Thursday, September 25, 2008

Painting in a digital manner.

Update: I decided to add the original to make this sorta a progression type of thing. I did another pass on everything today. im not sure if I took any step backwards, but color is both fascinating and incredibly difficult. If I was smart I would research some coloring tutorials. maybe after im done. I think I wont update again till im finished. we will see.



I borrowed a buddies WACOM tablet. something that actually works. and I started fooling around in photoshop. I really enjoyed myself, this is of course a work in progress, but when I started doing the background and messing around with different brushes and stuff I really started enjoying myself. Making a attempt at the character is step number two. I have no clue what im doing, but i am loving it. I hope th is image is big enough. anyway...........

11 comments:

craig said...

NICE! good to see some color Dan. Can't wait to see more.

Andrew Doll said...

Great start Dan. I like where this is going so far. Try to pick a color for the sky that compliments the tone of the image a little more. The purplish-blue you have right now works but it is a very saturated color and I think if you tone that back slightly, your character will pop out a bit more. Of course this is only at an early stage of the coloring process. Once you have your character all painted up, that sky color might accent it quite well depending on the colors you choose. Can't wait to see what the final turns out like.

Erika Worthylake said...

This needs a cloud filter and a lens flare!


Nice drawing, hardly any ignant! You draw the coolest hands.

Do you still want my tablet? Email me your address.

crylic said...

Yeah dude, this is looking tight. I agree with Doll tho on the sky. I can't wait to see what you do with character.

Chris Graf said...

dan puts the flare in lens flare!!
looks good...i really like the highlight on the side of his face...that pops. the only thing i would say is to give it more of a solid finished line around him. like on the hat or somethin...unless thats not what you're goin for...its just what i like.

crylic said...

This is turning out great so far, I know your not finished yet so I won't say much...one thing that sticks out to me now tho is his hand on his hip looks a bit backward, it also is pushed too far towards his crotch, making it seem really unnatural. I'm not sure how you can fix it at this point, just thought I'd point it out.

Can't wait to see it finished. I forgot to say before that you draw good grass.

Young Vo said...

Nice piece! I like the contrast in shapes and colors.

This is WAY better than my first painting.

Kyle Marshall said...

great stuff dirt bag...can't believe how much you have learnt already.

C.B. Canga said...

cool character

Jeremy said...

Gah, sorry to hear about your equipment problems. Too bad cintiqs are so damn expensive! Nice drawing and sweet hands too :)

Andy said...

Dude, even I post more than you do... and that's saying something.

Nice character though.