Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Weekend brush mix

I've been working alot with my custom brush set recently, trying to utilize few settings here and there along with new patterns and what not. Apparently with results that weren't interesting enough to include them among existing brushes. And then I decided to take a step back instead and see what potential I could bring with stuff that is already there...
So here is the little scene I painted with my brushes, but this time trying to mix 3-4 different patterns and brush strokes, linking and overlaying different painted layers, etc. I'm pretty happy with results so far and more confident with each another brush stroke. Good exercise, loads of those ahead.

15 comments:

Andrew Kim said...

Am I really the first one to post?? :)
This is really cool man!
You're a monster!!! ;P

Shaddy Safadi said...

The texturey goodness is awesome, Did the Dark Rider one start similarly? and then you detailed it out? What's amazing about your stuff is that it manages to have a loose brushworky feel and still be photo realistic. I want to see the reference you bastard.

Yohann Schepacz said...

Man you re getting too good. Do you mean you re using combination of custom shapes and custom brushes ? Would love to see a whip :)

Chun Lo said...

Amazing!
You're quite the monster lol
I can't even comprehend how you do these so fast.
Mind sharing them brushes would love to try em? ;)

Kaya said...

Awesome, really. I love how you created a realistic atmosphere using your artistic brushes. Very inspiring!

Rubén Pérez said...

Pretty awesome

Björn said...

You are a true champion of values, it would be REALLY interesting to hear you thoughts and approach to values.

I love this piece, don't stop! :D

Brandon Bien said...

Wow, that's a really wonderful picture. Feel free to ramble on for paragraphs when you post these as I would like to know more about what's going on when you paint.

Ross Tran said...

Loves it!

Marmad said...

...there is nothing to say.

Ben Greene said...

Yeah, this is definitely hitting the money! Very nice.

kevin page said...

looks great!
Some seem to use as few different brushes as possible. Are you going to try to keep it to just a few, or do you use as many as necessary?

Maciej Kuciara said...

kevin - as many as necessary, but it's good idea to group them and limit set of few for specific material, then use another few for different material and so on.

bjorn - I try to play with contrast of values as much as I can. I try to follow Richard Schimd idea, where you only contrast values in areas you want your eye to focus and keep them neutral to each elsewhere. likewise with edge sharpnes, contrast of colors and so on.

chun lo - brushes should be posted somewhere earlier in the blog. If not, let me know, I will reupload the set.

yohann - thats' exactly what I'm doing. Also, linking layers that have custom shape with different painted textures and reusing the result with red, blue or green channel selection to create new mask for yet another custom brushes texture paint and so on...mix of those things in different order :P

Hannes said...

Good lord, this really left me with my mouth standing open. It's been months, if not more, that I've seen anything this good. Thanks for sharing, really o_o I don't know what to say.

Jared said...

Watch out Craig Mullins! This is really an amazing painting. The textures remind me a lot of Richard Schmids paintings. Well done.