What I tell myself everyday.

To all the people watching, I can never ever thank you enough for the kindness to me, I'll think about it for the rest of my life. All I ask is one thing, and this is.. I'm asking this particularily of young people that watch: Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism - for the record it's my least favorite quality, it doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen. I'm telling you, amazing things will happen." - Conan 'O'Brien

September 25, 2007

The finished painting

So after farting around for many hours.... this is wat I got....

I had great difficulties with painting the feel of volume of the clouds. So I cheated with images of real clouds layered on top. Hiaz....will keep experimenting.

Things I realised (painfully)

- Take note the direction of the light

- There is keylight and also Fill/bounce light!

- Organise and Paint in Layers. e.g background clouds, midground, foreground.

- Colors of the clouds have to be consistent. I had too much contrast and color variation.

- Paint Loose.... I was too tight in my strokes..

- Know what you want! I could not decide the feel of the painting. I could not decide whether to paint realistic or painterly and the detail as well was a problem...

7.) Its all about lighting and shadows....

Until next time.