My little bit of escapism for the day. Took one of these thumbnails further into a rough colored thing.
I’m not allergic to digital dandelions thank goodness.
Lasso tool, gradient tool, chalk brush and some fiddling with colors, sharpness and junk at the end. Started with a limited pallette in mind (swatches in the top left corner).
Is there a tutorial? :o Because this is amazing.
I plan to do something more in depth and even downloaded a screen recorder since a few people have asked but haven’t gotten around to it for various reasons.
There are other artists who work similarly. I linked to some of them here. Stuff like that is what influenced me.
And thanks! ^^;
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Needed a little break from landscapes and scenery. I’ve easily painted more landscapes in the last three weeks than I have in the last 10 years. D:
Sudafed high sent me to my staple standby subject, “fairly generic elf”.
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One day I want a pond with lily pads and koi T^T Until then I will have my apartment without a yard and my goldlfish tanks.
I should probably put all these landscape drawing urges to use. Well, more than just doing sketchy landscapes.
This was strongly influenced by/inspired by/based on this photo .Lasso tool, gradient tool and this amazing chalk brush I can’t pimp enough because it’s my favoritist thing ever.
Those landscape speedpaintings have such a cleanly beautiful aesthetic to them, so nice work! But I'm a little confused as to how you've been using the lasso tool. Sorry if this has been asked a lot, but are you literally just selecting small areas with the lasso and then filling with a certain colour?
Haha no, Nobody’s asked me that here ^^; s’all good.
Yup! I just lasso up an area or shape or whatever (sometimes I just a squiggle to build up an abstract shape like a rock or foliage or water ripples) and then use a gradient, brush or eraser inside the selection. I keep making selected shapes to build up forms. Usually starting with a darker canvas color and a loose sketch and building it up lighter and lighter until forms emerge on layers above that. Everyone does it a bit differently though, so play with it and see if you can get something that works for you! Still pretty new to me as well XD.
Here’s some artists on Youtube that use the lasso tool if you wanna check them out. I know there’s many more out there.
And thank you! Like I said, this is still new to me as well and I’m still learning. I’m glad you like them! I never thought I’d be painting landscapes this time last year. They’re so intimidating! haha
Baahhhh thank you so so so much for following my art blog! *u* I'm so honoured! Your work is fantastic and your progress posts are really helpful!
I’m glad someone finds the progress helpful ^^; I’m learning as I go as well so I don’t feel like an expert or anything but I’m glad someone is learning with me!
Your art is great! Your lines and forms have such nice flow. :) I wish I could stylize the way you do. I can’t wrap my head around it!
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Still life speed paint study for a group on Deviantart.
Reference image is by Dasha-KO.
Time limit was 2 hours and I used up every bit! >.>
I haven’t painted a still life for a looong time. It was interesting to go back and do one again. The time limit thing is still pretty new to me and it was trying on this because I wanted to get lost in the textures and couldn’t allow myself to do that. I think I need to pay more attention to reflective light. I wish I had more time to go in and make the highlights stronger. It’s overall very dark when compared to the original image.
Bought a new computer on Saturday so that means rearranging the workspace! I need a second monitor because I really got used to using the laptop screen + this monitor. Also not sure on the ergonomics here…we’ll see…
Going from 3g to 12g RAM overnight is like gaining superpowers. I’m really excited!!!
Yeah my desk is always kinda cluttered….