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.
Some gesture drawing for practice. I’m going to attempt a video about gesture drawing soon. Hopefully it will help people wanting to get started in art. I think this is the first skill an aspiring artist should learn, but beginners often overlook it because they would rather achieve a specific style. It’s much easier to learn a specific style of drawing if you know the fundamentals that apply to any type of drawing.
Made a potty chart so I can get prizes for peeing and pooping. The red squares are for prizes. This should last me about two days. Overactive bladder is no joke folks.
Some random stuff from recently. Some clients and some just for fun.
That’s what monsters say. I was trying to see if I could get a messy pencil look in flash. Kind of like the look of Schoolhouse Rock. Got that animation itch again.