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    first try

    Hello, this is my first try with Artrage 2.5.18. Please give me a hint, how to get the face more expressive. I spend much time for the eyes but they donīt look natural. Wrong size?

    Iīm 59 and no artist but very interrested to learn.

    Thank You
    Juergen
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    The eyes are a little larger than "life size" but that doesn't make them wrong. Personally I think they're very compelling. It's up to you as the artist to make that call though. I think this is excellent.

    Welcome to the forum Juergen.

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    I would disagree and definitely say you are an artist. Good work. Grab a reference pic for the eyes and you got it. There is a lot of good stuff going on in your painting. I like the way you used the washes. It is really a good first dance to the ArtRage music.

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    Wow. Got that Shroud of Turin thing happening.

    Nice job.

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    I think it's great, whether it's your first time, or your 100th..

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    first try

    Thanx very much for your warm "welcome" and your encouragement.

    Though Artrage is a very nice and simple to use program, I ask myself
    if its in your experience a "good" substituion for "real" painting (with oil,
    acryl ore whatever). I mean, what happens when you paint with Artrage
    on an tablet (I use Wacom Intuos3 A5 wide on an 22" screen) for a while.
    e.g. half year, every day one picture?

    Will it generaly increase your ability to paint?
    Or is it an own, special kind of painting not to compare?

    sorry for my 40-year old school english
    and thank you once more
    Juergen

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    juergen,

    I really like the intensity of the eyes. And, I like the use of the fine line in the hair and beard.It gives your picture a 3-D effect.

    You have some great shading going on the right sided nose. I wonder what it would look like if you use the same technique on cheeks.

    Great subject matter and I can see you have a lot of passion in your painting style.

    I am just starting digital painting myself, so I cannot and your questions about Artrage vs. real-life.
    We all learn by sharing what we know.
    Smartdog22

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    Which is better? Depends on what you like. There's room for both. And you can't beat digital for creating a digital end product. If you want to sell a painting, then you need a painting. . . unless you sell a print.

    Digital is way more flexible. not a lot of 'undo' features and layers that you can manipulate in the real world.

    But there's something visceral about painting and drawing in the real world. It can be really large, you're not staring into a light for hours, and so on.

    Logic would tell you what the characteristics are of each. Then it comes down to what you're looking to do. That should tell you which is better for that end.


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    smartdog22: Thank You a lot! We are learning.

    Concerning my question:
    Yes, I agree that electronic painting has its own quality and opportunities.
    I compare it with an electronicaly simulated violin on a musical keyboard.
    It may sound simliar (when the dsps function perfect and the samples
    are good quality) but the sound production process and goal is quite
    different. To play on a violin a clean "e" or to press a key on the
    keyboard is a year difference. :lol:

    But electronic music has its own quality and friends. So we can say:
    electronic paintings may have a very high quality (some are to admire
    in this forum) or not. And thats the same in oil. The production process
    is easier, and this is possibly an advantage for art newcomers.
    There are many more aspects. - Psychologie, Philosophie?

    At the moment I like the (dry) electronic painting very much
    (does somebody know an oil painting robot???)

    But I expect more in the sense, that it will be (or is?) only the
    beginning of .... I dont know ... a new conciousness of mans
    awareness of pictures? Maybe: No picture is real. Its "only"
    in your mind.

    What do you think is: douartDOTru ? - amazing or not?

    Juergen

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    Juergen,

    Think is best to just experiment with the technology know that you have in front of you ...paint my friend! See what you mind puts on the paper. and let yourself be free and non judgmental about do.

    Then you will see if digital painting is satisfying for you or not.

    For me, I think I like the idea that you can stack layers. I really like stacking layers and I like that I can just make a crazy mark on the screen and not worry about "wasting valuable paper". It seems to me that digital could free you to take chances that could be useful in digital art as well as physical art outside the computer.
    We all learn by sharing what we know.
    Smartdog22

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