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Brownboot
02-17-2006, 02:48 AM
Sort of an experimental painting, the way I'm doing it is painting in one layer per sitting, so once I finish I merge the layers down *shrug*, just mizing things up. It's entirely photoshop so far, started as an 800x800pix sketch that I upresed to roughly 4000square and that's the level I've been working at.

http://www.allenwhite.com/wizard_concept1.jpg

Trying for a very rembrandt-esque subtlety to it. Still not sure what I want to do with the background, the beard and layers of clothing are more important atm. Looking for any critiques you might have.

Brownboot
02-17-2006, 01:16 PM
Updated the image with improved reflected light. Still not sure what I want the background to be.

Brownboot
02-17-2006, 10:16 PM
http://www.allenwhite.com/wizard_concept2.jpg

Another Update...

Brownboot
02-18-2006, 03:23 PM
http://www.allenwhite.com/wizard_concept3.jpg

Feel free to chime in, anyone...

Sandr0
02-18-2006, 04:04 PM
hmm strange... no comments? :hmm:

I think this is awesome piece :thumbsup: Keep it up :bounce:

osgii
02-18-2006, 04:26 PM
The beard is soooo nice! And the render is realy great! Well done, and keep it up!

JohnR
02-18-2006, 04:52 PM
:love: WOW! Great mood!! I love the piece...it looks like a medieval portrait. I like it the way it is now!:scream: :thumbsup: :bounce:

ThePhotographer
02-18-2006, 07:47 PM
I love this image and I'm sure you will make a super render - it already shows now !

You do have some anatomy issues though that you would perhaps like to solve before getting too deep into the render.

I downloaded your image and placed the Loomis image (afterwards rescaled and rotated it a bit) on top of it - layer set to Product. Then I just blocked in some colors in areas where something seemed to be missing.

The below (next post) is what I came up with. I also moved the mouth a bit to the left to get it more directly under the nose. It seems like he needs a lot more head volume and a much bigger ear for once. In this case, you would need to develop the beard a bit more in the left side of the image.

However, changed like that, he doesn't any longer look directly at the spectator as before, so I think if you want him to continue doing that, you will have to rotate the face and get less left side and more right side and the noseline much more in the middle.

I hope you don't mind me fiddeling with your image - I learn a lot doing it and so wish I would be able to do the same thing with my own images .... :sad:

I'm leaving for skiholidays and won't be back until two weeks from now - I look forward to seeing how you've progressed in the meantime :thumbsup:

ThePhotographer
02-18-2006, 07:51 PM
Sorry, I didn't manage to upload the two images in the same post, so here is the one where I just blocked in some color under the Loomis layer.

BlinCk
02-18-2006, 08:14 PM
great character! love it, keep updating!

Brownboot
02-19-2006, 10:23 PM
Update. I pulled the beard up. It looks tons better as a result imo.

http://www.allenwhite.com/wizard_concept4.jpg

Brownboot
02-21-2006, 11:13 PM
Here's my original sketch:

http://www.allenwhite.com/wizardsketch.jpg

And my latest update:

http://www.allenwhite.com/wizard_concept5.jpg

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