This entry was posted on October 10, 2012 by sorryphillip. It was filed under Painting and was tagged with Colour Studies, Landscape, Painting.
I’m not too sure about the colors on the rock face but I do really like the water. Did you do individual strokes for that effect or did you use a pattern and was this using Procreate? Questions, questions….and i want answers!! xD
October 10, 2012 at 9:11 pm
Yeah, they are a little Day-Glo, aren’t they.. I wanted to mute them more later on but i guess i forgot about it. i don’t know how as it seems so obvious now.
This was done in Ps CS5 and with a flattened hard round brush and later attemps at blending using a camel hair brush.
The water was painted with individual brush strokes as i blocked out the colours first in big, simple minded chunks. Then instead of blending like you usually would (fill at 50% to create a half tone between the two colours you want blending), i thought about how the water actually doesn’t look all smooth in the first place and that if i just made disc shaped brush strokes of, say, the dark blue going into the green blue and vice versa; that would give me a nice and simple blend. Of course, when you look at the picture as a whole, it doesn’t work because some of it is smooth blended and other parts are choppy. At least i figured out a new technique though and it’s all learning!
October 11, 2012 at 12:34 am
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