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Digital Painting: Orchids

Postby finsterc » Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:05 am

I'm working on a new digital painting for my stepdad and I'm taking a few lazy screenshots (snapping a pics of my screen with my iPhone) as I work. I figured I could share the process with him after I finish the piece. Here's what I got so far.

Rough Outline sketch


Laying down the base colors


Blending the base colors


That's it for tonight. I'll start adding the finer details tomorrow.
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Re: Digital Painting: Orchids

Postby ehoeveler » Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:41 am

I like seeing your process! Thanks for reminding us that prior planning prevents you-know-what...The vivid fuschia/orchid colors and the arrangement of the flowers look beautiful! Thank You, E
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Re: Digital Painting: Orchids

Postby finsterc » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:27 am

I actually finished this up tonight. Here's a few more shots along the way.
Zoom in to paint in the fine details

Use contrasting highlights and lowlights to define edges
Use contrasting highlights and lowlights to define edges

Too pink

Adjust levels and color balance

A little more PS magic to add some texture
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Re: Digital Painting: Orchids

Postby finsterc » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:32 am

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Re: Digital Painting: Orchids

Postby jenn_iam » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:09 pm

You did an amazing job on this... its wonderful. I absolutely love Orchids, and you nailed it.
Your In Progress photos are great too.. thanks for sharing!
May your world be painted in the Brightest of colors!

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(All mediums; Conceptual Design, Costume Creation, to Application)
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Re: Digital Painting: Orchids

Postby finsterc » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:54 pm

Thanks Jenn. I had this printed on Hahnemuhle Torchon and it looks great.
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Re: Digital Painting: Orchids

Postby ehoeveler » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:52 pm

A real beauty!!! Turned out gorgeous. Thank You, E
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Re: Digital Painting: Orchids

Postby Symphoneus » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:48 pm

I just wanted to thank you for posting this out in steps like this. This kind of information is VERY useful.
The fate of men, might weigh on me,
But I take that sin quite well,
Only cold wins, in the dark it seems,
But I hear there's warmth in hell...
(8p)
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Re: Digital Painting: Orchids

Postby finsterc » Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:14 am

Framed and ready for shipment.
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Re: Digital Painting: Orchids

Postby ehoeveler » Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:38 am

This would look wonderful in anyone's home. Have you sold it, yet?
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Re: Digital Painting: Orchids

Postby finsterc » Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:08 pm

ehoeveler wrote:This would look wonderful in anyone's home. Have you sold it, yet?

No this is the one and only print. It is a gift for my Stepdad.
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