atypicalcarl Posted April 11, 2009 Share Posted April 11, 2009 I've been drawing seriously with PDN since March of 2009. In an effort to keep myself accountable and pushing forward, here's an ongoing collection of my progress with paintdotnet. All comments are welcome - even negative ones. Constructive criticism is even more welcome! I'm posting here to improve. Day 1 - I salute alpha displacement: Obviously, I also learned to salute water reflection, mandelbrot fractals, and just about everything else I could toss onto this monstrous thing. Week 1 - bearing the moon: This was created following Ash's wood stems tutorial. Since I had the wood stem, I had to pack all sorts of bloody potato around it... Week 2 - Fried Eggs: I learned how to use shape3d, Rotate, and Bevel. It's easiest for me if try to create something realistic. It seems to really help me to fully anticipate how an effect will render. Week 3 - Waterfall: Using Dents and Jitter to simulate acrylic painting. It didn't start that way... so the water doesn't match the style. Week 3 - Feather: Making use of gradient bars, jitter, and inside-out. April 12 - Garden Tub: (click for a larger version) - playing with greens and yellows, and becoming impressed with paint dot net. This started as a brick reflection pool, but I wasn't happy with the brick (didn't fit in the woods.) So I mapped it to a cylinder with shape3d and ran it through about a million filters to create a washtub. April 15 - Moon Moth This is a collage of stock images from deviantart (moon, moth, chain) plus original elements created with pdn. Shape3d works great when you create a few diagonal lines, duplicate the layer, then render a half sphere map on each (with the x-axis rotation set to 180 on one layer.) Stick a layer in the middle and you've captured the moon! Thanks for stopping by! Quote When computers become self-aware and take over the world, the porn bots will get much, MUCH worse. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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