|Manatee Photoshop Study|
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Posted by DertyPaws at 8:28 PM
Monday, February 27, 2012
Posted by DertyPaws at 11:57 PM
Saturday, February 25, 2012
|Water Flea - Photoshop study|
One of the National Geographic Best Micro-Photos of 2011 (Joan Röhl, Institute for Biochemistry and Biology/Nikon Small World).
Started out prepping for this challenge. I had already decided that this was going to be a water dwelling creature. Did not want to get into the fierce beasties as I know I need way more practice with those. I really liked this image of a water flea - limited pallet - something know I need to practice on plus the idea of being able to see internal organs.
Posted by DertyPaws at 9:59 PM
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
|Miyazaki Re-Marketed! - final|
Here is the version submitted for the Miyazaki Re-Marketed! Bloodsports Challenge. As ever I would have hoped to put some more time into this. I think I may go back and work on this a bit more. I have to say the detail I looked most in this was this-
All told this bit took about 10 min. What does that say..
Posted by DertyPaws at 11:14 PM
Sunday, February 19, 2012
|Comps for Miyazaki Challenge|
Posted by DertyPaws at 11:36 PM
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
|Cloth rendering study - Photoshop|
This was a quick study I did for the bloodsports Miyazaki Re-Marketed challenge. The value range and colour on this were both limited and I guess I didn't nail it very well. This was after 2 hours. I definitely struggled. Towards the end I got a better process going but 2 hours was all I could put into this. I have found a great reference with similar challenges. I will try this type of image again.
Posted by DertyPaws at 11:47 PM
Thursday, February 9, 2012
|Girl Portrait Photoshop|
I suck at these. It takes me a while to resolve features. The most successful approach so far has been to paint in masses and then refine the placement of features. It can be very ugly for a long time.
Posted by DertyPaws at 11:38 PM
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
|Morla Gorilla Model|
This study was a lot harder than I thought it would be probably because of all the colours. Anyway It took me about as long as the livestream. The stream itself is every Saturday - evening for me- but well worth checking out.
Posted by DertyPaws at 8:01 AM
Sunday, February 5, 2012
I try not to mix anything else into this blog- keep it just for study but here is a crossover.
It is Punk Economics produced by David McWilliams and Irish economist. People in Ireland have by necessity all become amateur economists. David s is a professional economist. Stuff that 10 years ago Irish people would have dozed off at the mention of now forms the basis of casual conversation and jokes. In case you don't know Ireland is currently in the process of paying billions to bondholders to keep the European 'project' afloat. The video is a product of this cocktail.
Posted by DertyPaws at 9:43 PM
Friday, February 3, 2012
|Gorilla Guardians Bloodsports final|
Here is the submitted piece for the final. Lost all dynamism in the pose that I started off with. The arm is a bit wonky and there was a cop out on the foliage. Gorilla ended up way to contemplative. I suppose in that way it failed the brief. I used colours in title. I liked the planet but most of it got lost when rendered. So the final product drifted along way from the thumbnail and the drift was not all good. Next time...
Posted by DertyPaws at 7:12 PM
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Posted by DertyPaws at 6:47 PM