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Overwhelmingly Fearless by medders Overwhelmingly Fearless by medders
Painting faces

Sketch - [link]
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Soban-Re Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I *love* this painting. It may be one of my favorites ever.

I made a character in an RPG, a halfling paladin, and she is exactly how I pictured her; save for the eye and hair colour.

May I use this as reference to try and paint a portrait of my character? (No one will be able to see it unless I send it to them, and it stands to reason that I'll send them here in doing so.)
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medders Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Feel free to do what you want, you don't have to link or credit this. Enjoy! :)
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Soban-Re Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You won't stop me from showing people your awesome art, man! ;)

Thanks.
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Katrin333 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
it s very beautiful work!!!!!!! just great!!
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flynn1978 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
You sure came along way from the sketch-and that was GR8!!

Super job!!
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LightCurse Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! I've been following your painting style for a while now, and I really like hwo you apply so much texture on each. May I ask, how do you do that? do you have a custom brush for that? If yes, could you link me to those? :) If that's not a problem, ofcourse. Nice painting anyways :)
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medders Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I do have textured brushes that I use. I think my brushes are on my deviantart somewhere. The texture is a mix of a bristle brush and a scatter brush, of dots that kind of "spray" everywhere.
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ecki-cg Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You really nailed the skintone on this one! Awesome!
Reminds me that I have to do more studies :D
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medders Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ha! Thanks! Indeed, studies are always good, do like a thousand!
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LukeCalkins Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I love how the textures are layered.
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medders Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The textures love that you love how they're layered. lolol...thanks!
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iMFrancisco Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
<3
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grrroch Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Marvelous, as always! I wonder - what about references, do you use them?
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medders Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ah thank you! I did not use reference for the drawing, but I was looking at a photograph of a girl for lighting information. This is the image - [link] I used it as a guide to define how soft the shadows were etc...I eventually strayed from the reference and let my intuition carry the rest of the painting.
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grrroch Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for your response! Well, I am asking, because I have currently some kind of art-block, I have motivation, but I don't have ideas and references for drawings. And when I draw from that 'purely' anatomical pics, like from mjranum (maybe you know that account) it always ends bad. Ah, I must research some more interesting pics...
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medders Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Might I recommend looking at artist sketches rather than photos; see how other people interpret figures and such. But of course nothing beats drawing actual people in real life. I've been influenced by a multitude of different artists when it comes to drawing, namely Iain Mccaig, Luke Hollis, J Scott Campbell.... the list goes on. I've done hundreds of bad drawings before any decent ones came through.
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grrroch Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I am doing this also and regularly collecting artworks of my favourite artists including you and others like Jeff Simpson, Jace Wallace, Min Yum, Tom Scholes, Justin Sweet, Vance Kovacs, but also Alfons Mucha and many others. Ok then, keep the beautiful work going!
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Saradain Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
man...still gonna wanna see a live demo on this at some point, haha. Awesome as usual man, makes me wanna skip a few terms ahead
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medders Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha for sure man...we still gotta do that airbrush action! You free this sunday?
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Saradain Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Hell yea man!
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Zoonoid Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great!
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medders Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Zoonoid :)
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LadyAriela Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great detail on the lips! I love it :D
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medders Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it! :)
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matt-radway Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
awesome! this make me want to paint : D
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medders Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Get painting! haha
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matt-radway Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
on it : D
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Treebios Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student
Hey medders, really nice piece. As always : )

I have a question, your finished drawings are quite loose - how do you go about achieving that look? Have you practiced it or did it come naturally?
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medders Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh boy haha...I think it comes from being lazy. I tend to be really impatient, so if I know I'm going to paint something I won't spend a lot of time refining the line drawing to something elaborate.

As for getting the loose look...hmmm. I practiced a lot of drawing. What you see in the sketch is placeholders for something. Does that make sense?
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Treebios Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student
Thanks for responding!
I know what you mean, but while you're dismissing it as being 'lazy' - the strokes that /are/ on the page are in perfect sizes and shapes. Does that come from practice?
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medders Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think it comes from making millions of mistakes, drawing the same thing over and over again until you get a feel for proportion and everything else. It's just a process of elimination, I've erased countless drawings until I got it to look the way I want.

Does that answer your question?
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Treebios Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student
It does, thanks :)
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Peteru Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love that you added the sketch.
Your style of painting seems far too easy(<this is a compliment>). It looks good, though!
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medders Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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kametsu Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love this style - very well done
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medders Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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