Paint Blog II – Fourth and Down (Graphics Overload)

It’s been close to a year since we last looked at Paint Blog II. When we did, it looked like this.

Now, it looks like this.

What happened? Did it get painted over for some other fool scheme? Well…not exactly. The first image above was made when Paint Blog II was a triptych, or a three-panel work.

Now, it’s a four-panel work, technically called (thanks, Cafe Terrace!) a polyptych. And you know what I did?

That’s right. I forgot to show you any of it.

However, I didn’t forget to photograph it. So for your consideration below, are the steps of Panel Four’s creation from beginning to…end?

Possibly. This stuff is always hard to say for sure. (Since the second photo above was taken, the right-most edges of the cloud-storm have been softened.)

Anyway, on with the show…because of the sheer number of images, I’ll be keeping commentary to a minimum (also I’ve forgotten rather a lot).

Lots of graphics, so if you don’t wanna stick around, I understand. But thanks for visiting!

Let’s get some paint on there.

Let’s shape it into sky.

Let’s make a big ole cloud-bank.

And as we’re doing that, Let’s add some ground.

While we’re doing those things, let’s detail them with highlights and what-not.

What should we do with the ground that’s a bit farther away? The answer may surprise you, though probably not if you’ve read many of these things. (Anyway, the guidelines painted on the 11th painting give it away.) Some vague highlights…

Yes, it’s a whole horde of writhing tentacles, approaching out of a vast sea of them. Good guess!

We gradually add shading and highlights to these…

Let’s give them a buidling to play with. Specifically, we’ll give them the other section of the building to the right on the Third Panel.



Yes, that’s right. There’s a fifth panel, beyond that which is known to man…


5 thoughts on “Paint Blog II – Fourth and Down (Graphics Overload)

  1. Nice to see that work evolve. I’m also looking forward to panel #5 (hopefully, it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge)

  2. I like seeing how your works evolve. I’m also waiting on that 5th panel (I hope it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge)

  3. This is the one I like the best – all of them that make the whole thing.

    Also, I was left all intrigued with “Drive” … What happened next? Who, why?

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