CGS DSF 3518 40 mn "A Winter Day "


"A Winter Day "

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40mins, GIMP and Graphire2. I am very slow and out of practice right now!


Here’s my attempt at todays topic. Always trying to be a bit more economical with my brushstrokes.
Much to learn. 40mn

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I really like the brush work u have… and the nice feel of the painting.

I remembered wrong the topic after started painting and it came out as winter night! But… my excuse is that in Finland we really dont have “real” days in winter, because the dark comes already at 4 pm…! :smiley:


Oh man, you all have got such nice paintings. I love the colors of X, very nice stuff and the tree is adorable!

I’m just going for a cheeseball image, hehe…but hey, I just woke up and the topic came to mind for no reason.

(42min) Verve


All three of you, your colours are fab.

It does remind me that by default I pick three or four shades of the same colour to start with, and that loses me depth if I don’t have several hours to go and add in others!


I’m on a weird trip of being super-bold, making a two color base layer and then doing another color layer over top, which I then partially erase as atmosphere only, so to say, then I may even add a third layer with yet another color to vignette it or broadly tint areas a little. Verve currently doesn’t have blend-modes, which sounds bad, but it actually makes you work with a more natural oil-painting spirit of adding varnishes so to say. But I’ll soon add blend modes, too.

Another way I’ve been painting is even weirder. I do a black against transparent sketch, which I smudge for shading, too. Then I add color underneath it in a separate layer. That works stunningly well! I may then add a layer on top to add highlights, for example. A very quick and secure/relaxed way of coloring.


Here is mine. Finished on the time, but I am not very happy with it. I could not get the right depth and distance:(

anyway, I love Xharthok image, I totally see all the icy crystals in the snow!!
Sazem - weirdly reminded me Cabin in the woods movie
TheTaron - interesting approach, looks like oil painting


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