Just a sketch for fun after work. I wanted to try and make something using the smudge tool set at 100% to slide parts around, so that is how I made the rock forms and the ground texture.
You've got a very nice style going on here. I like the... mix of painterly, sort of finished elements and very brushy-texturey backgrounds. My favourite is the image of two girls fighting, from the top of previous page.
Thanks for sharing!
I loving your work man, I really like the colors you use in them. Keep it up can't wait to see the next batch.
I am truly enviousof your work but 4th painting in post #503 stood out for me if i had to pick one of your recent envs. Your face work and level of experimentation is just beautiful though. The way you work is very much how I would like to, thank you for the descriptions of the creation too 100% smudge etc What are youre brush settings when doing your faces concerning flow/opacity, smooth and solid, I cannot do smooth..
Good work keep it coming and I will enjoy.
TFsean- I tend to keep the opacity pretty high, 80%+ on brushes, and I also like brushes with jagged edges so they can better blend together. Using soft brushes to blend works well, and hard brushes and masking with the lasso to get crisp edges when you want them. An old painting saying is "fat over lean", meaning you start loose/thin/runny, then work it up to tighter, more opaque strokes where you want more sharpness. Having this as a basis of reasoning when approaching a painting helps to make sure that things are blended well right from the beginning.
This one was made using a free drawing program called "Alchemy", which is great for generating shapes very quickly, and then finished up in Photoshop. The subtle color fringe effect was achieved by applying the lens correction feature and offsetting the adjustment sliders.
merl1n- haha, yeah, for sure! I just found out about it (Alchemy), and I just now went and read up on how to make custom vector PDF's, since it is not immediately apparent how to do it when you look at the program (not to me anyway). But, I completely agree that it sucks to look at something, and see that it has all the same stamps as stuff everyone else is making... that said, here is one more made with the default library-the next ones will be different!
fun stuff, very tasty sci fi enviros!
I feel like some of the figures could use some work here and there in terms of correct proportions and anatomy
Great stuff! keep doing what your doing, I really like it.
Awesome stuff! I love the futuristic environments you created! They would look great as illustrations in story books.