25 October 2014

A knight, 3 men in a tub

a sketchbook spread.  I decided to take the knight into PS and paint him, but leave the other page in there as well.  I didn't use any reference of any kind, and it is evident.  I don't have references available when I'm drawing during my lunch hour in the car though, haha.  

I decided to use a super narrow gamut mask with a spot color.  I didn't end up using the blue.  I used the blue-green instead, for the atmosphere.  the image is really dark, but overall I really like the roughness of the brush that I am using.  

below is the gamut mask that I chose my colors from

14 October 2014

Castle Orangeskull color

Im still trying to understand color gamuts and color/light.  It took me awhile to figure out what colors to use, and get comfortable using odd colors together.  I think I'm on the right track, but I'm not entirely happy with this.  There are things I really like about it.  

The learning process has been really fun.  If I could afford Sam Neilson's color class I would totally take it and I feel like I could really learn a lot.  some day maybe.

"By the Power of Orangeskull!  I have the power!!!!" 


09 October 2014

The Frankensteins

Had some fun trying to understand gamut masking that I read about on James' Gurney's wonderful blog.  I'm trying to get a feel for choosing a color gamut and still be able to create colors and values.  I also tried a "traditional" brush that I hadn't really tried before, and I'm pretty pleased.  I really like some of the color variations that I was able to achieve.

I'm still uncertain if the color gamut masking allows me to use different values than are shown.  I mixed some of the colors, obviously, but doing it digitally is dangerous because it seems like I get outside of the gamut at times.  is that possible?  I'm not sure.  but I liked what happened on this one.

I would have liked to use some brighter values in some areas, but I also really like the feeling of this painting.  chalk it up to experience and learning from trial and error.

here is the Gamut that I but out and color-picked from.  I mixed colors from this gamut as well.

05 October 2014

Inktober 2014

It's inktober!  These are a few sketches from my sketchbook.  Halloween is one of the most fun themes to draw.  It just never gets old to me.  

Now If I could get the time to do an actual painting...I'm way overdue.