What is this? A time lapse of an Emote Painting process? A recording from a live stream?
Who is this person and what have they done with me?! Crazy abductions and mind altering madness!
Or maybe not that crazy?
Over the past week I have made a whole two emotes (go me!) and wow have I learned things. What things, do you ask? Well, apparently I belong to the Emote school of DERP. Huh, who woulda thunk?
I kinda like these giant eye-balled, overtly emotive little guys. So happy! So manic! I will totally be spending more time painting up these goofballs. And who knows, maybe I’ll be a chibi artist next. :O
Here are the process videos for my Buhle Painting. Still a bit skwonky and all over the place, but I am starting to feel more at home in Photoshop. Huzzah!
The first Video is the initial sketch. I took a pretty long time figuring out how to place her arms. This video is mostly me drawing arms and then erasing arms and then drawing arms and then erasing arms… you get the idea. 😛
The second starts with a few quick colour comps before diving into the final piece.
Disclaimer: Yes, I know I shouldn’t do backgrounds last. 😛
This week I have been busy with the first bit of homework for the Magic Box course over at The Oatley Academy. Its a self guided course in all things digital painting. I’ve been meaning to do it for a while now and have finally had the chance to dive in. My brain is fried and I’m only on module 1!
But it has been awesome. It’s helping me with figuring out how to use reference effectively, how to plan a painting and specifically, how to create colour comps with a soft gradient. Random side note, in all three years of Fine Arts studies, not one lecturer actually broke down how to PLAN a painting. Isn’t that crazy? How did I go through three years of Art Study and never do colour comps? HOW?!
I’m begining to feel way more comfortable with the Gradient and Lasso tools than I did at the start of this week and I’m really starting to enjoy the effects I can create with them. Here are the results of my learning: