This one took about 3-4 h, I am currently trying to use full opacity brushes, so I don't have to go over everything too often and really focus on what to put in the first place. I found that going slow but concious works better than to go by feeling and faster. This may sound obvious but it is easy to get carried away and to not look at the source properly. To get a balance of the whole picture and the details is pretty important and somewhat taxing but still very enjoyable.
some studies, each one was around 1.5 - 2h, the hydroworm (in the middle) was the most taxing, because of the many small details. But that face is just too nice, not to do it! D:
just some studies and I worked some more on the parasited dude. atm I am not to happy with the pose, I have to avoid doing sideviews and force myself to do more interesting poses.
to the right on the picture with the zombie are some studies, one of them is pretty nasty (meaning the shown subject matter) that's why I left it small.
more to come shortly,
I watched this piece about fungus mindcontrolling ants, some while ago and that was the inspiration for this painting.
Just for the interested http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuopJYLBvrI&feature=related.
I have an unfinished version of this around since a couple of months. Finally got to work on it, which to me is a good way to learn 1) rendering 2) anatomy 3) using textures.
Still work in progress.
I tried another environment. More or less a speedpainting (3h) and I used a photograph as the source for the colors.
Did this one from scratch. Tested another approach, where you put values first and then apply colors on a soft light layer. 3h
just a lotta heads. 4h went into it.
another skull practice, 1.5 - 2 h
Did this for Sarah, trying a watercolor-technique in ps. pretty relaxing, I gotta say.
2h, the tasmanian highlands
2h, a churchtower in Freiburg, Germany, my hometown. REPRESENTING!
2.5 h, more of a "rendering-shape" practice, but what can be better to render, than something else you wanna learn, right right?
40min, speedpaint of a trap-door spider. I have tried another technique on this one: 1. blocking in the silhouette with a hard round brush, 2. with a soft round and an clipping mask putting in the colors, 3. adding some soft and some hard edged highlights, 4. working in details.
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