@Magic Man: Hey thanks! I wasn't really sure there was such a thing as a colorist; not sure how long I could stay put in a job like that but I think it could be really fun. Thanks for dropping by!
@DieOxin: Hey dude, that brush is probably the only default brush I use these days; at least I don't think I've tweaked it (maybe a little..?). It's Painter IX's Wet Brush under Artist's Oils. Really gooey and mixes nicely; kind of hard to control at times though... Don't be a stranger
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Some more Landscape/Color Studies from me today:
Warmed up with this one; keeping it simple.
Trying to get a little more detailed here; not that happy with the foliage and what not. Any tips?
I think I'll start doing a few of these with photo references/inspiration; need to learn more!
Edit: Something a little different from me tonight -
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For me... Great works. I love the style, your drawing are so smooth because you don't use outline. For me brilliant ;-) I love the escenery drawings, and ... bla bla... just perfect Sketchbook.
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hey Idiot, (can't help but think thats a rude way of introducing myself....)
first of all, i'd like to say you're some what of an insperation. resently came across the colour theory thread thing..... HOT DAMN, its good, i have yet to participate, i stumbled across it last night, and am running on three hours of sleep over the last thirty and my concentration isn't exactly sharp.
anyway, enough about me, this is your sketchbook, i really like you landscape studies, your improving! this seems to be helping a lot in developing you style with that medium, good stuff
your peer prject stuff is really awesome, you've imroved, phenominal amounts from you early stuff!
and, i really like your little creature popping out of the dirt, cute and i like your confidence with bright saturated colours
hope this is somewhat readable, like i said......sleep
real fun stuff, the lil landscapes seem like a great exercise. nice color sense, too.
wonderfull colors and doodles !!
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Your sketches are wild dude. And those colors are nice. Keep them comin.
Man, you guys are awesome. Having a sketchbook is really getting me motivated to work; it's been awhile since I've had the depressing urge to give up and pursue a boring career. I think I can probably make it, eventually.
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@DieOxin: Yeah dude, Daarken is a stud.
@Saise: Hey thanks very much! It hadn't occured to me about not using outlines, interesting observation. Your robots are pretty sweet by the way, keep your sketchbook updated I want to see more!
@Kronos: Hehe, I had no idea when I chose this nickname how enjoyable the wordplay would be. I've had seen your olaf character around and was pretty impressed, you should be proud of him! I've been really in love with color for quite awhile and feel I am just getting the hang of it. I didn't really expect to be dominating the Peer Project with color exercises and what not but until some others feel they can create some exercises I'll try and fill it up with what I know, or pretend to know... It will be great to see you in there! Thanks for the encouragement, it means a lot.
@cotron: Man, I am humbled to see you in here, and with kind words to boot. I'm learning a lot from these little experimental landscapes as well as really enjoying them, kind of goes hand in hand I suppose.
@hurricane: Nah! You too? Been admiring your sketchbook for a long time now; one of the first I subscribed to; should probably comment more... thanks for dropping in mate.
@Dogfood: Always been nice to have your input man; thanks for the birthday wishes, you were actually the first to remind me that today is my birthday. I'm trying to focus more and more on the composition in these little experimental landscapes, hopefully it will pay off. Thanks for stopping by!
@gmags: Thanks man! I just want to re-iterate that a lot of the stuff in here is actually drawn by other people and posted in the New Media Coloring Book; I hope I've labeled everything clear and proper, let me know if though otherwise.
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Two new Landscape Experiments/Color Studies from me today, perhaps more later:
Working a little more detailed again, working on foliage and grasses too.
Still struggling to get what I want. Tried the sponge tool out a little, not that great.
Kind of an ode to one of the ones I posted the other day, started with a really dark canvas on this one.
Gunna try and add some more human elements in the future I think.
hey again, i really like what your doing and can't think of too many things to say to criticize it.... how do you get that textured edge to the "frame" thats really nice....
one thing i could suggest you try is to experiment with depth...you did one earlier, getting the atmosphere blurring (not the right word) out the layers behind it......other than that one all you landscapes seem a little....small ( again not quite the right word)
anywayz, like i said before, i really like what your doing and want to se more of it, just keep it up
one of these days i'll think of something useful, for now just encouragement
@Kronos: Your probably thinking of Atmospheric Perspective, I'll be thinking about that, thanks. Textured edge is me taking the background color here and painting a border with a textured brush, just got really sick of such sharp corners. Thanks for sticking with me dude.
