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Female Face Sketching Part 2

Female Face Sketching Part 2

January 28, 2016

Digital Art

More female faces tonight. The thing with people’s faces is this:  you make one wrong move and it looks nothing like them!

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Female Face Sketching Practice Part 1

January 27, 2016

Digital Art

Trying to get better at female faces. I’m going to do as many as I can over the next few weeks.

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Painting Practice: Elf Maiden Face With Light Rays

January 24, 2016

Digital Art

I’m switching over to character design practice for a while now (starting off with female faces). In this one I wanted to learn how be a bit more dramatic with lighting, hence the shaft of light on her face. Line sketch: Blocking in colours: Changed my mind about the colours: Adding in more detail and changing the hairstyle: Adding in…

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Project ADC-1: 22 January 2016

January 22, 2016

Digital Art

I’m still on the mission to improve my art but have been trying to focus on subjects that are related to the project (dark temples, steampunk pistols and the like). Tasks completed over the last 4 weeks: Dark Temple Concept Art (5 hrs) Steampunk Pistol (flintlock pistol) (5 hrs) Tasks to be completed over the next 4 weeks: Queen Yanadia…

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Flintlock Pistol Digital Painting Part 2

January 19, 2016

Digital Art

OK so now I’ve got a flintlock pistol under my belt (not literally but you know what I mean).  Hopefully that’ll help me do steampunk weaponry for my digital comic project. In case you’re interested, I used this image as a reference:  http://gunsofold.com/images/washington_flintlock.jpg

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Flintlock Pistol Digital Painting Part 1

January 19, 2016

Digital Art

In order to learn how to paint steampunk pistols, I thought I’d start with having a go at a flintlock pistol. Blocking in the wood base colour: Adding a bit of varnish: Blocking in the steel and the brass colours: Adding in the dark steel accents:

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Basalt Island Digital Painting Study Part 4

January 16, 2016

Digital Art

Tonight I’ve finished off this study by doing the water.  Again the Shaddy Safadi tutorials gave me a real boost here. On a separate layer with just the water area selected, I brushed in the water highlights: Then I created a water accents layer and brushed in the accents (darker areas): Using Gimp’s Bristles 01 brush for painting in and…

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Basalt Island Digital Painting Study Part 3

January 16, 2016

Digital Art

I wasn’t happy with the basalt rock so I watched a few tutorials by Shaddy Safadi (this guy is awesome) and then went back to the blocking in stage and started again from there. Initial block-in: 2. Blocking in the accents:   3. Using Lock Alpha Channel with a textured brush (Acrylic 2) to give the accents some texture: 4. Blocking…

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Basalt Island Digital Painting Study Part 2

January 13, 2016

Digital Art

I’ve added more detail to my basalt island study. I tried different techniques to getting in the myriad imperfections on the rock face – from using a textured brush to putting on each imperfection one stroke at a time. I found that putting on one stroke at a time gave more realistic results but was really time consuming!

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Basalt Island Digital Painting Study Part 1

January 7, 2016

Digital Art

I wanted to learn how to paint basalt so I’m doing a basalt island study using this photo from Getty Images as a reference. I am deliberately not using the eye dropper tool to sample colours from the photo reference but instead I’m practicing guessing the colours myself. Using the trick of starting out on a small canvas, first I…

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