Thursday, December 29, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Robin painted in PS, using custom brush which i made, but it didnt help, ended up painting over it ... I never want to see a feather again! Nathans Photography here -----> http://www.flickr.com/photos/nathan-high/5238064091/. I quite pleased with the snow and horrified to find out that robins are not red!
Monday, December 5, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
The note. Original sketch scanned then painted in photoshop. Used multiply layers underneath the sketch. Also normal layers too. Duplicate the sketch layer and set to multiply, helps you to see your original guide lines.
Pearl Necklace- fnar fnar. Photoshop painting, with text background. Airbrushed the legs, but blended the body using texture brushes like the "chalk" brush. Tried to get that perfect smooth look, but failed, also not sure i like smooth, i like to see brush work.
Grey Scale study - incomplete.
One of my first attempts using the Wacom Cintiq, simple greyscale study for values and shape.
Coming Home - Painted from imagination - study. Had fun messing about with this and playing with different layer effects, colour burn, multiply, screen, etc. Then someone suggested i added rain. Simply apply dots and then put the motion blur filter on and play about with the settings. I love this about digital painting, no rubbing off just play about with different ideas. No running out of paint and canvasses.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tried to paint from imagination, using photoshop CS4 + Wacom cintiq. It turned out pretty crap. More studying of light and shade required.
I found a great site with lots of free digital painting tutorials, it can be found here Feng Zhu, pretty amazing stuff from a talented concept artist.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Fancied creating a rabbit, originally designed in Illustrator - painted in PS CS4 - an exercise to see if i could produce a creature of my own, given that there are a thousand "bunnehs" out there already. I think I preferred it without lipstick. Is the Wacom Cintiq nice to use? I am wondering about the Cintiq, i've had it for over a year now. I am starting to wish i'd bought an Intous instead because I've tried a Bamboo tablet and I liked sitting back and creating, rather than being on top of my drawing with all that glaring back light. My eyes are minced! I've tried the Intuous 3 very nice, but slippy and apparently the Intuous 4 goes through nibs at a rate of knots. Still undecided.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I returned to Spader and added more details, blending. Not sure if i like perfectly blended paintings, i like to see brush strokes and splodges of colour. Had real difficulties with the mouth area. Ended up giving his moustache a green hue, but now not sure if I was best to leave it as it was. Also refined the mouth, but i still havent got Spaders lips right! No doubt I will come back to it and fiddle some more.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Painted in photoshop , look at that washed out background, I cant see this when I am painting in artificial light, which is a bit of a pain, because I always paint at night after work. This image looks totally different on the Cintiq screen, and one day i'll figure out monitor colour settings ... but oh dear that background. I should go back and sort it out.. but once finished... Meh, on to the next one.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Scanned Water colour painting of Victorian balloons, copied and pasted together into photoshop.
Fear & matte painting - two photographs, blend together, paint elements on final layer using photoshop and painterX. With hindsight I can see where I've gone wrong. The background is simply too crisp, the mountains, floor and sky needed some blurring ( those were the photos) My painting on top still looks reasonable,but perhaps the back building needed to be less sharp too.
Photoshop painting hands were tricky, still not happy with them but what can you do? Practice practice :)
Painting took about 7 hours, sketched then scanned into PS. I used some great brushes from Daarken, though I think I've gone overboard with them in on the background. I enjoyed doing this, great fun, but the frustration still remains with my efforts. I've a long way to go!