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Dark Temple Sketches 4

January 7, 2016

Digital Art


I tried to make the temple look like it was made of basalt (a dark volcanic rock apparently).

I experimented with a new texturing process:

  1. Using a textured brush (one of Gimp’s built-in acrylic brushes), I painted onto a separate layer.
  2. Using the eraser tool on the texture layer, I cut the texture down to fit the shape of the temple.
  3. I then switched on Lock Alpha Channel for the texture layer and painted light and dark areas with a large brush.

Not sure I like the design of the windows – I was wanting something more gothic.

Anyway I think I’ll leave this one for now and get on with some landscape studies next.


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Tried out a glazing technique where I applied acrylic paint in many translucent layers.

Over a year ago I was asked to do a painting during a church service. I failed to finish during the service so finished it off over the next year or so. Acrylics on canvas 30inches x 24inches.
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