Learning Painter... and some sketches

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Kid Galactus
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Learning Painter... and some sketches

Post by Kid Galactus » Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:42 am

Hey guys,

It's been a while, eh?

I'm currently trying to learn Painter... which is no small task... so many knobs and dials. It's like flying a starship.

Anyhow, here are my first two painter dealies:


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Apologies to Chris... I think this one kind of got away from me... it was the one I did first... and , even now I want to go back and touch up the heron... it's just too weird looking

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Watch that first step! I actually liked this one quite a bit.


Aaaand sketches:

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I have a thing for people and giant animals... it is a sickness


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Tag, you're it...

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This is a guy from a comic I'm working on... slowly.

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I want to write a Rescue Rangers movie, in which they stumble onto some ancient cult, and end up having to stave off an invasion of unseeable horrors from beyond the gates of yog soggoth!

... something tells me Disney won't go for it.


Thanks for looking guys. I'll try and post more frequently.

As always, let me know what you think.
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Post by TmDurn7 » Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:56 am

Hey, good luck with Painter- sooo many options that I often get tired with it. On those experiments though, I think the 2nd piece keeps the fresh and natural quality that I like in your sketches. I think though that a lot of it has to do with composition that's making the 1st piece static.

Question about the sketches- is that polar bear piece the Golden Compass? If so, nice bear, but she's a little shapely for a pre-teen. If not, neat sketch :S

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Post by Kid Galactus » Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:21 pm

Thanks Tim.

Yeah, Painter can get a little overwhelming sometimes, I like to just focus on one or two things, and stick with those, per picture.

Also, the drawing's not Golden Compass, though the movie of it does look, totally sweet.
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Post by Blom » Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:55 pm

Hey! I dig it! :D
The painter pictures is great. I like your coloring.
Is Painter fun to work with? It looks like fun..
The first sketch is my favorite, it got some kind of strange feeling that give a feeling of big adventures ahead. ;)
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Post by Plognark » Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:54 am

Cool stuff. I'm also a photoshop guy; never messed with painter. I'm curious about how the two compare.

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Post by Kid Galactus » Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:28 pm

Thanks Blom and Plog.

Painter's actually a lot of fun to work with. I think it's much more enjoyable that photoshop... but not quite as robust.

As for a comparison... To me photoshop is a lot more utilitarian. I can use it to do fun stuff, but it's all business, insofar as how I get there. With Painter, I'm messing around, and fathering all these intelligent messes, and actually enjoying THAT part of it as much as the idea/finished piece.

Hope that answered your questions.

thanks again for the kind words, dudes. :)
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