Ideas really do behave like viruses! This is a nice concept for an art submission.
IÂ´m just stunned by some of the details here. IÂ´m an aspiring artist myself and I always look for talented people to talk to and to share points of interest. I just wanted to know how you think when you do chrome? I mean the helmet of the knight is just wonderful. Do you have a special trick or how did you study to get the "illusion" of chrome? The second thing I wanted to know is if you used only a brighter color of red on the platelet on the left, in the middle, or did you use some orange? I do have a good eye for color, without braging to much, but I canÂ´t seem to be able to make that out.
The reason I ask a lot and donÂ´t comment the piece much, is because there is nothing I can comment on. The lightning is nice. The details are good. The characters seems well drawn for being fantasy figures, so I tried for 10+ minutes to find something to make into constructive critic, but couldnÂ´t do so.
Hope that you have the time to explain. =)
PS. If my text seems all weird and buggy itÂ´s because I use a Swedish keyboard and it seems to happen on Newgrounds only, so if thatÂ´s the case IÂ´m sorry. =(
I am working with photoshop and my workflow consists of a lot of layerstyles and brushoptions. The firt thing you have to think about is where you set the most highlight ( this comes from the light right above.) The other reflections came frome the red colour around the area. I use some custome-brushes to do a bit structure on the helmet. After siting the groundcolours i use a soft roundbrush in colour-dodge brush-adjustment and take the opacity down on 30 procent. I take the orange middle-light and then i am trying to use the brush on the helmet as long as i got the effect i like. ( You have to do it restrained to not overload the effect)
The red colourpalette in the background is a red-orange-purple colourmix. The last step i do in a painting is to create a new layer with a dark colour(in this case the dark purple you see here in the shadows) in brighten up-layer-effect. After merging all the layers i go into adjusmtens->levels and play around with all the colour-adjustments to find a great mood.
Fantastic, I'm loving that dragon!
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