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Hunter by missimoinsane Hunter by missimoinsane
I am practicing my digital painting. So here's one which I tried very hard with the background not just the character.

Title: Hunter.
Date: 1st/2nd/3rd Aug 2011.
Time: 23 hours work.
Media: Digital Painting.
Program: Photoshop 7.
Tools: Right hand index finger on laptop touchpad.
Brush Sets: Standard PS7 brushes.
Stock/Resources: by *Tasastock
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This is (c) copyright *missimoinsane - You do not have my permission to use other than featured upon dA.

Comments & Crits Would Be Apprechiated. :+fav:'s Loved.
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This was an interesting scene to look at. Whether or not it was intentional, on an LCD screen at normal viewing angle, the animal is barely visible. When you look at this scene at different angles, it jumps out. It is a very unusual and intriguing effect!

The hunter is very well done in terms of anatomy and composition, as is the creature lurking in the distance.

I do think, though, the background could use some improvement. Compared to the subjects, it is less detailed. More complex shading would help. The lighting is very ``flat'', which not only gives the background a somewhat flat appearance, but is also not as dramatic as the lighting of the animal. The lighting on the hunter is better than the background, but probably too bright to really get the sense she is in the woods. I get more of a sense that she is on a stage in front of a painted backdrop, than in the woods. Again, more dramatic lighting and shadows would likely remedy that.

Still, it is an interesting piece with some fun surprises.
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Tasastock Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ooh this is lovely. i like it :) love the attention to detail, especially in the feathers and the hair :)

thanks for using my stock :hug:
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welome I didn't have a tablet when I created this so I may use another one of your stocks and try to do a squal or something now I am improving lots due to my tablet. Got some commissions and requests to do first mind but I'll get on it a.s.a.p :D :D :la:
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BloodMAngel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is very detailed. I like the colors and the background looks good. What looks like a buck behind a tree I didn't notice at first but it's an awesome little addition. Overall... Love it!
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :hug:
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BloodMAngel Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Youre welcome! :]
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PyroShadow18 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
This is really beautiful imo. :) I love the background. :)
Truly truly awesome. :)
Thanks for sharing this. :)

~Josh~
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you it's not that great but thanx xx
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PyroShadow18 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
I think it's really cool. :) She's stalking her prey! :)
I like this one. :)

~Josh~
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx xx
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PyroShadow18 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
You're welcome. :)

~Josh~
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AlceX Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool. The background is pretty nice, looking dark and mysterious. The hunter is really good too, I can't stop looking at the shading, it's so nice. But the mix of these two kinda fails. The hunter feels somewhat out of place. Perhaps because it's so light in comparison with the background.
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Humm maybe. I see your point. Although weirdly the upload doesn't look the same as the photoshop version :shurg:
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bye-bye-love Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
This one really did come out looking stunning. You definitely have cracked the balance between soft and hard lines now woot :D Her face is very well drawn and i love her focused expression. The composition is also really striking, the way she takes up less than half of the piece.

Im not sure on the background as it is to be honest... there's something i cant quite put my finger on about it, but more focus on backgrounds is definitely what is needed to finish your art and make it look complete. It is really what helps to tell the story and set the mood. :) I hate doing backgrounds. I had been drawing the foreground objects/characters first and then rushing the background, but i have started doing the background first to try and force myself to add more detail.
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for what you said I feel I really am improving. I agree with failing of the background isn't so good but I'm often stuck for ideas and such this is an idea that went ok, just need improvements in my opinion. But I hope to continue to improve :hug: Thank you for your comment hun xx
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bye-bye-love Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
You didn't fail with the background at all! Like the person who gave the critique said its a little flat and same-y and would benefit from more detail in places. It should have different levels of detail to work better, the tree nearest to the girl should have more focus and detail than the tree furthest back in the background. I would also have the trees nearest to the front in a paler tone of brown just to show that more light was hitting them and that they weren't in the shadows. I also use line weight to pick out more important details- heavy lines for things close to the front of the piece and virtually no line for none important details or things right in the background. Since you dont use lines that last bit probably wont help :S I hope that makes sense... im too tired to concentrate XD
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Sam I'll keep it in mind if I decide to go back to doing art :hug:
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DarkNext Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really good photo edit :D

the background came out nicely as well :P
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Photo edit :'( it's a digital painting completly done from looking at reference :(
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DarkNext Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is it?
sorry, i didn't noticed that, but if that's the case, it's surprising
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeh it is.
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LicianDragon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job!
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, it could be better :)
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LicianDragon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's the best thing about being an artist in my opinion, there is always room for improvement ;)
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(like)
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LicianDragon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
?
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Torsle Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Nice work :D The details are great. The blending for the shading is really good too.
The face turned out really good.
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I'm getting better at it and I'm over all very pleased with the face the most :D Thank you for what you said :D
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Torsle Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
No problem :)
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gee231205 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The hunter looks very well drawn and the skin tone looks fantastic with the shading you have done. The details of the hair and the face look great and I like the way it is hard to make out the animal lurking in the background. The dark background suits the mood of the image as well.
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you I'm thankful for all you have said and I am still very pleased with this piece although I was trying to zoom in and be very caregul about cutting out but it never worked out in the final piece which is very strange! However I think I have just learnt a new method which takes forever but I'm sure will be well worth the final out come. Going to start something new over the weekend.
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gee231205 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I look forward to seeing your new piece :)
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx x
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Blissful-Creations Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student General Artist
I really love this! it's very well done. Her hair is pretty neat wish I could do that. I've been playing around with painting hair and I suck at it >.> you should do a tut! but erm I digress, the only thing that bothers me about the whole thing is her foot...more specifically her toes. It's a stark contrast on how well her hands look. (Which are pretty awesome btw) But yeah that's the only thing that bothers me, everything else looks amazing.
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am still rather impressed with this although a little gutted about no matter how close I zoomed in I still managed to get very choppy edges and I'm not impressed with it. Since then I found out a new way to cut things out but I haven't practiced this yet as I've been busy - I will practice come this weekend, starting something new!

I'm not good enough to do tut's tbh. I tried them once and thought I was good enough but I realise now there's so much to learn first!

I'm glad you like the hair, I'm overly impressed with it myself although still got a fair bit of learning.

- YES I AM IN THE MIDLE OF A MASS NEED FOR LEARNING! LONG STORY!

Yeh I'm not sure about the toes but I hate feet and tbh wanted to spend as little time on them as possible - no excuses I know. Also refered to the stock a lot as reference on this bit soo...
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NepinRith Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i really love this picture. absolutley beautiful
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. There's so much I wish I'd done but it was a bit late at that point as I'd done a few too many merges and such *sigh* ~ live and learn. But I'm glad you love it, I'm very happy :D
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NepinRith Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
your quite welcome :) and i think you did a great job regardles :) but yes, we definitly learn lessons on the way. :)
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have learnt so much tonight. Going to start something new tomorrow!
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NepinRith Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool :) It is nice to be able to learn new things
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm looking into "how to use the pen tool" not as easy as it looks or sounds!
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NepinRith Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i dont think i've used the pen tool yet
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createdwithpassion Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
love the hair! she looks really realistic! the deer is really well done too!

have you thought about putting as much into the background as you do the focus of the piece?
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried really hard with the background but it started to take focus away from the subject. :S
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createdwithpassion Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i see what you're saying.
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