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Monday, November 25, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A quote from LinkedIn Pal, Naseer Pasha "Every time I come to your blog, there's something nice to be found. It's like a Kinder Surprise chocolate egg with the toy inside. You never know what's coming. Great stuff! Really digging those pirate paintings!" Thank you, Naseer! Check out his blog: Naseer is single handedly making his own film(s)! Scroll down and see his character development and his animation tests: Color Exercise: Ok, I'm going to put this away and call it done~this was an exercise to get a feel for digital painting and mixing warms and cools in Photoshop. I like the way the knees came out...This is the first digital painting using the techniques I learned from painting the acrylic screen shots from Elizabeth: The Golden Age. So much fun... A lot of digital artists start the illustration in Black and White values. I did that with this one, but in hindsight; next time, I'm going to start mixing my own darks~in terms of warms and cools, just as I would in a traditional acrylic painting. With traditional, I usually start the darks with Burnt Umber, and for a warmer shadow, ad Naphthol Red or if I want a hotter dark value, mix in my favorite hot color, Cad. Red Light and for cools, I'll ad Manganese Blue with the Umber and if the Manganese is too vibrant, maybe I'll cool with with Light Blue Violet, another favorite. Light Blue Violet is actually a light cool grey~but has just a hint of saturation, enough to give me these wonderful grey tones with Umber...

Monday, November 04, 2013

A blend of Anime and Steam Punk. After I was done, I realized I had subconsciously drawn my daughter Sienna...