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Okay...
Let me tell you what I want you to rate.

I've been using an old Samsung Monitor... it has a VGA port.
My laptop, has an HDMI port.
I'm using an HDMI to VGA converter to hook my lap to my Monitor.

On my laptop... colors looks a bit grey-ish and dark. On my monitor, although a bit blurry and kind of posterized, they look warmer and with more contrast.
I've been strugling SO FRICKING LONG to match the colors on my Monitor to resemble those from my laptop with no luck. All my art, drawn on my monitor look darker on my laptop.
So I've made this rushed copy of a painting that I admire... hence not signed.
I've used my monitor to see my reference, and I've painted on my Laptop, and I'm not sure if my colors looks right.

Please, rate my colors. Thanks in advance!
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Colors seems ok on face, quite vivid, not too much so that's ok, around the neck i think you used too much black color to mix with skin tone, so it looks a little bit dirty(I don't like this effect but it's not that much visible here). Even hair color looks interesting. Good light, everything has a cool depth. Overall good color tone and selection and pretty girl. Feed us more! :]
 
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Okay...
Let me tell you what I want you to rate.

I've been using an old Samsung Monitor... it has a VGA port.
My laptop, has an HDMI port.
I'm using an HDMI to VGA converter to hook my lap to my Monitor.

On my laptop... colors looks a bit grey-ish and dark. On my monitor, although a bit blurry and kind of posterized, they look warmer and with more contrast.
I've been strugling SO FRICKING LONG to match the colors on my Monitor to resemble those from my laptop with no luck. All my art, drawn on my monitor look darker on my laptop.
So I've made this rushed copy of a painting that I admire... hence not signed.
I've used my monitor to see my reference, and I've painted on my Laptop, and I'm not sure if my colors looks right.

Please, rate my colors. Thanks in advance!
Here's the painting
11/10 holy frick teach me -IGN
 
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Okay...
Let me tell you what I want you to rate.

I've been using an old Samsung Monitor... it has a VGA port.
My laptop, has an HDMI port.
I'm using an HDMI to VGA converter to hook my lap to my Monitor.

On my laptop... colors looks a bit grey-ish and dark. On my monitor, although a bit blurry and kind of posterized, they look warmer and with more contrast.
I've been strugling SO FRICKING LONG to match the colors on my Monitor to resemble those from my laptop with no luck. All my art, drawn on my monitor look darker on my laptop.
So I've made this rushed copy of a painting that I admire... hence not signed.
I've used my monitor to see my reference, and I've painted on my Laptop, and I'm not sure if my colors looks right.

Please, rate my colors. Thanks in advance!
Here's the painting
That looks good. Getting accurate colors on any monitor is difficult, and who knows if your laptop screen is any more accurate than your monitor.
To get the most accurate colors possible out of your existing gear you should get some color test images/videos to adjust the monitor by, don't just adjust one to match the other unless you are sure that the other has pretty accurate colors already.
But as long as you're not going for hyperrealism, or doing a lot of photo and video editing, IMO it doesn't really matter.
 
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It looks pretty good.
I think you only need to improve the hair on top of her head...
Testing for colors only.
Nothing serious yet.

To get the most accurate colors possible out of your existing gear you should get some color test images/videos to adjust the monitor.

I've used 240p Test Suite to calibrate the colors on the monitor.
No matter what I do, they keep looking warmer than the ones on my lap.
This results in darker colors (whwn using the monitor instead of the laptop)
So... if this looks ok to most of you, then I guess I'll leave things this way.
 
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Can I ask you one thing? Did you go to an art school, or learn off the internet?
 
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None of them.
Self-taught.

What I DO am studying with the Internet is coding and all that stuff.
neato man! I learned a lot off of the internet, but got into other things and let it slide, but I got pretty deep into it.
Thanks for responding!
 
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You studying Painting and drawing?
Yes! I've been drawing all my life, I started studying anatomy off of the internet (that sounds screwed up lol) and learned about perspective, and some other things.
I only recently got into colors, and although I get values, I just haven't practiced enough since then.
I've got a surface pro 3 for drawing, although I also have a hand-me-down wacom tablet, bamboo cth-670.
 
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Yes! I've been drawing all my life, I started studying anatomy off of the internet (that sounds screwed up lol) and learned about perspective, and some other things.
I only recently got into colors, and although I get values, I just haven't practiced enough since then.
I've got a surface pro 3 for drawing, although I also have a hand-me-down wacom tablet, bamboo cth-670.
Nice.
Anatomy can be hard.

Do you know those old Max-Steel Action Figures?
They're anatomically correct.
A bit disproportionate, but accurate in muscles.
Get one, and you'll have a perfect 3D model for muscular anatomy.
Just be aware that you'll still need to learn the pivot points, some joints, and the motion for each one.

You can separate each group muscles into three:
- Thoracic
- Lumbar
- Pelvic

ONCE YOU LEARN ANATOMY, A WHOLE WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES WILL BE AT YOUR REACH

As for colors.. go with any digital software that you like and study Color Theory.

I've been using GIMP.
Actually, you can see an old painting of mine made with GIMP: https://gbatemp.net/threads/my-first-digital-painting-in-gimp.461086/
 
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Anatomy can be hard.

Do you know those old Max-Steel Action Figures?
They're anatomically correct.
A bit disproportionate, but accurate in muscles.
Get one, and you'll have a perfect 3D model for muscular anatomy.
Just be aware that you'll still need to learn the pivit points, some joints, abd the motion.

You can separate each group muscles into three:
- Thoracic
- Lumbar
- Pelvic

As for colors.. go with any digital software that you like and study Color Theory.

I've been using GIMP.
Actually, you can see an old painting of mine made with GIMP: https://gbatemp.net/threads/my-first-digital-painting-in-gimp.461086/
Thanks buddy!
Sounds like a good idea! Have you tried Krita? It's awesome, it's free too.
 
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Thanks buddy!
Sounds like a good idea! Have you tried Krita? It's awesome, it's free too.
Yes... don't like it. I've tried it twice, both times hated it.
It's just not for me.

GIMP is my main go-to digital painting software.
Sketchbook is my main go-to drawing software.
Medibang is my go-to for comic and illustration inking.
Inkscape is my go-to for design and vector drawing

And I have Art-Rage Lite too, came bundled with my Wacom Tablet... it's fricking unforgivable! But I still play with it from time to time.

Krita... ugh, no thanks.
 
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Yes... don't like it. I've tried it twice, both times hated it.
It's just not for me.

GIMP is my main go-to digital painting software.
Sketchbook is my main gi-ti drawing software.
Medibang is my go-to for inking.
Inkscape is my go-to for deaign and vector drawing

And I have Art-Rage Lite too, came bundled with my Wacom Tablet... it's fricking unforgivable! But I still play with it from time to time.

Krita... ugh, no thanks.
Hey that's alright, there are some idiot things about Krita that I hate it for, like flood fill screws all the colors up around what you've just filled in...

I've tried Medibang and Sketchbook, but seems like you've got a pretty good system down already. I'm thinking it would be neat for me if I just drew it out on paper, and took it into an art program and did the colors. I think it would be more natural for me, I dunno.

Thanks for the advice!
 
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Testing for colors only.
Nothing serious yet.



I've used 240p Test Suite to calibrate the colors on the monitor.
No matter what I do, they keep looking warmer than the ones on my lap.
This results in darker colors (whwn using the monitor instead of the laptop)
So... if this looks ok to most of you, then I guess I'll leave things this way.
There's only so much you can adjust things, the monitor settings won't go past a certain point. But you can adjust further in software.
 

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