Saturday, July 4, 2015

One step forward..

Well, I did a few good things today and a few bad ones. I squelched down that orange skin, but also made Fafhrd look soft and feminine and baby-smooth. Good rule of thumb - don't use a brush called soft round unless that's the way you actually want the character to look. But I think it was a good move to smooth out that turbulent sky a bit - you need a restful area juxtaposed against the more busy ones.

Ah well, it's good to be back to painting anyway. What inspired me to do this were a couple of Xia Taptara videos - his Mountain Versus Viper and How to Paint Metal. It kinda sucks when you think you're putting brush strokes down all over but it turns out it actually just looks splotchy and streaky - those big smooth areas and solid, hard-edged strokes are very needed.

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