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Watch out Sarah Jane by spandexsleuth

Before I start, I want to say that sometimes you have to be able to give harsh criticism, even though you want to be encouraging. So wi...

A place to relax 3 by MichaelG1234

Man! As a fellow Octane User, I've got to tip my hat. The only thing that I would like to point out is that they reflections of the lig...

Victims to fall for temptations. by W0LFB4N3
by W0LFB4N3

I like what you're going from here, but the thing I think is missing most, is emotional engagement. You can't tell by the way the model...

Archer and Dragon by EmilyStepp

I like the colors and the subject well enough, but there's something that throws the picture off to me and that's perspective. When I l...

I don't know why I'm so resistant to the idea, but I'm not a Photoshop guy... For what I do, I just can't see it as something to invest a lot of time in. Now down't beat me up  --I know a lot of professionals swear out by it, and with good reason. But for someone like me, It's really just too much. I actually find myself getting more distracted by all the features, than I would just using Sketchbook Pro.

Most of the time, I'm trying to learn more about laying out a scene, posing the characters and bringing it all together to make a composition. Granted, I'm nowhere near being able to do all of what I just said --but I think it's easy to get caught up in masking levels, channels and all it's amazingly useful features. But when it comes down to it, none of this is going to make me any better at drawing. So I've decided not to pursue photoshop. Instead, I'm going to concentrate a little more on drawing and using tools to help me ink what I draw. When I can sit down and draw a comic page that really leaps off the page, then I think I'll be ready to spend some time learning the ins and outs of Photoshop.

Many thanks to my Sister for teasing me mercilessly about digital drawing.


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William W
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Petersburg, VA
Favourite genre of music: Too many genres to list
Favourite style of art: Manga/Anime
Operating System: Windows 7
Favourite cartoon character: He-Man
Personal Quote: I'm old enough to know better, but young enough to do it anyway

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LuxXeon Apr 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave.
StoneSorceress Jan 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
welcome to the stone sorceress gallery Will
hope you will enjoy your visits 

thankU by StoneSorceress
will2power71 Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's nice to see someone do something really creative like what you've done. Most of the stuff I've run into is pretty standard off the shelf stuff. You get a little tired of people using the same imported BVH file to make a girl dance on the screen, LOL. I like how you managed to convey so much in such a short piece, as well as create a desire to see more. That's the hallmark of good animation to me. I look forward to seeing the rest of what you have in store.
StoneSorceress Jan 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
thanx for the encouraging words Will, 
mighty kind of U :)

...and if you think a lot has been conveyed 
in A Little Demon Play, wait till the next one 
is done... it's less then 20 seconds and it 
might capture a certain dynamic between 
Stoney & Sara    ;] 
MichaelG1234 Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: and critique :happybounce:
will2power71 Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like to help out when I can. I love working with Octane, but I'm just starting with it, so it's nice to see a real example of what it can do rather than just seeing it used for simple renders. 
MichaelG1234 Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, it`s shame it`s so limited by the amount of v-ram, im finding 2gb just aint enough.
will2power71 Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. I know the feeling. I ended up redoing my entire computer system when Is started to get serious about it as a hobby. At first I was doing it with An AMD Processor, and about 16GB of RAM. It was agonizing. So I saved up enough to move to a faster processor setup, and added a new video card and I switched to Octane Render for my work (I bought one component at a time until I got everything I needed.)  You can do great things with LuxRender or Reality, but the GPU rendering really made the difference for me. The great thing is that if you add a second or third video card with GPU rendering, it gets even faster. Now I'm looking at a motherboard with 7 PCI Slots. I plan to put six video cards in and watch it cook!

What kind of setup are you using? I can probably give you a suggestion or two that might make it a little less painful if it's not a Mac. I don't work with Macs too often.
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xChristinaa Nov 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favorite!
will2power71 Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. I really liked the lighting in that photo.
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