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Painting now! League of Legends Splash Art!-Janna!

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 15, 2014, 7:29 PM


Painting now! League of Legends Splash Art!-Janna!!  Come by and watch!
istebrak.wix.com/istebrak#!joi…

see you there!


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istebrak.wix.com/istebrak#!com…  

Official class hangout room is now available! Its a permanent link you all can use, instead of making a new one everytime. You can just use this one! Ill pop in when I can :) Start sharing your art!


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As some of you know, I teach a free online art class that covers fundamentals, technique, style and many other applications of visual art. 
For the last few weeks I have received several emails and private messages from students asking if I would be willing to do private one-on-one tutoring with students.  It will very similar to what you see in the tutorials and critique classes and sessions, but it will be exclusive to you. Regardless of this, I WILL still be doing free critiques on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Just visit my website for more info on the rates and times I will be offering.  And once again thank you guys for your endless support! I am proud to see how far you all have come as artists.  =)

--> istebrak.wix.com/istebrak#!pri…  <--

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Regular Tuesday and Thursday critique hour meets will be back up again! The schedule is still the same, with the hours still at 4-6 pm Est Time. The hours may shift from earlier to later by an hour or two, and if they do I will let you guys know with an announcement. Be sure to link me, during stream or 10 minutes before hand the work you would like me to look at for critique. Lesson plan is embedded into the critique hour, and I promise each class will be a learning experience for us all! If you would like to calculate the time zone difference, have a look here:

 

www.timeanddate.com/worldclock…

 

Location 1: New York, United States

 

Location 2: Your time zone/Country/Area

 

Its a great place to come by and chill and listen to some art info. The best way to learn in a field is to surround yourself with an active community of peers and colleagues, and this is one of those places.

 

Hope to see you there! Ill save you a seat!

 

Here are some core links from where our community is based:

 

Class Website: istebrak.wix.com/istebrak  -- you'll find links to video uploads of passed 

classes, some info about me, and books!

 

DeviantArt: istebrak.deviantart.com/  -- I also announce my class through the Deviant Art 

journals. If you're more active on DA, this is a good place to stay connected!

 

Crimson Daggers: crimsondaggers.com/forum/index…  --The Crimson Daggers shoutbox 

is also something I announce through, should you be active there :)

 

Twitter: twitter.com/Istebrak1 ; --Twiitttteerr!! This one is good if you're on different 

timezones than I am, its an almost direct way to your phones :)

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/IstebrakArt&#…; --I also announce here!

 

Youtube!: www.youtube.com/channel/UCgr5C…; --You need this 

one! Its where I upload all the information I talk about. Livestreams, critiques and tutorials can all 

be found here.

 

Thanks for all your support! Hope to see you guys around! 

 

-I

 





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Commission categories range from concept/character design and landscape design. I specialize in book covers and full body character concepts.

For information email me at istebrak@live.ca

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MYTHICSONOFGOD Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey Istebrak I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I recall you mentioned that too bright skin colors is "no man's land" But I have seen characters like these that are in "no man's land" and somehow still work.

What do you think? I ask becuase I want to practice my  cell shading too
images4.fanpop.com/image/photo…

Thank you for your time!
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Istebrak Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
yes it is in no man's land. its also a bit green, maybe push the hues to match skin tones better. thing is with cell shading or anything similar is tht you have a smaller margin to make big errors like scale being too high and using the wrong color. Youd be surprised how low the values are for skin, even if its a merge between anime and realism.
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MYTHICSONOFGOD Featured By Owner Edited 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Iste!,

That piece isn't mine sadly It was just an example. That particular character is  from a cartoon/comic called Witch. I am sure you are right regarding this skins tones (no debate at all!) as I have learnd a lot from you. I am just curious in why this exception to the "no man's land" rule worked.

