Sunday, May 22, 2011
|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 - do a final adjustment of image settings.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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.