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Arkas
05-29-2006, 10:30 PM
Wsup everybody?

I followed Scott Robertsons technique (DVD vol5) to create the backdrop of this painting and colored it here and there to get a nice 3D feel to it. It's not nearly finished though, but it will because i like the theme. It's an arena with a bear-like creature that's just killed something (which i haven't drawn yet :D). However, it's ghost is still following the bear and the crowd goes bananas!!

All tips and comments are welcome. I'm especially wondering about how i should do the lighting and enhance it a little.

http://www.japadventure.be/JapSite/grafix/ghostedarena.jpg

Cheers!

Arkas

edit: everything is done on paper with markers, scanned into PS and painted over in PS. I do have Painter though, which i guess i'll use for the next steps.

Naisart
05-29-2006, 10:41 PM
Hi,

If you wouldnīt have exlained it I probably would have a hard time to see what it is. Itīs very abstract right now and kind of messy but iīm looking forward to the update.

I think you should leave the crowd in the dark and show their silluettes while focusing the lightning on the arena.

Keep working on it!

Arkas
05-31-2006, 01:11 AM
update!

I put some cloud pictures together and chose a red atmosphere instead of the blue one. Still not sure about the color, and i know the clouds are too focused. I also have no clue about where the light is coming from. Comments would be great!

http://www.japadventure.be/JapSite/grafix/arena.jpg

Arkas
06-01-2006, 05:46 PM
So i worked on it...

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