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05 May 2011, 12:33 PM
"The Lone Wolf"

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05 May 2011, 08:09 PM
The voting threads are gone ?!
30 mn...

05 May 2011, 10:16 PM
Nice sketch, laurghita :)

05 May 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.

05 May 2011, 11:09 PM
nice works guys :)

PS, ~15mn

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

here's mine (

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

here's mine (

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


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

Also, thanks for the good word!

06 June 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 (

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 :/ (

Step 3:
trying to get those rocks right, adding details (

Step 4:
managed to finally put rocks in place, preparing water surface placing some reflection from the rocks, placed cowboy silhouette (

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 (

And final image with few final touches (cowboy, plants, stones at the shore) and some color tweaks, added sharpen filter (

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.

06 June 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:

06 June 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..

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