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Flying Low by algenpfleger Flying Low by algenpfleger
Heya,
this is a quicker painting I did a couple of days ago, looked at it again and thought I might upload it. I did a couple of helicopter studies last week (gonna put em on my blog later I think) and one of a UH-60 the day before this one, and then went and tried to do stuff from imagination to test how much I picked up from the studies and the strengthen my ability to do stuff without refs too. This is something I try to do from time to time, breaking things down, understanding them, to then be hopefully able to do shit from head. There's two separate components in that, media control and actual content, I'm kinda thinking about that a bit so I hope I'll be able to collect some coherent things to talk about in a livestream! Don't wanna just sit there and be all like "Uhm... now I'm uhh... doing this."

For the smoke I just made a new document, made a round lasso selection, airbrushed the edge a bit and then made a brush from that, some shape dynamics settings for random size and roundness and then just made the black smoke and then went over it with a lighter color with the brush.
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AllenWatson97 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nice job on your research...
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raypettit74 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Spec Ops Blackhawk, very nice.
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BlueB52 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
I really like the painting, but the heli's shape seems off. A UH-60 has more of a curve along the main section of the aircraft, right not it seems too boxy.
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sp4rt4n150 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GREAT job on the smoke. I like the lighting on the chopper. in flight sims, i tend to avoid helicopters, something about throttle for takeoff being messed up...i dont know.
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Dkundzinsh Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
incredible dude
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Fusdahl Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student
Your sketchbook on CA has impressed and motivated me so much that after I'm done with my 3D bachelor degree I will also pick up the studying just as you did. Even though my employment will be in 3D animation, arts and design I still want to be freaking skilled at drawing as a personal goal. Hopefully one year from now I will show some good progress.
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isso09 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'd like to hear you talk about how to keep so precise in your drawing. I mean keeping the silhouette is one thing, but keeping what's inside within perspective... Or is it just the lasso tool?
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AlexKonstad Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
this is nice man, very cool.
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CranK-desigN Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Wieder mal ein Meisterwerk :D
Ich freue mich schon auf deine Livestreams!
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daunknowna Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you do a 3D model and then paint over it? Or do you do it all by hand? Because all of the perspective is on key.
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algenpfleger Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I don't see why anyone would go through the hassle of modeling things and then lighting and rendering them when you can just draw it? o_o
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daunknowna Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A lot of people do that, they create a low poly mesh in a program like sketch up and then they render it out completely in photoshop. But you perspective is amazing.
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
genius idea for the smoke! also, this is just wonderful as usual :)
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ozma914 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Incredible, great detail!
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ChunLo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The sharpness!!! Love it so much lol
When do you think your gonna start livestreaming? Would love to watch :)
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crump3t Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I would love to see a timelapse recording of a painting like this one
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crump3t Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
you champion :]
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Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
good work, lots of detail in the dark.
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kerosenekate Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
...wow. Can you explain the method for the smoke another way? I don't think I understood your first explanation.
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PPR88 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooh, media control tips! Definitely!!! I mean... for actual content the answer to most of the questions (how do I paint xyz, how do I get better at xyz, how does xyz react to xyz ...?) would be "study it"!

Thats what keeps happening on the Crimons Daggers. Someone asks like "my values suck, what should I do?" and Dave says "do value studies"...
So, yeah, techniques, like the smoke brush stuff and so forth, would be very much appreciated!
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onestepart Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
beast! :D
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lancer-idenoure Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Student General Artist
im still curious about how to use the lasso tool for painting. the walkthrough on "spark" helped a bit, and ive played with lasso a few times but i can never seem to get a decent selection. i guess its just practice and expreimentation?

ps: livestream would be awesome!! :D
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MattNeutron Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
awesome
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lufOo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
The details on this one is stunning. Keep up the good work :D
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ErikHolfelderArt Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're a wizard! I'm having a hard time retaining content from studies, so that would be an awesome topic for a stream. Actually, I suck with media control too ha ha.

Thanks man, it's inspiring!
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MissMackenzi Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic. It's so full of detail, it's just pleasing to look at for quite some time.
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Airon-T Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! nice work! looks real.
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Klebstoff-chan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
awesome, echt awesome xD
*denglisch* xD gut gemacht!! ... wie immer :3
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nihcur Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
AMAZING!!!!!!
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LJFHutch Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice, I love the detail you put into it, especially the landing gear and texture :) The rotors look great too. My only real criticism is the smoke, it seems to have a lot of definition in the center but none around the edges, I feel as though it'd have a stronger edge.
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Kimagu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The looking of smoke, is gorgeous! :)
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MarkTarrisse Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Man you should stop doing art, you're just not good at it....... :P
*goes to hang himself*
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Maganius Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
geil^^
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CUKIERASS Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
grrrrrreat -damn! I must steal your motivation to work ;)
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HeyKtupq Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Theez is madness!
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Scarphion Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Student General Artist
The left smoke is unfinished? near the heli I can clearly see the lines.
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Miles-Johnston Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Just a tiny bit ridiculous Hannes
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shaun-kotodama Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
like
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
der wahnsinn!
NOch eine Frage: du hattest den Rauch schon in einem neuen Dokument, oder hast du den komplett gemalt?
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Quiribujito Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Awesome O.o
The smoke looks so real. Great work! Thanx for sharing how you made it. Can't way for a livestream :D
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ales-kotnik Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Best heli ever made


Great work man!
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Free-hugs-and-kisses Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Filmographer
This is amazing, really stunning.
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