Thanks for stopping by. I am totally brand new to digital media. Well kind of. I have worked with Painter a little but this past month has been the first time I've actually spent some time with the computer + art. Anywho, my first attempt at a full photoshop image with its accompanying thumbnail. I painted this skull from life. Initially I had a warm direct light on it with a little bit of cool ambient light all around. As the day wore on and the sun went down the cool light disappeared so a lot of the blues I was seeing (and liking) went away leaving only the warm light. This made the shadows deeper and blacker looking. I was trying not to use black at all but it happened.
Mr.Smile Thanks! I'll do that. I got a BA in Studio art at a school that only did traditional mediums so I have worked a lot in oil painting, pastels, water based ink, etching and litho. I worked this one just like I would have done a pastel piece. I have used Painter for doing cartoons and have experimented a little there. I did like photoshop a lot though.
Janos You are totally right, I was scared to do the bg. It was sitting on a black table against a white wall. More is on the way!
Those sketches are fantastic. I especially like the looser ones. Even the sketch for your digiskull up there.
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Thanks, Pandahund! Gesture drawing is pretty much one of my favorite things to do. ever.
This is my puss in boots for this week's CHOW. It was rough going once I got it into photoshop. I wrangled with the colors the whole time. Eh, whatever, I need to work on my finishing skills (and drawing skills, and painting skills, and color theory skills, and design skills, and bow hunting skills.)
I really want to get some atmosphere and mood into my work. Also I can't paint my way out of a landscape to save my life. Attacking both of those with a copy of a Jean-Baptiste Camile Corot etching (man I wish I had such a sweet name). Next is a beach I camped on a couple of months ago, a landscape after a Rembrandt drawing (done first in alchemy now reworking in phtoshop, still a wip), and a sketch for the EOW (also in alchemy).
Nice works in here!
I wanted to say thanks for the help you've been giving me in my SB.
Keep up the good work here!
Good work. I love your colors. My favorite is the beach.
You're pencil sketches are very static and staccato.
You could try various drawing exercises to help improve this.
I would like to give you a link to a thread but i cant find it sorry >:/
Man I really like the flow of the reclining figure in post #25. Just the gesture of it is really nice. And those oil portraits really are es oh dope! Thanks for sharing!