Yes! Sorry about that i hate turning people down, i really do appreciate your kind words though. Feel free to get back in touch at a later date but otherwise i will do my best to get back to you when i'm free. Have a great day!
Fantastic, I love the style! I like the loose strokes, I think it works so well. I think the blue scene in the bottom left is my favourite, I dunno why, I think it's the depth of the landscape (the faint mountains and castle in the background... well, it looks like a castle/building on a mountain to me anyway!), and the intrigue of where those people by the campfire are headed to. Awesome!
Hey cool paintings What's the process for you on picking colors for your paintings? Do you have swatches saved out beforehand or do you pick colours as you go? I'm still learning painting and one of the things I find tricky is picking out colours that work well together and at the same time thinking about lighting, foreground/bg values to show depth etc.
Thanks! To be honest my best advice isn't so much a process on picking the colours but more so on understanding colours and light. Find some photos and try to replicate them in photoshop (maybe not pixel perfect, but so that you get a good idea about the colour, form and light in the scene) when you do enough of these you begin to see patterns and also build up a library in your head of how light works in scenes. Of course there is a lot of colour theory out there and some 'rules' that can help such as complimentary colors (on a colour wheel the colour oposite is that colours complimentary colour which would work well when used together), also usually if you have a warm desaturated light the shadows will be warmer / more saturated. So yes, my tip would be to study from photos and look at the world around you ~ how the light is reacting with objects and effecting their colour, how the colours bounce around and mix. This will make things much more instinctive when you are painting as you have much more knoweldge of why and how the colours are how they are. Hope that helps
Looks awesome Jack. I saw your work in progress a while back, and only saw the finished thumbnails today. Must say that you seem to have leveled-up a few stages! My favourite is the top right, the composition and focus is particularly effective here. I've said this in the past, but I'm definitely going to work on environments after all the feedback I got recently!
Hey thanks Si, glad you like them! Ah the top right was one of my favorites too, I've started working on it some more and hopefully get that finished up some time Awesome, yeah it's probably best if you can get a few examples of environments in your portfolio. Let me know if you need any help with it!
Thank you I tend to avoid most custom brushes, however i used a rectangular chalky brush for mostly all of these - nothing too special i just prefer the shape than the round brushes. In fact, the brush i used is a tool preset created by Anthony Jones and can be found here: [link]