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Ball - Practice (Feb 2015) by Outrack
Ball - Practice (Feb 2015)
More practice! This was an exercise I did off Ctrl+Paint after going through some of the awesome brush tutorials, replicating the reference image at the top. It's not exact but I think I did pretty well, there were some minor things that could have used touching up but I opted to move on as I felt I got the jist of it.
Bust - Practice (Feb 2015) by Outrack
Bust - Practice (Feb 2015)
Haven't uploaded anything in a while, so here's a practice of a bust I did a little over a year ago! I'm quite proud of how it came out but as usual, with time I've started seeing all kinds of little flaws in it that I hope I won't make in future pictures. The lips in particular bugged me; I replicated the values as best I could but couldn't get it to feel natural... Hopefully in time that's something I'll get better at doing.
Seeing as I've had an empty gallery for the last 8 years, I figured it was time to properly introduce myself and hopefully become more active on the site ^^

My name is Nick, and I'm a programmer currently living in Johannesburg, South Africa. Art has always been a secondary hobby that I've had an on-off relationship with for years, but I've decided to finally make a real go of it as I'd like to eventually work in the game industry (a life-long dream that's fortunately become a viable career option due to the expansion of the industry). I've been drawing in some capacity for as long as I can remember, but I hit a creative wall a few years back when I found myself severely restricted by my level of skill - bad advice led me to the impression that art was a God-given talent and I grew frustrated with my inability to illustrate my ideas effectively, so I gave up on it for a while.

The desire to improve never abated though, and after reading Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards and Figure Drawing for All It's Worth by Andrew Loomis I realized that art was just a creative application of technical ability that anyone is capable of learning provided they're taught well and give it the time it needs. Since then, I've gone back to basics to establish solid foundations and I feel that I'm at a stage where I can start sharing my art without feeling embarrassed about it - though I do have a long way to go, so hopefully I'll get a lot of constructive feedback and make some new friends as I try to improve :)
  • Listening to: Ride - Grasshopper
  • Watching: Inland Empire
  • Playing: Dynasty Warriors 7

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H--neko Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for you watch ♥ *3*
Lilly-Lamb Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Thank you for watching! :la:
lita426t Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you for the watch!!! :D
Outrack Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing your lovely artwork! :D
SoamiComplex Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
Heya Racky! it's been too long. I'm doing ok, for the most part. Only started after I got a bit of inspiration... started playing Flyff @_@.

How've you been? I'm asuming whatever it is you're kickin' ass in it. I miss seein' your work, you should post some of it when you get a minute.

Anyways, its nice seeyin' you around again... :). Keep in touch!
ColorfulDudzilla Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006
Ne, neee~ I'm watchin' ya! <3
CRazY-HoBbIt Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
I, am your 500th pageview... NOW PUT SOMETHING UP!!!!!!!!!

I am shamed by you having a quarter of my pageviews... and 60 less deviations. :(
miserabilis Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
<333 Racky Racky Racky!!!

Puple color scheme pl0x! xD -kidding-
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