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RobertoOrtiz
05-24-2011, 12:33 PM
"The Lone Wolf"


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laurghita
05-24-2011, 08:09 PM
The voting threads are gone ?!
30 mn...
http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/5818/lonewolfs.jpg

danielh68
05-24-2011, 10:16 PM
Nice sketch, laurghita :)

http://www.danielhelzer.com/sketches3/sketch762.jpg

simonj
05-24-2011, 10:25 PM
Hey I'm completely new here, so I thought I should post up a sketch. Man, 25 mins flies past. Probably in a little different style than whats normal round here, but hey, I like the idea of a daily sketch! :)

p.s. I like your colours danielh68.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vxgMX3PQsuw/TdwwDKLrqOI/AAAAAAAAAV4/uMmlFh1yvGk/s1600/death---lone-wolfe.jpg

Creeto
05-24-2011, 11:09 PM
nice works guys :)

PS, ~15mn

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/3789/40327838.jpg

elmo3d
05-31-2011, 02:01 PM
very good entries guys
Creeto - a scary one
danielh - I just love your color palette

here's mine
http://img863.imageshack.us/img863/2531/lonewolf.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/863/lonewolf.jpg/)

RobertoOrtiz
05-31-2011, 02:12 PM
very good entries guys
Creeto - a scary one
danielh - I just love your color palette

here's mine
http://img863.imageshack.us/img863/2531/lonewolf.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/863/lonewolf.jpg/)

Wow that is amzing work. Could you tell us a bit more about it.

-R

danielh68
05-31-2011, 04:01 PM
Agreed, excellent work, Elmo....beautiful use of warms and cools :)

Also, thanks for the good word!

elmo3d
06-01-2011, 07:43 AM
Roberto, Daniel - thank you very much for your kind words. Luckily i didn't flatten my image this time so here it is, cut to major steps.

I began with searching the web for some references, or just to see what would lone wolf look like. At some point I decided to paint a lone cowboy somewhere at the desert. Searched some more for photos of Arizona, and stuck with pictures of Grand Canyon, and when I felt educated enough I started to paint.

First step:
setting up a color palette, building basic forms using huge strokes just to get the mood
http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/8358/lonewolfstep01.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/689/lonewolfstep01.jpg/)

Step 2:
here I started to paint some more detailed rocks on the right but as far as I know at that moment I should have paint those areas more distanced from the viewer :/
http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1/lonewolfstep02.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/405/lonewolfstep02.jpg/)

Step 3:
trying to get those rocks right, adding details
http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/7617/lonewolfstep03.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/269/lonewolfstep03.jpg/)

Step 4:
managed to finally put rocks in place, preparing water surface placing some reflection from the rocks, placed cowboy silhouette
http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/3323/lonewolfstep04.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/836/lonewolfstep04.jpg/)

Step 5:
detailing water surface with some horizontal strokes. I bet you all knew that but I just discovered that flattened oval brush with some softness on it is perfect for painting waves
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/3638/lonewolfstep05.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/64/lonewolfstep05.jpg/)

And final image with few final touches (cowboy, plants, stones at the shore) and some color tweaks, added sharpen filter
http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/7317/lonewolfstep06.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/828/lonewolfstep06.jpg/)

I have to say that I often help myself with photo references as I lack color sensitivity. So basically I gather my color palette by choosing few samples from one image - this way colors correspond with each other and palette isn't that poor as when I pick it by myself.

danielh68
06-01-2011, 01:39 PM
Wow...thanks for the step-by-step, Elmo. Awesome work, I really dig the western genre and the theme is very fitting.:thumbsup:

Advarsky
06-01-2011, 08:15 PM
Elmo, you are great!:D I love the image and your steps are good!

Here's my humble attempt.. 25 or 30mins..
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/8424/cityxu.jpg

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