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Painted Melody
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2001 6:09 pm     Reply with quote
Hey guys, posting a new piece. I used to be registered as Nightime around here, but for the majority of fellas that don't know me.. Hi! 8)

Nave, 320kb.



The story behind is, I wanted to depict an anti-fairy tale. A young boy on an adventure who discovered not treasure, not love -- but a big stinking shoe. Sorry, no castle in the sky here. Isn't that how life goes? Would love to hear opinions on this!!

How I like to work is that I start with an underpainting -- always with a previous work I've done. In this case, I used my landscape "Home" (also on my site) so that the grassy texture shows through. From there, I build on top -- but I enjoy creating textures from the ground up.

Also like to share a coloring of Francis's linework. The thread vanished, and never got to post the final. Crits welcome of course!




Linework: http://www.teamgt.com/forum/page.jpg


Well I guess that's it for now..please let me know what you think

Ciao..

JJ

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Painted Melody
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2001 9:21 pm     Reply with quote
If anyone's interested, grass texture tutorial is uploaded on my website, Dust Tracks. Link at sig.

-JJ

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Irulann
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 8:58 am     Reply with quote
This is so good
but I'm sure you know that, and that kind of
response from someone who's just mediocre at art probably isnt a compliment :P

ennyway, I love the idea of the story, but c'mon, give him a little somethin--maybe a little friend in the shoe *laughs* *shrugs*

amazing work, friend
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Frost
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 9:27 am     Reply with quote
I REALLY like your color work, I'll be looking into your stuff later tonight. Very nice indeed!
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GoldenBoy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 9:29 am     Reply with quote
I just love the painting, it's fabulous. I don't really care for your lineart coloring. Can't find words to describe painting. It's just wonderfull.

Mika
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Bizarde
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 10:40 am     Reply with quote
nice images, especially the first one that remind me of BOSH pictures, nice mood.

~bizarde
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 10:46 am     Reply with quote
mazing !!

Technique is v.cool..please explain how you did it

nice deatils on the mushrooms

I can't help but think after u finished doing the art u copyed the layer and did a color dodge over it ?

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Kjetil Nystuen
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 10:47 am     Reply with quote
Wonderful! I really like it! I like your story.. Reminds me a bit of life itself.... You're promised something really big, but it turns out to be shit anyway. I like the hole in the boot, clever way of descriing the space inside the shoe.

The coloring of Francis linework is inredible as well. I just simply love the palette, give's you a real "metropolis feeling"

-Kjetil
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Painted Melody
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 2:02 pm     Reply with quote
Yay, responses

Irulann: Thanks! A little friend in the shoe...hmm.. perhaps a slimey little toad. No princesses here, sadly

Frost: Thanks man, I enjoy your work too. Color I've always had a "flare" for, but values -- not so much. I think that's why my stuff always comes washed out a little...

GoldenBoy, Bizarde: thank ya

v1510nAry: Pretty straight forward technique. I've been experimenting with paths lately, on the mushroom especially, I've found they give nice hard edges.
Oh and, I'm a heavy user on dodge and burn, but I've tried to minimize.

Kjetil Nystuen: Yesss.. isn't that how life is! We were brought up to believe fairy tales, and live happily ever after and all that -- hah! *sigh* If only that was true...


More comments?

-JJ



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robotikal
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2001 3:05 pm     Reply with quote
Nice work jj!

How about adding some Burger King straws?

-jon
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2001 4:40 pm     Reply with quote
hey jon, good to see you here

sadly the straws didn't make it in the concept... I was considering more house hold objects other than the shoe.....but maybe next painting..... 8)

jj

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2001 5:02 pm     Reply with quote
I *love* the shoe. Very cute
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2001 7:25 pm     Reply with quote
Love the way both of them are done... not much else to say.
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