DexterLexterFeatured By OwnerJul 3, 2012Hobbyist Digital Artist
it is beautiful. the light is so cozy, an innocent dawn, cool, quiet, the silence before the hustle of the day.
do your paintings always start like this? how do you pick and develop the colors? is this something i can only learn from experience or are there some tricks? i know that i still need to make the jump to use colored light properly.
This is how I start when I don't have any plans or specific goals. It's mostly a matter of tossing down big shapes, and molding them into something. Here's the process shots: [link] You can see at first it is a rather flat image. Only after I added the sun with an 'overlay' layer did the scene gain any depth. That overlay also helps to introduce subtle colors.
With the knowledge from studies, it just takes practice.
DexterLexterFeatured By OwnerJul 4, 2012Hobbyist Digital Artist
i see! that's very inspiring to see how you work. i think i could try the same some time. i am also happy to see that is possible still at your level to sometimes just start without a plan and let inspiration flow, because that's what i like best. i was ready to accept that i have to give up on that entirely, since a certain level of art seemed to be impossible to achieve without detailed planning.