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Daily Deviation
December 28, 2020
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An original artwork I couldn't think up a name for.
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azuremirwae's avatar

The painting process for this artwork is here if anyone's interested. ^^

GlauxBryonia's avatar

This is gorgeous. Love the colours and the details. This makes me wish I had a beautiful clear pond with fish to go swim in...

azuremirwae's avatar

Thank you! I'm happy to hear you like it! ^^

So6on's avatar
Wow that's just amazing
Dai-rannosaur's avatar

Wow, may I ask how you do your lighting and get the values correct?

azuremirwae's avatar

With colours and lighting, it's just a whole lot of experiments. For this one, I first made a smaller, rougher sketch in grey, yellow/orange and blue/green to come up with a basic composition. I fixed where the lighting is meant to go with an overlay layer with blues and yellows.


When I painted it properly though, I used my sketch as a reference and bit by bit put in colours on a de-saturated green form. First the yellows for the light, then the oranges and reds and the dark desaturated yellows for the in betweens, and then the blues and purples for the 'shadown'. It was trial and error, that's the way I usually go about it.


As for whether or not the values are correct, I'll occasionally do this thing where I'll add in a layer set on blending mode 'colour' and fill it in white. If this layer is visible, the whole piece will look black and white. Why I don't rely on it mostly is because hue and saturation also effects our perception of values, which the softwares don't always consider. At least medibang definitely doesn't. So the B/W version will look like it has different values to the colourful image.


TL;DR: I use a lot of trial and error.

I don't know if this would actually be helpful to you, but I'm flattered to be asked and I hope I was some help. ^^ Sorry it got a little long. ^^;

Dai-rannosaur's avatar

Thank you for this detailed reply! How did you know which colours to use for in-betweens? Sorry for all these questions btw.

azuremirwae's avatar

Since I'm painting skin and since I like these colours anyway, I went with reds and (since there's both red and yellow from the warm light source) orange. The rest were a result of ublending and using the eyedropper tool. If you hold your hand up to a light, it'll glow red, that's why I chose red and oranges.


I actually have the progress shots here: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/bKmN8G


No problem at all! ^o^/

Dai-rannosaur's avatar

I like your work. We are looking to find an artist to draw for our business. I am new here not sure how to go about contacting you.

sissyroberta's avatar

Simply Fabulous. 😍

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schnarre's avatar

...Tiger Lily (given the number of water lilies in this work), seems apt for a possible name.


...An enchanting pic! Keep up the good work. :)

azuremirwae's avatar

That's a lovely name! It's giving me more ideas involving this character and her pond for future paintings, thank you!


Thank you very much! ^^

Tinselfire's avatar

Is that a sailboat on the back?

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It's not, it's a glowing tattoo in the shape of a ring and it's distorted reflection on the water's surface. ^^

Tinselfire's avatar

Then trust I mean it as a compliment saying that is quite the superb accidental sailboat.

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Tinselfire's avatar

Stay excellent!

azuremirwae's avatar

I'm glad you like it!

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I'm glad to know you like it. ^^

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