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Alrighty, so here is the last of the detail that will be applied to this Painting for now... it takes about 1 mb right now, and when I scale it, it takes 24 mb... thats alot... I think I will increase the size to 11 in across, but lower the resolution to 150 instead of leaving it at 300.
Very nice man, really like how the values on you last WIP.
About photoshop not working or starting to get slow on you, maybe you should change go to Edit/Preferences/Plug-ins & Scratchdisks... try and add more scratch disks and add the hard drive with the highest memory as the 1st scratch disk, that may fix the problem. You can also go into Edit/Preferences/Memory ImageCache... and allow photoshop to use more ram than what it is using at the time.
Well, hope it helps. Keep it up.
So I heard from people that they liked #8 in my first batch of thumbnails, and instead of going with Farmer Sweeny next I went with this one… the Tavern scene. I Plan to have it detailed like the previous painting by tonight… so we’ll see. I lowered the contrast of the painting so that I can paint in the new detail easier and see better what has and hasn’t been painted new. I then placed some perspective lines in just for good measure, and this will help later when I paint the tables. The Waitress was kind of indistinct so I went ahead and quickly drew her stance and lowered it’s opacity so that I could paint her easier… I find if I keep swapping between the two at first, sketch and paint, I get a better effect then just going from sketching to painting… first sketch is for plotting, first paint is for the lighting and to get 3 dimensionality in it, using the 3D effect I get I draw over it with a better understanding of the drawing, and then with the new sketch I can paint the detail a little faster… and I don’t have to correct the pose as much.
Alright...this is where I stopped and realized I had not designed this girl at all... she was about to turn into some gall in pants and a shirt... and she isn't even cute now... so yeah... I am going ahead and working on some design work on her now... once that is nailed down I'll come back and continue this painting.
Alrighty... so once I got a little into this painting I realized I had to make a decision on the design… should a keep the table long and have the artist to the side…. Or shorten the table so the artist is in the middle…. And if I shorten I will need to expand the painting just a bit so that the table is in the middle (it was also look a little weak on the machine side)
So anyways, I went with the shorter art table… I am still in the process of finishing this painting.
Alright yeah, so, I realized again… that after painting a thumbnail, I get a better result if after I size up the thumbnail, I sketch in some of the shapes and such to get a better understanding of where is what and what is what. as you can see I am not really putting detail into the shapes I got, I am just getting some lines down to act as guides for the painted peoples… I more then likely later will come back and add even more to each side, but for now I wanna get these shapes into the painting and detailed out before I add anymore lines… so I like to work with a well balance of both… because too many lines can make you lose what is everything, and no lines and values that run together can also make for a hard to define painting… paintings by me are not fast… I know I need to work on that, but that is not for any of the thumbnails that you saw, I may work on reference ones and make them speed paintings.
Alrighty, so with the lines I was able to block out the shapes of the creatures in black… and then also add highlights to the places that needed them to help me know where what was what on each… there of course is still much to work on in this, but I have quite a bit done… I need to design the machines a little better, because as you can tell, the organic stuff is more my cup ‘o tea, not robots and such… so I am gonna have to really work on that side.
Now a break from the paintings to show my progress on my sketch book... so where we last left off was the Shadow Scarecrows head sketches and such, well I continued that some more tests with different head, and I started messing with his arm too… and of course if I get bored and such I do go off in other directions and start doodling other stuff… it clears my mind me thinks… otherwise I get frustrated with drawing…and don’t draw for a little.
*the one arm that looks like a ghosty... yeah... someone commented on the other arm thats next to it asking if that was a ghosty thing... and when people do that, I just gotta try turning it into what they see
More sketches of ideas for the arm with the tentacles… well… I had the idea that it could be a cast iron stove... so I messed with that Idea for a little… Steinbach was saying how I need to actually render some of these sketches out so that people can get the 3D feel because my stuff is quite sketchy, so I played with using ink, and I like that… it’s a big step for me cause I almost never inked over the pencil version until I had copied it… but now I realize that if I mess up and need to draw it again, that’s fine… I should be able to draw it again… otherwise woe is me and may art abilities.
By this page I had already painted the Shadow Scarecrow painting so I felt no need to use anymore pages on that for the moment… with my new love for inking, I decided it was time I tried faces again, maybe…. Just maybe, they wouldn’t turn out ugly like they did before…. I was wrong… Hideous they turned out to be… the only one I like it the one I did not use the head structure for, which is the one I didn’t get around to inking… the guy with the big eyes just makes me cry with sad…. My poor self esteem is crushed by him…
Well… after those heads I just felt like doing something alien on the next page because that would obviously be prettier then the page before it. I just started with an upper torso… and since I didn’t wanna draw a human (ugh… humans are gonna kill me ) I went from the torso into more of an insect-ish figure, and then I came back today and tightened up the sketch real quick and made it into a lobster thing… I dunno why… I just did.
Well, I was kinda in the mood to do some abstract-ish characters, so I did this page. The tope left one as far as I can tell is a crab robot thingy, the thing on the right is some kind of ancient monsters statue/golom thingy… the mid left is unknown… could be a foot to something or a space ship…. And I don’t even know why that face snuck on this page.
