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  • #26283
    Philip Shaddock
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    Trying to apply what I’ve learned about value matching after reading Mat’s step-by-step. Did a very rough sketch of a skull. Painted it. Afterwards photographed the skull and imported the photo into Procreate to compare photo to my painted sketch. Slightly different view of the skull. Haven’t got the values quite right. I have work to do!

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    #26285
    Philip Shaddock
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    Better when I spend more time drawing and rendering.

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    #26350
    Philip Shaddock
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    Fun!

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    #26390
    Philip Shaddock
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    Trying a more painterly style.

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    #26415
    Matthew Archambault
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    Hi Philip,

    Seeing your images here in the forum makes it crystal clear that matching values is something you must practice.

    You are placing too many lights within the shadow side of the skull. Keep squinting at your photo reference. Keep the lights light, and the shadows dark.

    Matt

    #26416
    Philip Shaddock
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    Excellent feedback. Thanks Matt. I will endeavor.

    #26430
    Philip Shaddock
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    Practicing value matching in grayscale, per Matt’s suggestion.

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    #26608
    Philip Shaddock
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    Piling everything I learned in the past three weeks from Matt and his site into one photo.

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    #26629
    Magnus Burén
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    Nice progress in a short period of time. Good job. The last photo looks really nice. Like the detail of the beard. Keep painting and posting 🙂

    #26633
    Philip Shaddock
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    Thanks Magnus.

    #28339
    Philip Shaddock
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    I think I have crossed the divide between traditional art and digital art, pass the point of no return. Matt correctly pointed out that my reference photo was distorted by the fact it was shot at close range on a smart phone camera. This enlarged the nose, wrapped the face back to the point where the ears basically disappeared and elongated the face. To bad because I had wasted my time on a bad photo. Go I took the painting back to procreate and used the warp tool to correct those features. The next message shows the correction.

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    #28341
    Philip Shaddock
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    Corrected image.

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    #28343
    Philip Shaddock
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    Here is a comparison of the original reference image and another undistorted photo of Dan I found. Amazing how close I came to his undistorted face. In the future I will use the warp tool on the reference photo. The point of no return. Digital ant is too much fun to resist.

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    #28466
    Magnus Burén
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    Well done, keep posting

    #28489
    Philip Shaddock
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    Well, it does not look like the link code works either. Here is the image. Wish I could edit my postings!

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