Fruitstudy 1,5 h :)
foto by Flowerstock
A quick sketch to warm up ca 30 min.
Rotkärtchen: the big bad wolf
Lineart by Lena Kuschke
Colors by me
These are the studies I did for the card art. 2 color- and fur-studies and a lighting study of a side-lighting from James Gurneys book "Color and Light"
This will be the next card: Orza Reckenhauer.
To be honest I had some trouble with the lighting in the Rotkärtchen - piece, so this time wanted to use a different approach. First I put in all the colors I wanted in the piece on seperate layers.
Then I used the Gradient tool with a single color in the circular mode (example of the effect).
With that I dropped in 2 colored lightsources from the sides and another one from the middle like in this image:
This is how I arranged my layers:
This is the result, after masking out planes where the different lights don't fall on.
The next steps will be adding textures and rendering out the forms more.
I hope this made sense and maybe even helped somebody. :)
I think I found a new way to do studies more efficiently. Where I before put the reference image next to mine so that I could see it while doing the study, I tried this time to hide it and only take a look at it to know what to draw next. In effect I zoomed close to my picture and when I didn't know what or how to paint something, I panned the camera to the reference, took a look, tried to remember the thing and went back to my painting. That way I was forced to mentally say stuff like: "the wrinkles on the frogs shoulders are bigger than on his stomach".
Also it helped me to make it my version. I looked at a special spot, had an idea how to paint that and tried it. After a while I went back and compared. The whole time in between I didn't have the reference image telling me that I am doing good or bad. I just did what I thought was working and compared the result.
Maybe it is something worth trying for you too?
If you do I would love to hear if it did something new for you.
roughly 2 h for the toad.
2 30 min Rembrandt Color Studies. Left the original --- middel from reference, with the above mentioned technique --- right from imagination. I am not too happy with the result, it is too saturated, but I learned a lot from it.
And a very stylized portrait of Brönsted, a famous chemist.
It is Michelangelo's 450th day of death, so I thought it only right to do a quick study of his David.
The new character card.
Leo Kahn is also a goaly with the ability to enhance the moral by roaring.
As usual: Lines by Lena Kuschke, painting by me.
Painting so much long fur is very meditative.
I did a armor study and then redid it after a day from memory. this is what came out. I thought the design was a bit boring plus I couldn't remember a lot of it, so I decided to add some interest.
the study from ref is saved on another pc, so I can't show it.
Here's the original: http://www.holidaycheck.de/data/urlaubsb...057265.jpg
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