Questions tagged [painting]

Questions regarding naturalistic, representational, photoghraphic or abstract painting. This also includes questions about painting technique, tools, materials etc. This can include qeustions regarding mediums such as pastel or charcoal - mediums that focus on the tone and form rather than line and shape.

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How to study anatomy as an artist?

I am painfully aware that nearly all my paintings and drawings seriously lack in terms of proper anatomy. The figures ofen look unnatural, twisted, deformed etc. More advanced colleagues told me I ...
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How to convert RGB colors into CMYK (real paint colors)?

How can I convert an RGB color into a real life color? If I mix equal amounts of red, green and blue paint together in real life, I will never achieve a white color, in the way you do when setting ...
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Why is the paint brush painting in a particular layer style?

I was trying to clean up the bottom of this bitmap bookmark by replacing blurry (i.e. Between black and the main grey color) pixels with the main grey color of the bokmarks. I selected paint brush, ...
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Difference in Applying of brush strokes between the real world and the digital art world

I am new to Digital Art and it's a completely new world. I used to make sketches on paper and was accustomed to the usage, flow and technique of applying brush strokes in the real world. I am getting ...
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How to improve angle and proportion perception?

Im having a bit of a problem with my perception of angles and proportions. While I compare some elements of my drawing to each other, they seem to be fine. In a portrait, say, the browridge seems to ...
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What is a “visual library” and how to work on it?

Reading through concept art forums, Ive met an opinion, that one of the most important things for a concept artist is to have a vast visual library. Out of the context of that opinion I take that this ...
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Why can I not use the brush tool to paint my object?

I drew an image in Illustrator and now I would like to fill it with color. I created a second layer and placed it under the line art. However when I try to painting with the brush tool I get a really ...
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How to I make this more realistic/add more depth

I realize i need to add more value to it, however, I'm not sure where to add it, and in which direction to work in. How do I bring this to the "Next level"? Ok, after taking the advice given to me I ...