Monday, January 24, 2011
Something Totally Unrelated to What We've Been Talkin' 'Bout...
"Rejection" was painted using Gimp and my wacom tablet. It was created for The 100 Theme Challenge that I decided to take on www.deviantart.com.
I've been working on skin tone and coloring a lot lately, as well as highlighting and shadow, and trying to make my subjects appear more "solid". I've been getting much better with that: working with human forms has helped, of course. The thing I've recently been playing with are the different colors that skin tone consists of. If you'll notice, there's some green, blue, purple, and a little gold in his coloring. Plus the ice blue highlighting. I like the effect. This painting was done using a reference, not something I use a lot when I'm painting digitally as it is, essentially, a pain to my eyes. When I using graphite I use references all the time, but it's different when you have to split your computer screen up so that you can see both images, and my computer screen isn't all that big.
Well, that's all I have to say for now about this. Let me know what you think in the comments.
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