PaintBlog III – Shadows and Light

Lots of work last night, though some of the details may be too small to really make much of an impact in the accompanying photographs.

This is basically what we started with:

Paint Blog 3, as it stands.  Stood.  Click to open in a new window.

I was moved to work on the red and black, again. I started applying some shadows to the right side of the red face, where the greenface would overhang it.

Then, I began detailing the red face. I used small bits of white on ridges and things, which gave the whole thing a wet, organic look. Below, you can see a preliminary version, next to a “final” version. The differences are pretty small (mostly near the bottom of the face), and, as you can see, the image on the right is a bit darker than it ought to be.

Paint Blog 3, detailing the red.  Click to open in a new window.

Paint Blog 3, fixing the red detail.  Click to open in a new window.

Before, this guy looked ominous and vaguely threatening. Now, he still has both of those qualities, but we can add a third: disgusting.

As they say at McDonald’s: I’m lovin’ it.

Next, we added some bits to the left side of where red face is emerging, so that it would somewhat match up with green face.

Paint Blog 3 detail, left edge.  Click to open in a new window.

Following that, we changed the shading on the tongue-like structure at red face’s lower right (from the point of view of the viewer, not red face) so that it looks like part of the structure that has hatched.

Paint Blog 3 detail, green tongue.  Click to open in a new window.

So: here is what we have as of today. I’m putting in two pictures because a) I can, and b) the two are exposed a bit differently, and each gives a different air to the work.

Paint Blog 3, a bit dark.  Click to open in a new window. Paint Blog 3, somewhat lighter.  Click to open in a new window.

I used more brushes last night than in many a moon; to be fair, though, that’s because I would clean what I had and suddenly think of something else to add.

Sometime today, I’m going to try and update the Index file for these things (as always, it’s over there on the right side).

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3 thoughts on “PaintBlog III – Shadows and Light

  1. wow!!!! i love it!!!! it gets better with each update!!!

    thank you so much for the comment on the “intro” paragraph; i am putting it into poem form and adding in to my pile of future submission…lol i am a dreamer!!!

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