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One thousand primitives.

By HaveConquest
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First image in a series to come, to go back and re-train basic painting mechanics.

For the most part, these are done freehand at a middling size, you can see a shot of the original canvas here to get a good feel for it - [link]

In the end I found my emphasis to be more about putting together shapes with fewer and fewer brushstrokes, as I came to enjoy creating textured planes quite a lot. Creating super precise angles tended to increase the painting time for individual shapes by an unreasonable amount, so after I had a good feeling for the precise shape of each primitive I switched over to exploring the rendering of the general mass. : ]

About 18 hours, photoshop cs3

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ynne-black's avatar
Hello, please where do you find good references? :)
MoeMoney123's avatar
so did this study improve your shading?
sllyther1's avatar
Good golly, it must have taken forever to find all those references! :0 But this is very motivational! :D Gotta kick my butt into gear 8D
Ame-Power's avatar
So.. there's like, about 700 items ? So, 18h -> 1080min / 700 Items..

1,50min/items ? ihateyousomuch
RaymondLuk's avatar
actually, it's 1000 items, so 1.08 min/item
SlaaneshBeBe's avatar
good idea, very inspiring
Viroquet's avatar
Reminds me of when i used to draw pages full of eyes.
Ooo I suddenly feel inspired now.
dark-shadow-light's avatar
Haha! This should be made into a long poster XD
N0-Quarter's avatar
this is madness
Nebelstern's avatar
...holy shiat... o_O
KittyEaredFreak's avatar
*transfixed by the glorious shiny*
Argentum-Mane's avatar
Good gods, are you dedicated as hell. That to-do list of yours is terrifying in scope and scale!
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Its just very condensed practice to be done in a few months, rather than spreading it out in bits and pieces over the course of a few years. Its pretty ridiculous how much you can get done forgoing a few other things from your day. : ]
Argentum-Mane's avatar
Yeah, I really need to start whipping myself into shape, too... >.>

So, what's all this training for? I've seen a few pieces in your gallery about this project, but there's not actually a lot of information. Fill me in? :3
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You're gonna have to wait and see. ; ]
xCezaryx's avatar
i'm going back to basics too, though i'm not as dedicated as you are. I always end up failing at the depth of things, so they end up beeing different in size . and then i start doodling.. blobs n hands and strings and... steampunk spider robots... :D
lyxachaos21's avatar
you leave me speechless!..absolutely stunning!!!! :iconloveloveplz:
Undercurrent-32's avatar
I always love how you created textured planes, and now you bring on this :D Very awesome...
Exhno's avatar
I'm really loving this. I find myself looking at each shape individually. The strokes and how they make the shape. The different angles... Damn.
ShadowKiwi's avatar
Well eff Haveconquest, you have to be so cool.
Elliver's avatar
this is actually the most beautiful thing in my messages right now......it's astounding and actually makes me smile to look at it.
Kierusan's avatar
This is really cool. :)
meguuun's avatar
incredible. i loved everything about this study.
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