Another batch of poses… well… I had left them unfinished till yesterday, and yesterday I just tried to tighten them up using my pencil… probably shoulda grabbed my inky pens and went to work, but oh well. So the top left dude… I am gonna venture out and say he is related to alladin… or he is of Indian nature… I needed better reference, but I finally gave up in my search when I couldn’t find any Indian online shops that had clothes on display. I don’t know about her,,, it seems she has either a corset or bodice on, with a cheerleading skirt (most of my women have long flowing dresses so I wanted to be different on this one.) The bottom left dude is well… a thingy…. Kinda happy with how he turned out. And the bottom right is just a small female character.
More heads, yeah, I am probably gonna keep doing this until I can come up with my own way of drawing heads that look good… the top two and the bottom left were all done while watching a movie… so the lights were not only dim, but the actors didn’t sit in one spot for long… that bugged me, why they gotta move about so much? Can’t there be a plot twist or something that makes them freeze with emotion… geez. Anyways, the bottom right I drew using a reference pic… still it didn’t come out great… but hell, practice makes perfect right, so time for more practicing.
Still watching the movies, I decided to draw some poses… this page was more for disheartened/sad poses… I think I need to just sit and work on doing a variety of poses to see what needs work… cuz these poses seem in need of some work… the detail to the characters happened yesterday when I was going through my sketchbook and tightening up those loose drawings that I did in like 30 seconds and such…
Alright, so this was just a random page… sometimes I just gotta do that, as I have said before… the above left is kinda interesting to me, I like the shape and look… but now I just need to work on what it will be. The female head is rather pathetic, so is the insect… then I just kinda went abstract on some of the stuff… or stylized…. And in the end just did a couple hands…unfinished.
Ugh…. Move on, nothing to see here… grr… that top left face is just… makes me feel like giving up on drawing…sigh. Anyways, I went ahead and went back to trying to figure out eyes and mouths…and noses… and I am a lot more pleased with the women on the bottom right… although she is not fantastic, she is definitely better the other face that shares this page.
lol alright…. I wanted to try doing a fat person, and it ended up a woman… and somehow that ended up as a harpy… I really don’t know why… it just did. hmmm… I think when I get time I’ll do some research on bird legs and wings and redo these two.
The page started out as just another random page, but then I went to class last week… really thought the result of that waitress painting was awful, so I did some research on 16th century waitress and Wench attire… its freakin’ amazing at the amount of stuff they put on back then before they were finally dressed…I mean… wow. So yeah, I was just sketching what I saw here… and taking note of what was for what.
So further research into the way they dressed back then lead to some more findings… the white nightgown thing is actually called a chamise or something like that, and that is the sleeves your seeing, and the rest of it is hidden under the dress. The corset thing is actually called a bodice, and I think it is just an outer corset… dunno, I didn’t read up on what each was exactly for. the rest were just skirts and such. but so with those findings I started messing with the style and such to get what I needed… I was planning on having the waitress wearing shorts rather then a dress…. But I decided that wasn’t gonna work for a waitress.
And one last drawing of the waitress gal… this was done while I was waiting with the others for the animation show to start… lemme just say it was definitely worth the 11 bucks I paid, gave me a new way of thinking what my short should be about… I really liked “Overtime” that one had an interesting story to it… cool… that’s why you see a very quick version of one of the “Kermit” look-alikes up in the top right. I then just started working on shapes for that one thingy in the top middle… yeah… still don’t know what it is. The one right near it was a simple thingy at the start, and then I started getting a little more detailed with it… still quite simple, but not as simple as before. And last is the warrior dude… don’t do too many warriors, but when I drew the stand and such I decided he would look good as one… yeah if I decide to actually flesh him out I am gonna have to work on designing each of his different armors.
Alrighty, so I wanted this waitress to be correct proportions so I created a top, bottom, and middle so I had a guide. Then I did a basic anatomy for her, and here I would plot her stance… this is more for an idea of what the waitress should look like in the painting. With the basic shape out of the way I did a first draft of the dress… on the second pass I changed her lower body because in the first draft her lower body was just too thick for her head, so I decided to slim her up a little, and I also didn’t like the apron in front of the dresses because it just made it look odd so I put it under her side skirts. Then I did one more pass over it to get finer lines and more of a feel for what I was wanting… the head didn’t turn out all that good, but I left it because I knew when I painted the head I would fix it then. I then did a silhouette of the last line art piece, inverted the lineart, and turned on Preserve transparency on the silhouette layer, then I painted in my values for her, and the bottom right is the result… still more work to be done, but I just wanted to update yall on where I am at.
So yeah, I just keep jumping from one painting to another… more because I know if I stay on one painting for long enough I start going deeper into the detail, and at the moment I just need to get a lot started so I can get quite a bit by the end of this quarter.
after sketching his arm I decided might as well do the leg too... once on the leg I thought it would be interesting to have his mechanical leg like a human... then it would kind of say that he wasn't rich enough to get a custom leg made for him, so he had to go with what they had.