Monday, November 16, 2015

Skull Study

Here's a skull study with an accompanying process GIF.



9 comments:

  1. from the video you seem to use smudge tool to blend alot. how do you know when exactly to use the tool?
    I tried using smudge tool abit but sometimes the smudge effect seems to just destroy the 2 colors completely

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    1. A lot of it is personal preference. If an edge is too sharp I might run the Smudge tool over it. Sometimes, I'm not happy with an area, rather than start over, I'll smudge it and see if I like the result. I should also mention that I spent a lot of time finding smudge brushes that I like, and what I like is brushes that have texture. It's very easy for the Smudge tool to turn a painting into a muddy mess. Oh, and don't forget that you can adjust the strength of the tool. Select Smudge and an option will appear on top of the screen that lets you adjust how strong the effect is.

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    2. do you just use 1 brush just for the smudge tool and what type of brush should I be looking for?

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    3. I have a few smudge brushes, but I mostly use one. As far as what makes a good smudge brush, I've found that anything with spaced "bristles" work best. For a good example of this download my brush preset. The first brush in the fourth row is what I typically use.

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  2. where are you oatmealmu come back!!

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  3. http://imgur.com/a/pyeLu
    hey oatmealmu i have just been trying to use your brushes and i am not sure how you would render surfaces can you help or any advices on this?

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  4. I'd start with a darker background. Also pay special attention to how shadows, midtones and highlights relate to each other.

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  5. https://www.artstation.com/artwork/GWr63

    just tried something again, I feel that my painting has like a wash out blurry feel and not very solid

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    1. Do i need to use more harder brushes?
      because I have been using the soft brushes 90% of the time

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