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Digital Painting: UPDATE by mbreitweiser Digital Painting: UPDATE by mbreitweiser
Thanks to everyone for the great advice, links, brushes, etc... They have all been a big help. I thought you all might like to see my progress on this little experiment.
Also, some people were a little confused about the piece being monochromatic. I worked my painting up in monochrome so that I can focus on making the values work before I start glazing color over it.

Now that I have the colors down, it's just a matter of fine tuning and tightening up.

Cheers,

Mitch

MITCHBREITWEISER.COM: [link]
MY TWITTER: [link]
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:icondsantiag:
dsantiag Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Its like it should be red, white and blue! :lol: But this works very well, too!
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Fanoom Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
Wow, looking awesome! Prob finished by now, but I'll get there.. eventually :P
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:iconiwei:
IWEI Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Student
amazing...
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Mafeo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008   Traditional Artist
I can't get enough of your updates. It's like a step by step how to guide! Thanks.:)
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i-kingpin Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
this is fantastic!!!

looks like his left arm is missing though, it would look awesomer if it was coming in for a punch :D
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SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
excellent updating!!!! The colors really vibrate!!!!
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project4studios Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Stuning work, Mitch. :thumbsup:

Justin
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candyheartz Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008   Traditional Artist
the changes on this one are great, the eyes do look a lot more open and towards the viewer, and the light behind his face frames it and draws more attention.
love it!
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Dan-Van-Cool Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one is awesome. Stellar Colors man.
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saber4734 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's looking great. But if you don't mind me saying so, this particular piece of Captain America has been used too much. You got the skills so come up with a different and unique pose of your own.
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asukakazama Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woah it looks really really great.
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vinhluanluu Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
I find watching other people work kind of helps out working a process. I know there are a bunch of speed-painting videos online, probably all over youtube. Check out the brushes from john ([link]), they're a lot of fun to play with. I think one of those brushes is interesting: you set the foreground color and background color in photoshop, and depending on the pressure it will fade between one or the other. Don't quote me on that though for sure.
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:iconmafeo:
Mafeo Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008   Traditional Artist
I think it's genius, bro. A true artist can work in any medium, thanks for proving it. Can't wait to see more of it, and any other medium or style you throw at us!:salute:
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TonyParkerArt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
Looks great! I love how solid everything is and has a full sense of mass.

(can't wait to see it finished)

:)
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BrenGun Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
wow amayzing job!!!!!
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philzero Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
check out the imaginefx workshops on their website, there are pages and pages of workshops from the magazine, all free to download
[link]
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:iconmbreitweiser:
mbreitweiser Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the link :)
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MarceloPerini Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
[link]

His gallerys are amazing but still very simple colored. He really knows how to do a great job and yet keep it simple, I learn a lot just by looking at his work.
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:iconmbreitweiser:
mbreitweiser Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Cool stuff. Thanks for the link ;)
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:iconmulv:
Mulv Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
That piece is awesome. The digital stuff really tweaks your style. I'm a huge fan of this piece. I kind of agree, depending on what you want to do with lighting,
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RichGinter Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
That piece is amazing!

I can see that as digital prints!
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:iconrebeltrooper:
RebelTrooper Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
you have the b/w draw, i can paint and i teach you.
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elindir Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Aside from the Massive Black and Gnomon, idrawgirls.com is also a pretty useful site I found. There's also a bunch of videos in YouTube that you can check out in your spare time.

This is awesome for your first official foray into digital painting. I don't really see what else you need to improve on this piece. But one thing's for sure, you'll only get better as you produce more.

I hope sometime soon, I could be in the same league you're in. Cheers, Mitch! ;)
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:iconmbreitweiser:
mbreitweiser Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the links ;)
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MazenElfaki Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
This is incredible, one of the ones that REALLY stand out! Love the lighting effect! Excellent work as always =)
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tonyguaraldibrown Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
mitch,
why are you doing a digital painting? If it's to try something new, then that's great.

I don't feel like your work needs it though, in fact it's refreshing to see a comic book artist who still works with real brushes and ink. Also, if you're going to use the computer, then make it different than what your traditional work looks like. Bill Sienkewicz(?) does great computer work, incorporating hand drawn images with computer generated effects.

