Monday, July 23, 2007

buildings.




recently i've been painting alot of buildings in the back.
i some how like the comp better than the painting.
my good friend david jein told me to start doing my comps on better paper and using it as a piece instead of throwing it away. since then i've been spending alittle more time on my comps.
the last one is not finished, but im just excited about it cause i learn how to use layers. i use to paint everything in one layer and wondered why people used 40+ layers. now i know, thanks eric.

12 comments:

Jacqueline Hudon said...

I know exactly what you mean about the comps looking better than the finished piece. It's happened to me several times. I think the reason is that when I'm doing the comp I'm much looser, but I often tighten up when I do the final because I'm trying so much harder to make it perfect.

These are nice. As usual, I'm drawn to the black and white one with the touch of pink. It's so lovely.

When you talked about layers were you referring to actual paint or photoshop?

sophan said...

yeah, the last one is photoshop. im starting to really like it.

Jacqueline Hudon said...

I've never painted anything digitally myself. I don't really know how.

That last image looks pretty cool though. I think your style translates well to digital.

Saskia said...

....i somehow can´t tell now which is digital and which is not, and you can consider this as an compliment XDDD I love them all, but especially the one in the middle. I would buy a print if there is one .) Your color choices always make me happy =)

William Fenholt said...

Your sense of design is out of control. All of these pieces are really nice.

LYSOL said...

YOUR DOIN IT soPAN!

verdadverde said...

yeesss... soo nice. Architectural elements bring a nice contrast to the organic shapes. Rob Clayton kept on mentioning that I should try to incorporate them in my pieces but I've been too stubborn. Good to see you're doing it!

verdadverde said...

oh by the way I'm going to send a package to my exroommate Vicky and in it there should be some prints for you. I'd rather you tell me which ones you'd like so I don't have to guess. Tell Drewkowski!!

Saskia said...

hey, thank you for your comment ;_; Cel shading is describe the coloring style for animations...in anime and disney for example, before that computerstuff they used cel foils to colour the lines they wanted to animate :) Just with simple shades and so :)
You can do this effect in Photshop, since it is very easy to use :)

Nathan Fowkes said...

These are great!

verdadverde said...

your wish is my command!

dq said...

Nice images!
I really dig the last one, and the rhythms in the first painting.