Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Thursday, December 08, 2011
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Monday, December 05, 2011
Peace, Be Still
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Monday, November 28, 2011
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Tuesday, November 01, 2011
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Labels: Halloween/Macabre, Sketchbook
Monday, October 31, 2011
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Friday, October 28, 2011
Late at night when the pumpkins play,
And want to frighten the birds away,
They find their situation improving
As they make the scarecrow look like it's moving.
Posted by Kevin Keele at 3:14 PM 6 comments:
Labels: Avalanche Topics, Halloween/Macabre
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Saturday, October 01, 2011
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Monday, September 26, 2011
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Thursday, September 01, 2011
July and August Sketchbook
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Sunday, August 28, 2011
Color Boot Camp
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Friday, July 22, 2011
Sketch-Trade with Joe Olson
Interesting Fact: Joe Olson is awesome.
Posted by Kevin Keele at 8:30 AM 5 comments:
Friday, July 15, 2011
Hands Off His Chest
Posted by Kevin Keele at 4:41 PM 5 comments:
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
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Tuesday, June 07, 2011
The Most Important Job
Posted by Kevin Keele at 8:33 AM 12 comments:
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011
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Sunday, May 22, 2011
It's Alive! Digital Painting Tutorial
I've been getting a lot of requests lately for a tutorial on my digital painting process so hopefully this post answers your questions. I use Corel Painter for any actual rendering and Adobe Photoshop for adjusting levels, color balance, etc. Digital brushes work better on large images so I never go below 3000 pixels in any direction with my originals. I use an Intuos 4 medium sized Wacom tablet.
1 - The first thing I do is a sketch which I scan and then paint in black and white using Painter. I find painting just the values extremely liberating. Getting the fundamental composition and lighting right in value before introducing color helps me keep the image more coherent. Plus it's just easier on my brain to be thinking of less things at once.
I have a tendency to paint dark, I captured the levels here in Photoshop (Image>Adjustments>Levels) and you can see how on the dark side they were (left) until I adjusted them, bringing a greater range of contrast to the portrait (right).
|1 - paint image in value only.|
|2 - add Gradient Map for base colors.|
4 - Here I just paint in the details and add the finishing touches. I mainly use the cover pencil in Painter for painting. It's simple and similar to a digital airbrush but ends up feeling more natural for some reason. I use the digital airbrush too for adding a punch of color where I need it. I keep them all at low opacity to keep them versatile and to maintain the more natural feeling of building the paint up.
|3 - paint basic colors into Color or Colorize layer.|
4 - paint in details/final rendering.
5 - In the end, I spend time tweaking the image in Photoshop until I come up with something I'm happy with. For this painting I adjusted the levels again and the color balance (making it more blue). I sometimes edit the Hue/Saturation, Brightness/Contrast, etc...just play with it until you're happy.
|5 - do a final adjustment of image settings.|
That's it. Feel free to ask me questions in the comments and I'll do my best to answer them.
Posted by Kevin Keele at 10:08 PM 17 comments:
Labels: Tutorials/How to
Friday, May 13, 2011
"Hey! Listen! Hey!"
Posted by Kevin Keele at 11:10 AM 16 comments:
Labels: Avalanche Topics, Video Games
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Should I Be Flattered?
this post on my good friend Sam Nielson's blog for an interesting story concerning the vacant-eyed red-headed kid in this painting of mine. I'm never sure how to feel about stuff like this. I've seen images of mine replicated before and I usually don't care and am genuinely flattered, but when it's in an actual commercial product...I don't know. Sam's image was obviously used a lot more than mine (this "artist" who used our pictures has good taste at least :) so he's got more to be annoyed with, but I still find myself a little ambivalent about it all. If nothing else, it's a little weird.
Posted by Kevin Keele at 9:59 PM 5 comments:
Monday, April 25, 2011
"If you don't tell me what I want to know, then it'll just be a question of how much you want it to hurt."
Been watching a lot of 24 lately.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
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Wednesday, March 02, 2011
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Friday, January 14, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
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Tuesday, January 04, 2011
this book which I've been loving (it's even eco-friendly for all you hippies out there). The white highlights are done with one of those gel pens and the rest of the sketch is my stalwart Zebra ball point pen. It feels so good to be sketching again on a regular basis.
Posted by Kevin Keele at 9:34 AM 16 comments:
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