I like the work you do, and I miss the human touch that comic books used to have ( i know that's my issue) but like i said, if you are using the computer, then let me visually know it, and don't just try to duplicate your traditional work with it. The computer is a tool, and just that.

so now i'm probably the official A-hole of this posting, but i had to speak my mind.

the piece is nice by the way, but i don't need to say that. as everyone else says, color is needed for your book to get the attention of the buyer. Maybe make the composition more dynamic by putting the red skull head appearing in the background, then play off the red white and blue theme.

well i've said enough, thanks for sharing the work.
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:iconmbreitweiser:
mbreitweiser Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
No worries. I won't be giving up on physical artwork anytime soon. I'll be working my pieces of traditionally, then scanning it and some layers of digital painting on top of the original artwork.
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tonyguaraldibrown Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
great! i look forward to seeing where it takes you.
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azraelengel Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I'm agreeing with the softening of the brush work... Another idea to toy with is textures. If you've ever seen Chet Zar's digital works, he might give you a good idea ~chetzar. I know he's got a tutorial DVD available for purchase, no online tutorials though.

I also agree about the "use more color" bit. I find that people go "wow that is awesome" to really bright colors over anything, despite how detailed and amazing a piece might be.
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SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Iconic as always! :D
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:iconr2010:
r2010 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congrat's it's always good to see a small town (comparativly speaking) make good!!:w00t:
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DanLuVisiArt Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Check out my gallery, I have a breakdown on how I do digital paintings. Also, give me your email in a note and I'll send you my brushes. From there, you should be pretty much set ;)
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mbreitweiser Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Will do. Nice work!
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BrattyBen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
This is very solid for your first piece. I think Dub-T is right and that you should try to soften your brush a bit, and fool with the opacity. mostly on Cap. I think the background works with the chunky style brush.

I think if you head over to ConceptArt.Org and go through their tuts,, you'll find something useful.

With anything though, it just takes practice, which I'm sure you know. You're off to a great start.
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MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Dang you're impressive. This is amazing for your first digital piece.
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robtlsnyder Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Use some color. Monochromatic coloring is not going to stand out among all the other books. Also remember that this is Captian America, so there should be at least an illusion of red white and blue. I don't get that here. Don't get me wrong, I really like this picture and I think it's well done. I just don't think it should be a cover.
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bathill8 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Excellent work man, the only crit that I can offer up is I personally am curious as to what his left hand might be doing in the picture? no biggie tho.

Joe's stuff is pretty narly! just click..... [link]
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sector4 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
loving the layers in the white burst around caps head. I'm not a digital painter by any means but my favorite style is when you can hardly see it's digital. the more layers and textures you can build up with custom bushes etc the better. nothing kills a piece more for me than seeing a translucent circular brush looking like it's come from Microsoft paint. can't see much of that here but there's my two cents.

nice one
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:iconvinroc:
VinRoc Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
That's a power piece!
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f-e Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
u r joking right?. u dont need advise u make it a tutorial to advise
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asukakazama Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think you already did pretty well though its not finnished. You have a wonderful colourist right next to you!! There are no tips I could give you haha, though I wish you good luck with your cover work! You'll do it greatly for sure! :)
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FlowComa Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Nice work Mitch. Did you do the linework for this on paper or is it all digital?

Check out conceptart.org (massive black) or gnomon workshop for the painting tutorials
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:iconmbreitweiser:
mbreitweiser Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Line work was done on paper. I don't think I'll ever replace a physical drawing. Also, you have to have something to sell to the art collectors :)
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:iconflowcoma:
FlowComa Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
hey, you dont need to tell me that! :)
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Bowsky Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Gutterzombie.com...

That's really all you need..the pros are there and they are wicked nice...lots of tutorials and threads on almost every thing you could imagine.

awesome for tips, and for just shootin the shit...

Good luck on your cover...I can't wait to see how your stuff translates into digital media
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Dub-T Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
I think you might find some help in my Tutorials collection. It's in my sig. One thing I would suggest, and this is just personal preference, soften up the edges of your brushes a tad. For the most part you've got it solid but there are chunks where it looks obviously digital. Try playing with the opacity as well.

I might be more help if I know what program you're using. My realm of experience is Painter and Photoshop. Lately I've found I prefer PS over Painter just because I can get finer detail and Painter doesn't Anti-Alias at the same level of detail.
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:iconmbreitweiser:
mbreitweiser Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I'll definitely check out your tutorials. I'm using CS3.
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Dub-T Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
That's what I'm using as well so feel free to shout if you think I can help.
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charco Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Bobby Chiu does some great walkthroughs... he tends to talk about life the universe and the stars though. I learned a lot from watching his process though.

:iconimaginism: is his user here, but the videos are over at youtube.
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mbreitweiser Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
I'll check it out. Thanks:)
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