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Hypothermia by EmilLarsson Hypothermia by EmilLarsson
Whoa, a painting!
This is actually one of the small amount of pictures I spend more than 20 minutes on.
This is like 2 hours of work or something, hope you enjoy :)

I also made a video from the first 25 minutes or so, trying out Camstasia :)
The video is here!
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thevitalspark Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Hey! I recently changed majors to Digital Media, and I love fantasy/scifi/concept/digital art. I was wondering if you could tell me what it took to get to your level, what program you use and any guides you suggest? Thanks for your time in advanced!
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EmilLarsson Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First of all, time. It will always take time, I've been painting digitally as a hobby for about 3-4 years.
Secondly, try to hang out with people who paint, if not in real life, on the internet. That helped me to keep motivation up.
And third, try not to think much of guides, don't make replicas of what others paint. I would more think of it as inspiration. Look into how other people approach painting different subject matters and keep those in mind when painting your own. Don't copy, but learn from others mistakes! :)
The only person I've actually followed was Feng Zhu on youtube. www.youtube.com/user/fzdschool

Also, this is just my opinion and I'm not a professional. So try to keep loose, find how and what you like to paint and just go for it, especially when starting out, just to get comfortable with digital painting!

Hope that helped a bit and good luck :)
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Gookins Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The stairs and character give it a great epic-ish scale. I also like how you effectively lead the viewers eye into the focal point in the portal/fire/thingy. Everytime i check some of your paintings i learn something new, great stuff :thumbsup:.
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EmilLarsson Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Gookins Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah, hilarious. I wrote that comment yesterday, just now i sat down to the PC and you answered 5 minutes later :laughing:. Im interested to know, are you self learned or did you receive some form of training in art? Since i read your journal post from last year that you went to study on some kind of technical school. And your pieces are full of things like composition and color/perspective knowledge. So i was a bit confused :lick:.
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EmilLarsson Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm selftaught and yes, I'm studying to become an engineer :)
Looking at good people's work, trying to figure out how they're achiving such amazing pieces can be good, even though it can also be demotivating! There are however a lot of tutorials and things spread over the internet.
I don't really watch much except Feng Zhu's design cinema though. I hang out with other people that are really good painters though so we make eachother better I guess :P
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Gookins Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for answering. Thats good to hear for me because im learning on my own, and i doubt i will be able to attend any formal art classes for a long time. Im more of a graphic designer, but i noticed that all these concepts of design, composition etc. are very universal.

I have some other sources that cover more fundamentals than feng zhu (since he covers none :lick:). But i check in there regularily to test my knowledge on his videos. They are very nice for when you want to put together all that foundation knowledge.

Out of curiosity, what kind of engineer are you trying to be? Mechanic? Software? Construction? (i bet there are more types out there :lick:)
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EmilLarsson Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are many amazing selftaught artist out there. It doesn't matter how you learn things and most of the stuff can be found on the internet. A school can probably give you the motivation needed to spend a lot of time on it and not go lazy. But yeah, fundamentals are very important and hard. (I feel like I don't know anything about them still.)

I'm studying to become an electrical engineer! :)
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Gookins Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then i wish you good luck with your studies! Technical studies are hard, but rewarding :thumbsup:. In my country my title is called an Engineers title (i studied Computer Science etc etc). So i hope soon i can welcome you to the club :)
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EmilLarsson Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, engineering is just a title for it. Or master in electrical engineering, sounds more badass ;)
Thank you, and good luck with your art!
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