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First attempt to hair

Discussion in 'Artwork help and showcase for newbies' started by Ulli, Jul 8, 2020.


  1. Ulli

    Ulli Young Tutorling

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    Hey folks,

    I just want to hear some hints and tipps of you.
    Its my really first attempt to get some hair done. For me it is a bit too dark, but a lot went the wrong way :D.

    I used createx classic black,
    a H&S infinity .15
    and I followed jackeb's suggestion to paint on photo paper, since I bought tons of it on a 70% discount.

    Thank you in advance
    Ulli

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  2. Mr.Micron

    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Staff Member Admin Mod

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    Zooming in on it you did an awesone job. I can't say it is too dark being I can't see the reference photo you used.
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  3. Ulli

    Ulli Young Tutorling

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    There was no reference photo, i just took the hair of my girlfriend sitting next to me :D
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  4. markjthomson

    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Admin

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    Nice work indeed!
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  5. jord001

    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    You did a good job on the hair, good move using your girlfriend as the reference.

    Lee
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    SiRoxx Party Boy UK Style Staff Member Mod Very Likeable!

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    I agree with the others. Really nice job on this piece.
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  7. JackEb

    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Great job, now go find another reference and start using up some of that Photo paper stash you’ve got
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  8. Ulli

    Ulli Young Tutorling

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    hmpf :D thx a lot but that was not exactly what I was looking for.
    Its my first artwork (idk if its worth to be called an artwork :D) and indeed I have a lot more to learn.
    Yesterday I started my second project. I want to "copy" a Skull.
    More or less I want to practise this "draw what you see" thingy ;D
    Therefore I printed a Skull for reference and began to spray the deepest areas and its quite fun
    to see how the Artwork slowly builds up with every layer.
    Hopefully there will be more critism to learn some lessons from my mistakes :D
    Stay tuned
    Ulli
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  9. Mr.Micron

    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Staff Member Admin Mod

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    Well the only true way to get good pointers to where you need to improve is by showing the reference you used to paint from.
    As far as hair goes it looks like hair, It has great depth in it and it shows how the hair flows . As far as being art it is .
    But in the words of Craig Fraser it is all practice for the next piece.
    If you make a mistake it is just changing directions LOL.
    I am sure almost everyone will tell you that with each painting you do you will learn something new.
    For me I learn not what to do more times then what to do .
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  10. JackEb

    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    With Mono coloured hair there isn’t a lot to critique, it’s all just well placed lines.
    Personally I would have probably done a couple more layers for more depth, but other than that it has turned out well. You would have probably had more suggestion if you had created a colour piece.
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  11. musicmacd

    musicmacd The Createx Bandit Very Likeable!

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    Looks great

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