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New Years eve messing

Last post 01-20-2013, 9:25 PM by astap53. 42 replies.
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  •  12-31-2012, 5:40 PM 408112

    New Years eve messing

     

    Hope 2012 was all you wished for and 2013 brings you good fortune. Have a good one. 


    "Theres no smoke without fire."...

    "What about smoke machines?"
  •  01-01-2013, 11:35 AM 408140 in reply to 408112

    Re: New Years eve messing

    Cool G8! I like the ink and wash feeling that this style of painting has. The monster looks threatening and the female looks evocative. Really good stuff.

    Any colour plans?


    Unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent!
  •  01-01-2013, 12:20 PM 408143 in reply to 408140

    Re: New Years eve messing

    Thanks Dom, will se how it goes with the colour, am taking it one step at a time. I really find getting the right colour / blending modes on the layers a challenge. It always looks obvious that its been coloured this way (if you see what I mean)
    "Theres no smoke without fire."...

    "What about smoke machines?"
  •  01-01-2013, 9:48 PM 408179 in reply to 408143

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    Re: New Years eve messing

    That's looking super cool! Hope you do finish it soon.
  •  01-01-2013, 11:06 PM 408181 in reply to 408179

    Re: New Years eve messing

    I like to use the blending modes like colour and overlay just to get a basic colour set and to help get the general feel of the colour values. I then flatten the image and work on it as a normal layer, improving the highlights and shadows as I go. That way I can avoid the irritating and inexplicable way the colours and values change when I try to add different hues to it!

    There's a really good workshop in IFX issue 92 about portrait painting in Painter. The principles work just as well in Photoshop and they use minimal layers, which I have found to be a bonus. If you have the issue then check it out. If not, like I said before, just use the blending modes to start the colouring process and then simplify to just one layer and paint as normal. That's what I have found works anyway!!


    Unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent!
  •  01-02-2013, 8:46 PM 408207 in reply to 408181

    Re: New Years eve messing

    Thanks em and Dom, much appreciated! -  I'll dig out that issue - I'll have it somewhere...meanwhile heres an update - Id be interested in your thoughts on the changes as I have rendered this out

     

     


    "Theres no smoke without fire."...

    "What about smoke machines?"
  •  01-02-2013, 9:55 PM 408217 in reply to 408207

    Re: New Years eve messing

    Wow... just... wow...
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  •  01-03-2013, 5:40 PM 408253 in reply to 408207

    Re: New Years eve messing

    Hey 

    The monster looks on the big ones in the movie Pitch Black. And the hand is the only thing in the black and white painting that isn't worked out yet. Besides that it looks awesome. :)


    Make the Impossible possible :)

    Need a job to live from :( and art to live for :)
  •  01-03-2013, 9:55 PM 408268 in reply to 408217

    Re: New Years eve messing

    Thomgirl:
    Wow... just... wow...

    ditto that & add another wow! 

  •  01-04-2013, 11:27 AM 408295 in reply to 408268

    Re: New Years eve messing

    aww, thanks guys, you made my day :)
    "Theres no smoke without fire."...

    "What about smoke machines?"
  •  01-04-2013, 2:48 PM 408303 in reply to 408295

    Re: New Years eve messing

    Hey 

     But you haven't ended your painting yet so keep head with it. :) 


    Make the Impossible possible :)

    Need a job to live from :( and art to live for :)
  •  01-04-2013, 2:59 PM 408305 in reply to 408303

    Re: New Years eve messing

    Don't you worry yourself astap - am on it ;)
    "Theres no smoke without fire."...

    "What about smoke machines?"
  •  01-04-2013, 5:41 PM 408313 in reply to 408305

    Re: New Years eve messing

    Have you used a texture layer on the monster G8, or is it all painted? It looks great and the re-scaling of the monster looks much better. I am just curious about what method you used to texture the creature!
    Unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent!
  •  01-04-2013, 6:14 PM 408314 in reply to 408313

    Re: New Years eve messing

    Hi Dom, Nope, no textures - am using a standard hard edged brush in CS5 set to wet edges along with a soft airbrush set with noise on. In addition I use some smudging and the dodge tool with a complex brush shape and dynamic to get some variety in there. Theres also some use of the 'Accented edges' filter. The smudge and dodge technique is one I picked up on from watching 'a hostile takeover' by cryptcrawler -  (Brad Rigney - of whom I am a big fan) and the noisy airbrush is something Anthony Jones (Robotpencil) does (I commissioned a new version of Alien from him (http://robotpencil.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d577g2l ) and he sent over a tut vid. which was pretty cool) Plus, of course loads of brush strokes :0
    "Theres no smoke without fire."...

    "What about smoke machines?"
  •  01-04-2013, 6:29 PM 408315 in reply to 408313

    Re: New Years eve messing

    G8- this is looking very nice so far, look forward to more!
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