Took a lesson out of Digital Painiting Techniques: Volume 2, a tutorial in it by Emrah Elmasli called “The Machine Was Their Only Means Of Escape” and tried to replicate it somewhat. I took a different approach this time, using Paint.net to block out shapes and colors and then used photoshop and the tablet to finish it up.
Well kinda took inspiration from a Nicolas Bouvier tutorial… discovered a few more techniques involving color burning and overlay and such; the result was this quick little sketch, didn’t really do Nicolas justice and again the result comes out too dark. At least I learned a little bit from this one, still need a lot of work in the composition area.
Well I jumped into a Sci-fi type of theme as I try to apply some of the concepts I’ve been reading about in Digital Painting Techniques, mostly just trying to speed paint different shapes and then trying to pull them together….. kinda worked, the spaceship doesn’t really make sense and my shadowing isn’t so great, but looks kinda neat I suppose. I realize I like the grass brush a little too much….
Still a work in progress; I also had to lighten up this final image as I realized it came out pretty dark.
Well, I figured I should revive this blog a bit by starting something different. I got an intuos4 drawing tablet the other day and am now determined to learn to use it and photoshop at the same time. So for fun I’ll be periodically posting random drawings, hopefully I’ll learn something and improve as time goes on…..
This first drawing was a challenge given by a friend to draw an old house on a grassy landscape with zombies approaching…. well turned out to just be one, but all in all it doesn’t look too horrible for a first time… I think.