Wednesday, September 21, 2011

digital painting?

Hi all,
I am trying my hand at digital painting again, and I don't know if its worth devoting anymore time to than say, traditional drawing or even painting for that matter. The inspiration just grabbed me and took me away from other pressing projects. I am not a painter, I am more proficient at drawing than painting. So I am unaware of the intricate differences in digital and traditional, but that is for others to discuss. I am just in debate to whether pursue proficient skill in this media or not, in all likelihood I will. This is just the nature of my curiosity, and in doing so I will just mesh it other media techniques. The topmost image is my favorite version, its the only one I remembered to crop, but I also like the balance of line and color. This balance of not entirely relying on line to save me was difficult. Due to my preference of drawing to painting.

This one has more color to it, or thicker paint, its my second favorite. The goblin seems more tangible, more real. But if I pursued this approach further, I would want to blend more colors, Have a decided palette, which I am unaware of how to do yet digitally.

This is just a kinda neat filter effect that I liked.

This version is minus the gold glow of greed. I like the subtle muted colors.

This one has less of a defined edge or line, it looks more like an underpainting.

These last two look more like charcoal or conte drawings, so I like them.

Okay, that's it.
So what do you think of this nonsense.

1 comment:

John Buscema said...

Each time I look at them I change my preference. The only coloured one I'm not too fond of is the 'underpainting' one, although that would work very well for, say, a flashback or dream/fantasy scene.