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Hello! These are my 5 thumbnail sketches for this month's challenge! It was definitely intimidating, but satisfying to see what I came up with for this challenge. I took inspiration from some of my references more than others
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James Gurney, Tiffanie Mang,  Eliza Ivanova, J.A.W. Cooper, and Karla Ortiz.
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I agree with Tarren in that you should try to practice proportions more and keep working on gesture as well. Keep up the good work!
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What are some good affordable easels to use for plein air?
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Hello MJB! I would suggest trying out gesture. It can really help you improve the flow and movement of your figure drawings and prevent them from being stiff. I hope this tip helps!!
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Dan B
Hi @adri_art76 It will help to get some requirements out as the category can be very large... Do you need it to have a stylus/pen, or be compatible with one, or touch? What software do you use (just Photoshop) and will it be Windows-based (or Mac/Linux)? What size do you prefer (13" with external screen, 17")? Do you also want to do other things like productivity, gaming? Do you do complex or large art, or just general 'digital' pictures? Does it need to be lightweight for travel? With these questions answered we can narrow down the list a lot :)
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No, it doesn't need to have a stylus/pen since I already own a tablet. I intend to use programs such as Photoshop and Blender. I am open to Windows or Mac/Linux as well. I would prefer 15"-17" screen. I am not planning on using it for gaming. It doesn't matter to me if it is a bit bulky.
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Yiming Wu
Humm, if you go with conventional laptop+tablet way, you can pretty much choose anything you like. Nowadays computers easily get enough graphics power to do drawings and paintings, even 3D works that are not that heavy. So typically you don't need a dedicated graphics card. I have a Surface Pro 6, been using it for like 2 years or so, works great for painting. If budget is a concern, I would recommend a Surface Go 2, It's likely to be much cheaper than a conventional laptop+tablet combo, and it runs typical desktop softwares. Surface Pen is not _as good_ as wacom, but I find it's not to a point where it causes any problem to me. Only downside is the MS keyboard. They don't last... mine were broken recently. A usb one or a bluetooth one can get you going. Or, if you don't absolutely need to take it everywhere you go (as if you use a laptop for drawing, bringing a tablet is a hassle), you could look into some small boxy computers like Intel NUC or similar stuff, and you can then have a 24+ inch FHD screen with great colour range with almost the same budget as a conventional laptop. In this case you are gonna need a tablet. Or, you could look into using Wacom One (that has a screen) and connect it to your phone for drawing, that way you don't even need another computer at all.
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I fortunately already have a tablet but I do have a laptop that is on its last legs. I want to see what are my options before I make a decision. This is my first time hearing of an Intel NUC before so I will give that a look .
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Hello! I would love to hear suggestions on affordable laptops for digital art
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Some of the digital artists that I like are TB Choi, Knight Zhang, Dice Tsutsumi, Angela Sung, Karla Ortiz, and Mateusz Urbanowicz.
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I love your underwater comps! My favorites are B and E because the giant fish and great white shark help your images in terms of scale and really help in terms of composition as well.
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