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Boredom Speedpaint 9 by DeepChrome Boredom Speedpaint 9 by DeepChrome
An experiment on several levels:

-Trying a "serious" painting with a pink sky, to see if I could get past the handicap of the color being seen as "not serious" :D

-Attempting a relic of a structure (the one on the far right) that looked partially broken-down, without using my regular collection of industrial brushes to make it. In short: force myself to figure out how to use some new ones. Made mostly with a strange half-tire brush, a bird-shaped brush (?!), and a calligraphic brush for the detailing.

-Trying something completely sky-themed, where I'd have to improve the way I made and shaded my clouds.

I'm fairly happy on most counts, although I'm sure the clouds could've been done better, and I could've nudged the "tower" structure a touch to the left if I'd had the sense to stick it on another layer so it didn't look so chopped-off there...meh. Whatever. It's a speedpaint.

I estimate about an hour and a half for this one.

Photoshop CS3, Wacom Intuos3 6x8 tablet.
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NekoBladeWielder Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
It could be a gate opening a way to another dimension! =D
AriochIV Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I like this a lot. My only suggestion would be that the background pink feels too uniform. Even a slight gradient in terms of color or even just saturation across the image would make it feel less uniform. Ideally you could have two different colored lights coming from different directions, which would really add to the depth as well as the visual interest of the scene.

I know this is a speedpaint, but, y'know... this is what you pay me for. :D
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also, thank you! :D

I've just posted up the edited version. I like it much better than the original, already - I'll be keeping dual lighting schemes in mind for the next speedpaint, just to see what I can do with them. The fun part about these is I can experiment with stuff I might not think about in my "normal" art, and learn from it without any artistic pressure, either from others or myself. :)
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I agree, the upper background needs to be some other color. Wouldn't be that hard to fiddle, either. There's a few tricks I have with Overlay that might sort this little problem out.

I appreciate it actually - you pegged something I kinda forgot to do in this piece, actually. I had that little voice that said "start with orange to pink or something", and completely bypassed it when I got all cloud-happy.... :shakefist:

I'll post an edit in a few hours after I've tinkered more with the gradients. There's a really nice, hilarious (albeit NSFW) comic called Oglaf that does a gorgeous job with color choices and subtle "lighting" gradients using Overlay. And I know how bloody easy that can be done, and really help a piece. ;)

Anyways, yes that's what I pay you for: In Loroi fanart. PS. was bored last night after this speedpaint, and drew out a Loroi. A Doranzer, since I noticed I had all castes except that one represented in one doodle or another.

(On a side note, much as I like Sunfall, I think something about my concept of Sunfury is bugging me. I may redo that one...)
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October 8, 2010
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