Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Day 60 Girl 60


Blogger Andrew said...

pretty radalicious. Her right hand came out very nice.
The colors detract from the nice drawing. It looks as though you are painting with low opacity on a white background which will make your colors look dead and faded (you are also getting those white areas in between the forms again for the same reason). Paint with 100 percent opacity first and then work your way down. The colors will have more depth if you do this because instead of mixing with white they will be mixing with the 100% opacity underpainting.
The main problem is that you are thinking that digital painting is the same as traditional painting (which it is not). In traditional painting, you start with a white canvas (actually, you start with a toned canvas but the impressionists came up with a technique called optical mixing in which they used the white canvas in between blotches of color to create a shimmering effect and now everyone is using white canvas even though they don't understand why and that is why everyone's values are messed up but, that is a different story)then dilute your paint and do an underpainting, then, you use progressively thicker paint as you go along. In digital painting, however, you should start with a toned background or, paint with 100% opacity in order to cover up that ugly-arse white. Then, after covering the canvas, you can add highlights

May 31, 2007 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

thx teach :) You rock :)

May 31, 2007 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger heri said...

andrew when was the last time you painted in photoshop?


May 31, 2007 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

yesterday homes!

May 31, 2007 at 11:19 PM  

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