Monday, 13 September 2010

Tonal Experiment

I'm trying out a new way of painting a linework, starting with a greyscale tonal study to try and spot and sort out errors, and then painting on the colour


  1. Hey Dan, just checking in with you - I liked the 'short sightedness' technique - whatever it takes to see the world differently, I guess!

  2. Hey, this is really nice. Loved your work today. Though the idea of buildings built in segments is awesome, and probably very realistic!!!

  3. Seems you are painting this sketch in Photoshop.
    That's good, but might I suggest you produce line art in Photoshop on top of your sketch before painting?
    Something like;

    sketch > scan > lower opacity of sketch to like 10% > new layer > draw with graphics tablet the line art > turn off original sketch layer > new layer under line art > block in colours > paint > lower opacity on line art to what ever depending on the style and look you want.

  4. Thanks for the tip, but wanted to try lineless painting, as I'm weaker at it than lined work. At the moment, I have the linework on top to help me block in the shapes