Found my tablet pen, and got my laptop working. I’ve been focused on 3d and Python lately. Need to get back into some regular digital painting. Here’s something I worked on tonight:
Formatted my laptop yesterday, backed up majority of my files on the system but forgot to backup my GIMP 2.8 settings. I had to create new settings for getting a thin to thick pressure look and make new brushes (default GIMP brushes are quite terrible). My old brushes are on my desktop computer, an 8 hour drive from here. I plan on getting the computer back in the next few weeks – I love those brushes I’ve got on it!
Here’s a portrait I did of my friend Angelique (went to TLC with her) because the format:
Line. Normally I go with a red color for the line – but mixed it up here and used the green. Working on a square format rather than the normal wide landscape. It felt restrictive and didn’t allow me to do the normal landscape effects I ususally use in my digital paintings.
Black and white tone. Simple, nothing special. But I like it.
Color. Usual color palette – yellow for a skin, red hair, and green for the background. No blue in this. I usually use blue for the sky/background and green for the ground. The square share is weird to work with.
Hello. I’ve setup my laptop to run GIMP the same way as my desktop. This frees up my desktop for other uses.
Here are several paintings I’ve done recently in GIMP (running Linux Mint). Focus has been on Python lately.
Here’s a painting I did in the library:
Nothing much, just a few figures in an environment. This was done on the library computers. I think I’ve lost my tablet pen. Oh well, I’m looking at buying a new one soon. Something larger like my old one
This is my friend Janelle. She uploaded a nice picture with a sweet haircut that I had to paint. Normally I paint strangers on r/redditgetsdrawn but I haven’t even been getting ‘thanks’ for my work on there so would rather paint people I know in real life as they may appreciate it. Reddit is horrible.
I took awhile on this – checked the video recording at 1000mb and got distracted by the time. Once I had finished the painting the file size was sitting on 2.8gig – corrupted. This is the first time in months that I’ve had the file size go over 2gig, I guess I was really enjoying the painting.
As always, focus was more on the background than the figure. I used two different reference images for the figure – the first for the portrait and 2nd for the figure. Background was completely imagination.
Onto my third painting. For this I decided to use the pencil tool over brush – creates a pixel effect. Here;s the reference along with the line/grayscale/color:
A digital painting that isn’t referenced from RedditGetsDrawn. I like the band Vampire Weekend, they have recently released their third album recently titled Modern Vampires Of The City. It’s certainly on par or better than the previous two albums. My favorite track is Step.
In celebration of the album I decided to paint the band. Mixed it up a little by adding typography. Enjoy -
Normally the very awesome #67151b is used for line, but for this black. I guess it doesn’t really matter what color I produce the line layer, as long as it’s clear against the background. I’ll stick with #67151b I think….
No tone in the face causes the flatness. I mentioned this in my previous post. A mid/dare gray would help the image pop. Mixture of chalk and flattish brushes. You can see the areas that the chalk brush has been used due to the roundness. What’s your thoughts on flat vs round brushes?
Happy with the background on this color later. Darkest red for the type, with a mid and light used for the land. The brush creates interesting effects of leaning areas. This is a result of cutting in with the blue that was used in the sky. A light blue surrounds the title with a darker tone on the outside. For the ground #c8d991 was used with a darker value used as a second color to add tone to the area.The same red that was used in title has been used for the band members hair. Yellow for the skin. I explored using red for lips but it wasn’t working so covered it up with the yellow. CTRL-Z is for losers.
Finally enjoy the video -