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Throwback Thursday #26

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 8:54 AM


Throwback Thursdays are a bi-weekly series of features over here at CRPhotomanipulation, organised by  Gejda and lauraypablo. We're going to show you four things - three Daily Deviations, three older tutorials, three random works from our gallery from last month, and three older stock photos. Once a month, you're going to see stunning works that are at least a year old, and two weeks later, you're going to see beautiful works from the month before. At the end of each journal, there's going to be a question and sometimes, a few words from us or other deviants from the community to start off a discussion. 

Also, we shamelessly stole the idea from CRLiterature. They were first. 

Let's start!


The Witch by neverdying
Night Secrets by Incantata
Abandon by noro8


How to Use Stock - and how not - Part 1 by LuDa-StockHow To Create Scales (With Reference) by goRillA-iNKTutorial - Gold by Velsinte


Beautiful Dappled Grey Mare on Paddock 32 by LuDa-Stock
The Ambush-Gothic Stock XVIII by CrowsReign-Stock
Driven Snow 05 RESTRICTED by Elandria


Take The High Road by supersnappz16
The Llahe by Flora-Silve
The Juliette's librarian by lauraypablo

Skin by Dan Leveille

Journal History



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Really grateful to have received a DD yesterday. Thank you, Lora-Vysotskaya, and everyone who faved and commented! :D

Ghosts of the Sea by Gejda
Two awesome articles about painting from projecteducate
Painting without Lines: Forms in Light and ShadowLighting in Art Week
... to ‘Sculpting with Values’, because really, that's what this is.
I’ll be showing you how to paint a portrait using values only, rather than relying on lines to mark the boundaries of facial features in the final product, and will also throw in some tips on what makes good lighting, and what to avoid.
As colour is a whole different ballgame, I won’t be covering it at all. Just greyscale values. At most art schools that pride themselves in good teaching methods, that’s exactly what you would be doing at first, and only once that module is completed would you move on to colour. Yes, I know, colours are awesome, but really, stay with me here and give greyscale (and mastering it) a chance.
If you are a traditional artist you are welcome to read on, too, as you can utilise much, if not all, of the information in your work as well.
The term ‘values’ is used for the ran
Creating Contrast in PaintingsLighting In Art Week
Shading is not easy. But here are some tips that benefited me a lot, and I hope they could help you to add contrast and depth to your paintings as well.
1. Have a wide range of values.
The second drawing here doesn't have too much value contrast, whereas the first one has a wider value range. Which one catches your eye more?

The contrast between values add depth to drawings; it defines shapes and the relationship between light and dark. Lacking value contrast could make your drawing look flat (unless this is the style you are going for).
Here are some tips that could help you with creating values:
1a. Find/take good a reference photo
If you use a reference photo, make sure the lighting is good (e.g., if you want to have dramatic lighting in your painting, don't use a photo that's taken in a cloudy day with dim lighting). It would be best if you can find photos that have strong contrast in value

Worth checking out!




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naalinana24 Featured By Owner May 12, 2019
thanks for the :+fav: :)
TinaLouiseUk Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav :)
recycledrelatives Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
ThanksForFaving2 by recycledrelatives  
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2019
:salute: :ahoy:
SaFram Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so so much for DD!Hug I'm so happy! :happybounce: 
jasminira Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2019
thanks for all )))Heart ;) (Wink) 
tomrayt Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx so much to you and Panjool for the DD of my Artwork!!!Hug
Beziehungs-Stress by tomrayt  

FooserX Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch, Marta. 

I will try not to disappoint you!
jasminira Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2019
Thank you so much for the DD !!! I am very pleased!Heart Heart Heart Hug :happybounce: 
icarus-ica Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2019
thank yBoing! Boing!u for the +fav !

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