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Starting to do some things from ref, usuing the ref as fairly loose inspiration. I'd get too bored if I was trying to copy it. Not... looking... so pretty so far; bear with me, I'm learning little by little. Any advice, comments etc: really appreciated.
Ref : Bleh, well it's a start right?
An ugly ugly start, didn't really focus on much other than technique;
composition and even colors just went kaput..
Ref : Yeah, bleh again; but still learning. Using completely custom brushes on these...
didn't really like the one I used for the leaves at first.
Anyways, got sick of this one... long road ahead.
Gunna try and focus smaller, render something out a little better I think.
man i love your colors! i must, at a better time, come back and study what you've done to make some sweet images. kudos and continue pushing that creative wheel into eternity (it's ok i dont understand what i said either)
Idiot Apathy .. love the colours you keep putting out and you still keep me going with painter .. havnt lost hope in that program yet ... II think you got the values down .. now start DETAILING !! That would be my only criticism .. i want to see somthing that you dont consider a doodle .. somthing that took atleast a week non ? ...
Oh and I have question -> do you paint the background and build up on the same layer or do you seperate the layers ? Like for instance in the last most pic do the blue and green go on the same layer ?
keep inspiring .. you got a lot of people colouring ..
@Mull77: Hey what's up dude?! Thanks for the kind words! That one is one of my favorites so far too; little bit of a turning point actually. We should really kick up the Coloring Book, I think it died... Gunna stop by your sketchbook later, peace mate.
@MattGamer: Thanks! Keep sticking around the Peer Project thread and what little I know I'll try and communicate. Dude, pushing this creative wheel is hurting my back... yeah I dunno what that means either.
@Bumskee: Min! Minster! Mininstein! I hear ya man, thanks for the kick in the right direction on my latest.
@DieOxin: Details! Yes, we're on the same page; whole reason I've started these paintings from reference; need to get a better set-up and do them from life though... Spend a week on something?! Thats insane! I can't commit to that, I'll learn something mid-way and would have to start over; can't say I could take that! I get your point though, soon... like after I can draw properly... Oh and your question: I usually stay on one layer; feel it's best, after all there aren't layers in oil paint. However, if I am unsure of myself or a new technique I will try something out on a seperate layer just to avoid costly mistakes; they are treated the same as if it was all on the canvas it's just easier that way. I don't erase, I prefer to paint over mistakes as well; so it would get very very messy to use layers. Anyways dude, thanks for keeping me in line; much appreciated. Now you need to get to work too!
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So there I am, fairly happy with a speedy flower from ref I had just spent about 45-60 minutes on; really trying to get into the details like never before. See This Step Here (Ghetto Bootleg Release without the trimmings)
So I shows it to my muse, Sir Bumskee; he says "Not bad, make it tighter you must!" "Harder, you must work". Damn, damn damn damn; there I was, tired of this and done, never to see it again. So I says, "Hmm, ok! What the hell!". No idea where to go; no clue... as you might see I'm not a details kind of guy. So I whip out a new brush and give it a shot, damn things like 6 pixels! 6! I've never worked so small... So I gave it some more time; off and on, little bit here little bit there; starting to get the hang of this!
So I shows it to my muse; "Better; Tighter you must go! Blend you must do!" Damn guy has a yoda complex I swear... I was completely sick of it again, I wanted out damnit; OUT! But hey, I'm learning, it will be worth it ! So I says "K, what the hell!". See 2nd Version Here (Super Ghetto Bootleg; No Trimmings!)
Spend some more time noodling, more details... I made up details damnit, they don't even exist! Noodle noodle noodle and here I am; sick of it again; but happy! Learned a ton on this; longest I've spent on something in quite awhile too. Probaby 3-4 hours? Longer? Who knows, anyways big props to my muse, bumskee. Thanks for pushing me bro!
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Anyways; without further ado:
I'm... actually kind of fond of this; was fun and I learned a lot.
Was also a pain in the ass too; it's not perfect and I've made some cheap tweaks
to try and make it seem a little more thought out but it was mainly technique practice again.
Oh and the REF
and the second versioini is awesome .. the b/g pushes the flower out .. green/yellow combo
Hey, awsome colouring you have here. My faves are the colour matching exercises that you did. Especially the No.11 ball. That red looks so vibrant, yum ^^. The picture with the blocks in stands out as well. I like the way you got them to reflect on the surface, you can really tell the surface texture, very nice.
@DieOxin: Thanks dude; you mean you like the second version better than the final? I changed the background to blue to make the yellow pop; complements and what not.
@tullie: Thanks! Those matching exercises were really fun for me, I had actually never done anything like that and those were some of my first sucessful paintings from photo reference. The blocks were great too. If this stuff interests you, you might consider joining us in the Peer Project thread. I'm learning a bundle.
