Friday, February 3, 2012

White Boys Progress

Some progress on the latest digital painting I am working on. I don't know how professional illustrators who work in this style do it...they must be getting paid a lot of money because I can tell is quite labor intensive. Just the painting portion of this illustration that I am posting here is already at least 24-30 hours in.

I think if this project were an actual illustration I most likely wouldn't have made such an elaborate pen sketch under painting, but even so...just seems like a lot of work. I like how it is turning out so far. I am basically selecting the color right from the photograph, so don't be fooled. I find that I learn quite a bit more about color correctness this way. Some of the colors, like the greens in the shadows, and the greys here and there, I would have never guessed...I don't know how some artists can see that...or maybe they know by experience of having seen it the same way I am (with photoshop) enough before to make that decision clearly. Either color needs work.

Other than that, I am starting to have heart palpitations again...thanks Jesus. No, it could be worse I guess...and it most likely will be. Just kidding...sort of.



lordmarcus said...

This is looking really awesome man. The colors look great!

Matthew said...

Thanks dude...the effort is totally motivated by your most recent posts.

Taylor S Smith said...

Yea, you can learn a lot from selecting the colors from photos. This looks really good!