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Teaching myself how to digital paint. Thought it might help make my colors stronger. Its not so bad! (especially for a first attempt)

Photoshop Couple hours.
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A-ANIL Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
I love this. nice work.
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Monkeyslunch Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Foxbat-Sullavin Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
love the style of this. :3
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Monkeyslunch Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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lekosis Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I LOVE the texture. Mmmm. Yummy texture is yummy.
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EmegE Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Good work!
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Monkeyslunch Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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blibla48 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice, man.
You have a great sense of colours:), and the composition is really great.
I do find the resolution pretty small, but that's not that big of a problem
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Monkeyslunch Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! This was during my "small" phase, which thanks to comments like yours made me enter into into a "large" phase. So, the next few things will hopefully be a lot bigger.
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blibla48 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's good to hear:). I just watched you so I can see more progress of your work.
Any pointers you have on doing this kind of background works, I really like yours, and I still need some tips on it:)
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Monkeyslunch Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks dude! I'm working on a few things I can't show for the moment, but then I'll be back to posting.

Pointers for this type of work... hmm. I found making my own brushes really helped. Color theory is a big part of it. In this one, for instance, the blue and the orange compliment each other, to help push the mood. I study from life whenever I work on pieces like landscapes, definitely, but also I find that with landscapes especially its easier than you think to subtract unnecessary information out and abstract things without things getting wonky on you. Sketch things out and then remove what you don't think is needed, then do your rendering, and remove again. I had so much extra junk in this one before hand and ended up just taking the eraser tool to half of it. It just wasn't needed.
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blibla48 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome, man.

hmm seems pretty basic actually, but I wouldn't have thought of it myself, thanks for enlighting me:D.
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SoulxMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of Mulan =P
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Monkeyslunch Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
hah, sweet! Thanks!
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mister-meh Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Professional Filmographer
woah these are rad color choices!
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Monkeyslunch Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks dude! :)
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toshema Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This is really good for the first time!! :fav:Z!!
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Monkeyslunch Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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toshema Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Your welcome ^_^!!
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swordtosoul Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Lots of different cultures combined.
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Monkeyslunch Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
yarrrr!
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levdir Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Narrative.
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Monkeyslunch Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed!
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JHarren Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional
I love it!!
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Monkeyslunch Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, bud!
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cibokilley Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
a sexy effort! S+ for SUPAAA! :D you've got a beautiful eye for colour which just goes to enhance your sense of compo in this one <3
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Monkeyslunch Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch! I hope you're doing good lately too!
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Rayray22770 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
Pretty cool!
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Monkeyslunch Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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RachelCurtis Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
I don't think it is so much a problem of stronger colors, as you are very good with that already. I think there just needs to be a little contrast in this one.
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Monkeyslunch Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
*stabs*
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RachelCurtis Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
OW! Jerk.
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Monkeyslunch Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
*loves*
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RachelCurtis Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
*sniffles*
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Cinimon Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, that looks great! I really like the cartoony style ;) :+fav:
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Monkeyslunch Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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