PSG Art tutorial Foreword I believe there is logic behind why a picture works or not. I also believe that humans are meat machines, and that one day computers will be able to emulate humans and what we do. Since logic can be formulated into rules, guidelines and theories, these can be shared. I will attempt to do so here.
The Mattelson Palette When I first began painting, I asked everyone I could harass what was their "secret formula" for painting flesh. (A college professor had told me I had horrible color sense because I used brown in the painting of a costume, and my fragile ego had me very uncertain about color for years). One artist told me he used nothing but cadmium scarlet, cadmium green, and white. Another, mars orange, Winsor orange, sap green, dioxazine purple, and titanium white (I used this for a while, over a burnt sienna underpainting- I sometimes got good results, and other times it looked like "TheLand of the Sherbert People"). A different artist recommended cadmium orange, titanium white, cadmium yellow, cadmium red, and ultramarine blue.
Artist Advice After a discussion last week with several of my cartoonist peers (and at the behest of Steve Bissette): I want to talk about image theft and uncredited content on social media. I’m only going to speak from personal experience (and only about the one image posted above) but I hope that this example will show the disservice this causes to any artist whose artwork is edited and reposted without credit.[Disclaimer: I post all my work online for free. I want people to read, enjoy, and share my work.
Digital Painting 101: Mixing Paint @mihai.birsan Yes, Photoshop CS5 do have this feature, but its now really that easy to use comprare to ArtRage, Corel Painter or Paint Tool SAI etc. The article above are the most essential way to do color mixing/ Blending by yourself, and useable across many painting application too. Sometimes it is good to get away from the gradient tool and selections. I find that when I am using the brush tool I get a rougher/gritty feel. Munsell color system The Munsell color system, showing: a circle of hues at value 5 chroma 6; the neutral values from 0 to 10; and the chromas of purple-blue (5PB) at value 5. Several earlier color order systems had placed colors into a three-dimensional color solid of one form or another, but Munsell was the first to separate hue, value, and chroma into perceptually uniform and independent dimensions, and was the first to systematically illustrate the colors in three-dimensional space. Munsell’s system, particularly the later renotations, is based on rigorous measurements of human subjects’ visual responses to color, putting it on a firm experimental scientific basis. Because of this basis in human visual perception, Munsell’s system has outlasted its contemporary color models, and though it has been superseded for some uses by models such as CIELAB (L*a*b*) and CIECAM02, it is still in wide use today. Explanation Munsell’s color sphere, 1900. Hue
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How to make birds fly good 10. Put some effort in Now we have gone some way to creating a realistic cycle, but what if we have to show our character flying under strain? Perhaps carrying something heavy. In this situation there is a temptation to revert to the up/down ratio problem I showed before, with the wings rotating faster down than up. Jim Serrett Studio: Primary Color Triads All colors can be mixed by simply using the three primary colors: red, blue, and yellow, as we know. However there are a great variety of red, yellow and blue hues available to the artist and to gain an understanding of the diversity and range of those primary triads you really have to mix them. Mixing colors with a limited palette will not only give you great insight into color mixing but produce inherent color harmony. Select three variations and experiment.