fudgeloaf - Thanks for the kind words Ive done both, traditional and digital gamut masks. Traditional invloves printing a color wheel and cutting out squares of transparent paper to the same size, then cutting out the gamut. Digital involves making a personal color wheel and on another layer just make the shape you want with the selection tool, (the triangle one I forget whats its called), and then invert selection and fill. This way is alot easier and I wouldnt even bother saving the masks after youve done it, unless you need to come back to it of course to continue a painting. But yeah I love that book, Ive read it all but I suppose Ive only studied about half of it haha. Il share some stuff with you that I made after reading it and wanted to improve my digital process.
Color wheel I use gamut masks on.
I made this by going up in incriments of 10% through brightness and chroma/saturation. I find it really handy because unlike using the slider I can actually remember what 10% looks like and 20% etc, I dunno that way its just way clearer for me.
Heres an example
Of course this can be simplified but I like to have 12 hues to choose from.
On to my paintings!
I didnt notice it right away but ive been painting alot of youtubers lately haha.
It started with this painting, its a video game news show and they always have nice lighting. I think the main guy Layne Pavoggi is usually a lighting guy.
This one happened because Greg Benson of mediocrefilms was doing a live stream as his character Yeshmin Blechin. Hes hilarious. I decided to paint him while he was doing it for the craic. I sent it to him he said he might show it in his next video lol
Yeah now this one is a little bigger in work load and ALOT nerdier. Its also only a work in progress btw. Ive only been watching these guys videos for a week but there hilarious and instantly got me hooked on this game MineCraft.
So I decided to do them a painting that is half realistic and half minecraft looking, with caricatures of themselves of course.
Off the top of my head sketch. Going to do more of these, just to explore how form and lighting works. Its completely different when theres no reference you have to work from intuition mainly.
Also Im still trying to comes to grips with layering coloring on top of a B&W image, I think my problem is when Im doing the black and white first I tend to make it too light, and when I put on the color then I realise it needs to be darker, must work on that.
Fuckin love painting haha