Page 50 of 209 FirstFirst ... 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 100 150 ... LastLast
Results 736 to 750 of 3124
  1. #736
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Gilbert Arizona
    Posts
    3,031
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 163 Times in 136 Posts
    While we're all here and having fun let's try some cracked rocks. I'll just do the sponging thing right here on my board.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    Once it's dry I mix a fairly thin dark paint and make the cracks with a liner brush. Be sure to use sharp angular lines not smooth curvy squiggles.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    With a really thin mix put some shadows on the bottom edges. That'd be above the crack.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    Now with a dry-brush scrub some lighter color on the top edges; below the cracks.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    Pull some of the light out into the surface to show where the light catches on irregularities.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    Voilla! I've done entire walls like this in an afternoon. Do your Mom's room like this while she's away at work. She'll be very surprised.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    Just for fun I decided to add some stone carving.
    It's basically the same thing as doing cracked rock.
    First do the sponging technique like before. When it's dry, draw your design with watercolor pencil.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    Using a thin wash, shade the underside of the forms
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    And with a thin white wash do the top side of the forms and you're done.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook
    Nothing to it. Now you can paint your whole bedroom to look like a set from an Indiana Jones movie!
    Gilead Artist on Facebook and Twitter
    website


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #737
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Gilbert Arizona
    Posts
    3,031
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 163 Times in 136 Posts
    Just some more experimentation with that paper. Watercolor pencils and Crayola markers which you can get some cool effects with by washing them out with a wet brush right after applying them.
    #471
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook
    Gilead Artist on Facebook and Twitter
    website

  4. #738
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    963
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
    Gilead,
    I see that most of your window "murals" are opaque. Are you ever asked to do any window paintings which would be semi-translucent? If so, what type of paint would you use or how might you mix it to get translucency?
    Whatever you do, don't look at my Sketchbook and Painting Thread!


    "I reject your reality and substitute my own" - Adam Savage, Mythbusters

  5. #739
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Gilbert Arizona
    Posts
    3,031
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 163 Times in 136 Posts
    Well you can kinda see them from the inside depending on the light, but the white base makes it fairly dull from the inside.
    As you know paintings go on in layers so a transparent one would look kinda bad from one side or the other unless you pretty much did flat patches of color like a stained glass window. I've often hoped that someone would ask for such a thing so I could try it, but so far no one has.
    Here's what I think I would try if it were to happen.

    1. Do the complete drawing with your grease pencil or a white Stabilo. (stabilos are better, but they don't work so well out here because they kinda melt)
    2. Do a complete black outline of your drawing to resemble a stained glass window or comic book. (Completely the opposite of my normal approach.)
    3. Fill in patches of color with acrylic or latex mixed with an acrylic varnish like Miniwax. You may have to apply several coats after letting each one dry. This mixture is likely to be thin and runny and you're painting on a vertical surface so it's going to be loads of fun. Have wet rags handy, and a dropcloth. I like to use sheets of cardboard for a dropcloth because they stay put better. A little duct tape may be helpful.
    4. Touch up your black outlines again.

    That's how I think I'd tackle it, but again, I've never actually tried that one.
    If you do one send photos of how it turns out.
    Gilead Artist on Facebook and Twitter
    website

  6. #740
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    963
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
    I have a rather low window in the master bathroom in my house. My wife likes to not have the passing cars see her parading around naked in there (go figure...) My thought is to put some sort of translucent painting on the window so that light gets through, but the view in will be obscured. I will try your technique and let you know how it goes and will attempt to document as well. Thanks for the tips G-man!
    Whatever you do, don't look at my Sketchbook and Painting Thread!


    "I reject your reality and substitute my own" - Adam Savage, Mythbusters

  7. #741
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Gilbert Arizona
    Posts
    3,031
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 163 Times in 136 Posts
    hylandr2, Some before and after pictures of your wife parading around naked will be very helpful in determining the effectiveness of this exercise.

    #472
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook
    Gilead Artist on Facebook and Twitter
    website

  8. #742
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Gilbert Arizona
    Posts
    3,031
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 163 Times in 136 Posts
    Here's one more painting demo that I did a few months ago.
    There was a request that I post a how to on painting still lifes like those I do in my daily painting thread.

