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4 months, 6 days ago
So I think I'm going to try a fully painted wall on Rei from Neon Genesis Evangelion .
Original scan can be found here:
My work thus far is just pretty much the head/shoulders lineart done in PS CS4 and some coloring on the face to start out (and see if Im any good at it.. lol)
Here's a sample:http://www.4sync.com/photo/eMJwD6i3/painting.html
I'm sure I can do a half way decent CG on her body armor type thing, it'll just take forever given that it's my first time painting since 5 years ago (which I wasnt any good at anyway!)
One thing I KNOW I'll be needing help with is that water. I don't get how to paint so "smudgy" water type scenes so any help, links to tutorials, you tube videos and all that kind of stuff would be SO much appreciated. I've got some good brushes downloaded from deviantart to help me if i need some kind of fancy ****to get the water better.. but i think just a basic brush will suffice. Like I said, only problem is i haven't had much experience painting that type of work so it'll be hard. Thus tutorials will help a lot!
Thanks to anyone who responds. Hope you all have something constructive to say.
I was really amaze on the sample that you have showed, I think you have the talent in painting. Since this is a WIP, I would like the point out the skintone that you've used there was a little lighter for my taste. Regarding about the water, sorry but I don't any tutorials about it. But, what I usually do is search for a wallpaper that have a similar water effect that I want to achieve and tried to copy that effect through experimenting with photoshop. You could also try this method, duplicate the original layer then apply your desire amount of blur on both the duplicated layer(reduce the opacity first) and on the original layer(reduced opacity to 90%or 80%) but make sure the the original layer is blur less compared to duplicated layer. Then, adjust the hue/saturation to your desired amount. But, I don't think this works well for this type of water effect that your aiming for.
It's still a bit early to tell, but you're off to a good start. Your style right now is resembling watercolor by how light and fluid it looks. This could work in your favor with the water background you're planning. But I do agree that the colors should have greater opacity as they are on the pale side. As for the water, your best bet is to use a a large painterly brush (one of my favorites is the default "watercolor loaded wet flat tip") at low flow amounts to brush in ripple shapes. And remember to keep things in layers - with a darker blue base and then building the ripple details on top. I would also recommend to not use any heavy blur filters on your water, because it can create an inorganic look that's different from hand-painted strokes. Instead if you want to soften edges, use a layer mask to gently paint away (hide) what you want. In this way, you won't need to use any smudge tools either.
4 months, 5 days ago
HappyTail, I think i'll actually try to paint the water, it will be a pain in the ass but I'll try it!
My problem sometimes is that "smudgy" effect when paiting and having a very light and brushed effect. I'll play around with it more of course, hope i can get it.
I would have to agree with Nysha, I paint in watercolors most of my life so that's why it looks a lot like it. That's pretty much the only style I'm any good at lol.
As for the face being pale... I tried to match those same skin tones as in the scan. I'll bring the brightness down a bit however since both of you suggest it'll be best. :)
EDIT: I worked a bit more on the face:http://www.4sync.com/photo/K3kYNJUj/face-update.html
I edited my brush settings quite a bit. At first i was going at it with 100% opacity and 100% flow which made the "smudgy" effect nearly impossible. After changing it to nearly 10% each it's a lot easier to control it now and make it still sharp yet blended. I'll update this with new screen shots as I go on. The hair is going to be the biggest struggle at this point :) lol
Looking good! This has the potential to look really pretty when finished. :) Compared to the first wip pic, the skin is looking darker but grayer too. Would be nice to boost the fleshy pink saturation a bit this time! However this may be dependent on the sort of lighting you have in your background, so I would say block everything in loosely at first, then you can fine-tune the colors/saturation later. Good luck!
4 months, 4 days ago
Yeah, I'll def do that! Thanks!
Thus far I just did a bit more on the lineart- need more time to work on this! -
and tried a bit more on the hair. That's a bit tricky for me, but I think i'll get it. just needs quite a bit more tweeking and tuning lol.
4 months, 3 days ago
wow i hope to learn that method
4 months, 1 day ago
I really like how it's going so far. You probably wouldn't run into much trouble until as you said the water part perhaps. I'm really looking forward to see how this will go :)
3 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks guys! I've been working on client work these past few days, finally getting busy lol. But i'll try to update this with something new within a day or two! Thanks so much for all the support!
Once again, if anyone knows of any tutorial that might be benefitial to this painting / painting style please let me know!! Still would love to learn from a professional lol
A little update on the hair - lineart. Moving super slow but I think i'm getting the hang of it! The hair is still very rough but it just a bit more work done with the details and it'll be good to go :)
3 months, 3 weeks ago
So far so good, the hair was fine but it needs some more polishing. My advice is that you finish the lineart first before you proceed to coloring so that you can focus more on coloring later. This can also help on the color balance overall. But hey, its your choice. Regarding, about the painting tutorial, maybe you could find something on devaintArt (just google it, too lazy to post the link, sorry), and Nysha has also published some tutorials there. Hope that could help, looking forward on finishing this one. Good luck!
amazing you did this?
that looks awesome, you really did a good job with the paint
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Ayanami is my favorite character ... waiting for ur painting!
its my last few hours in chicago
one of them is very challenging in perspective
about to fly back to chicago
well gotta go ttyl
Why were you in chicago
@mecha: i believe you can do that...can't wait to see it XD
I had a lot of help from people in sb XD
that's good XD
i need to make a "thank for the tips" badge for them or something
i've yet find the time to wall...perhaps thie weekend
you should, mecha dear :3
make more pretty walls....time for me to retire from walling i guess XP
61 walls...time to go...maybe i should make it an even number...XD
never stop walling reesha! >D
thanks for the support, dear...i am so touched! huggles
-share a big keiki with mecha-
got to go..need to do some work
see you around, sb people
bye reesha o/