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Moulton barn by sticmann Moulton barn by sticmann
Speed paint focusing on composition.

~25 minutes
gimp + wacom
ref pic of moulton barn used
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:iconkaracature:
karacature Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
everything points back to the barn. Good job
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sticmann Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
Thank you.
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Sky-fyre Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
wow nice ^^ any chance of a tut? =D
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:iconsticmann:
sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
Sure. Just for you: [link]

:D
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Sky-fyre Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
lawl. *tutorial. xD
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:iconsticmann:
sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
hehehe :D

~ApneicMonkey recently did a good tutorial showcasing the composition ideas we're focusing on here.
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Sky-fyre Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
cool thanks! =)
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:iconsticmann:
sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
You're welcome.
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kurome-tenshi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how the dirt road immediately draws the attention back to the barn.
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:iconsticmann:
sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
:)
The magic of composition.
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:iconpinkhavok:
pinkhavok Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Cool I love the colors :) It really coveys the feeling of being life-like :)
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sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
Thank you. It came out better than I expected in that sense.
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M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nice lighting and feel with minimal brush work..almost impressionistic. I am thinking about starting to do some things myself with just light in mind, but I think you're already there. Never asked, but do you do any traditional stuff? Seems like you would be very suited to it :)

Compositionally I can't fault it. Though do you ever feel limited by the rule of thirds or divine proportions? I'm starting to feel a little that way myself, even though I know there is good reason for it.

Anyways , great job, and on 25 mins...kudos!
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sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
I haven't tried much traditional work. I've done a few oil paintings but I've learned so much since then. I will mess around with it again at some point, I'm sure.

Lighting will certainly be a future focus. On the next journal entry, I want to get everyone's ideas for which are the most important areas to focus on for these things.

Interesting that you bring up the limitations. I laid this out by the Ro3, but then I hid the template and tweaked my layout a bit until it felt right. I think they are excellent guides but must not be taken as the final say in any decision. It is still art and cannot be contained in any preset kind of form. It is very important to know all the rules so you can bend them and break them at will; it must be conscious decision, not lack of skill.

I'll also be implementing a new time limit for the speed paints next week :D
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M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
sweet. I'm am slightly scared of the new time limit in anticipation... :worry: but a challenge is a challenge
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sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
hehehe
I think it'll help us focus more on the task at hand rather than any detail work.
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VidPen Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Holy Parajamolly, this is great. The colors are great and the shapes have enough detail to very simply convey what they are which gives strength to the color and composition. I'm very impressed.
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sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Parajamolly? That's a new one :laughing:

Thank you. I'm really excited about this more focused approach to the speed paints. I think it's going to be really beneficial.
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VidPen Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Lol, spree of the moment. :D

You're welcome. I am too I think it will really improve everyone
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sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
:D
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:iconvidpen:
VidPen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
spur of the moment, I meant. lol :D
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