Another test painting. Should have used some reference. Everything just looks too plain. I would have done some saliva dripping but this was not going the way I wanted it to. My little trip into the world of digital painting is not going so good. This adventure may have concluded for the time being.
A quick test painting in photoshop. It looked better before I tried some custom brushes and some quick colors.
I liked how the rendering was going in grayscale and then tried to apply colors using some soft and hard light layers in photoshop. Hated it. I seen it being done by Peter Mohrbacher in the below video:
He is an awesome artist but the adjustment layers to apply colors just didn’t work for me. I’ve been doing the caricatures lately with a base color and then staying close to that color in the color wheel. The colors end up harmonizing. That is what has worked for me so far.
Tried to do a more traditional painterly style and failed epicly. I called it quits at this point before frustration took over. Maybe I will try something a little easier before getting into a large scene with multiple light sources.