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Just noticed that there hasn’t been anything posted on here for a few days now. Thought I’d do a quick something-something in photoshop to throw up here before I left work. Hopes you likes.


Written by zee

August 13, 2008 at 2:46 am

Update, finally.

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I don’t have much to update with, since I have been slacking when it comes to sketch club and figure drawing lately!

This is a fairly quick digital paint over a sketch I did last week.


I will post some other stuff later, but I want to do some work in photoshop first.

Written by phildraws

August 5, 2008 at 5:38 am

Self Portrait

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I want to get this whole Photoshop painting thing figured out. So I’m going to start by doing some portraits, and I’ll try to keep them quick. This one took me about an hour and fifteen minutes. Hopefully after a few more, the process will speed up and feel a bit more natural. Right now I rely on the undo button too much!

Written by scottdraws

July 20, 2008 at 8:49 pm

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So today I watched the first part of a 2-part video featuring Bruno “Nox” Gore (of Massive Black fame) working on a digital painting in photoshop. His finished piece is pretty amazing and he accomplished it all without any reference or planning stages.  It was pretty inspiring to watch him work.  So much so in fact that I had to quickly pull up photoshop before I left work to try my hand at just coming up with something from nothing.  I haven’t had much experience in doing any speedpaints, and I certainly have not done one in quite some time.  This is the best I could do in about 25 minutes, and while it’s not great I’m not disappointed by it either.  I got to quickly try my hand at some of the ideas I picked up from the nox vid, and more importantly I tried working with “LAB” colours which is something I just discovered today. To think I’ve been working with photoshop on a daily basis for at least the last 2 years and it never even occurred to me to stop and wonder what the LAB colour format was! Using LAB colours is quite a radical concept for me (in a good way) and I will definitely talk more about this in a later post.  But suffice it for now to say it has to do with how colours mix and are represented by our eyes and by our screens; and believe it or not this colour mode includes “imaginary” colours that don’t even exist!  I am excited about this! 

Written by zee

June 12, 2008 at 9:45 am

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