Here are another examples from the same cartoon

img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20…
images2.fanpop.com/image/photo…
images2.fanpop.com/image/photo…

Thank you for your time!
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Istebrak Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
The key thing here is that these are cartoons. They aren't representing a real form consruction or real face/skin values, so its going to be easier to break the rules without being punished too bad by the viewer. However, even at this point with them being cartoons, it still looks off to me, the colors odn't match well. 
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Himmo Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Thanks for the fav!)
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animefreec Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Iste, about the livestream today, I know I need a lot more practice; in fact I was trying to make a really nice piece and was making progress with the face especially but very slowly and I'm actually going to put that on hold so I can practice more. Anyway, I just wanted to ask, in your opinion do you think we should just keep drawing the basics- nothing else? I mean, yeah, I'm trying to get better, but right now drawing is still just a hobby and I still want to experiment and have fun with it too. It seemed like you were saying we can't draw anything that looks finished. I hope this makes sense. I was pretty bummed when you came to my drawings today, I know you didn't mean to discourage me or anything, I'm just wondering about this. Obviously the choice is mine in the end with how to go about my artistic journey, but I just wanted to get your opinion.
Thanks for all the time you give us, Iste.
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Istebrak Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Getting a good hold over the basics is going to focus your attention. Its like doing an intensive study course on one subject for a longer time --you're going to come out much stronger in those fields. If you forget about hair and other accessories you focus your attention on features, which all your time will be focused on. If you're expecting this hobby to provide you with masterpieces, it wont, not at this stage. 

Yes you enjoy it, but if you want to enjoy it only as what you have in skill and knowledge right now then know that, and then proceed. But if you know you lack in skill and knowledge, and are dedicated to improving so much that all time spent will be study time, then you will remain in your status as a student, and will continue into the masterpieces stage. Just remember, you can enjoy the study process too--and if you want to, don't be a student, which is also what many do. Its your choice really, thats my advice. Reason why I considered you a student is because you came to the crit session. Someone with a passive hobby doesn't ask for critiques that much. Critiques arent tht attractive to hobbyists and enthusiasts. Real students with real life goals do come to crit sessions, and they come to improve. 
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animefreec Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, I do want to improve. I'm not sure where I want to take it yet but I know I want to get better. I will try to do some intensive studies and just focus on certain things instead of taking on too much that I know almost nothing about and getting bogged down with that. And I'll aim to have another thing next time you do a critique too- something better :)
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NinkSkoir Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much for the watch! :glomp: :)
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MichelleShiroma Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your tutorials are super informative and I've learned a FUCKTON from your "How to Paint a Face" video. Honestly you're the best. Thank you!
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Istebrak Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
<3 Im happy you think so, good luck with all your art!
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arnarn-stinkfist Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
hi there mam Istebrak    im ask permission to add you in my watch..Hi! Bucktooth Popcorn Chew OMG 

thanks very much much... Flirtatious  I love deviantART! 
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arnarn-stinkfist Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
hi there mam istebrak.deviantart.com/  permission to add you  in my watch.O_o w00t! Bucktooth

 
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arnarn-stinkfist Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
:D (Big Grin) waaaawww...   your works are  awesommmmmeeeee...  La la la la I am a dummy! :happybounce:   +fav +fav +fav +fav +fav 
and the tutorials are really informative,.   Sweating a little...   thank you very much mam,.  Meow :3 
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Istebrak Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hahah Im happy you like them. Your comment is very colorful, wanna have some sushi with me?
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caesar120 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
Thank you for stopping by my page, Iste! *smile* While I'm here visiting...I think I will take a stroll through your Gallery. Look around a bit.
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animefreec Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Iste, can you do a video on composition of drawings and dead center- that sort of thing? I feel like thats a very difficult subject for amateur artists, I know I don't understand it fully anyway.
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animefreec Featured By Owner Edited Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Where is the 14 day challenge? Is it just for portraits? I've been watching your videos a lot lately and I really want to improve. I don't think that I'll become a professional artist, but I still want to keep getting better. I've realized just how little of the fundamentals I really understand, and symmetry is not easy for me. I've slowly been trying to put the information you've made available into practice but think it would be good for me to do the 14 day challenge. Unfortunately you do the critiques on days I'm working and I can't participate as much as I'd like but I did say hi last time :p
Thank you so much, I am so very grateful for finding your videos on YT.
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Istebrak Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The 14-Day Challenge is a 14 day, focused portrait study. istebrak.wix.com/istebrak#!the…

I used to moderate it a lot but since I have no time, I dont do that anymore. I do private lessons now and in these lessons I do offer 14-day challenge tutoring. 

As for everything you need to know about how to paint in the challenge, i have many critique videos uploaded free on youtube for you guys where I've critiqued people's challenges. 

Its really a great challenge. Thank you for all your support, I really really hope it helps you perfect ur hobby. You dont have to do it professionally to do it, haha, i started it as a hobby then it turned into a life pursuit. <3 Gl honey and keep in touch! 
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Inevva Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, there's a livestream again today, correct? Someone saw my painting before and after your classes and wants to join. :) 
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