Some coral plants painted last summer.
Full process on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYpDCf2lxrI
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I can't art right now because my room reeks* and I can't bear to sit in it at my desk. I'm sleeping in the spare room for now. Show more
*Dodgy plumbing job in our extension = rat came because it loved leaky poo pipes (fixed now) = council rat man laid down poison = rat died in my bedroom walls/floor and there's nothing for it but to wait until it rots away.
Nice: someone reblogged one of my pics on Tumblr
Plusgood: they added tags
Ungood: it's one of those RP blogs that uses stupid tiny text in tags as well as special characters for decoration, so I have literally no idea what they're saying about it
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Hello, I'm new here. I'm working on personal Illustration and design projects and trying to level up in general and keep going with it all. I'm interested in concept art, folk art and digital painting in general. I'll post sketches and experiments here from time to time. My portfolio is at https://thimblefolio.com and here is some of my recent work:https://mastodon.art/media/N0tlVHteqtgEjHCRAbY https://mastodon.art/media/VJFpkyznmgMG3Glh738 https://mastodon.art/media/oLJM44V7NfREmUaAtpI https://mastodon.art/media/i0PbEMjHZ-Uu0zUg8c8
Some news: I want to pull out of my art slump and post more in 2018, so I've remade some of my places.
Consolidated my art sites and moved everything onto: http://sludge.town
New Tumblr: http://sludgetown.tumblr.com
Also I do still have an art Twitter: http://twitter.com/sludgetown But from now on, I'll toot here and let the excellent crossposter https://crossposter.masto.donte.com.br/ handle reposting on birdsite.
Some photos of the Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank, taken at Bluedot festival. https://mastodon.art/media/W3fJWSyxfonX2AmY1-A https://mastodon.art/media/Cwr_SP6H-SvDPT93-8A https://mastodon.art/media/fJPjCKjkZk7LVgI2E6Y https://mastodon.art/media/ajhD8Yr6Cy4Nv677u6Y
More here: http://potato.potato.town/?p=670
I hope I'm not coming across as saying my method is the one true way or I'm an expert at this. It just disappoints when I see black and white photos that are clearly one-click when the OP could have made them so much prettier with little effort.
I'm editing photos I took during my little holiday and thought I'd demonstrate something. (This is part of the Lovell telescope.)
Left: image converted from colour to b&w simply by right-click and 'desaturate': https://mastodon.art/media/3HvrgRnJaC1K2H8woew
Right: how I normally edit pics I want to turn b&w. https://mastodon.art/media/m55ScpjdRP_utXeV1Rg
Don't simply hit the desaturate filter! Take the time to play with levels, contrast, and even a bit of noise (blue channel) first.
Gnnn, making tiled backgrounds is hard. (Not so much the mapping; software can do that for you. It's making something that looks good when tiled.)
Has anyone used Stuart Semple's Black 2.0 pigment? I'm painting with it now and I've lost count of how many coats I've applied. Wondering how many it takes for it to look properly black.
I think the most useful drawing advice I've had recently is 'pull curves, push straights'. I.e. when drawing a straight line, draw it with your pen/stylus etc. going from close to you to further away. Vice versa for drawing curved lines.
I got some lovely headshot commissions from Calypsolemon on Tumblr! http://calypsolemon.tumblr.com/post/161569096303/
I'm using these as icons for my characters' aesthetic blogs (linked here if you want to see: https://monstrousconstructs.tumblr.com/post/161574893426 ).
@Firstaide Thank you for the kind words! I'm not sure what Murgatranthes uses as dye, tbh. I don't know if human-style hair dyes would work on feathers. I know hair and feathers are the same protein but hair dye might make feathers clump or something? I'll just put it down to 'something the demons have invented'.