Sunday, April 29, 2012

flying mini ships

took me roughly 3 hrs to create this. Started with silhouettes, then simply added basic lights and darks to indicate form.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Shortcut to Paradise

did this in a bout 90 mins. I simply painted over a previous painting of mine (see painting here). Painting on existing plates is definitely easier than painting from scratch because with an existing plate before you, you don't need to figure out what the environment will look like. You just need to rearrange stuff. 
I added the black and white version so you can get a better grasp of the level of contrast in this painting; for we all know that value is one of the most important elements of art. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Whipped this out a coupla weeks ago shortly after being heavily inspired by one of Feng Zhu's tutorials. The background was pretty easy to make. All I did was block in the sky with a custom made cloud brush, slap in a couple of tree textures, and ad some atmospheric fog to create some form of depth between the textures. nothing too fancy.
I was gonna add a baby inside, for that was my original plan, but I lost motivation. I'm thinking of drawing another version of this guy pretty soon.
The journey continues.

Monday, April 23, 2012

stone fence (speed painting)

took me 2 hrs. Some corrections can be made here and there, but nah, I won't stress on a sketch. Right now, I have a set of favorite brushes, and I usually start these quick paintings with a higher level of confidence. I'm starting to develop a style. The journey continues.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Forest speed painting

this was roughly done in 2 hours. The resolution was kept low in order to keep the computer from chugging. One day, I might increase the res, and tighten up the painting.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Fish Dude

This unnamed character lives in a world where the fish became the dominant species of their planet.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I started out with 5 silhouettes. Out of these five, I roughly rendered 4 of them. Out of these 4, I roughly added color to 3 of them. Out of these three, I will choose two of them to render with more detail.
took me about 90 mins to paint.

Monday, April 16, 2012

portrait sketch

some old portrait i drew in my sketchbook last year.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

another concept painting

I recently learned about rendering in black and white, then later adding color, so I did just that. I started with the black and white rendering.
Then I added a hue saturation layer, and gave the piece a sepia tone.
I need to do more value pieces like these, because value is a lot more important than color.
Paintings like these are merely considered refined sketches. I could go in and refine the piece, but we both know that's not gonna happen

Friday, April 13, 2012

speed painting 90 mins

once again, getting more familiar with photoshop. The journey continues.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

third concept painting

This painting didn't end up being as dramatic as I wanted it to be, but i'm still pretty happy with it. Right now, I feel like i'm not confident with my brushstrokes. And I feel like my trees could use some improvement.
Because my college schedule is very intensive, I don't get enough time to do personal stuff like these. So this summer, I'll challenge myself into doing at least 100 concept paintings. That would be one painting almost everyday. I feel like after 100 paintings, I will be much better at digital concept painting.  This will not be easy.

robot lamp

the shading, especially on the platform on which the lamp is standing on is inaccurate, but I really don't care. It's only a sketch.

Monday, April 9, 2012

little house in the forest




This painting came out of nowhere. After painting this one, I messed with many different layer adjustments and effects just fur fun. Personally, I like the original color scheme best, but C seems to look more naturalistic in terms of color.
still practicing.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

second shot at digital concept painting

As a beginner with photoshop, I feel pretty happy with my progress so far. I still feel like I have a lot to learn, so my plan is to keep painting as much as possible in order to gain experience. Once again, I was greatly inspired by concept artist Feng Zhu's Tutorials. usually, he does paintings like these in less than 2 hours, but it obviously took me more time. I included the black and white version so you can see what the the pure values look like.
 close up
close up

With this painting, I cut of both stone lion heads, opened them on a new page, added more details, then pasted them back onto the original painting. That's why they have the most detail.

For those of you who are anxious to see my traditional stuff, don't worry. I will upload some life oil portraits from my painting class pretty soon. 
(This is just the beginning of my photoshop journey!)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

first shot at concept painting

Since I recently got a new Wacom pen for my tablet, I decided to try some concept painting.This painting was inspired by a series of tutorials by Feng Zhu. His tutorials can be found here. I have learned a lot from him. I am personally happy with how much progress I've made with photoshop and digitall painting in general. I seem to actually know what I'm doing now. Hopefully, I won't end up losing my traditional skills and end up being a "photoshop ho". Judging from my painting , I still have a lot to learn, and i will be updating my journey on here every now and then. 
I will still be updating my traditional stuff too.