Saturday, May 30, 2009

Self Portrait

Here's some painting in PS. Source photo by:

I don't know how to paint. Suggestions plz!


kwistin said...

nice work. i don't have good ps painting advice because i don't often digitally paint (i probably should start though!)

in general, just remember to have solid construction under the painting. bob barrett is my life drawing teacher and always reminds us to "build the house before we decorate it" and there's a lot of truth to that.

there's also lots of strength in paying attention to light and shadow. use light to explain detail; use shadow as a flat surface to describe form. i get really excited about this; too long of a discussion to comment on over a blog. ask me about it the next time you see me. :)

keep it up! i want to see more of your stuff.

Aaron Ludwig said...

I like it. It's got a nice loose, gesturey feel.
As far as advice goes... In PS, utilize the "Multiply" or "Screen" brush modes for lights and darks (lower the brush opacity to about 25% and the Flow to about 70%.). Make sure to vary your brush size for tighter spots-- go super-small if you need to.
I'm no expert though.

joe said...

Excellent. Those things I shall try. Thank you both.