Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Photoshop 'Expressionistic' Practice

Not one of my best but it's good practice I guess. Following the advice from my lessons I tried to adapt them into Photoshop and made this colourful piece. It's a lot easier to pick the colours in Photoshop, which makes it quicker to finish. Oh and less messy let's not forget :P

8 comments:

  1. Very awesome, you've learned a lot during the summer. Now you should start using a lot more colours from the lights and environment around. shadows and light always have their different colours. For example there is usually cold light in the interior and warm light outside (ofcourse it also depends from the weather) and if you look closely reflections also have understandable shapes of windows or something like that around. Push it forward, don't stop! I'm really surprised by you. :D

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  2. P.S. try using more colorful reflections very close to the edges of the thing silhouettes, it gives so much more roundness feeling to it. Not sure if I'm explaining it clearly though...

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  3. Thanks Dom! :D You are giving me a great boost by saying this. Yeah warm and cold colours is a good way to tell between light and dark. I am going to try this version on another piece. I am loving expressionistic style now. ^^

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  4. You kind of used those reflections close to the edge tat I was talking about in the bottom of the banana, but it could be a bit more clear and there is almost something like it on the left top of the apple, but it's right on the edge (right on the edge it should get darker again) and there is nothing like that in the bottom of the apple and shadows on the pot are looking very deep, almost like it would have been bent. I hope it helps to understand.

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  5. I get what you mean. Using lighter and darker colours in places where there is noticable difference in tones. That would make the objects stand out more. Yes that's what I've been doing in the lessons. I guess I need to work on it more in Photoshop :P

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  7. Not really. It is not just lighter and darker tones where it is noticeable. It is a very dull and not existing rule. Probably you've been told that as you are stepping forward to easily understand next rules, but just keep in mind that there are far more rules. There is something that is not that noticeable in reality, but on a painting it gives the roundness that I was talking about. In live discussion it would be easier to show. I found one random example on the internet though. Check it out >> http://eileencorse.blogspot.com/2008/10/apple-day.html on the right bottom part of the apple close to the shadow there is a fat pink lighter area. It is the reflection of light bounced from the table. I guess you know that, but just show it on your paintings and don't make black shadows. They are never black. I guess I'm starting to repeat myself, but just want to make sure that it is clear what I said. Just as Alan was always telling us - The world is full of different bouncing lights and that's why we use point lights - to imitate that. On the other hand we want to make something special, so even on maya if we would use simple reflections for a cup of water it looks like theoretically it should look like, but we add coloured light to spice it up and make it feel that it is not on a plane surface in empty space. And that could go to a long discussion now. :D

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