Thursday, March 25, 2010

Flying Machine

Flying Machine, originally uploaded by Ntkufreak.

Ugh, this was challenging. I spent about a week making silhouettes and several newspaper sheets of rough sketches before finally coming to this strange conglomeration of a lobster, a butterfly, and a humpback whale. Machine. I was painting it last night and while I liked how it was coming along, it was very monochromatic-bronze. So at the last minute I took a file that was composed of flats making up the machine, colored them in a way I thought was nice, and Overlayed/Soft-Lighted/Something-or-other them over the machine.

While I am decently pleased with the current color scheme, the painting aspect is definitely not finished, which is disappointing. It's something I plan to come back to soon because I still have some momentum from working on it. Ideally, it will become painted enough that I can drop the sketch layer, which is flattening out the ship.

Otherwise, it's also looking a little static, but that's something I'm hoping to fix once it becomes more rendered.

After placing the ship and very quickly blocking out its silhouette for composition, I completely painted the clouds because I wanted to decide how light would be reflecting from them, before even attempting to paint and color the ship itself.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Words on Wheels

Words on Wheels, originally uploaded by Ntkufreak.

My Words on Wheels entry... the poem was chosen for me. Purple Snow... very fitting, considering the week I was working on it was the snowpocalyse, and of course... I love the color purple. This is for my Concepts 2 class, not a Photoshop class assignment! Astonishing.


Butterfly Still Life, v. 2, originally uploaded by Ntkufreak.

Minai Landscape, originally uploaded by Ntkufreak.

Making revisions of some of my Advanced Photoshop Class pieces. Click if you want to see the blog posts of the old still life and the old landscape.

Going to post one of my Concepts 2 assignments soon.


Cat, originally uploaded by Ntkufreak.

Just another Photoshop assignment. I do have other classes, I promise. I'll post those things up soon, too.

In the meantime, this was done from life and I obviously should have put more time into the rest as I did the face, but I like how it turned out.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Minai Landscape

Minai Landscape, originally uploaded by Ntkufreak.

For my Advanced Photoshop class. Photoshop gave me a heart attack when it crashed -- I guess it didn't record my saves, or I didn't actually save, but I lost about 3 hours worth of the polishing.

FORTUNATELY, I'd screen capped it to show a friend.

So... I lost a ton of my layers and the high-res of the image. BUT I didn't lose EVERYTHING. And I was much more up to just scale it back to the size it needed to be and keep going with what I had, then paint everything again and have the saddest face.

Anyway, yeah, it's done.