hi, I am new to CA (been lurking for some time, finally decided to join too);
I thought I┤d start a - kind of - demo/step-by-step thread of mine,
to share a few little demos (very simple, actually), painting steps or maybe some mini-tutorials or brush experiments that I┤ve done and been posting in different forums/places for the last year or two;
(besides my regular illustrator┤s and 2D-image-post-processing work, I┤ve been working as a PS lecturer & author of tutorials/articles for some time, and got used to "record" - or at least capture some working stages of - almost everything I did, which I then used either as demo/illustration for my tutorials or as a project/teaching material for my students);
actually - not everything I┤ve recorded (or will record) is worth posting here,
so I only will post some, a few of those little demos, from time to time, as I go ..
hopefully sharing them might be of some interest for someone here too ..
I am using Photoshop (my major) & Painter
(+ learning ZBrush, lately)
some of the demos are animated or real-time screen-captured *gifs or *movs
(though most of them are very short & simple, sometimes it may take some time to download, thanks for your patience);
hopefully everything will play ok,
here┤s a character concept - the Pirate - to start with ..
a creature concept (my CGS Open Figure Drawing Workshop entry) ..
& the technique I used for painting "organic" shapes ..
(painting & blending combined, Painter)
download: larger/a bit longer version here (*mov, cca 3MB) >>
+ testing similar (a bit different, though) technique
an old illustration - Dragon Embryo as I call it -
testing hyperrealistic-looking technique
(Painter, airbrush & blending techniques used)
download movie here, detailing - cca 3 min - pls note, big file! (*mov, cca 13 MB) >>
here┤s demo of PS watercolor brushes I created
I posted more - incl. brushes - in a separate thread here at CA >>
and a little one, a bit more simple