My first Digital Painting in GIMP

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  1. Gizametalman
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    After 5+ months of learning Gimp's workspace, I finally completed my first digital painting made with "professional software" :yay:
    I was hopping to get some criticism.
    This picture has been cut up to a 40% of its original size.
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    I'm a Mexican Self-taught artist. And I'm open for requests.
    If you need something related with portraits, covers and such, I'm your guy! :sleep:
     
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    This is amazing! :O
     
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    I usually see topics like this one and when you open to see the "art" you get a bad sketch made like a 5 years old.
    This is not the case, this is amazing! :O
    Great job indeed!
     
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    Well, I'm not an amateur-ish guy.
    I do take my work very serious.
    Also, I'd like to be a fine artist, so... :creep:

    Thanks for your comments. My attention seeking has been fulfilled.
    LEL just kidding. But seriously guys. I can make you a nice portrait if you ask me to. :)
     
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    This is Epic! Would you be a able to make me a portrait?

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    This is beyond epic.
     
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    Yes. That depends on various things and depends on which style you want me to paint it.
    If you grant me with a hi-res picture of the desired person you want me to paint, then I'll be glad to do it.
    I find very difficult to paint pictures with low resolution. This is because in order to paint the details I need a good resolution to be able to see them.
    You want me to PM you?

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    Thank you very much, but honestly I don't like this. I mean, I do like it, but I'm not really proud of this.
    This is a test, and it's a bit dull. I have to improve my technique, so this is nothing serious.

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    Obrigado.

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    Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed this painting.

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    Is that bad?
     
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    holy crap this is great. How long did this take? Did you use a photograph as a reference?
     
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    Thanks.

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    Mmmm... kind of... couple of hours.
    Honestly, I didn't knew what I was doing, then, it became clear. This sounds like bull shit, but I've been trying to paint since past july.
    About a week ago I was having some personal problems (related with my OCD) and that problem didn't allowed me to paint.
    As you might guess by now, I pursue perfection with my art. And two days ago I was just doodling, and it became this. Of course I used a reference.
     
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    I was just wondering because I'm sort of an artist too, and I usually don't use references. Of course my stuff doesn't end up looking so realistic d:

    I was just wondering what level of reference you used. Whether you exactly copied a photograph or whether you used a lot of images as a jumping off point.
     
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    No, I just used one photograph. Whatever I want to practice I use a reference. For instance, with this one I wanted to practice my painting skills to see if I've already mastered the software, so...voilá. And I added some personal touches here and there, like that orange lights in her hair, in order to make contrast.

    I have a layout in Gimp, where I can have my reference in one window, while painting in the other. And I use real tools to measure. I mean, that I put my tools onto the screen to measure exactly what I'm painting.
    A good painting starts with a good sketch.
     
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    beautiful, you are definitely talented
     
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    I can't believe that's your first digital painting. Looks great!
     
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    ;) First one to be completed. And first one using a digital software.
    Of course, is not my very first.
     
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    that's very nice.
    isn't it too hard to work on a very large canvas? when you are in 100% zoom, you only see a part of the painting. you have to zoom in/out quite often, no?
     
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    you've got talent mate!
     
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    Very nice!Keep up the good work you are doing there!
     
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