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The Dark Knight WIP

By Matou31
The WIP for my last painting.
Final version here: [link]

4h in GIMP.
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Scharkan's avatar
How do you do these?! It is really stunning!
Matou31's avatar
Thanks a lot :) First, I use references, it is a lot easier. And then, I think the main "secret" is patience... I hope the making of is helpful :D. I have another making of a little bit more detailed here: [link]
Scharkan's avatar
Yeah, patience... never got enough of this :D Thanks for all the tips, also in the comments, I read them all, some of them are completely new to me, for example the trick with post-colouring. Cool:)
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Cool! If you like tutos, I've learnt about the post-colouring tip in the videos proposed by Feng Zhu here: [link]. Really great guy, mainly a concept artist. He speaks a bit fast, but his videos are a gold mine.
The idea behind working in black and white first, is that our eye perceives much better variations in luminosity than in color. So if your painting is good in black and white (very readable/undestandable), you can't screw it when you go to colour. The opposite is not always true. Furthermore, when you work in B and W, you only focus on light/shadow and forms, which is easier to handle without colours.
Actually, it seems that a lot of art schools make their student practice in black and white only for at least one year... I didn't study art at school, so I am not sure about this, but this makes sense to me :)
Scharkan's avatar
Now that is something! With this eye perception, that is fantastic, I had no idea. Thank you also for the video, I will definitely watch it. I went to kind of an art school when I was a kid but it was rather about various techniques (man, one wouldn’t believe, what can be used as art media:D) and was pretty colourful, probably because we were children. But it makes sense how you first learn to draw with pencil. When I work with traditional media, I prefer charcoal - it can vary in shadows and light as pencil but can be also manipulated with by brushes. So yea, maybe that's the magic closeness of B/W speaking to me? ;) Anyway, thanks for the info update and another tip! :hug:
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I'm glad those tips could help you :)
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