An experiment with limited colour and textures
Thanks so much, Uwe. I always appreciate comments from an expert like yourself.
Woha this is too cool, love it! The limited color is working perfect here!
Thanks Stephen, your interest is much appreciated.
lovely work malcolm,
these new images are very very cool.
Thanks Ivana. The lighting was an experiment with heavy contrasts. Glad you like it.
Thanks, Rita. The textures (mostly photos of concrete and bricks in my garden) are what I was experimenting with. I'm glad you like them.
Very strong picture!Great lighting,textures...I am amazed!
Great work, Malcolm, impressed by the texture
Thanks, Simon. I was experimenting with overlays of textures to achieve the effect. Glad you like it.
He looks suitably dusty - love it!
Thanks for taking the time to comment, Matt. I really appreciate what you have to say. I've always struggled with getting lighting right, and this was an attempt to reproduce that sort of sharp contrast lighting that was so effective in the best of the old black-and-white films. I'm glad you think it works. The collar was based on an ancient Egyptian collar which seemed suitable for the character.
That's a really strong piece of work. I liked your last post, but for me this is so much better. Really strong and confident lighting gives that guy a truly three-dimensional presence. I don't quite know what to call that big collar but it is really well done. You definitely shifted up a gear! As I said, I did like the last painting but when you compare the two this is head and shoulders a better piece, excuse the pun. The head has a much more interesting position in that it is slightly turned and not straight on. Again, it's the lighting that really makes this work, really really good stuff.
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