Nice update Bluefooted. i especially love the Witch and the Rabbit.
Nice update Bluefooted. i especially love the Witch and the Rabbit.
Yeah ! It's Christmass ! A new update !
The cartoon made me laugh, and I like most of the following pictures, a bit different from what I usually saw from you [is that sound english ? lol].
I love, LOVE, LOVE the last one.
If my memory is correct, you were updating your degree lately, right ? Hope everything's fine: In that case, no excuses for updating your wonderfull SB more often !
Keep posting the magic, Mademoiselle, Bluefooted.
you've got some really nice stuff in here, you have some pretty killer creations. i like that post where you showed the process of mixing colors, i'm gonna try that.
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--- Frank Herbert, Dune - Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear
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I love the bunny riding on the broom with the witch.
Great work man, truely great. I saw your dreamcatcher and I had to check out your sketchbook, I love the look that your images have, and I was very curious how you did that, and I saw that tutorial but I am still puzzled about a few things. Firsts is how do you ink your drawings? and second is how are you actually coloring in your colors? With the basic photoshop brush then using that Healing tool to blend or something? I'd really like to know more about your work process. I love the look you create, I could not figure out if they were Digital or not untill I read you were using photoshop.
Very inspiring stuff, I'm gonna check back in soon, I gotta get going now though.
Thanks for the replies! I thought I'd add a little tiny update. Wish I had more process shots for you guys, but I'm lazy and don't save a lot of files. Sorry.
Mr. Joe - I ink traditionally (using Koh-i-Noor rapidographs): they're just easier for me to use. I have a tablet, but I'm just not very good at getting the lines I want on that, so I use it mostly to color my pics. As for coloring, yep, that's exactly how I do it. It's really simple. The key is all in the texture layer... and the healing brush. It really looks like watercolor, but is way easier. Plus, if I screw up I can go back and fix it. Not so much with the real thing.
Anyway, on with the mini-update:
The first is an all tablet sketch - this is for the calendar contest going on in the super secret girly room. I probably won't show too many more progress shots out here. Don't want to ruin the surprise She has anatomy issues, but I'm workin' on em. Second is that dreamcatcher thing for CHOW. Inked lines with digital colors, again.
Hey blue, Thanks alot man, I can't get good lines on the tablet either, its much differnt than pencil and paper. I can paint fine, but when It comes to doing very tedious small lines, its very hard on the tablet.
I'd like to ink stuff, I never used ink before, I found this: http://www.dickblick.com/zz210/03/ I am guessing that is what you use.. I read somewhere something about inking comic books, and I think they said they use a Fountain pen and a special type of ink, I think some type of Indian Ink, I can't remember the name.. Are most ink pens have the ink in them? or do you have to dip the pen in the ink?
Are these Koh-I-Noor good quality ink pens?
Sorry to bug you with all these questions, I really appreciate your response and help very much.
As for your last updates, the dream catcher great. Really nice colors, your stuff kinda reminds me of that old kids book, where the wild things are.
Thanks alot man,
Sweet, an update! Glad to see some new stuff from you, BF. Loving the chow.
No crits, just update more. Keep your public fed!
Woot! lukavi (love your work!), m@, and young paddy1 - thanks for the kind words! They're great encouragement - make me want to go make more art.
Mr. Joe - You can buy a number of different types of pens, some of which you dip in ink (like crowquills), some are already filled and are not refillable (like microns), and others are refillable (like the ones I use). Price will depend on the quality of the pens - mine were pretty damn expensive. So if you're not sure what you'd like to do, keep that in mind. The type of pen you want is going to depend on how you like your lines. I like them controlled, but I like to also vary the line weights (how thick they are), so my pen set works well for that. You can get a cheap and good alternative to a set of rapidographs by buying a few microns. They come in various sizes and colors and contain waterproof india ink. The crow quill will give you a more varied and looser line, somewhat scratchier. You can also try different sized brushes to make lines - very loose and fun. I use a brush to fill in larger areas so I don't wear out my pens.
As far as ink goes, I always use waterproof black india ink. You can also buy non-waterproof: it washes up easier, etc. but I don't like it. If you're going to color directly on top of these lines with anything, it's best to go for the waterproof. It comes in other colors, too, I just like black.
Hope that helps a little. If you have any other questions just let me know.
Geez, Bluefooted ! You're back ! I'm so happy to see an update from one of my favorite artist on this forum. Your lines are great and the mood of your pictures are so refreshing.You're a
More, please, Mademoiselle.
Oh my gosh, gorgeous work!
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wow...Picked up on your sketchbook after the chickie posts..awesome work.
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Beautiful updates, you inking makes me feel funny in the best of ways.
Bluefooted you ROCK!!! your entry for the girly Calendar is so beautiful, one of the best, I would say my favorite. I love your work.
Thanks for all the nice comments
Just a little update with some bits from my calendar entry: got some linework, a couple of details at almost (but not quite) actual size, and the painted entry without the texture overlay (because it looks a little different).
Some little things: I changed her face after coloring, so the linework version is a little different. My favorite bits of the pic are the wolf on the left and the peahen in the tree, so I had to include close-ups of those. Didn't include my very favorite part because it's just the aspens and grass w/ sky behind - kind of boring as a detail shot.
Also, a silly self-portrait thingy
This calander entry is awesome, when I saw when they first posted up all the images I knew right away that was yours, Great job, I still cant figure out how the healing tool makes it look like that watercolor look your doing, theres gotta be some other crazy secret behind that.
Hey I went to a big art store a couple times and stood staring at the Koh-i-noor radiograph pens, your right they are very expensive, they are like $25 each, I was planning on getting one, except I saw they have all differnt sizes and so I had some questions for your, do you have a bunch of these things with differnt sizes? or do you have the tips and have 1 pen and change the tips? Also do they come with ink in them, or should I buy some ink as well and fill it up? Also What are some of the better sizes to want to have, I am not really sure what type of line the pen can prodoce from behind a locked glass case inside a package, so all I can see are the numbers like .07mm and stuff like that, what do you recommend?
Thanks alot and take care,
glad i stumbled into your book, blue. really nice linework and i absolutely love the colours and finish quality in the more final pieces... very very nice...
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Originally Posted by strych9ine
great stuff! the last one has a lil bit of a klimt-like feeling to it - really dig it