Friday, November 20, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dragon Hunters WIP values

Added a white wash over the background to decrease the contrast. I think I went a little overboard with the highlights on the foreground. I'll knock some things back and re pick out my brights later. I'm in a limbo area where I'm really starting to dislike this image, but that is coming from fighting with it and looking too closely for too long. Just have to push past this phase and keep trying.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dragon Hunters color wash and detail

Added orange details to the big dragon and knocked them back with a yellow wash. Added white highlights and knocked them back again with another yellow wash. I used a black sharpie to pick out some extreme dark areas on the foreground characters. Added color washes and some white highlights to them as well. I think it's looking better. I'm a little worried that this approach is causing me to work harder than I need to to get the result I want. Time will tell.

Right now I'm thinking about contrast. The foreground will have the highest contrast. Our brains register that first, so I want people looking there. I need to do some work to bring that out. Also, the background is still higher contrast than I like. I need to knock it back some more. Maybe a thicker white wash, then some more thin yellow to warm things up again.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dragon Hunters base color

Light color washes added. Lookin' heinous!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dragon Hunters first bit of paint

Beginning the sepia tone pass. Just threw some dark color in to separate the foreground and background. This dark color is doing what I was hoping it would so far, popping the characters off the painting. Next I think I will try something a little different than what I've tried previously. I'm going to assign colors to each character before going in with a brown tone. Should be interesting. I'm thinking blue/green/yellow on the dragon knight, red/green on the lady knight, and yellow/red on big meanie back there.

Dragon Hunters WIP pencils

Finished the pencils. Time to paint!

Monday, November 9, 2009

New Painting

I'm beginning a new acrylic painting. It's about a couple of dragon hunters.
Here are the initial pencils.