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CGAN June 2016 Cleric of the Moon God Lûne - WIP

23 Jun 2016 01:07 #13927 by hansnomad
Thanks for your kind comments all.

Tyl: Great progress. The hand is not that bad. To be honest, i didn't pick it up at all--I was admiring the face.

Here's some progress of the painting under the sketch. Spent too much time on the face because I was trying to get the colors right. Doing night themes is always hard for me because I don't do too many and the change in color scheme to give the appearance of reduced light throws me until I find the right combination that matches the look in my head. This one is driving me nuts but I think I can live with the colors.

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23 Jun 2016 12:52 #13928 by hansnomad

Valence wrote: Nice work, hansnomad.
I am envious of your intricate well-controlled sketches.I just never have the patience to do that kind of thing. I don't know how you resist the urge to quickly scribble and paint! :lol:


Thanks, Valence. It's easier with a digital tablet because I would never have the patience otherwise. I just keep sketching over previous sketches on a new layer over and over (keeping what I like and changing what I don't) until I get to a point where I think it's clean enough. No way I would work like that on paper (I know people that do, I just don't have the patience to redraw from scratch over and over like that before painting). I think it's called lack of discipline. :whistle:

Cherry and Charlotte--hope you guys are still working on your concepts. Looking forward to see more.

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23 Jun 2016 13:31 #13930 by Valence
hansnomad: If you feel a bit awkward with blue/night pictures it might be useful to just do a quick colour sketch with a "normal" familiar palette that you feel more comfortable with and then use the Photo Filter adjustment to shift it to a darker, bluer tone. This can then give you some ideas about which colours will work in your gradients.
Quite a lot of "night" scenes in tv shows and movies are done this way and are actually filmed in daylight and then colour corrected afterwards to give it that moonlit look.

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23 Jun 2016 13:42 #13931 by hansnomad
Valence, that's a really good idea.

I think I'll push myself to work with these colors at this point, but will definitely use that approach in the future. I think my current colors are over-saturated for a night scene, but I can fix that at the end with a quick Photoshop adjustment.

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24 Jun 2016 11:14 #13933 by Charlotte
I kind of hope there will be more finished entries too, but I doubt mine will be among them. I haven't had much time for painting and won't have until later in July. Maybe I'll manage a better come back next month! :P

Nice tip about the night colours, Val :)

Any an all misspellings are henceforth blamed on the cat.

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24 Jun 2016 15:39 #13951 by Tyl
hansnomad: rendering looks good.
I rendered some more detail. The braids, some design in the clothing. A jewel (depicting a woman holding a bowl, inspired on hansnomads painting).

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25 Jun 2016 21:34 #13959 by Valence
That detailing looks good, Tyl. Some lovely edges and textures there.

I haven't done anything at all this month, far too much football on TV. But I did get to have a scribble the other day.






Not much of a story. Just a figure with a moon-like orb and maybe some magic lightning from the hands.
As you can see, my sketch is just as detailed and intricate as hansnomad's! :lol:
Like Charlotte, I may not finish (I'll have to do some hands first!) and if I do it'll probably stay sketchy, but I'll give it a go if I find time.
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28 Jun 2016 12:23 - 28 Jun 2016 13:27 #14021 by CherryGraphics
Missed me? :P
These were really heavy days at last. Musicals, theatre, concerts, sun and sun and sun ... and I spent a lot of time researching for a new story I'm writing. But I love this topic, and I had to come back to this painting. :)

Tyl this is a really nice portrait of a cleric woman. It looks like a book illustration because of his textures. Maybe it's somehow static at the moment but I guess it will rock at the end :)

Hans the sketch was adorable! loved both of them but the more steampunk version is a good choice. the blue colors push the mood forward!

Worked on mine, still a lot to do but hey... I still have two days, haven't I? :woohoo:



If I had a world of my own,everything would be nonsense.Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't.

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28 Jun 2016 23:35 #14023 by Valence
Everyone missed you, Cherry! :P
You sound like you've been having fun. :) And you've got me wondering what your story is about. Do tell. But don't give away the ending. ;)

Nice background colours in your picture. That warm pink is a beautiful choice and I love the detailed petals, especially the way some are sharp and others blurred. It gives it a sense of depth that stylized images often lack.
I think you'll be able to finish just fine in two days.

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29 Jun 2016 05:32 #14024 by CherryGraphics
Right answer Val :D
Ehm .. okay ... the story is about a woman, who lost her husband by an accident. she falls into depression and one day she discovers a hole in the wall under the stairway in her house where she falls into another world, searching for her husband. there's also a dog included and another man and .. I can't say too much. :D

and thanks a lot :)
As I see I totally forgot to say something to your sketch - shame on me.. I like the dramatic pose and the extraordinary look of your ... what .. man... creature? :silly:
the lighting looks terrific.

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