Here's another new one. This started off as a speed painting, ended up finishing it off to be more of a matte painting (total of 4 hours of painting over a few days).
A few words on the technique. This is based on a photograph my wife took, I decided to paint this all by hand rather than doing some sort of photomanip (it's good practice), using the photo simply as reference. The only photo used in the actual painting are the two photoshop tree brushes, which I created by taking real photos of 2 trees against the sky, making them greyscale, and then contrasting the heck out of them. 99% of the image is the three brushes below.
May I say that painting clouds is both fun and incredibly frustrating. But I'm happy to get the practice in.
You get to see some pretty amazing sunsets on your drive home.
Really enjoyed the brush creation/use in post #93. I've tried a similar technique and had a lot of fun as well.
As always, thanks for sharing.
Not quite a speed painting, since I finished it up a little more, but the image did come together pretty fast, maybe 2 hours of work.
The inspiration for this piece came from the lighting I saw driving into work one morning. The sky was dark with rainclouds, but the sun was pouring through the clouds behind this one hill near the Berkeley / Oakland border. Rather than doing a normal study, I decided to use the ambiance for a more imaginative piece. All painted in Photoshop.
Think I'll take a break from the sunsets a bit in the new year. Have a great holiday time everyone, see you next year for some new stuff.
Was able to pick up your DVD. Thanks for putting that together. Learned a lot from it and started using some of your techniques right away. I've watched it a few times now and always pick up something new.
Thanks for sharing your art and insight with the artistic community. I appreciate your continued contributions.
Gotta love those sunsets, twice a year for about 3 weeks each, sunsets happen almost exactly when I head home for the night, so I am treated to some of the more beautiful colors nature can provide my whole drive home. Here another feeble attempt at capturing some of that magic.
A friend at work is very ill, and some co-workers decided to organize a charity auction for him. So I took the opportunity to do my first Acrylic painting in close to 10 years, and donate it to the auction. Here's the speed painting I did as a test for the final painting.
Last edited by soulburn3d; March 26th, 2010 at 01:48 PM.
Here's a few starship hull tests I've been working on. I made these images to explore variations in greebling and hull plate shapes and configurations. The tests are a little less practical and a little more abstract, but they have been really helpful, and should be a great source of inspiration and practical experience the next time I decide to make a full fledged 3d model of a starship or space station. Parts were modeled in 3dsmax (many wires were done using my wirebundler script), rendered with brazil, some was painted in photoshop (so the image isn't 100% 3d), and many patterns were inspired and produced by Darktree, Bercon Noise and Filterforge procedural patterns.