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Gage by alyn-art Gage by alyn-art
Just practicing using cs6 by coloring a doodle from my sketchbook.

Texture: [link]
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Cake-Pops Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
he looks a lot like brantley lol. the coloring and texture is really nice although his hand around the guitar looks a bit off, besides that it looks awesome :D
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alyn-art Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Artist
I think it's the hair. XD
Yeah, I noticed that hand after I uploaded it. I was like... that hand is way too small.
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LittleSpaceStars Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I obviously saw this already, but . . . GAAAAAAAAAAAGE. :iconiloveitplz: . . . king of the pouty faces. Pffftt.

I feel like I never use textures right. I mean, the most I do with them is use them for background. Or sometimes clothes. I guess there's not really a wrong way, but there's those people who use them and just make everything look so freaking pretty. :O_o:
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alyn-art Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Artist
I use them to cheat. Whenever I have something I want to put online but it's a bland, plain drawing or sketch, I put a texture overlay on it so it looks more interesting. ^^;

I wouldn't do it on a finished piece though, unless it needed a little more umph. I usually try to draw textures on clothes and backgrounds.
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LittleSpaceStars Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh, pfft. I feel you. I totally did that with this: [link] Didn't want to finish drawing it exactly, but I really wanted to color it. XDD *shot*

Right, me too. I mean, if I do the opacity's usually down and it's an overlay. Usuuaaaally. :lmao:
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alyn-art Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Artist
I just don't like to use a texture for things like clothes or anything, because it doesn't feel natural to me. Like... in real life, how the texture is on the clothes wouldn't look plastered on like they do when you use a texture for them in photoshop. Buuut, that's just me. I dunno.

I might use a texture for backgrounds though. Not the complete background, but just something to give it a little push and fill, y'know?

And I might use a texture to bring the whole focus in, or if there were... say, blood on the ground. I dunno, I'd actually probably still try to draw that. :iconincomprehensionplz:

I like to at least try to draw the textures on all the objects, and use a texture overlay to just pull everything together, if that makes any sense. I think it helps me improve with drawing other things. I'm not where I want to be yet, but I'm trying. ^^;
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LittleSpaceStars Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Riiiight. That's definitely right. I mean, I think the majority of people using textures use it for a more stylized look, especially for drawings that are meant to be flat and cartoony, like with Chowder. I mean, if you use a texture that looks flat, it's . . . not going to look right on a drawing that has dimension. :O_o:

Yeah, texturing can be difficult to do . . . but at the same time, using textures that are already made might not help me learn, that's what I'm a little wary of. Pfft. I dunno. Drawing digitally is . . . difficult. Meh. I think that's partly due to the fact that my laptop makes things laggy, so . . . I can't get the smooth lines that I want all the time. D:
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alyn-art Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Artist
I understand that completely. I'm more of a traditional artist, so I like to sketch and ink everything traditionally. I just... I can not ink digitally. Can't be done. ^^; Won't attempt it ever again. Never.

But coloring... ehh. I like coloring both digitally and traditionally. Digital is easier, though.

But since I draw everything and ink it traditionally, most of the time I draw the textures in. Pfft.
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LittleSpaceStars Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh, dude. Me too. I've tried, but it's just . . . no, man. :iconidislikeitplz: . . . maybe if I had one of those super expensive computer tablets where you draw directly on the screen . . . maybe then, but . . . I dunno. I just really love my pencil. I freaking love sketching in pencil. However, when I'm cleaning it up in Photoshop, sometimes I'll erase things and then redraw things I don't like. Like in the character busts, Nikki's chin was bothering me, so I just completely redrew it, digitally. Like, I can do small things like that, but . . . drawing something completely digitally is just . . . way over my head. I just don't like it. :O_o:

Oh yeah. I definitely love coloring digitally. I . . . just have a wider range of color that way. Pfft. And it helps because I'm just too cheap to invest in some amazing markers. I want to, but I just don't. PFFT.

Half the time I don't really have to ink. I just make my pencil lines darker and then up the contrast in Photoshop, so all the gross, faint lines will just go away, and I'm left with the clean lines I drew. And if I really need to I go in and fix up some lines digitally. :O_o:
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alyn-art Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Artist
Oh, you mean you up the threshold? :O_o: Yeah, I know some people who do that too.

But (I dunno if you know this about me yet or not) my rough sketches are REEEEEEEEALLY rough. Like, really really rough. So it's a complete necessity for me to ink it. I like... have to. If my pencils were tight enough, I'd just fix the threshold in Photoshop, but... they're not. And it honestly takes longer to clean up pencils for me than it does to just ink it. ^^; So I go the quicker route and ink it.
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