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October 27th, 2010 #235
Awesome update man! As always, extremely inspiring. Also, I've enjoying your Massive Black DVD.
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Very nice. I don't know about the book, but this last painting seems a bit more serious than the first two. I don't think the seriousness is the reason, but somehow I like the two first ones better. Best of the bunch in Alien Tango. What is really cool though is when you line them all up like in your blog and you see that deliberate colour scheme of red, blue green magic light. It's a great trick for tying the series together while making them distinctly different.
A question: When you're painting something like this, with very special lighting, do you take your reference photos in similar lighting to what you want, and take cues for skin tones from there, or do you just make it up based on a solid understanding of how light works? Because all colour, but especially skin tones, vary so much depending on the light situation, it seems to me like it would be very difficult to know how to mix your colours without having done tons of life studies in tons of different lighting situations.
October 28th, 2010 #237
but it never seemed to capture what I was going for anyways.
Now, I just implement a bit more color theory into my work.
For instance, in the "Alien in the Family", I simply omitted yellow from my palette.
This means I only used variations of green that bordered on blue (not yellow), and variations of red that bordered on blue (not orange).
Just by eliminating that part of the spectrum, I created a cohesive color scheme.
- Dan Dos Santos
October 29th, 2010 #238
Thanks for sharing these are "The Cat's Meow"
October 29th, 2010 #239
October 29th, 2010 #240
Incredible work Dan ! It is also refreshing to see traditional oil paintings. Your technique is flawless and clear, really impressive. I wish my acrylic skills were half as good as yours - do you have your own studio ? This has been my main problem, I mainly paint digital these days because of lack of space... anyway, really great work !
October 30th, 2010 #241
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Wow! truly Amazing works! Very inspiring!