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Jrakob Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
dont know if you are still doing this, but I have a drawing request. Iron will as the terminator and scoots as john carter.
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KG-Eisentraum Mar 21, 2013
Sadly I can't afford a tablet.
But neat. Faved.
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Dezy-X29 Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for having this up here! It's an absolute boon to a beginner like me who dreams of creating more than napkin doodles. Do you have a suggestion on where to begin? And would you advise switching from Paint Tool SAI to photoshop?

Thanks again! :)
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peasantb Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would switch as soon as you can, simply because of the powerful tools available to PS that SAI lacks.

I would begin by drawing something you like/enjoy, as it will always be interesting to you. For instance, I began by drawing ponies (I only really post ponies on here, but I am learning other things). Don't dive right in with colors and details etc... Learn perspective and line control first. Develop muscle memory for drawing smooth curves and straight lines.

If you feel you are fairly competent with lines, learn to choose value, paint in grayscale and make your image read without color. Pay attention to where light and dark grays go, and try to define areas with shadow, rather than highlights.
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Dezy-X29 Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the quick and thorough reply! I'll make the switch tonight :) I love SAI but you're dead on about the tools, and i'm sure i'll grow to love PS once I get a handle on it. I'm definitely going to be drawing simple things, the effort will all go into thinking and drawing in a more 3D perspective and working on shading/etc. Thanks again for the tips, everything is appreciated :)
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Palibyte Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You forgot sycra mannn D:

Lol, but this list is pretty much the whole shabang. I'd throw in bluefley too though because he has an absolutely kickass workflow and style.
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peasantb Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Link me their stuff and I will add them! These are only the one's I've found myself so far. I am always looking for more artists to emulate and study
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Palibyte Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah poopy I forgot to put something in my last post again :/
Jack's channel has been inactive for a long time which is unfortunate because his most recent stuff is super killer.
And once again I found more artists that I forgot about to link so here they are :P

Sickbrush (Teaches a lot of strict work): [link]

Torvenius (Awesome to look at new workflows/gestural/quick work)L [link]

IDrawGirls (Cheesy username but teaches a lot): [link]

Dave Rapoza (One of the fuckin' king of kings of professional work. Super inspirational/does critique vids): [link]
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Palibyte Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sycra Yasin: [link]

Sergery Svistunov: [link]

Marc (Bluefley00): [link]

I wouldn't personally emulate their styles though if that's what you meant by "emulate". Styles and fundamentals should really be developed through studies and personal work. If you just meant copy the studies/lessons than that's all cool. Oh, and I forgot to mention in my earlier post though that I really like your starcraft crossover :P
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Riverwolf427 Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for all the great tips <3
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