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Another Cat Merchant by irshadkarim Another Cat Merchant by irshadkarim
Painted this while making a video tutorial on going from a value sketch (black and white) to colour. You can check the video out here: youtu.be/5zQZxNkXVaU
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Uriak Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Long time not commented here. Nice painting, again! I liked the other kitty a bit more but the colors and value are a bit more interesting in this one.
Maybe you should have suggested his fur rather than detailing it too much, though.
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irshadkarim Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015   Digital Artist
You're probably right on that count. It's a bit too sharp, too distracting.
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Uriak Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You seem to have a liking to marketplaces, no? I often struggle to find how to populate a scenery like this.
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irshadkarim Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015   Digital Artist
Marketplaces and taverns are what I love most, and I find them both incredibly difficult to populate. I've gotten better over the past decade, but it's still a struggle. A lot of it is about using a lot of reference and actually studying it carefully to come up with prop ideas. The other is about getting in the mindset of placing yourself inside of the environment and exploring it within your mind. Considering what you'd find if you turned a corner, or went through a door. Make it a living scene, not just a flat backdrop that exists only from a certain viewing angle.
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Uriak Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's and interesting perspective. I tend to either forget about the way the light could be made effective or stuff to place that wouldn't hinder the main focus of the piece. Maybe because lately I've been focusing on painting characters/portraits since they were a weakness of mine.
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