Yup! Been drawing for a while, mostly when I was a lot younger, although took it up again recently.
Here's a few thumbnails of some recent digital paintings I did this summer.
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More art is in my current portfolio here: https://www.artstation.com/shponglefan
I'd love to see if there are any other artists around these parts! I feel there is a lot of overlap between music and artistic skills.
Cool! You've mentioned a Marco Bucci tutorial on artstation, was this the one?
A couple days ago just for fun I googled where the best illustration forums are these days and found a post that said they're all pretty much dead and the good discussions all moved to facebook. Can anyone confirm that?
Below is part of an image I did for a digital map of Tokyo a few years ago - its mostly composited 3D images and painted (touched up) in PS. There are a lot of similarities between graphics and music and graphics just evolved (for me) through working on music.
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That is indeed it! It's a fun twist on a typical value study. Though I learned quickly not to use overly saturated colors, since the results look horrific. Desaturated colors seem to work better.
If anything, I'd blame Reddit on the demise of traditional forums for a lot of subjects. On certain forums I've frequented in the past, the number of new members started to die off a lot in the last decade. I think younger people are flocking to other social media platforms for these discussions, especially Reddit.
I used to paint digitally and did half of classical atelier, the drawing part, didn't get to oil painting due to illness. Here's a quick and bad photo: