I always love how you draw/color women. Very sexy and realistic, while not photo "perfect".
you have some serious skills with colors, so I wonder, do you struggle with coloring things that have so much pencil work in them? I love to color other art, but I hate anything that isn't the barest line-art when I color, cuz it interferes with what I see in my head too much. Cuz your page is awesome, but i'd never color that!
One of the most difficult things for me is to produce "pure" line work - every time i try to do something "clean" it turns out to look like crap.
And i rarely color my own pencils, because eventually i simply find myself repainting the whole thing, so i wouldn't color it too
After i started to paint (like a year ago), i realized that the set of penciling/drawing skills that are required for a painter are quite different from those of a comic book penciler.
So I slowly started to move from trying to produce "clean" comic book style drawings to what you've seen in this page.
Juggertha Thank you that's how i like 'em.
Frankly I don't think that I want to be a comic book artist...if all goes according to my plan, i"ll start an undergraduate degree in Physics & Astrophysics this fall.
It doesn't mean that i don't want to become a professional artist, it simply means that i would prefer not to be a comic book artist in the mainstream companies.
I don't like superheroes, i think that most of the characters and the plots are quite boring, and these days i prefer to focus on doing what i really like: illustrations, covers, graphic novels...
but if I just focus on drawing the best whatever that I can it doesn't bother me.
also: there's more to comix than supered heroes
but yeah: what I meant was that doing sequentials would push you more in regards to variety of poses composition and subject matter
I've been using an old Painter IX version and sometimes Painter 12 (it's better, but it's crashes often - at least on my laptop)
for about a year now, and i really like the "realistic" brushes in it.
I actually think that it is harder to paint in painter than in PS...it makes you feel like you really painting without all the multi-clone/mask/special brushes/layer adjustment crap that people use in PS.
On a personal note, i chose Painter because it is the closest i can get to real painting feel with digital tools.
I came to that decision especially after i saw/and unfortunately keep seeing people that can Photoshop a picture to look nice but their painting/drawing skills are very poor. (You can see lot's of those on DA, CA, and other sites - where a person draws/paints the same "pretty" generic (mostly tutorial based) face over and over again....without the ability to draw anything else....) - i prefer to draw/paint things that aren't that popular as a "pretty face" but to actually learn how to draw.
Sorry for the lil rant
Haaay I resent that multi-clone/mask/special brushes/layer adjustment crap... but only because I abuse it ALOT . But surely you don't mind if the art is good because in that case, it doesn't matter what medium is used, right?
I haven't tried painter so I wouldn't know which is harder, but if it makes comparisons any easier, I've never painted traditionally and it blows my mind when I see somebody paint amazing concepts on canvas. It looks like it takes a GREAT deal of planning and skill, no doubt.
I do agree on deviantart antics though, feels like its a gigantic swarm of anime/pretty-boy fanatics swarming all over the place. Not that that is a bad thing, but it does leave a bad influence on me in that it could easily affect my time and I may end up drawing some 'girl-on-girl' or 'pretty-boy' work just to get some attention. I don't got the time for that and really don't want that 'pretty boy' style to influence what little I have. :s
I really like your work and also the approach you just described above. And I'm quite happy that you went for digital painting, it really suits you and you are producing some amazingly nice art.
I especially love the scooter chick. Keep on posting!