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#5202100 Learning to create Art - by Riuthamus

Posted by Komatsu on 05 January 2015 - 05:41 PM

Thanks for the update. I think you've done a great job so far considering you have so much going on. Thank you for your service.

#5200903 Learning to create Art - by Riuthamus

Posted by Komatsu on 30 December 2014 - 06:31 PM

Any chance we can see the next tutorial? Its been a few weeks. I am curious where this is going.

#5199182 Learning to create Art - by Riuthamus

Posted by Komatsu on 19 December 2014 - 05:28 PM

This video from Mark does a great job going over and using many of the tips in these tutorial videos. Starting with silhouette and fleshing out the object. Its a good video to watch after the tutorials.



#5193362 Tutorial Series

Posted by Komatsu on 17 November 2014 - 08:50 PM

Not to sound like a jerk or anything but what kind of weekly tutorial can we expect to have when its over 40 days just for the first one. I dont mean to sound impatient but people shouldn't make promises they cant keep. I really got excited for this and it turns out to be nothing.

#5187289 Tutorial Series

Posted by Komatsu on 15 October 2014 - 07:40 PM

Some traditional work with pencil to get started. The fundamentals to build on for a stepping stone to everything else. Not sure if any of this will really happen. But we will see.

#5171783 2d tutorials and learning resources

Posted by Komatsu on 05 August 2014 - 10:06 PM

This place is a good resource for digital painting



#5125989 First ever concept illustration

Posted by Komatsu on 23 January 2014 - 04:23 PM

I like the style this has. the only thing that doesnt sit right with me is the background has rays expanding out on the blue background. this makes me feel like there is a light source or sun behind it. however other things in the picture dont use it as a light source. I would either remove the rays or have them coming from the top left or top right then you can light the rest of the scene properly.

#5072827 buying 3ds max (2011)?

Posted by Komatsu on 25 June 2013 - 02:06 PM

autodesk overcharges for their software big time. they want 68,000 dollars for their car design software. adobe software is just as complex and even more widely used in the professional industry and you dont see adobe trying to tap companies for 68,000 dollars for a single license. dont support them support blender. blender is justr as capable and they are not money grubbing dirtbags.

#5072811 Hand painted dagger

Posted by Komatsu on 25 June 2013 - 01:25 PM

the handle looks hand painted sorta but the blade looks quite flat. If you look at the texture you can see there is some shading on the top half of the blade edge but it is lost in the rendering in game. the whole top of the blade lacks dimension. not trying to sound negative but its just a opinion. im sure many think its fine. I do like the candles though those looked pretty cool.

#5035619 What arent you good at drawing?

Posted by Komatsu on 22 February 2013 - 06:23 PM

I hate when people say or think you have to be talented to draw. Its an instant dismissal of all the hard work any artists puts into his work. like it was effortless and required no work to get where they are.


I am just a beginner but I have seen improvement just from practicing. you can too.

#5030529 critique my Tower please :)

Posted by Komatsu on 09 February 2013 - 05:31 PM

I think the shading on this piece needs alot of work. you have shadows on both sides which almost makes it look like what is referred as pillow shading. pillow shading is something you want to avoid. I think the piece would look better with a light direction coming from the top left or top right. also this is a straight on side view yet the bottom curves up like your looking from the gound up to it.


i think it would look good to have a stained glass window in that empty top window space. however thats a matter of opinion and would change the piece away from a castle more towards a church.

#4885043 A Tablet to Choose

Posted by Komatsu on 17 November 2011 - 12:34 PM

I purchased an intuos 4 medium. it has served its purpose for learning. I know alot of folks who have gotten the intuos bamboo model to begin with but i plan on doing it pretty seriously so I went right for the intuos 4 med.

the default pen would be fine to learn with.

older tablets are just as good. there are lots of people still using intuos 3 models because you dont wear the pen tips away as fast. you get more pressure sensitivity out of the newer models but when your learning its hard tell the difference between the two anyway.

im saving up for a cintiq. I want to be able to draw directly on the screen. I dont like the disconnect feeling from tablets.