Mischievouslittleelf - With the sword design, I went for the bronze age ones found in Hallstatt but seems like it could as well be Hellenic I guess. I didn't care about making sense historically as much as the composition.
A bit of progress on this (I guess I'll have to start the torchlight from scratch to make the colors make more sense): Attachment 886234
Watercolor sketches from screen captures of Stargate SG1. On the first one I noticed green color lifts up easier than others when painting another layer on top of it, and viridian hue is the only paint of less than artist grade I'm using out of the four. I take it it's because they've used less pure arabic gum as binder which would make sense. Just thought I'd write this down since I've been trying to weight the perks of using better grade watercolors.
On the hand I was focusing too much on the creases as opposed to overall colors. Attachment 886241
Shambok - Thanks! I don't like the other one much myself though, I have still tons to learn about watercolors.
I usually paint either light to dark or in a random order starting from somewhere around the midtones so I thought I'd do some dark to light studies. Seems to work out much better, at least for caves
In the past couple of weeks I've been using the RGB color sliders in Photoshop instead of the color picker and it feels like a more natural way. LINRAN taught this in his tutorial at http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...38#post2097738 and after messing around with the things he taught, I think it's a definite must read for everyone painting with Photoshop.