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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Lake side study, several techniques used in combination all mashed up to see what would come from the different approaches and styles. Like how it turned out, has a good mix of semi-matte painting and painterly looseness to it. Might do more of these and try and develop this style further.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
New still life study, going for an oil painting old master type feel. A richness of color rather than photo real with a painterly traditional oils kind of look. I sampled an image from Gamblin's website of an old masters color palette in order to try and remain in that color range. Had fun and learned a lot painting this. It has been ages since the last time i painted something in this traditional typical bowl and fruits type of painting.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Heres a new materials study I did, pure lasso tool, soft and hard standard photoshop brushes and perspective, no 3D or photos used. Learned a lot.
Here is the process for those interested.
1: Simple blocked in shapes with simple gradients.
2: Basic paint block in of the car and some background elements to get a feel of it all and simple textures
4: Lasso tool cleanup using the perspective that was plotted
5: After elements are cleaned up some i started applying diffuse colors with simple Light and Dark Gradients of the diffuse colors.
6: Began placing the reflective qualities of the materials
7: Further reflection details and started to make the glass transparent and detailed background
8: Specular highlights and bloom along with other subtle light effects
9: Depth of field, sun glow, noise, color and saturation adjustments
Basically followed the process a 3D render goes through. Diffuse color > Light and shadow > Reflections > Specular > FX
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
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Thursday, February 23, 2012
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Sometimes I have to paint some mundane everyday kind of things, sadly its not always space ships explosions and alien worlds in this field...
that said i decided to practice on a regular simple living room concept with different lighting scenarios and apply different techniques I have learned lately. It was good practice and still fun rendering things out and studying the materials and what not.
Lately I have been doing a lot of large scenic type paintings so I think i am going to do a few indoor paintings for some practice in my free time now.. definitely a sci-fi one next
Saturday, October 22, 2011
first 3D model made in Modo and rendered out in Keyshot for practice. Love Modo's artist friendly UI and it is excellent for making fast models to use in my work and ties nicely with Keyshots simple UI and workflow.
I plan on using these techniques to help in my vehicle paintings and interior paintings for my 2D art in Photoshop. Hopefully it will be a huge help in the long run for my paintings and matte paintings in the future.