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eyewoo
02-13-2003, 02:28 PM
Another digital painting done sometime ago using Photoshop and a Wacom tablet. The original is aproximately 4500 x 3000 pixels.

http://www.eyewoo.com/show2/lowtide/image_sml.jpg

Some details...

-- Detail 1 (http://www.eyewoo.com/show2/lowtide/detail1.jpg) -- -- Detail 2 (http://www.eyewoo.com/show2/lowtide/detail2.jpg) -- -- Detail 3 (http://www.eyewoo.com/show2/lowtide/detail3.jpg) -- -- Detail 4 (http://www.eyewoo.com/show2/lowtide/detail4.jpg) --

frog
02-13-2003, 07:02 PM
Well technically it can't be faulted, but I think that the overcast light makes it a little unexciting. There are quite a few things that work in soft light: portraits, animals and maybe close ups of plants or flowers or anything with texture, but I don't think that landscapes ever look that good in overcast.

eyewoo
02-13-2003, 10:21 PM
I love the overcast day at the ocean... hate the sunny sandy days... Give me a nice overcast day and I'll actually walk round on a beach. Each to his own, I guess...

megra
02-14-2003, 01:34 AM
i favor overcast days myself. that's a lovely painting:)

jeroentje
02-14-2003, 08:16 AM
I like this piece very much. It made me think of Edward Hopper (http://www.edwardhopper.com/art.html), till I saw that link and realized what Frog said about your lighting. Hopper's work is a bit more exciting because of the harder shadows and lighting, so I guess I have to agree with Frog.
Nevertheless, I love this piece and wouldn't mind having this very big in my livingroom, painted in oils.

Cheers, Jeroen
ps, why did you paint that horizon as a curve? Did you stay too close to a photograph maybe? I am NOT calling you a tracer btw ;)

eyewoo
02-14-2003, 02:39 PM
Jeroen... as I recall the horizon was pretty straight across. I bent it down a little... seemed to help weight the right side to balance with all the left side activity.

BTW... tracing is a technique I use... simple line tracing, but never overpainting. Overpainting gives way too much power to a photograph. I only use it with some of my realistic work, not my SF stuff, childrens' illustrations, editorial illustrations, computer game backgrounds or cartoons... (obviously wouldn't be very useful there... :wip: )

LittleFenris
02-14-2003, 07:19 PM
Originally posted by eyewoo
Another digital painting done sometime ago using Photoshop and a Wacom tablet. The original is aproximately 4500 x 3000 pixels.

How do you work on a picture that large on a monitor? just little sections at a time? Or do you have a dual monitor setup to at least have double the width? And what size Wacom did you use and how much are they? Im new to all this electronice illustration...I still like getting my hands dirty with a good old fashioned paint brush and water. :) And paint brushes are like $10, not $600 like a big Wacom would probably be. ;)

Nice painting BTW.

eyewoo
02-14-2003, 09:47 PM
How do you work on a picture that large on a monitor? just little sections at a time? Or do you have a dual monitor setup to at least have double the width? And what size Wacom did you use and how much are they? Im new to all this electronice illustration...I still like getting my hands dirty with a good old fashioned paint brush and water. And paint brushes are like $10, not $600 like a big Wacom would probably be.

I do have a dual monitor setup. The resolution on my main monitor is set to 2048 x 1536... On the second monitor it's set to 1280 x 1024. On that second monitor I have all my PShop resources, including the PShop navigation window set very large. The Navigation window always shows the entire image. Changes are reflected immediately in it. When I am zoomed in to an area, I can always still see the whole image in the navigation window.

It definitely takes some getting use to, working in tight on a large composition, but I've been working with PShop for 10 years, so I'm pretty comfortable with the technique...

Here's a pic that shows the setup pretty well.

http://www.mojoko.com/stuff/wacom.jpg

LittleFenris
02-19-2003, 05:54 PM
thats different than my dual monitor setup. :) i have mine next to each other...your way is pretty interesting though. what size Wacom is that you are using? and whats the largest they make and how much is that?

kfc
02-19-2003, 06:06 PM
hey~! it's exactly the same wacom i'm using now.
hahaha~!
:)
great work!!!
salut~!

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