xbert - thanks for the vote! warms my heart yeah studies are helping!
Yor - Thanks! dancing is fun!
Ludic - Thanks Ludic, mm började köra på chimera
Pixie Trick - Thanks Pixie!
Flame_Unquenchable - Glad you liked it, keep in mind though I'm not sure of it myself. Just started incorporating it. It'll definitely go through some changes.. I'll be sure to share my thoughts when that time comes
stalsby - Thanks!
Lancer-idenoure - yeah man, enviros and persons! will definitely start and do more interesting landscapes in my pieces
Alright, so I tried to paint the CGHub challenge yesterday, I really did but I couldn't anything. So yeah, sadly, had to stop work on that. I think sometimes when you know there is specific work you need to do but you try to work on something else because you got inspired, that something else will just backfire.. it happens to me so many times. I know I should be doing x, but I suddenly get the coolest idea and want to paint that, and I cant.
So yeah.. might turn those thumbs into cool monsters one day. But not today :/
Did some enviro studies, colour is from ref, b/w is from mind. Stating to analyze my studies, adding a small text document with notes and observations with every study. With these I noticed how dark the values were and how it doesn't really feel that dark.
The shadows are a value 9 in darkness, thats very dark. Mid tones on the building are a value 7 and highlights value 6. I think that's called the 'low key' of values.
I noticed the background shifted from around a value 5-6 to a 3.5 in the brightest.
What really got to me was the lack of highlights. I always tend to really mess up my highlights because I haven't studied how different surfaces reflect light in different lighting situations. The the the brighter values on the building were just 1 value-step higher than the midtones was new to me. I think it has to do with the midtones and shadows being so dark, and with the atmosphere in the painting. With all the mist, the gets very soft.
Also adding some concept sketches for the COW.. havent really done a dragon in ages. I've also been drawing a lot outside, doing studies of trees and landscapes! arh so much to learn!