Monday, April 27, 2009

more invented land

(updated with block in) i think i'm getting the "scrubby bush" look on hills to work better now. it's 85% form and 15% texture. gotta get the form first, major planes then minor, then sub forms....then texture. all invented, no photo textures. spent more time on the initial block in and silhouettes. makes all the difference..

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sunday Sketch

(updated:fixed top left of mountain and added brush) another invented landscape. the focus on this one was trying to get a brush that helps with the dense broccoli like trees. need some more refinement on that idea still i think.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Custom Brushes

this image is entirely hand painted. it was an exercise in mimicking the impression of photo reality but without any actually photo textures. i looked carefully at each area and made a brush that best mimicked the visual noise. the clouds were the simplest. it's just a chalk brush with a little scattering because that's the impression it gave. the foliage generally needed a few brushes. the block in took only about 20 minutes but the rest i did spend hours on. mostly thinking and planning and not so much wrist time.i hope to do more of this because it was so educational.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009


started playing around with Vue again the other day. here's something built and rendered in Vue and then touched up in photoshop. clouds are real. hope to do more soon.


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