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Odayga and prsnseeney, thanks!
First, sketches, which I will link to rather than upload (because screw you, uploader) - http://sidharthchaturvedi.blogspot.c...-sketches.html.
Also, a painting I'm working on, and a tiny piece I did for a tribute project to Kazu Sano, who passed away a few months ago.
Sid I looked through your sketchbook and thoroughly enjoyed it, it's innovative original and everything looks great! Keep posting
i like recovery and the sketches in the link are pretty cool too and i think the mural came out really well
Chaser226: Thanks! I'm all done, graduated in August .
Some quick oil studies. One's a copy of a Repin portrait. I wanted to learn more about the paint application and color in the skin. As always, I had a really hard time keeping the chroma up in the ruddy areas of the flesh, so it's a little drab. I know it can be brought up with glazing later, but I don't think these are colors that are impossible to hit directly, so I need to practice some swatches. The second picture is a cloudscape from imagination, and the 3rd is a mountain done from photo ref.
i love repin nice job with the copy, and i always have a lot of trouble with clouds i think the first cloud study looks really good
hey nice work on the last one i was wondering what your proccess is on doing figure painting
Hmm... that's a tough one to pin down. I experiment with a lot of different techniques when I'm using oils, but most often I guess I just lay down a transparent drawing and underpainting, and then try to paint as much of it directly as possible. What colors I use, whether I work in layers, what kind of brushwork, etc really depends on what I wanted to play with. I rarely paint figures these days unless I want to try out something new with the paint.
For the digital one that I just did, it's fairly straightforward. I did a rough drawing on a gray background (don't have a picture, sorry) and worked from there. These are all the layers I used in sequence.
1. With the drawing already laid down, I block the figure in 2 values, one for shadow and one for light. I'm not following the photo ref too closely for the color. When the figure and hair are done, I block in the background. I'm keeping my values very constrained so I can design it a bit.
2. Here I hit the major form rendering. It's important not to get into details at this stage as it'll really mess you up later- I overstated the values in the abdomen here, and spent a lot of time later trying to simplify it. Don't make the same mistake . I'm also trying to separate the color temperatures as needed here. I don't want to have to repaint as much later.
3. I use overlay layers to get some more saturated color and temperate variation as needed. This is usually really an unpredictable process for me, which is why I try to get as much of the color done directly in the previous stage as possible. I find Photoshop's tricks and tools really hard to control.
4. Now I paint in the environment. I try to stick with the values from the block in and don't render much, since I don't want to distract from the figure. Once the environment is done I return to painting the figure and work on more details.
5. Finish details and all. At this stage I also need to fix some of the over-modeling that was going on around the torso, knocking down her ridiculous abs. I also brush over the light areas of the skin with more light blue, since that's the color of the light source.
Hope that's somewhat helpful .
those still lifes are fantastic sid!
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Awesome sketchbook, Really loving the skin tones on that last digital figure painting.
:0 Your work it's awesome! Love that mural, and your studies, very inspirating. I'm definitely gonna comeback here, amazing
hey man thanks for the proccess shots and walk through. That helps alot. i dont usually use photoshops layer adjusments beacause i dont really know how to use them and i usually just mess things up with them i love the cloud monster
jsn, Velocity Kendall, Splode, Egg0, p sage, Suprore, and prsnsweeney, thanks you all so much ! I'm glad the breakdown was somewhat helpful.
Here's a still life I did this morning, around 3 or 4 hours of work. It was thunderously boring to do. I can't wait to get back to oil painting .
Thanks man! Yeah I mostly use the hard round brush, it gives me the most control (I still find a lot of Photoshop way too unpredictable). The 2 other brushes I use a lot are a hard round/airbrush dual one that I picked up from one of Randis' tutorials, and an angled brush (Angle -119, Roundness 40%).
The still life's are done really well. I love the use of color and contrast.
Hello and Nice to meet you.
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