Friday, April 27, 2012

Testing the Waters

 I just started teaching myself water colours about two weeks ago now. Please note this is a photograph taken just before the camera died of the actual painting..and then touched up a teensy bit in photoshop, so it's quite different from the original. For example her hair is much more of a soft, rosey pink.
 My lessons are basically drinking a lot of coffee and just watching as many random Youtube videos I can find.  Hopefully I will be able to make some really nice backgrounds relatively soon.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

So close I can SMELL it!

  Hi! Here's a BG idea I've been working on for "Home Town".  The colours look a bit different here than they do on my Cintiq.  The original is slightly warmer with subtler contrasts.  Ugh and that yellow in the tractor is not nearly so limey and pukey.  I think there is something I can do in photoshop to prevent this that I will look into. I also think I need to make the line colours on the sign and tractor something other than fact the tractor just kind of sucks altogether, haha.
   Right now we are experimenting with different looks but this is pretty much what we are shooting for (for this scene anyways). We will likely have varying looks per episode depending on what mood we are in. Hope you like it! Thanks!