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2013 12 28 River by M0nkeyBread 2013 12 28 River by M0nkeyBread
plein air ish...finished and abandoned in studio after too much noodling was taking place
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la-Structure-du-Ciel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist
This is gorgeous! I think that the water is really well done! I love it. Beautiful work!
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M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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Lap12 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student General Artist
I like it a lot :) Did you use references ?
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M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Yes. Real life :)
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Lap12 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Okay I wasn't sure; that's great ! I'd like to do the same but don't really know how, you're bringing your computer and tablet into the wild ? ^^
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M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
and this is the shade box: digitalpleinairsociety.com/wp-…
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Lap12 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student General Artist
oh thanks ! :3
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M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I use a galaxy note 10.1. It's pressure sensitive and comes with a wacom S-pen stylus. It's good for starting these things on site and taking notes for later. Also snap a couple of photos. I will do as much as I can this way because it is so convenient, but glare on screen and colour calibration is a constant issue to deal with.

Digital Plein air-ists have custom made setups for their laptops. Check out Shaddy Safadi's setup. 

My laptop is too beat up and has power issues to be able to take outside but when I upgrade I may do something like Shaddy so I can finish paintings on site. Nothing like painting from life outdoors! :)
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Lap12 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot for your answer ! This is something I've been wondering about for a while. I agree that this is a really interesting concept and sometimes I'm thinking "damn, I'd like so much to paint this with these awesome colours right here right now... and my damn cell phone doesn't take photo with good enough colours (essentially for sunsets so usually I photoshop my photos or try to paint the sunset from memory...). Why can't I take my watercolours or my photoshop everywhere ?"

Now I see how an artist can use this kind of tablets :) thinking about it, my mother should lend me her galaxy tab... maybe I'll be able to digitally sketch with it !
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M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No problem. The best way to learn and improve is to paint/draw from life, so it is worth the effort. I must try and do it more. I actually think traditional painters have it easier in this respect. They don't need electricity! 
Yeah have a play with tablets, the galaxy tab won't have pressure sensitivity but you can still have fun within the restrictions.
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