Hey Simon, thanks for the links. I was wondering how do you create such nice textured paint work. Ive noticed in most of your paintings you have achieved a nice level of texture and was wondering how you went about doing so. Ive played around with a few different brushes but none of which seem to work. The skulls looking real nice by the way, cheersRich
Hey Rich,Nice of you to drop by. Firstly I don't really use a myriad brushes in an image,the skull for example only uses 2 one is a custom one I made for the horn and the other is one I downloaded, Emrah Paste iirc. As for Texture if I explain how I work then that might help.1.although not always the case I lay down a very basic line drawing2. I block in the predominant colours in the approximate positions, I then use either the canvas colour or the eraser to refine the silhouete , and if I have one I drop the opacity on the outline layer.3. By varying the opacity and brush sizes I refine the shapes, this process takes several passes working across the form to build up form, tone, colour and rendering. Texture is after all a combination of these principles reduced to the n'th degree. if you were to grab a magnifying glass you could refine infinitely, of course that would be pretty much pointless.4.A final couple of passes on different layers to correct highlights and shadows and maybe push a bit more depth and that's is pretty much it.Remember that you should be able to paint pretty much anything by using the default round brush.Some people work up from a grey scale image, establishing the tone and depth of an image before glazing the colours other the lower layers.This probably isn't much help lol. Best advice I can give is get out there and observe real textures.Si
Hi Simon, I glad to have stumbled across your work and blog! My band have been around two years releasing stuff and with our new single we will launch a blogsite on the internet (finally). Your ram's head painting is awesome. Would you allow us to use that picture on our site? You would be credited where ever it's used. I could link to this site if you want. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks, Sean.
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