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.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
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!