    The work space. Note my meticulous attention to order.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    First I tape a piece of card stock to a board in my easel.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    Then ya gotta pick a subject to paint.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    Next I sketch in the shape with a water soluable colored pencil.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    I use a plastic putty knife to scrape yesterday's paint off of my pallete, which is also plastic.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    A very important step here is letting Shadow my cat help me pick out my paints.
    This is my traveling paint box. I take it with me to paint signs and murals. It makes a handy footstool or seat.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    The pallete. Counterclockwise from the bottom: White latex house paint, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Iron Oxide Yellow, Orange, Cadmium Red Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Pthalo Blue, Pthalo Green, Black latex.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    My brushes for this job. They are a #10 flat, A very worn out #8 filbert (now has a nice sort of point on the end) and a #6 filbert. The quarter is for size refference.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    The more or less proper way to hold a pallete.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    The mostly wrong way to hold a brush.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    The much better way to hold a brush. It seems awkward at first, but you will find that you have a lot more flexability and control.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    Laying in a rough sense of a wooden surface with yellow and burnt umber. This is just a practice painting so I'm not going to get too crazy with this part.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    The rest of the background with a watery wash of yellow, umber and orange.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    The shadows. Mostly umber and blue.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    What it looks like to mix paints up on the pallete.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    The apples laid in with the same dirty brush with alizarin crimson mixed in.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    Darker areas with crimson, lighter areas with cadmium red. Should have used camium red dark instead of medium, would have been more accurate for these apples.
    Notice that I've put the shadows in the wrong place. I'll fix it.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    There we go.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    For highlights I like to dry off the brush on the board some so I'm just scuffing on a little bit of color.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    I often use my fingertip for subtle blending.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    And there's the final piece. 45 minutes this time because of stopping to take photos etc.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook

    The pallete when I'm done with it. Coulda' done without black or raw umber. Only went back for more alizarin crimson.
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook
    Gilead Artist on Facebook and Twitter
    website

  9. #743
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Gilbert Arizona
    Posts
    3,031
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 163 Times in 136 Posts
    Still just experimenting with the new paper from Target. This is traditional pen and ink with some brush work. The paper didn't bleed which amazes me. That makes it a better quality paper than my hardbound book from Barnes and Noble. Now I'm wondering if I should try the oil paints and acrylics.
    #473
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook
    Gilead Artist on Facebook and Twitter
    website

  10. #744
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Gilbert Arizona
    Posts
    3,031
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 163 Times in 136 Posts
    Speaking of inks this is #330 with pen, brush and ink. Better late than never.
    #474
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook
    Last edited by Gilead; May 17th, 2006 at 10:48 PM.
    Gilead Artist on Facebook and Twitter
    website

  11. #745
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Gilbert Arizona
    Posts
    3,031
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 163 Times in 136 Posts
    Here's #369 inked.
    #475
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook
    Gilead Artist on Facebook and Twitter
    website

  12. #746
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Gilbert Arizona
    Posts
    3,031
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 163 Times in 136 Posts
    Playing with some logo ideas.
    #476
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook
    Gilead Artist on Facebook and Twitter
    website

  13. #747
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Brighton, UK
    Posts
    1,429
    Thanks
    56
    Thanked 78 Times in 24 Posts
    Ohhh the apples progress shots are really nice. It s always interesting to see how others work!

    The pen works are great. I can never do that ... i m just wayyy too messy!

    Great stuff, post more!
    SKETCHBOOK




    Sinister Six Sketch Group
    Since 2003, sorta.
    Cookiedough Fooxoo Hyver Wolfje character

  14. #748
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Gilbert Arizona
    Posts
    3,031
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 163 Times in 136 Posts
    I love watching other people demonstrate their drawing and painting techniques. I'm happy to share the little bit I've got. I included these because I was asked to do so after doing some demos at a convention last week.

    Messy can be a style of its own, don't count yourself out. Give inking a try if it appeals to you.
    Last edited by Gilead; May 19th, 2006 at 10:11 AM.
    Gilead Artist on Facebook and Twitter
    website

  15. #749
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Gilbert Arizona
    Posts
    3,031
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 163 Times in 136 Posts
    Now that I look at this I realize it doesn't quite work. I'll do some more to it later.
    #477
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook
    Last edited by Gilead; May 21st, 2006 at 09:48 AM.
    Gilead Artist on Facebook and Twitter
    website

  16. #750
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Gilbert Arizona
    Posts
    3,031
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 163 Times in 136 Posts
    That's a little better.
    #477a
    Gilead's Fantasy Art Sketchbook
    Gilead Artist on Facebook and Twitter
    website

Page 50 of 209 FirstFirst ... 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 100 150 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Art: Gilead's 1,000 Paintings in 2010
    By Gilead in forum Fine Art
    Replies: 194
    Last Post: January 3rd, 2011, 08:50 AM
  2. Art: Gilead's Daily Paintings
    By Gilead in forum Fine Art
    Replies: 146
    Last Post: January 13th, 2010, 08:37 AM
  3. Art: Roland of Gilead - The Gunslinger
    By doc rob in forum Finished Art
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: July 28th, 2006, 01:14 PM
  4. Art: Gilead's life...drawings
    By Gilead in forum Fine Art
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: May 4th, 2005, 12:03 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Developed Actively by the makers of the Best Amazon Podcast