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Joana by TheShock Joana by TheShock
Hi, this is my last painting with Krita software.
I wanted to paint a character for a a book separator and started to play with some brushtrokes and shapes. then a crazy idea appears.. Joan of arc.
First i thought about Joana of Arc but the image and idea was changing while i was painting. This woman is older than 19 and the armour is a bit Sci-fi with a special stonish-metal sword. So i left the idea but kept the name.

It was designed to be printed on A4 and with text on the blank spaces. As a book cover. I am studying how to improve my narrative language wich is one my weakness . I want to focus the attention on the Meditative girl. so i put lot of attention to the edges and blurred parts , like somekind of Depth of field but not so precise. It is more an Esthetic blur
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MaddKatzArtStudio Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cool, such an amazing picture! I know you probably get asked stuff like this all the time, but for someone practicing and trying to paint like this, what's the biggest tip you'd give me to help me learn? If you would respond I'd be so gratefulšŸ˜Š
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Griatch-art Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very impressive The Shock! I really like the details of her armor; especially the gauntlets. Worth a fave!
I am using Krita now and then but I still find My Paint to be so much lighter for painting - more "raw" so to speak. Should spend more time with Krita though. Did you use any particular custom brushes for this work?
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TheShock Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
nothing special but my set from Muses and lot of time. I use Round brushes to block the image and airbrush to cover big areas and texture to add grain. THe only thing that is not so clear is the use of the Colorsmudge brushengine presets to give the oil painting look
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Griatch-art Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tend to use normal round brushes too yes; I have not tried making anything bigger with an oil painting look though, might be interesting. Thanks for the reply and congrats again on a good image!
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scaruluglambert16 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Siempre tan talentoso Ramon, y con unas obras de arte sensacionales Gracias amigo saludos!!+fav +fav Heart 
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TheShock Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Gracias de verdad, tan animadora como siempre. saludos :heart:
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful painting ! :) I really love the way you handled the yellow light emanating from the sword on the armor, must have been hard to achieve convincingly ! Also, I'm totally fond of the halo around her head :D

Although when it comes to the composition, I think it's a little bit static due to the fact that the character fills the left half of the image and that there is nothing to balance her in the right side. As a result, the image looks like it's being split in two. It would have benefit of a more centered or diagonal placement or a secondary focal point in the right part, among other ideas.

Anyway, I'm glad to see a new painting of yours, it's been a while, hope you'll post some more in near future :D
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TheShock Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for your critique and compliment. i like when comments give me useful feedback. I agree with you about composition, You can´t see the thing that is on the right side . It is a project as a bookcover so the title and a stripe is on the right side. But you are right. if you don´t see, the compo seems to be wrong. I take note.

And Yes i hope to be more active ;)
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I can see how the stripe would affect the final aspect indeed ! :) Sorry, I didn't know ^^
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jacaga Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Impresionante Ramón

Un saludo
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TheShock Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Saludos para ti tambien. :D
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AEROCELO Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Just two questions, please:

1)
How long it took (start to finish)?

2)
To improve
techniques used in this work, do you recommend some book or tutorial?

Regards!
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TheShock Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
about 12 hours. Not as fast as a concept design. I recommend obviously my own DVD which was done to explain how to paint specially with Krita. It is about 5 hours of useful training. you can order it here krita.org/item/214-releasing-t…

And of course learn the fundamentals. A book that i like a lot is from James Gurney. Color and light. www.amazon.com/Color-Light-Gui…
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AEROCELO Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Totally inspiring Ramon.

Undoubtedly, you're a great artist!



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TheShock Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot. i am glad you like my work
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MGRESA Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Un trabajo genial,Ramon.
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TheShock Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
muchas gracias :D
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