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I really felt like just coloring today. Painting someone elses lines is really great; especially if you can't draw like me! It's nice to get deep into someone elses style, lots to be learned. It's harder to get burned out too since your spending less time with not having to draw it and all.
Anyways, my muse Sir Bumskee was kind enough to lend me some lines he had drawn for the Battle Angel CHOW entry, sweeeeeeeet! It was really a privilige to paint upon these lines. Thank you mate!
Again, lines by Bumskee. I had a lot of fun on this!
I used custom brushes in PainterIX, and spent quite awhile on this; 4-5 hours actually (didn't seem that long!).
This is 50% working size... man thats huge...
i love how you painted her skin .. I still struggle with smoothing the values on the skin .. and the red .. oh how I love the red ..
@DieOxin: As always mate, thanks for keeping me company in here. When bumskee showed me the lines I actually said out loud, "Red". Started with a blue background not really as a sky but to give the red some nice color changes as well as the skin. Sky later made sense and I added clouds.
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Two Landscapes/Color Studies from me tonight:
Trying to figure out some more foliage, trees and what not.
Building up on some depth with arial perspective and what not.
I got bored and started scribbling again, glad I did.
Started out really boring and horrible actually, almost gave up.
Worked on it some more with a custom brush and then a modified Detail Oils brush, lots of fun; lots of learning.
Hello, Idi Apa . Beautiful job on this angel coloring, such a gentle delicate textures of her skin, feathers, light transparent fabric. I'm very, very impressed. You gave her volume and in the same time I can believe she is weightless.
And I see a curious combination of the innocence and sex-appeal. Plus this BG is matched perfectly.
I like the last landscape and the one with a short tree growing at the edge of the mountain. As a comment I can add that the shadows in your landscapes, especially cast shadows are look too light , I thought they supposed to be the darkest spots in the painting, but you have mid tones darker than them, kind of confusing. And a question, do you plan to use some noise, scratches, dust, all this wonderful stuff in your paintings? they are great in adding some emotion to image, I think.
Idi Apa, I like it. Thanks a lot for the kind words. That angel was too much fun, it really flowed most of the way.
Thanks for the comment about the shadows, I'll keep this in mind next time.
What do you mean by "in your paintings", like traditional media? I suppose I will/do. I've only barely used acrylics and that was for a foundation class where we didn't actually learn how to use them... anyways my teacher had seen some of my digital work and kept commenting that I used acrylics like I painted digitally. No real surprise there, after all this is how I've taught myself really everything I know. Still, kind of funny to think about.
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Still bored, doodling:
I don't... know... Sure hope I don't run out bandwith; getting close.
Ugh, just one from me tonight. Little time left conscious after work today; sorry for the weak one pic updates...
Reworked this one several several times, couple of old ideas and some new ones.
Focusing on techniques for the most part, composition takes a little bit of a backseat for now.
Realized I was leaving out a major element in my colors, how embarassing.
I forgot about the sky's influence . . . I know I know.
Two brushes again, My custom brush and a modified detail oil brush.
A little too grainy this time... have to watch that in the future.
I'm liking a little more of a midtone sky... hmm.
Oh, and for the curious; two and half to three hours I think.
Wow ! Lot of good stuff, here ! I dig the last one a lot. What software did you used for that one ? And generaly ? Just now it's obvious to me that you have some strong colors skills. Bravo !
[the rabbit-mecha is soOo cute ! And funny !]
Very cool work.
Thanks for helping me out with my sketch book.
Battle Angel is my fav. right now.
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Hey, sorry I haven't commented before. I've stopped in here quite a few times, but was just to lazy to leave anything. As others have said your use of color is really outrageous and it all seems to work very well. Some stuff looks a little washed out with all the high-key color though, I like it when you have some darker areas to compliment the light (think contrast).
About the foliage issue: Well, you do like the hard problems don't you? I don't think I've ever pulled foliage off particularly well but here's something that might help. Try to find clumps/groups of folliage that relate to each other, then treat those clumps as a single object as you render. Basically your simplifying a bunch of leaves/twigs/whatever into a single thing, like hairs on a head combine into a hair style. Then you just have an object with a rough surface instead of a mess of overlapping detail! Other things to try - Find the negative space and work inward, try to seperate value regions and look at how their borders blend.
I borrowed some of your ref, I'm suddenly very interested in trying some trees . I'm also still trying to think of stuff for the peer projects, but I'm working on a daily still life thing right now too
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