Friday, April 27, 2012
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
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
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
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
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
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.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
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.
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
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.