I agree with bumskee on the apple. plus, most people don't actually close their mouth on a bite of apple, they tear chunks out. thus, it looks more real (ironically) if you make the colors flatter. The pear's fucking awesome.
Hey panda thanks for the input! Im not quite shore tough how you mean with flatter, I thought that the bite looked to flat, that it didnt have any depth that a bite of that kind would have. Guess that I dont master the skill of seeing that, hopefully I will some day. I will leave the apple at that and start with a easier top wiev instead, and go for a more naturel look on the colors.
EDIT: Regarding the alt + klick problem. Found the solution. Under window / color, the background color was selected, it then samples the color to the backgroundcolor. When you select the foreground color it samples to the foreground.
Last edited by noShame; August 31st, 2005 at 06:59 AM.
Oh well. i saw so many apples that i was like "wth, lets go crazy xD"
i made this one:
i dont really have the step by step images but i have the Open canvas event file since i used OC for this one instead of photoshop (i needed to practice the blending on OC)
heres the event file:
WOW this thread is VERY informative and xtreme helpfull to guys like me...
I use Mins advice and this thread to create a sketchbook where I develop my skills...it will contain paintings,drawings and maybe later more....
check it plz!
Nice apple..I like that loose style! keep posting these =)
Whenever I do a sketch I find myself coloring inside the lines, and once the sketch lines are removed, it becomes a big blurry pile. So far I've been sticking mostly to "sketching" with the paint (in PS). it seems to turn out better that way.
...Mind you I haven't really made an effort to clean up and finish a sketch that i've painted.
This one was a failure x_x
Teigrob: because its uggllyyyy and Ugly x_X
I was going to eat an apple, and thought of this topic.
My first "still life" in 3 years, haha! I just left it on the sketchy side. A few fake highlights added to make it more interesting
I'm new to painting on PS so let me know your thoughts.
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dindon - that's a very good first attempt - far better than mine! Let's see some more! You'll improve vastly with every one you do, trust me!
Blacksheep - well, first, can you up the size of the pictures please? I can't hardly see the image! Otherwise, it looks pretty good - sounds like you're having fun!
Wow, haven't posted in this thread for a looong time hehe; great stuff has come up since I last saw though, everyone's things are all looking reaally good. shows that this painting technique works well though hehe. if I get the time I'd like to do another one of these paintings as well, but I can't promise anything. anyway, great stuff everyone and keep up the great work!
My try for today.
Good job everyone, I really like the amount of effort that I’m seeing!
That’s very nicely done dindon. If you were to smooth the outline and blend the colors a bit more, it would look even more astounding Good grasp of colors I must say! Keep it up.
Here’s a pic in photoshop I just finished for COW (creature of the week);
so whoever is curious can see what sort of steps I took to create it :
That is INCREDIBLE, tempist. Excellent, excellent work. I love your color choices--bright and pure, but not so much that they appear artificial. The blending is superb, as well.
Here's my peach. I'm not satisfied with the edges, but I don't want to take any more time cleaning them up. And the background, of course, is a temp.
I love my custom brushes.
tempist: Thanks. Yeah it could be blended a bit more, but i wanted to keep it on the speedy side. Your work is very nice, that fire effect is neat.
Where did you learn to draw and paint? I noticed that you're in Edmonton, I'm from Calgary. Did you go to Acad by any chance?
Datameister: Nice work, the blending is well done! The background is a bit too dark for me though.
Wow, kudos guys, really great thread. I finally figured out how to make your own brush right proper [haven't tried in awhile and was lost last time] and am understanding how to paint in photoshop way better. Unfortunatly, my real painting is quite weak, first year of college, journey just beginning and such.. Going to have a go at this and if by some insane fluke I pull off something halfway decent, I be posting it here for certains. Much more fun than homework, that's forsure.. bloody graphics and drafting . Well, cheers to you all.
Thanks! Nice job on the bottle, too. I agree that the peach's background is too dark. That was thrown in as sort of an afterthought.Originally Posted by dindon
I love custom brushes. Not the weird, extravagant ones you find all over the Internet. Just a few simple ones I've made that seem to work quite well. It's possible to do incredible work with Photoshop's default hard brushes (and even the soft brushes, if you're really good). But custom brushes allow a little more texture and grit. I like working with them.
Now I'm off to do a tomato...
Good work Datameister, all you need is to add a bit of highlight to the peach, and more shadows. If it had a darker contrast it would blend better with the dark background. Can’t wait to see your tomato too!
Thanks for the comments on my pic , and great to hear that the colors work and everything flows; tried adding as much glow as I could without going over the top
dindon- yay, another albertan! Nope haven’t gone to the acad. I was about to go there for design, but I got a freelance job designing logos and decided I needed to get into something more challenging and creative! so I’ll be leaving to Vancouver next month for 3d animation and visual effects at VFS. Have you gone there already, or were planning on going?
I actually just learned to draw and paint on my own and started when I was really young… but then again my whole family is made up of artists; so I was able to luckily steal some artsy genes
I say to-may-to. Do you say to-mah-to?
I don't like the way I did the background on this one either. The surface should end about a third of the way from the top of the image. As it is, the eye level is too low for the surface to extend that high in the image. Oh well.
Incidentally, I don't really care for tomatoes. But I sure loved painting this one. I think I've fallen in love with my two favorite custom brushes and their variants.
Last edited by Datameister; September 16th, 2005 at 01:24 AM.
Nice tomato Datameister! The highlight and reflection give it an almost 3D rendered look.
tempist: I'm planning on going to Acad, right now I'm working on improving my skills. Not sure if I want to do art or design though. VFS looks like a top-notch place, they turn out some amazing stuff. You should fit right in!
My family is artsy too, no one bothered to make it more than a hobby kind of thing though. I guess I have a few artsy genes in me too
cool this thread is helping me out alot. here is a valve i did, never tryed painting this way. Always used the burn tool