co.uk


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    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.

    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    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.
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    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.

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    Lovely and powerful paintings ^^
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andreamgart

    That's what art's about, isn't it -- at some point it's about the relationship between the art and the viewer, sort of like speed dating. (D Akey)

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    welcome to the forum and you certainly have a great start in digital painting techniques

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    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.

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    Love your work and yes its all in the eyes
    Sometimes...I remember better with my eyes closed

    My Gallery
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    Quote Originally Posted by coops View Post
    Love your work and yes its all in the eyes
    Thank you!

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