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  1. Alex Agapov

    Hi there!

    Wow, that's really good! The eye detail and shading are awesome. Let's just hope you will have some free time to keep training, I'd love to see more of your works!
  2. Alex Agapov

    Hi there!

    Cool! Hope we can learn together :) Do you have some place online where you store your works? Mine is here, feel free to come by!
  3. Alex Agapov

    Hi there!

    HUGE thanks, Sam! I mean it, your words really made me think better of what I'm doing right now :) I liked the "breakfast" piece myself, since it's the first painting I made that looks adequate and I didn't spend all day making it. There might be a couple of flaws but sometimes I prefer not to...
  4. Alex Agapov

    General guidance needed

    Yep, I know it can be too quick sometimes but mainly there are 3 things done onscreen: actual painting with Brush tool, scaling things and playing around with different color settings. So far I've had little problem following the videos. Thank you very much for the advice! I know I just have to...
  5. Alex Agapov

    General guidance needed

    You are right, timelapse vids never explain things. But still, one could see and copy the process, which helps a lot. I learned a great deal of what I know now this way, but I'm still too scared to go on and spoil some pictures practicing. My great problem is that I'm so afraid of making...
  6. Alex Agapov

    Hi there!

    I also started with "physical" art, but I never managed to get good with painting and I drew instead. Black pen is still the best for me; here are some of my drawings if you feel like looking :) http://cotopult.deviantart.com/gallery/ Thanks for the link! The tiger looks nice and proportional...
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    General guidance needed

    Well, I'm sure you heard of it - it's a technique featuring quick strokes without spending too much time on a single part of the picture. The level of detail in such pictures is a way of bringing one's attention to different parts of the image, pretty much like focus in protography. It might be...
  8. Alex Agapov

    Hi there!

    Great to hear that! Hope we will exchange some useful experiences and learn together! Do you have some of your works available for checking out? I'm very excited about discovering things created by other people, especially if I'm about to learn the art :)
  9. Alex Agapov

    General guidance needed

    IamSam Thank you! :) I keep in my mind something generic like this (a very good painting by a very good author on Deviantart): http://jjcanvas.deviantart.com/art/On-the-edge-266972319 Once I learn to speedpaint like this, one of my life goals will be achieved.
  10. Alex Agapov

    How to paint something like this?

    Right. Sorry for digging this up, will pay attention next time. Not that my answer was very useful, after all.
  11. Alex Agapov

    General guidance needed

    Thank you! :) I'm more used to doing things with a black pen, this way it looks more... complete, so to say. But I really wish to master the digital approach!
  12. Alex Agapov

    General guidance needed

    Thanks a lot! These two seem to be quite useful, I'll take time to play around with them and see the result.
  13. Alex Agapov

    How to paint something like this?

    Could you attach some example pictures? If you mean drawing something from scratch, that is called "digital painting" and it's a great direction to be learned and explored.
  14. Alex Agapov

    General guidance needed

    Hello, I have recently started digital painting and my intentions are quite serious, but I've caught myself doing some typical newbie's mistakes: I have no idea how to use color and all successful results are just lucky hits I get caught up in detail too early, failing to maintain the same...
  15. Alex Agapov

    Hi there!

    Hello everyone, my name's Alex and I joined this forum to seek advice and learn the art of digital painting. I have some basic skills, but lack practice and could still use an expert's guidance here and there. The forums look neat so far, hope to have a great time here!
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