More Infinite Painter Practice

This will be fairly quick . . . 

So, I wanted to practice drawing some more but decided I would copy something (copy, not trace), specifically . . . 

I started by drawing some guides.

Don’t laugh . . . it’s a bit difficult drawing smooth lines on a small device.

At this point, I realized there is a smoothing function available for free-hand drawing, but it was too late. I did, however, remember to use layers. 

Notice I’m not following the guides, opting instead to flow the markings a bit more. 

Notice also the bit of red . . . I remembered in time and switched to a new layer.

Again, only using the guides as a suggestion and I’m blending colors trying to match the original. 

Nearly there. Just have to add some shading and texture . . . 

At this point, I’m feeling pretty good and thought the drawing would look better on a black background . . . 

Well, crap! . . . what happened? I tried a couple of different backgrounds. 

Ah . . . I see what’s happening; I didn’t completely fill the colors and the background color is bleeding through.

Easily fixed, I thought . . . 

Well, crap again! . . . that doesn’t look as good. Well, at least the background color won’t bleed through anymore, right?

Well, I should have left well-enough alone. The first finished product looked better and not too far from the actual piece . . . here they are for comparison:

Well, I learned a few things . . . First, it’s not as easy as it seemed to blend colors and get complete coverage. Second, I should draw with a background color other than white so that I can see if the paint I’m putting down is getting complete coverage. Third, changing the background brings out the strokes a bit more than having it as a white or blank background. Fourth and final; leave stuff alone once you like it. Trying to “fix” it often makes it worse.

And now, a gallery of the drawings.

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17 Responses to More Infinite Painter Practice

  1. You made a good job of that but it looks a bit grumpy!

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    • disperser says:

      You might too if you had to breathe the same medium where you pee and crap (along with whales, squids, and thousands of kids and humans).

      But, contrary to the depiction in various animations, fish can’t smile. They really do look grumpy.

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  2. mvschulze says:

    Most impressive! You’re ready to graduate to commercial artist extraordenaire. M:-)

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  3. Pied Type says:

    Nicely done!!

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  4. Well done. I like your version better than the original.

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    • disperser says:

      The original is a piece of hand-painted wood carving. I have to imagine it’s even more difficult to paint than what I’m doing . . . but, thank you.

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  5. Good God! the man really has got some hidden talent!
    Wonder how long it will last, This keeps up I’ll start eating SPAM, who knows what magic it will perform on me

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  6. Oh, I like it! GREAT job, Emilio!
    And learning is good!
    I really enjoy seeing, and reading about, your process and the steps you take to get from start to fish…er…to finish.
    I like Fish on the blue and blue-green backgrounds.
    HUGS!!! :-)

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