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Landscape Practice (45mins) by LukeQuietus
Landscape Practice (45mins)
So after my earlier attempt today I changed the technique somewhat.

I started with a large soft brush (opacity / flow: 25%) and blocked in the areas, starting from background to foreground. Background is generally lighter and foreground is darker.

Gradually I reduced the size of the brush to bring out the shapes more, still using a soft brush.

Then I used a hard brush (opacity / flow: 50%) and took samples of the color within the painting and started to really bring out the edges.

Finally I used white and painted in the light, erasing to get the look of streaks of light through the peaks. I used a few layers and droped their opacity down until it looked right.

NOTES FOR NEXT ATTEMPT: I think this is the correct method. I'll continue to work this way. However, the contrast is too low in this piece. Before moving to the highlights / light stage, perhaps paint in much darker areas, taking samples and then dropping the lightness down and painting with the hard brush (opacity / flow: 50%)

SOFTWARE: Photoshop CS5
HARDWARE: Wacom Intuos 4M
TIME: 45mins
Landscape Practice (30mins) by LukeQuietus
Landscape Practice (30mins)
Been trying to get better at landscape drawing for concepts. So I'm going to try do a daily painting of mountains, rivers, canyons, forest etc and try find my style.

This seems a bit blurry for some reason. I used a large hard brush to bloc in the shapes of the mountains and then quickly "scribbled" over them for the finer details with a softer small brush. I'm thining I did that backwards.

For the next one i'll try soft big brush first...then small hard brush for detail.

Software: Photoshop CS5
Hardware: Wacom Intuos 4M
Time: 30mins
Chapter 01: Hallway 01 by LukeQuietus
Chapter 01: Hallway 01
I have a great (if I do say so myself) idea for a survival horror game with a difference. This is the first step of making it a reality.

Concept art for Chapter 1: Hallway Interior

Tools: Photoshop CS5 + Wacom Intous 4M
TimeL: 5 hours


Luke Watts
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Current Residence: Galway, Ireland
Favourite genre of music: Death Metal, Instrumentals, Electronica, Acoustic Guitar (Antoine Dufour, Andy McKee)
Favourite style of art: Fantasy Art
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: My phone
Shell of choice: Hard ones.
Wallpaper of choice: Luis Royo pics
Skin of choice: I'll stick with my own thanks
Favourite cartoon character: Samurai Jack, Aku, Iroh, Toph Bei Fong, Zim, Gir
Personal Quote: Never knock on deaths door. Ring the bell and run away. Death really hates that!
  • Mood: Humor
  • Listening to: the audio remix of my pastimes and interests
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: Firefly, Loiue, I'm a Cyborg but thats OK
  • Playing: Fifa 11, Fallout 3 Broken Steel/Point Lookout
  • Eating: Had 2 hotdogs earlier
  • Drinking: Coffee (as always)
So I was looking through my youtube channel at all my favs from back when I started faving things years back up to now and I started Ctrl clicking on certain ones that stood out to me. About 10 was around the amount I opened. These were as varied as Antoine Dufour, Preston Reed and Phil Keaggy to Resident Evil 3 Mercenaries gameplay, and some Loius CK sketches. But I forgot youtube starts playing them so after a few seconds I was listening to the audio remix of all my trends, hobbies and interests of the last 5 or so years. It was bizarre and interesting. I could hear zombies being shot while guitars played and Louis CK spoke along to it all. The odd sound of a checkpoint chime would ring out from RE Mercs and zombes would moan while being shot and then gradually the music faded out as each different guitarist stopped until it ended with Louis CK finishing up a set. You should all try it. Pick 10 things from old to new that stand out to you from your favs (as varied as they may be) and ctrl click them all (open them in background tabs) and just listen as it fades in as videos start and then fades out as videos finish. YOU the REMIX

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The-DaneMen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist

Thanks for the faves. 

If you ever have any questions about me or my comics, send 'em my way. 

LukeQuietus Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! Keep up the good work!
windyvintage Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
i just realise your comment bout that you doubt that im graphic designer in years ago. this is my portfolio and i dont do 'jokes' illustration anymore like you said hehehe....
LukeQuietus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some nice work there. I run a Web Design agency so if you ever want a website, like something more customisable than a site, or just wanna see what the options are feel free to contact us: Affinity4.
Promet-he-us Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014   General Artist
Thank you very much for the :+fav: for 'The Swan', Luke!
The-DaneMen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
THANKS for adding me to your WATCH LIST. :)
Tahyon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
happy b-day!
LukeQuietus Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man!
TheIronRing Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for watching us!! :) Glad you appreciate our works!
bluesixtynine Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Thanks for the :+fav:'s and the :+devwatch:
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