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now some kinda FAQ:

What brushes do you use?

Brushes are taken from all over with some of my own sprinkled in. I think everyone uses the same brushes by now, there are a lot of duplicates in most sets. Here are the main contributors (afaik) of my current setup:
Jaime Jones
Maciej Kuciara
Jama Jurabaev


What is your style/inspiration/method?

I've lumped all these together because the answer is almost the same. I don't know or nothing/everything.
I study to forget so that everything becomes instinctual. Then you just pick up little pieces of info along the way and add it to the stew.


Do you have any advice about composition, colour theory or anatomy?

I do but it's really pointless answering, there's no uncommon knowledge in these basic fields. You'll find the same material being repackaged in articles/dvds/books/gumroad videos over and over again. Expose yourself to it when you start out, then I think refreshing the knowledge around every 3 years is enough. You'll probably find things that didn't make sense before, suddenly click.
Everything should already be out there for free somewhere.


Do you have any advice (general)?


Use the clipping mask.

Deconstruct everything that matters to you.

Too much proficiency kills your work. This one's down to personal taste but I find that after a few seconds of technical admiration, I'm bored when faced with highly proficient work. It doesn't matter whether that's realism or just very typically stylised. It's too predictable so I don't want to explore the image (unless there's some other aspect to grab my attention). 

you won't be a good artist if all you know is how to paint/draw/render.

Commit thoughtcrime.

Lift with your legs -_-

Do you have any prints for sale anywhere?

www.inprnt.com/gallery/chentho…



As always thanks for the comments and faves.
  • Listening to: funkadelic
  • Watching: walking dead
  • Eating: my thumb
  • Drinking: coffee
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Mahaha1985 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
This should be the only teaching anyone gets after the basic stuff.
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AustenMengler Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Good advice dude!
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badbaddog Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016   Digital Artist
Why haven't I seen this journal earlier?

Amen to that. Ended up in a hospital recently, now during rehabilitation.
Lift with your legs, everyone!
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Chenthooran Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
bad luck, yeah I always ignored that advice until my back gave out when I was moving some stuff. Thought I might have done permanent damage, scary stuff.
Hope you're getting better.
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fantasio Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
So true! The hard part of being there and wanting to catch up 3-4 years later is, that you know most of the techniques and it is just extremely difficult to find something new that you can add to your stew - that also moves you forward.
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Captain-Asparagus Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Good stuff.
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Undercurrent-32 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
love how desillusioned this is. when you start out everything is magical and mysterious. after a few years its all the same and you just go with it. this journal is more honest than 95% of the tutorials out there
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Chenthooran Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
hah, didn't mean to sound that way, despite the title. I still enjoy creating, I just don't care that much about technique or answering these kinds of questions.

A lot of it comes from a mix of consumer habit and deferred responsibility. I've been guilty too and probably will be again :P
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