Today's topic is: Scene: Future Noir
Nice one Hagac.
Good pictures up there.
Hey cool... it's one of my suggestions. Does this mean I'm obligated to participate? I'm off out, but I'll try to do something later on.
*Note to self: Try to stay sober tonight.*
Hagac - Love the anamorphic look. Real gritty.
OLSEN - great brushes and shadowy characters.
kaptah - Sweet. Overcoats and rain!
"I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I'm happy to state I finally won out over it. "
Thanks for posting those links, Digital. I saw todays topic and drew a blank, so having some sort of ref will help!
Plus, now that I think about it, there's always Blade Runner, but I don't have time to watch it today.
So far i love all the images. Especially kaptah.. good atmosphere.
I'm no good with painting in colors (nor bw), but gicing it a show later after practice. Just need to take a snapshot of the lines from paper, and see what happens Hope it's gonna work out.. no scanner.
Love noir mood
BTW awsome brushes on OLSENs, and i really loved yours Hagac.. perhaps because that was how i was first picturing this topic painted
An attempt at quickpainting.
Wow, some really great stuff so far.
I'm not sure if i like mine, the whole future comeputer screen wasn't turning out like i wanted it to... oh well.
Last edited by GraphicMaster; February 11th, 2004 at 03:17 PM.
Thanks for the comments, but the brush i used is a preset brush found in painter8, so i cant´really take any credit for it. The brush is called scratchboard rake, give the brush a try if you have the program, it´s great fun.
Heres mine. 5 mins in photoshop with the distraction of an annoying girl!
Check out my work at
i dont think this is good, maybe ill do another one later..
Last edited by Sunny; February 17th, 2004 at 02:41 AM.
Hazzard's sketch influenced me to work really quicky and entirely in photoshop. No pencil drawing this time. This took me about 20 minutes.
Here is mine, i did it fast in photoshop 40 mins maybe. I did a fast one cause I might be busy with a freelance job later on, if im not busy though i may do a another one.
dunno if this is very futuristic,but i've gotta study hard to master environments with interest...
they're much harder to do than characters imo,bc you cannot say "this thing has this function,so it must be there".a stone can be anywhere in a landscape and have no function at all....that's one reason i find environments so hard to do.
GKSmith id never worked in black and white before now and the lack of colour realy does force you to work quicker and concider form alot more. I realy enjoyed it I think I might try more of this.
Check out my work at
Hazzard. I think im going to continue black and white as well and maybe afterwards, glaze in some color, like the old masters. Black and white is a lot faster. I also think maybe I should have used a reference for the figure and background. Did you start yours on a black background or white or a grey? Mine started of with a grey of about 60% I believe.
Heres my picture for today:
It's still very rough but I didn't want to work any longer on it.
Great work Graphicmaster!
and it is nice to see some other german guys work !
when im back from work i will post my picture from today!
And found out I need a LOT of practice..lots and lots of that....ah well..hope you'll like it
maybe I'll post some comments..later on..
I need to get drawing more
Help to stimulate me in doing so at my sketchbook!
cool stuff, a lot of BW works, which is as it should be
tiny pencilsketch/ink blown up and shaded in ps...
(2 of my horrors in 1 - shading and perspective...)
. . . F I G H T - T H E - B O R E D O M . . .
digital gannon urs is teh best so far. is it from that movie darkcity? great work so far dood. im liking it a lot
interesting topic. Having trouble building an environnment... and coloring
okay i tired of working on it. Yeah very much inspired by dark city. I agree B&W is suitable for this topic, but a blade runner and matrix are considered a form of noir, so i think any color in high contrast and shadows works.
PS7...2.5 hrs on and off
Some very nice stuff in here tonight!