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Got a new project to work on, for the next few weeks I'll be Illustrating a dream sequence, should be fun!
Random materials experimentation for this dream project.Ive got loads of these bog standard A4 printer paper, this Acrylic and Charcoal one turned out particularly well i think.
Thanks very much!
Not much to update, Ive done a few fail paintings whilst trying to experiment with different hues, Im not as up to speed with my colour as i thought i was.
Im definately a lot more comfortable working with pencil to get my different tones, so ive ordered some Derwent Inktense pencils to see if theyre as amazing as people make out. I definately have a habit of blowing all my money on new drawing materials.
At 10/26/10 10:09 PM, Ne7ers wrote: Tried a bit of acrylic painting tonight.
I love how you are getting freeer with your shapes, it makes your paintings that much more interesting.
Oh man.. I can't remember if I have already complimented you on your work, but if not I should have. You got a great thing going here so far. And you obviously improving your style. It's a pleasure to watch :)
Thanks a LOT guys! Its a good sign when people compliment me on new ways of working!
Not much to report, still pulling my hair out over this dissertation and this dream project which I seem to have produced a lot of work for without actually coming up with any finished product. Still i found time to make myself this...
Hahahaha, thanks? That was definately 3 hours well spent!
New scene for this project, I also reworked the existing images but i wont post them again until its all done!
Im reaching the end of this project and the paintings really werent working as a collective piece so ive decided to go back to skething and finalizing the rendering in photoshop to make sure the colours and compositions tie into each other, heres a sneak peak of the first panel.
#1 of 4
Lots of new sketchbook doodles. Nothing amazing compositionally, just working on different ways of laying down colour.
At 12/2/10 02:55 PM, Ne7ers wrote: Lots of new sketchbook doodles. Nothing amazing compositionally, just working on different ways of laying down colour.
Hey man great works here :D It's always like re-opening a treasure chest except there's always new treasure in here to see!
But I like it when artists do this, yet I don't really grasp the whole concept behind it or how and why it looks nice (even though when I do see it done, I go "Gah, that looks cool.."). I haven't attempted it because I feel like I'd just be choosing random colors and it'd just look messy.. Is it something to do with complementary colors or something like that? I don't know jack about art theory or anything like that.. ^^;
Hey thanks man! Im not too great with my colour theory either but ill share a few things ive picked up whilst ive been working at my painting skills.
I started off being terrified of ruining my drawings with colour so i started surfing around a lot of illustration and fine art sites to get some tips. One thing that really helped me out was just seeing how many different approaches there are to colour and how theres not really a write answer for choosing colours.
Ive kinda left realistic colours behind recently so its generally just trial and error for me. There are a few basic rules though that are meant to help you choose the right colours.
First of all, tone is REALLY important, if you have the right tone in the image then the colours will generally sit well together no matter what they are.
If you want a specific colour scheme then its a good idea to split the colour wheel into thirds and work from only one third. I usually wait until almost the end of the painting and then use a few complimentary colours to mix things up.
Also remember the rule of warm light / cold shadow, or cold light/ warm shadow
Complimentary colours are commonly used to help highlight things in the image, but i tend to use a lot of these nowerdays just to throw extra elements in.
The best tip I gave myself a few weeks back...
Consider these rules but dont live by them. The best thing ive done is take a graphicalal approach and remember that my goal is to paint something thats none photographic. Whats the point of painting something that looks like a photo? I have a camera.
damn this thread is so fresh! everything is awesome. your style and color choices remind me of Chris Sickels' 3d illustrations.
i hope you know how fun your work is to look at!
I dont think I could recieve better compliments than that! Fresh is what i aim for.
Thanks again guys, I keep on saying this but im going to try my best to keep this thread updated when I have time!
In 5 more years, I hope I'm as good as you.
my jealously is over with.
I really love your style and how you keep the 'sketch' style throughout. I don't understand what you are saying about your colours, I think the look great they give a nice feel. Your Paint stroke are beautifully done, and really add something special to your art that makes it 'you'.
Also,thanks for inspiring me, and making me want to face some of my demons, namely colour, painting, and proportions from imagination; I'm going to take your tip of reference them imagine. ANd I'm just going to practice and work a lot more.
One of my favorite threads, you always no you're going to see something good when you come in here.
That doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement although I don't think I'm licensed to dish out the critique.