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eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 12-22-2003 20:13

Yah, I am workin on another flower scape dealio... not going for realism so much this time... we shall see what happens.

I think my biggest problem is depth, and making it look right... so any thoughs, and help would be greatly appreciated... please!?




DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 12-23-2003 02:35

As far as the depth issue goes, the biggest problem is that all of your darks and lights are still the same color.

You get a much better sense of depth when the shadows, rather than simply being a darker purple, instead grab something in the vein of a deep brown, or a dark burgundy, or what have you.....and the highlights could grab just the slightest hint of pale pale yellow, and so on...

mix those colors up!

=)



eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 12-23-2003 06:33

ooohhhh... yah! I had not thought of that for... years.

mmm... Here is a different flower, part of the same composition though... http://www.cerebralboy.com/wip/progress-on-red-flowah.jpg

and eh, if you were wondering, heres how i have been working... http://www.cerebralboy.com/wip/photoshop-window.jpg

now, lemme try mixin in some color.




hmmm hmmm hmm.... Word.

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mas
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 12-26-2003 11:16

izzzzz thats an awesome pic. i had a look at your PS screenie too. very nice technique. i wish i could paint like yuuu

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 12-26-2003 20:01

as much as some people will disagree with this... It is how i started back... when... i started.

1) Find a pretty flower thatís pretty simple.

2) Slap it in photoshop

3a) Make yourself a color pallet... As Dl-44 said above, use colors in the pallet that you donít even notice in the flower photo... such as brown/blue mix for shadows and white/yellow for highlights. For me, warmer colors work better for highlights than cooler colors. for example, blues just donít work all that well to highlight a red/orange flower.

3) Start a new layer on top of the flower and start to copy it. Yeah I said it. In my opinion it really helps you learn how to shade the picture.

4) when you get a bit of paint splashed about, delete the photo of the flower... and donít panic.

5) Start a new base layer under what you have painted to fill in all the holes you missed. Use a neutral color.

6) Flatten the 2 layers, start a new layer on top and bring that baby home.





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DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 12-26-2003 23:32

I think that using the photo as a base layer is an excellent way to learn.

I think if you're serious about being an artist is any real world sense, it is very important that eventually that step is left out.

It is even more important, however, when learning about the use of color, that you use real life 3D references, as even the best photo will still not acurately capture color.



counterfeitbacon
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Vancouver, WA
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 12-27-2003 00:20

Reminds me a lot of van Gogh. I can't say much that hasn't been said, though.

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Amerasu
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

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posted posted 12-29-2003 15:41

Don't have a crit, just wanted to say I like the pic. You have a cool & unique painting style that I really like. It looks good

Amerasu

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 12-29-2003 19:18

why thank yas!

heres the final hangin on the wall... it is Tileable and rearrangable art!



heh. think about it.


DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 12-29-2003 21:13

very cool =)

I like that a lot.

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