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Awesome faces, does the hard brush you used have wet edges activated?
Edit: By the way, would you happened to have some wips of this photo study left? I'd really appriciate if you could show some .
Last edited by Ludic; August 13th, 2011 at 10:56 AM.
Hi! I have just walked threw your sketchbook and I must say you do an amazing work man! Keep it up!
i like the edge quality to your strokes in the faces studies you just posted.
hey thanks for the close up great stuff i really like the edge work
Hey everyone! Quick update for now, just to put something else in here and remind you all I'm still alive. Haven't had much time for personal work lately, but that will change! I'll get to replies next time when I'm at my place, thanks for stopping by!
NickyBeats Thanks bro! There are so many interesting people haha
fenixx Awesome, thank you!
Seage Haha great! Glad I can inspire you!
Ludic Thanks man! Nope, no wet edges. I'll answer your question below, I think a few people asked something similar. I'll also post up a stage of that study.
wreck Thanks bro!
SamC Thanks man you too!
Mike L THanks a lot Mike, no problem!
finndahl Thank you!
m0uS3r Thanks man, I'll post something up below.
CrookedHorn Thanks man!
Metal Fingers Haha thanks man! Givin away mah secrettsss!
no87 Thanks a lot man!
Kungfoowiz Thanks man!
prsnsweeney Thanks for stopping by bro!
Ok a number of people mentioned the edges in that misfits study, so I'll write up a few things I learned from it. It's probably all useless, but here's what went on.
There's an effect that happens when you put down a brush stroke of the middle tone on top of a smooth gradation, where one side of the gradation is darker than the stroke, and the other side is lighter. It gives an optical value shift along the brush stroke that makes it glow, almost like wet edges. Further, adding some kind of sharpen effects to the image makes it look even more so like wet edges.
Usually I use a paint daubs filter to sharpen things up a bit, but unsharp mask or the sharpen tool work well too. I'm sure there's a million ways to get edges sharper. Don't go overboard though, use it sparingly and try to get your edges sharp through actual painting rather than filters or gimicky tools.
Ludic asked for a wip of a previous study, so here is the only other step I have saved.
wip and final
Ok, a recent study, 1-2 hours I suppose. Haven't painted an apple yet, I suppose it was about time haha. From life. No sharpen filters on this, btw haha. I did try it, but it ended up subtracting from the overall image.
Thanks for explaining your sharpening technique man! I'll have to experiment with that some time.
The apple looks great as well, i'm jealous as fuck. : P
Oh well, back to the drawing board!
Juicy stuff as always
Especially liking the first lady out of the two, few posts back. Really nice brushwork
Man you are too f@ckin good! Great to see your process too, really interesting. Especially the specky dude with the axe. I just revisited that brunette ref a couple of pages back. Where do you find girls like this? Do they really exist!!!???
Hey there Jasper! Been lurking through your latest pieces ( brain melting stuff btw ) and something came across my mind. In those wip sequences - in pretty much every case - I liked just the pre-final stage a bit more. Maybe it's just me and my personal tastes or the fact that I used to overwork my pieces and now I see that around. Don't get me wrong those are monster sweet. I just think that you beat them a bit too hard at those final stages. Still a lot of progress and it shows that you're enjoying the process. Take care mate.
Nice explanation of your brushwork. I've been wondering about your technique.. I know all your secrets now! j/k .. gotta try it for myself. Variation in edges really do a lot!
keep it up!
It's not nitpicking. It's a valued opinion. Beside I agree, I want the look to run through the whole image. Maybe a mace! But seriously where do you find those girls