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This was done in PS CS with the pen tool and a bit of lasso, and one gradient. Took me a little over a week working on it two or four hours a day. Critiques are greatly appreciated! (Photo reference used: here)
what technique did you use to work out the piece?
did you eyeball it or trace it?
cause it sure looks exacly like the photo
which makes me think that you use a filter to just reduce the colours
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I did a posterize first, then traced the approximate outlines of each color shape using the pen tool, then filled it in. At the end I went back and made a custom gradient for the colors of the statue since I wasn't happy with the posterized ones, then used the eyedropper to get the exact hue that I wanted for each shape. The sky is just another gradient. The image quality is crap because of the size limitations of the forum. If you'd like to see the piece in a little more detail (and perhaps convince yourself that it's really not a filter ) you can go here.
Wow, you put a great deal of effort in to this. Tracing an image in such detail must take forever.
I don't think I can offer any criticism, as it appears that your goal was to reproduce the image almost exactly with your own tracing and you have done that.
If you were to try to stylize it or paint it from scratch, you'd probably get a lot more feedback.
I'm curious about this: what were you trying to learn with this piece and what skill you didn't have before have you improved now?
I suppose I just wanted to see if I could do it. I've seen work like this in the past and always thought it was lovely, such clean lines and everything. Perhaps I put too much detail into it and didn't focus enough on style and mood.