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|Clouds and Rocks ( 9.5"x 7")|
This was a practice piece to warm up after such a long break before I launched into a larger commission piece. It was based on photo reference but I changed up the sky a bit. I streamed some of the painting on Twitch but the VOD is gone now I think. The more I paint these the more relaisation that 80% of the work is done before the brush touches the surface. With composition, paint mixing and stroke placement all decided. The only thing that happens at the actual painting stage is the brush mark. Important too but not everything.
This painting is for sale on Etsy.
Most of the Photoshop work I streamed on Twitch and the videos are there
This was playing around with Photoshop layers and using Blender lighting and effects. I did something like this going the reverese - 3D models and Photoshop layers before for Turbine.
I was able to quickly create the layers and then import them as image to plane in Blender.
I seperated the layers based on effects. For this I turned off shadows for lights and layers.
|Layers in Blender|
The stars(particles) were the most fiddly. I had to set up a cube and collision to contain them and stop them leaking into the foreground.
|Layers with effects in Blender|
The rest was balancing the lighting to keep the effects visible.
Went back to where I started with some people studies. Havent done anything like this in a while so it was nice just to concentrate on some basic stuff. I did a line drawing and then just concentrated on shapes.
The virus has stoped us from taken things for granted. Its making us question presumptions about how stable society is. The police have been one of the funadamental parts of that stability and they are now being asked to enforce restrictions of the civil society that in the Western world havent been imposed since the second world war.
This started out as a commission but the client wanted to go in a different direction after the initial sketches. I think the fact I did the concepts in 2D threw them.
For me if the final image is a still 2D image then the approach of using the photoshop sketches is stronger but I should have thought of the client who was invested in a 3D image wanted to see that format in drafts.
Anyway I was left with a partially developed concept that I did want to finish.
I had developed 2 colour schemes based on what I could see of their branding. As the choice was now mine alone I went with the lighter one.