From A Game of Thrones... The keeper is more dangerous than those he keeps.
Thanks! I'm still kind of fond of this one, myself - it's sort of quietly ominous
Thanks Kay! I am always envious of the way you paint beautiful women, so we're even...
... Eventually... (Love that word).
I love it when someone keeps answering my ridiculous messages. Does this mean you will give me 5 Editor's picks now?
Cheer up man. Your brain aint a dead planet. Everything will be a Allright, I promise. We'll make it through this. By Gramthar's Hammer, we shall make it through this!
Awesome. I am getting so jealose of this look you are getting. It does look watercolor and not...mixed media for sure. I love what you are doing with digital.
Hmmm... I was thinking more of a cold, dead planet; one which may once have supported life, but now floats aimlessly through the uncaring infinity of space. Harsh, inhospitable, alone and insensate, waiting only for the eventual end of the universe. -- Or something.
Cool, so your brain is like the Earth, it has a crust, mantle, and a core. You just have to drill through the sediment to reach a good idea. Careful, though, you hit one of those gas pockets, and BOOM! It's all over.
Thanks, Chris - my secret is that my brain is comprised of almost 90% rock. The rest is an inert gas.
I loooove the way you paint stone, indeed, you are a master of stone textures!! And rocks, and mountains, and any type of rockity/stoney things for that matter.
Thanks as always, Stan! I seem to be hitting a stride, in terms of time vs. quality. And I always appreciate your noticing the subtleties (I set up a mirror by my monitor, and shined a lamp on me, and used myself as a model for the face shadows... though I'm not _quite_ that good looking!)
I'm just working all the freakin' time, Chris! =) I'm glad I'm still making stuff you like even though I'm cranking them out! (And I'm only posting about a third of what I'm doing... plus my "day job"... ugh).
Hey, I couldn't ask for a better comment than that, Dean. Thanks!
Well Bill, I'm very gratified that you got a "hand made" vibe from it, but other than the initial rough sketch that I painted over, and the scanned spatters, its all PhotoShop and Painter! (I didn't use any of the canned "paint" filters or brushes though - they tend to look phoney). A lot of the look comes from turning my black spatters into white (with an Alpha channel) then using the "overlay" blending option for the spatter layer. -- Thanks a lot for the great comments!
Much appreciated, Sean. I think the watercolor description is interesting; it does have that sort of delicate look to the colors in places, now that I look at it. Also, I think the various layered spatters gave it that sort of water/brush feel, too. Thanks for commenting!
Thanks, James! I find that a digital piece can be much quicker than, say, a great colored pencil piece (like yours!), mostly because of "undo" and the ability to try different things in layers and fade them on in differing ways. Thanks for the kind comments, as usual! . =)
Patrick, another great image. I agree with the others, you are becoming very
prolific. Great job on defining the planes of the face by using a long, continuous shadow.
Excellent job. That was one mean mutha in the book. You envisioned him perfectly.
Patrick you're making the rest of us look lazy . This is probably one of my favorite images from you so far. It has extensive texturing, the muscles are so 3d compared to the usual art I see. Your lighting is top notch as we've come to expect. Keep raising the bar for yourself like this and you'll be having a hard time soon hehehe.
I'm intrigued Patrick, it looks to me as if you've used pen and ink with watercolour washes then enhanced digitally? Anyway, however you did it, it a great image.
Actually,to me Patrick,this looks like watercolor.To achieve any natural media look,whatever it may be is quite a trick in digital.I'm quickly finding this out as I learn more about it.As with all of these the lighting is the eye catcher for me-nice work as always Patrick!
I don't know where you get the energy from these days Patrick! you are fairly knocking them out, like Marley, my first thought was oils, I have to admit I know next to noyhing about digital art, so I'll just stick to commenting on what I see, and texture wise this is quite stunning, the skin on the guy's arms and the light effects are so 3D, a very professional looking job, my son!
Hi! This one was indeed all about textures, Marley. I scanned in several different spatters for various effects, and spent time making the stone, metal, wood, skin, fur and cloth all look as different as I could! -- Also, the hue you noticed comes from how I started, with a wash of blues and purples over everything to help integrate the colors
that looks like an oil piece patrick!Very nicely done,I really like the slight lavenderish hue on his arms,the skin texture looks really good aswell .Nice one..
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