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Color Study - 3
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Published: April 10, 2010
Installment 3: April 10, 2010

The problem with living in the Northeastern United States at this time, particularly Pennsylvania? It's possible for record-high temperatures (90°F, 32°C) and snow/sleet/hail (32°F, 0°C) to occur within 72 hours of each other, just like the past three days.

Oh, and painting seagulls is easier than painting humans, hence why there are no (visible) people here. Sailors not included. :p

Done in PaintTool SAI.
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MacoDelo's avatar
Looks like a great scene for Inception, or could've been anyways. LOL! How yeah been (>_o)^
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Well, as you can tell from my late responses (or lack thereof), it's been rather busy through the summer and into this semester. Got a number of required engineering projects in queue, so we'll see how things go for new artwork here...

How are you?
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No problems. I am good. Now joining the Navy (^w^)' What can you say about that.

Other than that, just enjoying my enrollment for one last class to obtain an associates. Then I'll be off. Gonna have some fun though. Also, I just dropped of my grandmother and uncle at the airport for their vacation, so they won't be back until next... year! LOL! Naw just a few months.

You obviously are busy, so I won't ask much but rather just say what's up (^w^)... But these engineering projects sound awesome. May I ask what kind if it is not confidential?
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DeviantRye's avatar
That's pretty cool!
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Thanks, Ryan!
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TheNewHorde|Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow kev, you gotta teach me this stuff eventually.
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Sure. Just gotta find some time over this summer...
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gohandadestroyr's avatar
is that by chance an alien from district 8 in the right cliff? Or if not, some other sort of something? It looks familiar and annoyingly so until I can figure out why.
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So you DID see it. :p

In fact, I wasn't thinking of D9's Poleepkwa during the initial stages of this painting, but once I recognized its resemblance, well...I couldn't un-see it. Oh well.
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Don't know how smooth you wanted the cliffs to look, but you might consider making the shadows darker, at least in small sections. Would add a lot more dimension to the work.

Something else to do with shadows. Apparently (though I have no experience of doing this myself) if you put a little shade of complimentary color into a shadow, it makes it more 'real' somehow. Was a trick used by the old masters.
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You're right about that...the color ranges are still too limited here, and the shadows definitely need additional refinement. Thanks.
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Thank you. Painting has its benefits at the end of the day...
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Ermorden|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, crazy improvement with the brushwork: your strokes look a lot freer! The water turned out especially lovely in my opinion. And seagull feet! XD Nice job!
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Thanks! I had fun learning about the colors of ocean water at near and far distances. And yes, seagull feet... :p
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El-Bronco|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice piece artwork here. Say, when you do mecha thing again?
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Haha, I'm always drawing mechs, but learning digital painting and color has allowed me to work more loosely when necessary. Perhaps one day, I could bring those skills back to creating mecha. ;)
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El-Bronco|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see. Well, take your time :)
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