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TBH I'm not entirely sure why I'm doing this but it's good fun.
Annnyyywaaay I'm having a few problems with it, mostly concerning the metal parts. I'm not entirely sure about how to go about making metal look more...metaly. Same with the leather strap...and fur... XD I'm working on them.
Yeah..Anyway this is mostly me trying out a new style. It's very odd paint over the lineart rather than under it... However I do like having opacity set to pressure.
Last edited by Lenguin; January 20th, 2009 at 04:47 PM.
Hey, I think this is looking good so far.
I really like the way the fur is coming. Interesting idea, a griffin without feathers.
For the metal, I think you are doing a pretty good job so far, it looks to me like metal already, although you could include sharper edged highlights. Right now the highlights blend more smoothly, so while it still looks metallic, it appears tarnished or like brushed metal.
Good stuff! Rock on!
...my humble and uneducated opinion.
Ooh, great work so far! The fur looks great! ^_^ Also love the intricate pattern on the beak, and I agree with Mute about the "brushed metal" look.
If you want to make the leather strap more realistic, try adding a faint scaley/rough texture to it. I'll post a couple of reference links for bridle straps and leather textures.
Buckle and medallion
Never be afraid to use references! ^_^
nice so far
but on another note what does W.I.P mean?
If you haven't found a process on painting metal here on CA yet (I'm pretty sure there's one or two somewheres), you might consider checking out the 3DTotal tutorial for painting metallic spheres. It doesn't go with the usual smudge, dodge and burn tools, but gives a nice metal looking affect nonetheless.
"The first, painted by freehand in Photoshop. The second ball, painted mechanically using Photoshop masks, gradient tools and wind blur filters."
Hope that helps a bit.