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Jenta fra b Gnakken by Proteque
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#3 at Solskogen 2011 newschool gfx compo.
"This was _purely_ a tecnic tryout thing. As a picture this is not representative for anything at all and no thoughts is behind it at all. I stated I used the reference and the sellout way of doing the picture on the bigscreen so people knew this when seeing it I even handed in the reference. So a compo filler in general."

Inspired by a picture of Gisele:

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Submitted by: CONS - Page loaded: 3047 - Rating: 8.2 (5 Votes)
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farf(8) CONS(8) Zeila(8) Wade(8) noma(9)
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farf | 2011-07-18
You have a real talent for photorealism proteque, I wish I could do that.
Anarkhya | 2011-07-19
er... What ? No paint-over here ? When I compare the zoomed versions, well, I do spot some similarities, some serious pixel similarities (nose and mouth areas, for instance). But I don't know how to paint photorealism thus don't know how far a painter can go in repainting fidelity.

Maybe some experienced painters could jump in..
proteque | 2011-07-19
This was _purely_ a tecnic tryout thing. As a picture this is not representative for anything at all and no thoughts is behind it at all. I stated I used the reference and the sellout way of doing the picture on the bigscreen so people knew this when seeing it I even handed in the reference. So a compo filler in general.

So simply ignoring this picture is the best way. It really is only a skin and shading project Or you could give it a low vote for the lameness if you like.

Thanx to wade for sharing of his knowledge btw
farf | 2011-07-19
I don't find it lame, though
anyway - I'm a little vague on the details of the compo night, erhm.. I don't actually remember it you see
CONS | 2011-07-19
And because this is soooo lame, i reduce my vote by 1! There, you asked for it, proteque!
Funny thing, nobody dares to mention that he might have portrayed the wrong half of the inspirational picture. Sorry for the white bars btw.
Zeila | 2011-07-19
What farfar said Can you show me some skin shading techniques some time? ^_^
proteque | 2011-07-19
Absolutely Zeila. lets schedule it for next year I can prepare a case picture or we could use yours. Just remind me before the party if I am going to prepare a case
proteque | 2011-07-19
I was planing on writing an article too actually. Showing how I do it. Not sure if its the optimal way. but it is a way that works for me And there are people out there that are far better than me at this.

I have stolen lots of my knowledge from wade. We used to be in same group on Amiga back in the days.
Wade | 2011-07-20
Awesome stuff proteque and I'm really pleased that I managed to help inspire you. It's really nice to see skin so well blended, without looking so obviously airbrushed and plastic.

The colours are amazing and I love how you've managed to capture a soft and sensual feeling. Keep up the great work mate!
tempest | 2011-07-20
Looks ehm... smudgy and suspicious. And what happened to her shoulder during the process?
proteque | 2011-07-20
smudge is actually one of my favorite tools and I do use it a lot. It is very handy to smooth shadings and to shape hair before the detailing of the hair. so no wonder. When using smudge with Lighten and darken this is awesome for helping on the shading. Might be a tip for you to get started Zeila. Airbrush roughly then smudge. I know some of you say its cheating to use smudge. I disagree. I use the same technics when I paint with real paint. so why not?

Her shoulder and the body in general was not done. It was not really planed to be released either really. But I think I have comment enough on this subject.

and a comment on the suspicious. "Yes indeed. I just filtered the image with a photoshop plugin to get all the money and fame you get from entering a picture in a small compo at a scene party. But most of all to impress the intervebs sceners. All 200 of you!!!(?)"

Wade: thanx. To make it soft was the hardest part to crack for me. My old pictures looks like plastic. I have tried some different things over the year so glad you think I succeeded on a level. hehe. Lets not mention again who gave me those hints.
Wade | 2011-07-21
"I know some of you say its cheating to use smudge. "

Nothing wrong with smudging. If you're not going to use the tools available to you it defeats the point of being a digital artist.

But I think the problem is a lot of people use the smudge tool just to smooth the artifacts of a scan so tends to be associated with lazy overpaints.

And yes, definitely a success. I realise it's just a basic skin study, but now you've mastered the technique you can apply it to more elaborate and creative concepts.
Anarkhya | 2011-07-21
@Proteque
You said : "I stated I used the reference and the sellout way of doing the picture on the bigscreen so people knew this when seeing it"

Ok, given the similarities between the insp' and your repaint, I guess the ref itself was a scanned pic, allowing you to zoom in and compare your progress. One thing bothers me though, what exactly is this "sellout" way you're refering to ?

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