By Lee Hammond
Lee Hammond is helping you get your acrylic work earlier that preliminary “awkward stage” with nice information and tips for reaching lifelike effects.
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Com areas in greyscale. The two brushes I used for this initial layer are shown in Fig02; one is a custom brush I made, which I often use to provide a textural quality for metals and stone, and the other is a standard hard round brush which is perfect for denoting edges and details, such as the pipework. The explorer is meant to be holding out a flare in his right hand and so the main highlights appear on the tank directly in front of him (Fig03). I have now got a diagonal line of light running from the pipe in the bottom left up to the top right where I have blocked in an arch.
There are several ways to work with colour adjustments. The easiest way for me is by using the Variations function in Photoshop, and this was basically how I created the bluish tones in these final images. ” ... Speed painting can be used to accomplish many tasks. It can be a way of quickly comparing a series of designs based on the same theme, or it can be used as an exercise to improve an artist’s skills. The purpose of many speed paintings is to quickly portray a desired mood and atmosphere by focusing on lighting and composition without worrying too much about detail.
I applied an Outer Glow layer style using the settings seen in Fig11. I added just one last layer at 20% opacity and using the Gradient tool added in some subtle shadows along the left edge (Fig12). My PSD file now looked like Fig13 with four new layers above my main layer. This all sounds like a lot of extra tweaks but it only took around 5-10 minutes to add all of these as most of them simply involved altering parameters and the handpainted ones were straight forward. com chapter 6 “City street devastated by war” by Levente Peterffy & andreas locha Chapter 06 Speed Painting Created In: Photoshop To start with, let’s think about at the topic: Destroyed City.
Acrylic Basics for Beginners by Lee Hammond