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Indy Star Trek Iron Man

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For practice I'm doing some moviestills-ref paintings lately. Here are some of them.
Maybe I'll learn something from it. fingers crossed

Were supposed to be quick one hour paintings...but I guess some of them took more around 1-2 hours. I'm looking at you Indy! :threaten:

No overpaints, 3% colorpicking for reassessing! ;)


If you like this kind of stuff check out :iconscebiqu: who's currently also painting great looking one-hour movie stills.
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Hypeology's avatar
my god, the light reflecting from the idol to indy's face is amazing
SpreadsAndShuffles's avatar
I'm trying to figure out the movie in the top panel... XD
ChristianNauck's avatar
That would be Iron Man 2 I think.
marmo98's avatar
espectacular!!!!
Izene's avatar
Wow!This is amazing!Do you start with a sketch or is it straight to the colours? :)
MuchoNice's avatar
So photoshop right?....but what brush....it looks deliciously chunky :-)
ChristianNauck's avatar
Custom hard flat brush plus airbrush and smudge tool... :)
sharpie101's avatar
i love it!!!!!!! tutorial please!
caiofernandoxp's avatar
What do you mean with ", 3% colorpicking for reassessing!"?
ChristianNauck's avatar
just checking if I got the color right.
caiofernandoxp's avatar
Those are great! Any special brush?
ChristianNauck's avatar
yeah, some custom brushes, but nothing too fancy needed here.
hard flat brush, airbrush, smudge tool...
mehdic's avatar
These are some top notch amazing pics, your painting skills are teriffic!
CranK-desigN's avatar
looks like it works^^
MuchoNice's avatar
Just coolnes.....more please
ayuICHI's avatar
Wow, amazing and sexies <3
lylie-foak's avatar
Oh my wheeze. These are beyond wondrous.

QUESTION: When you did these, did you use the color-eye-dropper-select tool, whatever that may be called, or did you get it as close as you could by eye?

AND in general what goes through your mind when you're figuring out which color to put where, if you don't mind my picking your brain?
ChristianNauck's avatar
I usually only pick for reassuring. I choose a color and sometimes I pick the color afterwards to compare them. So I "train" my eyes but also get a picture thats halfway close to the original. ;)

What goes through my mind? Phew, is just look and compare - sometimes I think about stuff as simultaneous contrast and if it influences what I think I see.
lylie-foak's avatar
Ah! So it's about developing a color intuition, mostly, which again will only be acquired through lots of patience and lots of practice. Behold the definition of art. Lovely!

It really is a 'winging it' sort of process then? Well, I guess I'd best get drawing, don't want to lose any time :) Thank you for your responses!
TomLoux's avatar
Love the style ! But i got a question, could you give some advise or maybe do a tutorial ? Thanx in advance !
Or if you would really like to help me sen me a PSD so i can look how you did it :) :p TNX !
sykosan's avatar
You guys are out of this world @_@
DrewGreen's avatar
These are gorgeous (particularly the golden idol in the Indy frame), and I might just have to try this little exercise myself!
timegate's avatar
Very cool assignment! and nicely pulled off! Ill have to try some of that as soon as I get out of school for the summer :)

keep up the good work!
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