Hi. I wanted to ask you if you ever done a tutorial of how you color your arts, it look so realistic, I need some tips
this could be a really long answer, because it’s a super loaded question! it depends on what specifically you’re having trouble with. i just did a speed paint of a little comic piece i did recently:
but with something like this:
you’ll see it’s a layering process. the canvas is also huge! so to start:
i lay in flat base colors that are in the general wheelhouse of what i want to build on top of. everything has a trillion values, but normally there’s one that acts as a baseline for all of them. this includes big shadow values as well. i consider them to be their own beast.
i do the most detailed/technically difficult parts first, generally starting with the face. the secret here is, i bounce around with a thousand different colors with a brush with opacity control turned on:
i use solid blocking of color VERY conservatively, so when it is in place, it actually stands out.
while not classically trained, i’m like 95% sure my style falls under impressionism. so even though it’s not blended, the colors give an optical illusion from afar that it’s realistic. i also don’t use black!
it’s hard to give tips on something that more or less came to me organically as i started doing more and more of what i wanted. i simply discovered i hated the way i did smooth blending, so i tried a different method instead. experimentation can sometimes be the best thing you can do! i’ve also been on youtube studying a lot of other artist’s work, which has been a huge help to me personally in the past year
Many of you have been asking about the meaning of the 95 South sign hanging above the stage during Hov’s TiDAL B-Sides shows. I’m gonna let the legendary DJ Clark Kent explain why it was so amazing to see that sign up there while Hov ran through his deep cuts:
“Last night, my man Jay-Z killed the B-Sides show. There were plenty of great moments. But, for us, nothing was better than seeing this sign on stage. Probably didn’t mean much to many, but, there were a group of us that loved this one feature. Before I could search, find, and convince Jay to get to the music, this was the way, the road, the route to the paper. It was the main reason Jay didn’t want to rap. But, once I talked enough, we started to work. One of the first songs was named ‘95 South’. It quickly became our unofficial theme song. It was so important to us, we made a second version. As soon as I saw the sign on stage, I could hear every one of the six verses. Might not have meant to much to those of you that saw the show but to us it was everything. Just look at how far you can go. You killed it Homie.”
I sing of the gifts of
the gods, arts bringing joy to hunters,
Under, Diana, your auspices. At first it
was in their weapons
That all their hope was placed; with bare courage they stirred the woods,
Men without any counsel; error reached through all of life.
But afterwards they set out better, by another, more fitting way,
And took you, Lady Reason, as their ally in conducting affairs.
From Reason shined forth every aid for life, and the proper order
Of the universe, and men learned to bring forth kindred arts
From other arts; from Reason mad violence fell back, too. But it was a god who
granted to these arts Their first good omen, and who set around their deep foundations; Then each man followed his part and brought it to completion, And all of their hard work at last attained its goal. Dona cano divom, laetas venantibus artis, auspicio, Diana, tuo. prius
omnis in armis spes fuit et nuda silvas
virtute movebant inconsulti homines vitaque
erat error in omni. post alia propiore via meliusque profecti te sociam, Ratio, rebus
sumpsere gerendis. hinc omne auxilium vitae
rectusque reluxit ordo et contiguas didicere ex
artibus artes proserere, hinc demens cecidit
violentia retro. sed primum auspicium deus artibus altaque
circa firmamenta dedit; tum partes
quisque secutus exegere suas tetigitque