17 Replies to “Female hunter trailer”
  1. Nice! congrats on a job well done! I like the trailer and no doubt will love the full video.

    Good job!

  2. Looking very nice there! The audio seems a bit quiet, but then again, a lot of video tutorials seem to suffer from the same issue- Gnomon’s, Massive Black’s etc. Nothing a good crank of the speakers can’t fix though πŸ˜‰ Congratulations on the great job! πŸ˜€ I’ll be sure to pick it up first thing tomorrow πŸ˜€

    • Yes, unfortunately there is a trade-off with volume levels. I do not own professional recording equipment, so in order to reduce background noise as much as possible I had to mess around with the settings. I spent manyο»Ώ days testing different mics, recording in different rooms, and using several different recording programs and editing the settings to find the best solution. Using headphones to listen to the videos helps a lot. When I tested it without headphones it sounded fine on my computer, so it also depends on your own computer and speaker system. If it turns out to be too much of a problem I may have to find a way to fix it, but that will probably mean boosting the volume of each individual audio clip, which will also boost the background noise.

  3. Nah, the volume isn’t a real issue. Turning up the volume alleviates this minor problem completely. I’m just finishing up the download of the last pieces. I’ll give you thorough feedback once I’ve gone through it once πŸ˜‰

  4. Wow. I just finished watching the video. It’s so fantastic! I learned a lot from it, especially the use of the liquify tool πŸ˜€ Thanks for this beautiful tutorial mike!

  5. Archexecutor – Awesome! Yeah the volume level concern is a bit subjective. When I tested it I found it to be fine, but I have heard from many people that it is too quiet. It also depends on if you use headphones or just the speakers. Personally speaking, I always use headphones when listening to video tutorials because I listen to them while I am at work. I just tested increasing the volume levels by 50% (which is the maximum that Camtasia will allow you to increase) and there is a considerable increase in background noise. So if I increase the volume it will decrease the quality for people using headphones, but increase the quality for people using speakers…quite a dilemma.

    Galgenvogel – That is great, I am glad you liked it!

  6. Today has been quite hectic for me, so I still haven’t managed to get past part 2, however, I’ve already picked up several useful things and put them to good use on a painting I’ve been grinding for a year now(don’t ask XD). I usually have Photoshop opened up while I’m going through a video tutorial so I can put what I’ve seen to use on my own works immediately after seeing it. Helps me remember better and I also manage to get some drawing done πŸ˜€

    From what I’ve seen so far, besides the useful information, I can only say that the tutorial itself is professionally made and its quality rivals that of Gnomon’s and Massive Black’s πŸ™‚
    I hope to finish up parts 3 and 4 tomorrow and I’m anticipating your next similar release eagerly!

    Thanks for the great work and for supporting your fans like this! πŸ˜€

    • Archexecutor – Thank you very much, that is great to hear! If you want, you can leave a review about the tutorial on my online store. Just go to the Female Hunter tutorial page and scroll down past the images. There will be an icon of a book with a pen. Click that and you can leave a review. If you want to save time you can just copy and paste what you said here, haha. Thanks again!

  7. Whew! Finally managed to find the time to finish watching the tutorial!
    It’s a splendid piece of work with lots of pieces of useful information, not to mention being able to see your workflow in HD. I suppose seeing for myself how other artists achieve the final looks of their works has allowed me to understand and accept that all those awesome effects, tones and whatnot cannot be achieved in one brush stroke πŸ˜‰

    I really like how you maintain a more painterly feel to your work by leaving many things loose- I, for one, am obsessed with touching up everything to perfection and rendering everything equally. That, of course, yields me a sterile, flat painting with no points of interest safe for the ones achieved by composition XD I’m working towards changing this mindset of mine, but the perfectionist in me tries to sabotage me at every turn. I am confident that by re-watching your tutorial I’ll be able to improve in this field considerably πŸ™‚

    I’ve picked up quite a few tips and tricks, however, on the fly I immediately remember your advice regarding drawing hands and refining breasts and faces. Several basic artistic rules were also pointed out, however, for self-taught amateurs such as me this kind of information comes in extremely helpful.

    Special thanks for providing your latest set of brushes and all the online resources mentioned in the tutorial! I’ve just finished revamping my current brush set yet again, and lowering the total number considerably. After attaching your latest set and killing about 50 presets, now my brush library contains 275 brushes- considering I’ve been “using” over 300 for several months, I believe that’s a definite improvement XD Tomorrow I hope to reduce the number even further πŸ™‚

    All in all, the tutorial is tip top quality and I am eagerly awaiting a sequel! Just one minor piece of advice- for the little intermissions without any commentary you might want to throw in some very short stories about your experiences as an artist, or silly accidents that have happened to your works while drawing. I believe this will help reset the attention of the viewer, considering that the timespan of effective active attention is about half an hour. This is something I would do, however, if allowed, I can be somewhat of a chatterbox and I easily go on tangents, so you may choose to ignore this piece of advice πŸ™‚

    In the end- firstly, thank you for the wonderful tutorial! Secondly- sorry for the wall of text! And lastly, to the people wondering if they should purchase this tutorial- go right ahead, it’s worth every penny! πŸ˜€

  8. Ah i saw that as i read further on your blog :D. Before that did you use a medium intous3? im curious… i am currently using an 16 wacom penpartner from 98 i think haha :/. You kinda woke my wish to paint back… i have learned alot from your liche priest video! I really want to buy the female hunter tut as well… but i never used paypal, will there be a credit card option soon? /michael

    • Yup, before using an Intuos 4 I used a 6×8 Intuos 3.

      Creating a paypal account is very quick and easy and you can link it to your bank account. I believe you can also link it to a credit card or debit card. I have to wait and see how my sales are before allowing a credit card option because it will cost me monthly fees.

  9. ah, i see. I have made an account now… Gonna transfer money as soon as i have some ^^ haha… I just wanna say how much i appreciate you and your talent… i mean i dont know you but i know for a fact people that are artistic often are genious in some way.(davinci) Or atleast thats what i think. And if u ever come to sweden stop by and bring your Morning thunder ^^ haha. cheers

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