Sunday, October 14, 2012

It's a Little Seashell House, You Guys.

Spiral Cove; Digital Painting, 2012

This is a little digital painting I did for Cliff Cramp's Digital Narrative Illustration class. The assignment was an exterior environment, and he gave us a list of prompts to choose from. I chose treehouse.  It was my first piece using Corel Painter, and it was pretty fun for the most part, although I am still getting used to the software. Cliff showed us some really cool tricks using photos to lay in texture and color key. I got a little tripped up on this piece because Cliff paints so incredibly fast in his demos, I really underestimated how long it would take me. I mean, I didn't think I would be as fast as him, he will pretty much finish a painting in one class meeting, but I thought it would take me twice as long, not ten times as long.

 Anyway here are some process images you may find interesting:

Brainstorming and Sketching Ideas

Value Study, Adding Textures and Color

These are the Cliff Tricks I was telling you about. For the color one I used a sunset photo and a few close up shots of opals.

Painting and Color Adjusting
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