Monday, August 3, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
So for my final I want to propose building an online portfolio using DeviantArt's new portfolio feature. The new feature sounds pretty good. You get a custom domain name and no ads on your page anywhere. All the editing tools are on the website so you can easily change it from any computer with internet access.
This is the page where you can find out about it: http://news.deviantart.com/article/86515/
This is what I have so far for my fourth project. I've been working mostly on creating depth with dark values in the foreground and lighter values toward the back. It's completely Photoshop at this point, but I'm switching over to Painter soon for the brushwork. I think it still needs darker values in the foreground and more contrast overall. I will add a lot of detail once I start working in Painter. I may add some figures along the wall/stairs and on the castle. I'm also thinking of going back to Photoshop again and overlaying some textures on the rock surfaces if the brushwork doesn't turn out to strong.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
This is my fourth master study. The original is by Mikko Eerola. I found it at DeviantArt. My next project is going to be an environment concept, and I wanted to get the hang of painterly brushwork. The image below is a speed painting I did earlier in the class where I was experimenting with painterly oil brushes. I think I've made a lot progress working in this technique. The master study is obviously a huge improvement over the earlier speed painting.
Monday, July 20, 2009
I'm almost done with my third project. I finished painting the characters and decided on the original pencil lines over the blob brush lines. I improved the background some with more detailed clouds. I also tried making the characters in the back fade away into the smoke a little bit, but I'm not sure if it looks better this way or not.