At 8/27/13 04:55 PM, TurkeyOnAStick wrote:
Possible colour help, I think the palette could be unified more, since they seem off in an otherwise brown enviroment. I filled up a layer set to Color mode with the brown, and lowered the opacity to ~40% (which is still pretty high). You can notice the difference this makes between the first and second pics below.
Considering the reflected coloured light on the floor and arms ... is a bit trickier for me. I was hoping that the colours from above were slightly coming through on the surfaces below (using a combination of Color and Overlay layers) but they're not coming through as well as I'd like. I think this may be something best left to experimentation.
Here's a ImagineFX workshop which handles a picture with loads of colour (most of the colour work is in stage 2),
and from ImagineFX October 2012, page 72 onwards I remember there was a better tutorial for colourful pics.
Fantastic! Thanks, this is just what I needed. I see now that the main flaw in this image from the beginning has been the lack of a unified color scheme, which I should certainly have planned out before I started painting. I'll probably be puzzling over the reflected light for a long time but I think that I'll eventually get it. Hopefully I'll be a better artist when I do. I'll read through your reference links after classes today.
Meanwhile, I guess I'll keep working on some easier stuff so as not to get too frustrated with this.