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cayne
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2001 11:09 pm     Reply with quote
Hi,

I'm looking for help from some accomplished or professional painters/colorists. I'm trying to learn to paint as photo realistically as possible and things aren't going as well as I had hoped.

I understand that you want to stay away from hard edges and absolute blacks, but is there anything else I should be trying to do? Also, how much detail do people put into the line work before they begin to paint. As you can see below I just put in the basic shapes with little to no detail and I paint in as I go. Is this the best way to go about it?

Finally, what is the best way to learn about lighting and color? Is this something you can pick up from a book or do you need to have actual instruction? Or is it just a matter of beating it out on the wacom until you get it right?

Any help that you have to give would be appreciated. Thanks. Here's the pic-
http://www.netcolony.com/arts/cayne/

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John Ward

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Freddio
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2001 6:23 am     Reply with quote
generally when people try to paint photorealistically the use photos as references..

it takes many years to accomplish getting great photorealistic images. I would call most of spooges stuff photo realistic. but its dam nice.. I know he can paint photrealistically

eg his ice cube covers. but if you are aiming for your piece to look to like it is an actual photograph with no reference well thats gonna be a rather hard task..

sorry I havent reall been much of a help but keep with it...
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