Friday, April 10, 2015

Finished the practice painting!


This was fun to finish! I'd say I gained a little bit more muscle memory on how to create large shapes and work detail off of it.

I stared at these artworks to help me:
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/wow-weapon-fan-art
http://murph3.deviantart.com/art/pre-Dwar-texture-263634643
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/ice-crown-citadel-inspired-dagger


My last progress was on the cannon itself. Just a quick blocking out of color and testing a theory I had on how to apply paint quick. Pretty much used the gradient tool to cover the major value changes.

What I would say I learned after this... I need to break "MY" rules more often. Don't only do what you've seen people do. For example, Tyson Murphy painted his gradient into his texture. But since I wanted to cover space really fast (10 minutes before playing Monster Hunter 4!), I used the gradient tool. I think it work for a blocking pass.