i just lost my previous long and creative message. so ill be brief. I want to be able to pump out environments like a pumper of pumps. could someone quickly go over this and add the specular/high lights to the rocks/water. Ive got much help from ppl on here in terms on paintovers and learn a lot from them. i did this sketch here in about 10 mins. Bringing this to a presentable level in under half an hour is my goal. Presentable as in everthing reads and the lighting is right for me.
Let's see, ten minutes, and your goal is a half-hour painting, so your asking someone to do 2/3 of the work... seems a little unfair, don't you think?
Seriously, there's just not a hell of a lot to go on here. Why don't you take it as far as you can, putting aside speed, and then ask for help?
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its 'work' if you are lazy are I guess, but i totally understand what you are sayin. If someone has some freetime it would be greatly appreciated. Its helped me a great deal in the past. I dont take this as far as i can because I dont have any "freetime" right now, but that doesnt mean i dont have time to fit in a very quick sketch here and there. If figure that in this picture it would be nothing to quickly transform this into something somewhat pleasing ,if someone with a nack for environs took a look. There really isnt any 'work; involved if you know what your doing i guess. this is purely to help me and anyone else who clicks on this post.
Since you seem very sincere in your gracious request, I've done a bunch of building in front of your 5 minute landscape. You'll be off and running in no time!
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i think it would look better without the red orb around the sun, perhaps if it was blended in better it would look more effective, i think it somewhat cheapens the look of the image as a whole and seems to almost dim or halt the brightness of the sun. On another note i think the mountains look good though. If you wanted to do it in half an hour, just adding some streaks of clouds and adding some more details to the mountains would add instantly more value without a whole lot of time. (this is in regard to reaxion's original image)
Last edited by Drewsen; August 17th, 2007 at 03:25 AM.
-What makes a successful speedpaint ?
3, interpret colors well with value.
Dude, I just checked the WIKI here on CA, and it suggest that those are the areas that describe the basic of art. So, basically you have to have the basics to make a succesful speed paint. Aswell as a successful painting, or a drawing. OR ANYTHING. You call it speed paint when it went fast, or when the goal was just to mess around.
If you are good at presenting the 6 above mentioned areas, you'll be doing some kickass speedpaints. If you are not, then practice : )
I checked your sketchbook, and your biggest problem is definitely value.
I can't give you much critique based on 10 minutes of ROUND BRUSH 10 Doodling in photoshop, but yeah.. practice when you can, wherever you can.
Get strong fundamentals : ) add some creativity and you got some great speed paints right there ; )
Keep it up, but don't waste your and others time.
thanks for replying to this, I learn alot on here. Go team.
Justin: The second image helped me realize where/how to use more value, talking bout the warm reds you added.
Dile: thanks for looking man, im keeping value in mind the most when approaching anything new.
keepin all this in mind i did this focusing most on value. again Crits welcome