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Canda's Colors by blayrd Canda's Colors by blayrd
Here's proof that studies are good for you: I was okay on the sky and mountains but completely baffled when it came to painting trees and water.

This one's inspired from Colorado scenery, after a friend made a quick sketch when trying out my tablet! You can see that here: [link]

PS CS5, Some Number Of Hours This Week
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Snapdragonfly-Ink Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Fantastic and inspiring! I do love to see a bit of Canada here in deviant land. (Though I will offer a tiny note to say one can see you have the most practice in painting/drawing the legs of a more canine sort! Apologies, I can't help it.. I have an ecology background :p ) It's still a favourite for certain!
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blayrd Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry to disappoint... that's Colorado-esque scenery! The girl who did the drawing that this's based off of is named Canda xD

You've got me there! Didn't help that it was referenced off a little plastic model on site, so it's got the stiff plasticky look to boot. But yeah, need to improve my ungulate/general animal anatomy f'sure! -adds to things-to-work-on list-
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Snapdragonfly-Ink Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Ha ha, well, we do share those lovely rocky mountains! It very well could be a scene from Canada. Same flora and fauna too! It's one of those things.. Brokeback Mountain increased tourism to Wyoming and was mostly filmed in Alberta. Bruhaha.
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blayrd Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, that's pretty amusing - didn't know that one xD Mmm generic scenery, artist's occasional best friend.
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flutterdoodle Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
This actually made my jaw drop. You've gotten -so- good! I've always found scenery hard to do, so I really admire the patience and skill that obviously went into this. Keep drawing everyday, it's so encouraging seeing your growth ;_; ...
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blayrd Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I find scenery really difficult too, there were so many times in this painting that I just sat there and stared and went "I don't know how to do this". I'm trying to make this type of rendering into a project for school, in which case there would be a series of landscapey things... we'll see how that goes. I'm trying to draw everyday, or every other, but it's so difficult lately ):
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flutterdoodle Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
I'd say you're doing a really great job of drawing regularly though! And I just see you pushing yourself so much to improve lately... it's inspiring!! I'd never have the patience to render stuff like you do, but it's just awesome how you've come from drawing cartoon wolves, and seem to have found your niche in realistic digital painting. (^^)
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blayrd Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Last term that was sort of mandated by class... let's see if I can push myself to continue! Yeah, I've ended up here via a lot of experimenting, have yet to figure out where exactly I'm heading - back then cartoon wolves were my safe place, for now I don't have one any more so it's a bit unsettling, kind of.

Pah, patience in rendering, what, I have no patience with lineart! I love smoothly inked and weighted lines but it's a thing to be appreciated from afar, I have not yet got this skill down at alllll D: So kudos to you for all them fluid lines :3
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ValiantShadow Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh wow! Amazing, Blayrd!
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blayrd Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Fimrah Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So pretty! C:
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blayrd Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heyy thanks! How've you been?
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Fimrah Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I've been doing pretty swell! :p Just school has been getting quite crazy- but now I'm on break, so hopefully I can get back into dA a bit more! I love looking at your work..always. Your talent amaze me! C: How are you?
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blayrd Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's great to hear! Yeah school's being kind of crazy here too - I just finished my spring break (last week) and classes this term are looking to be pretty tough. Thanks <3 I love looking at your photos too, especially the ones that play with depth of field a lot! I hope you get to do everything you plan to on spring break, I had a very relaxing one myself but didn't get that much done whoops xD
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Fimrah Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Aw, you can do it! :P
And thank you so much! I feel so horrible..Most of my recent ones are on Facebook- I just don't have the time to put them all on here. I feel like I've improved so much recently. :P Spring break flies by- I won't deny..but I'm quite ready for some more work ahaha! And hey- spring break is meant for some major chill time. (;
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blayrd Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you too :3
Eyy it's really good to hear that you feel like you're improving - so many times I just feel like I'm stuck in a rut, totally not fun. Mmm yes a chilly spring break it was too (it hailed today?!) hah. What're you studying, by the way?

Also if you want to add me on facebook (so I can stare at more pretty pictures) the email's blayrd at gmail 8D

Oh oh and 'grats on 5k pageviews whoohoo I just saw that tick over xD
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Fimrah Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer

Yes! Same here! There's always those little spurts of inspiration and improvement. xD But your art is so fantastic I love looking at it! c:

Hail! It was supposed to here..but never did ahah. It's always quite hot down here anyways. c: Um, being in highschool still kind of the norms. heh. Physical Science, Algebra..all that fun stuff! What about you?

I'll definitely add ya on Facebook! xD

Gahh xD wow I didn't even notice. Thanks!! C: Mebe I'll make you a kiriban prize. I finally found my tablet. ^^;
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blayrd Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh man high school that was so far away!

I'm in Oregon temporarily for an exchange program so I'm doing digital arts 'til June :D My major proper is this strange amalgamation of a design specialization under a department called "communications and new media". I'm still not entirely certain what this entails either, ehm.

Hurrah thanks :D And yay for finding your tablet, ahah. However can you live without?! Then again, I lack a proper mouse at the moment, so that might have something to do with it.
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GabrielWigren Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like the colours!
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blayrd Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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countercanon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist
wait when did you level up so much :|
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blayrd Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am incredibly flattered o: must confess to colorpicking from photos for this though, which I haven't done for a long time, but was much faster than mixing a palette for unfamiliar landscape :|

Besides that... just using textured brushes to make a flailing attempt at trees is all? Misshapen aspens, bah humbug
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