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sparrowsky
sparrowsky
Croatia
⚡ Electrical engineering student 💥 and self-taught illustrator
Mengu Gungor
You have a very gradual gradient over a lot of pixels. Basically you are running out of color values to create a smooth enough transition across those pixels. Easiest solution is to either use a grainy airbrush instead of a perfectly smooth air brush, or to add noise. It will be much harder to tell where the bands are because edges will basically be blended by the variation in pixel values. My preferred solution is to hand paint the gradients with a rougher brush, so they naturally have brush strokes and noise.
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sparrowsky
This is a great idea, I'm definitely going to use texturing for gradients in the future. Thank you!
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Leon ter Molen
Hi @sparrowsky , I searched on Youtube for a bit by looking for "stop gradient banding in Photoshop". ( so not Krita or Adobe Fresco, I am not familiar with those, but I had the same problem in Photosop once.) Some tips that were given are to check whether or not the "dither" checkbox is turned on when the gradient tool is selected. And also check if you are working a in a 16 bit file. I don't know if these are options you can manage in Krita of Adobe Fresco, but perhaps worth a shot. Let me know! -Leon
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sparrowsky
Dithering worked, thank you so much!!! (Specifically, Random Pick and Random Noise filters)
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Kei Kun
"C'mon Scotty, what could possibly go right?" Scott Flanders has probably heard that voice in his head when doubt popped in his mind to do something- and so has every artist in the world! If failure was a demon how would it look like? That's who my character represents. He is the demon prince of failure- Lord Failhoutte. Upon his shoulders he carries the Daily dose of doubt. His belly is the Abyss of shattered dreams. On his head is the Hall of Fail of his best victims. His weapon is the cursed Rod that robs one's motivation! However his greatest weakness is MINDSET. Once a person understands that Failure is neccessary and the rule of life is TRIAL AND ERROR then this great Demon Prince is defeated. Fun Fact: My failure to come up with a design for this competition inspired this drawing XD
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sparrowsky
This is the most recognizable Demon Prince for sure. I mean, who doesn't know Lord Failhoutte? I'd really like to see this fully rendered one day!
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Gasper_art Atilano Bravo
Demons? yeah, I drew a few. color pencils take a lots of time D: so i put my desk on fire to finish in time. Astaroth - Mithridatism 22x27 Brushpen and color pencil by the way mithridatism is the process of making yourself immune to a toxin by gradually taking non lethal amounts.
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sparrowsky
How did you get the idea for this? Really cool.
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Charlene
Super last minute entry. Didn't get in all the details I wanted and the lineart is messy but oh well. This demon prince is juggling a list of names with time and death, which will he pick? Still wanted to submit because I would actually love a constructive critique on anatomy, lineart, clothing folds and anything else. Initial reference picture here: https://www.deviantart.com/aegean-prince/art/Bugatti-the-Juggler-97808603
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sparrowsky
I really love how clean and smooth every line is! I am currently learning how to draw figures, and I found this pretty helpful for human proportions, you might too: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/510103095263540760/
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cornelius
How's it going errbody, so this is my take on the Demon Prince
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sparrowsky
The amount of work that went into this... Wow
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Noe (Noah) Martin
So I'll be honest, I'm not great at drawing people but I can definitely whip up a creature design. So maybe that was a nice bonus challenge for me while drawing this "Demon Prince" without drawing an actual humanoid prince. I included a little bit of my conceptual work, but I decided to use a horse as the base since a prince charming is usually associated with his noble steed. So I felt a horse would be a perfect option since this was going to be more creature based. There's a quite a bit I can talk about regarding the design but I don't want to speak for too long. Though, all of my references and design choices came from either cultural nobility or mythology. Enjoy!
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sparrowsky
This is my favorite Demon Prince! I love horse- and dragon-like creatures like this <3
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TeaMonster
Hi everyone, here's hoping I squeak in on time. There's loads left to do/change but for last minute rush, I'll call it done. Almost chickened out of posting but where's the fun in that. Here to learn after all. Thanks to all at Proko for running these comps. Demon Prince- 'Silver Tongue' -Super sculpey 9.5 inches tall
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sparrowsky
The lighting is fantastic! Also, cute Boo and Pacman ghosts in the background :D
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sparrowsky
This challenge was a lot of fun, thank you! Here's my Prince.
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Bryan Wiggins
Belphegor, Prince of Sloth! Ink and Crow Quill on Bristol Board, with some screentone digitally added.
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sparrowsky
This is awesome!
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sparrowsky
I have this odd problem when using the blur tool or the spray brush: some strange lines appear in places that should look like a smooth gradient and my drawing looks like someone spilled oil on it. Here's a normal yellow gradient and the same thing with these absurd lines. I noticed that it gets worse for darker colors (black and purple here) than for lighter colors (yellow and black here). Do you know how to fix this? I tried a ton of different blend modes and nothing worked... And the exact same thing happens in several different applications (Krita, Adobe Fresco) Edit: it is probably my display. Does anyone know what to do?
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Sam
"The Sea Swordsman" I worked on several different ideas and then two of them became one! what a fun and creative challenge this was! I'm glad it was a sketch challenge as it gives me a break from coloring and kept me from overworking the piece.
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sparrowsky
I can feel the motion in this one – very nice!
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jalac
Hello ! My first sub on ProkoChallenge ! Nice Brainstorming challenge, I've got a lot of fun :)
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sparrowsky
Nightmare material. I like it!
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Ioan Chirita
Hello! Here is my entry for the Proko Challenge Reference Bash! Meet PegasusMan! Thank You!
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sparrowsky
This is great!
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anilrane090
My submission for the challenge. #prokochallenge
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sparrowsky
Very interesting composition!
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Lakin Ashola
Hi everyone! Here's my submission for the Proko challenge, put a little bit of colour on to it if that's okay :]
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sparrowsky
Awesome!
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sparrowsky
I felt inspired so I made this (references 7, 10, 15, 18), what do you think? I hope to finish this on paper, but I’ll see.
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Josh Sunga
Hey @sparrowsky! Good start! But I agree that the image begins to flatten out a little. (I've definitely had my fair share of getting stuck on a painting- good thing is that it forces us to figure out how to move forward). If you judge for yourself that an image is getting boring then it's safe to make a drastic change or even just start from scratch. For me, the solution was to take it slow and do the head study first and build a new image off of that. I have more technical painting notes on the image attached- but the main issue to get over is if it still looks boring to you. If the Joker is just sitting at a table- you might have a hard time with the boring problem. There are endless ways to build interest in an image but I'm a proponent of creating interesting shapes/silhouettes. It's the simplest way to create a good design. With this in mind, I posed him with his quirky hunch displaying his "business" card. I made sure to vary the angles and contour lines which helps create movement in an otherwise static image. I also let some of my painting get really loose- the sketch quality sometimes retains more life than a fully rendered painting. It's also just more fun! Hope this helps! I added an unusual amount of notes in the image this time so let me know if you have any questions! Thanks for sharing!
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sparrowsky
Thank you so much for your feedback! I will definitely use your tips for my future work and studies!
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3mo
So here's my Joker in progress (with a reference for his head, I didn't use a reference for his body), but it kinda looks flat and boring (especially the suit). And I have no idea how to fix that. Any suggestions?
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