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My Adam, inpired on Mary Shelley made all in photoshop cs2 started with a 2500x3500 more or less 300px ( dont know if it is a good size to begin because i lost a lot of detail that i put my effort on and for nothin)
i dont use so much blur as it may appear but maybe i use low opacity brushes and not so much texture as i should, please feal free to trash it, its my favorite way of learning, because there are mistakes i can see for myself that i cant make it better in my current level, and there are those i just dont see yet : )
i merge layers a lot, its not my style to work things separately and paste it on, but if it is a better method ...
1- lineart mutiplyed
2- layes beneath grey scale tonal value
3- colorized grey scale start to contrast colors sheme
4- merge all, start with details, lines incresing contrast colors and line edges( mistake: the line work still can be seen )
5- more detail, some texture... overlay and hue layers
6- for some reason its blury.... T_T
all Photoshop cs2
making focus point tend me to blur to much the rest, i guess this is a major problem
ii ve tried a lot of methods theres a lot of hours and work here and the result is far from satisfaction
feel free to criticize
Try and create more contrast in the environment. Really show where there is a clear distinction between cloud and open sky, or between near cloud and far away cloud should help with the feeling of 'blurry'.
Where you have a strong light source you will create strong changes in colour due to shadow. I can see this in most of your images but not all, (I'm thinking of the girl on the rock).
Hope that helps.
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