Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 352

SILVER SURFER AND TOOMIE. 2017.
Gouache on illustration board, 9 × 12″.

Using an anatomical figure I had already sculpted in Sculptris, I created a texture to mimic the reflective surface I needed. By painting a sphere (or using a photo of one) Sculptris can map the reflections to the 3D model to create a passable rendering. This eliminates the need for computing all the light trajectories in a scene. The painting itself was done in gouache on Strathmore Mixed Media Board.


Long live The King!


I think this was a photo I altered and plugged into Sculptris


pencils


detail of raw scan

13 comments:

  1. This is awesome!I have a question though, did you do an underpainting in gouache and paint over it opaque.Also how did you paint the darker areas first or start lighter. I'm starting in gouache so it would very helpful hearing this from an experienced professionals. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks! I did an underpainting first, usually dark washes first. I save the light, opaque passes for the end. Basically, pick your darkest dark and paint those first. Then move on to the next value until all that's left is the pure white of the paper.

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    2. Thanks so much this means a lot!Gouache is a difficult medium your art is literally what makes still stay in this medium!

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    3. Thanks for responding ,sir! What colour do prefer for underpainting and what paper do u prefer for gouache (last question
      I promise!).

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    4. Usually something dark, like Sepia or Payne's Gray. I've used Ivory Black before, but not often.

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  2. Hey man this piece is amazing (just like all your other work!). I need some advice in gouache because I'm a beginner. Do you do a wet gouache underpainting and paint opaque over it or any other techniques?Also do you paint the darker areas first or vice versa and how do get textures of various skin(reflective as seen here )?I would appreciate if you respond.Thanks

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    1. The reflective surface is all about reference. You just need to know what color and where to put it. If you want some good practice, try painting a chrome object from life.

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  3. Thanks for replying! Any other tips on gouache

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    1. Just practice and paint from life. And check out James Gurney's blog and videos for gouache!

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    2. Thanks! (BTW my Internet is terrible so If a swarm comments show up I'm sorry)

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    3. No worries! I moderate comments to prevent spam — that's why there's a delay.

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