Saturday, November 14, 2009

Space Experiment

Widescreen only:

Created in Photoshop CS4 in 6 or 7 hours.

This was for an art challenge on LiveJournal, the criteria being "space". I wasn't going to be literal about it; I was going to do something about the emotional space between people. Then I thought it might be fun to make a star field to put in the background - I'd only made one previously and had always wanted to do another. When I got going on the star field, however, I kind of got carried away and so the final piece ended up being a literal outerspace thing. Its not fantastic, as far as digital spaceworks go but it was good practice. I really envy the people who can do photo-realistic space art - especially nebulas; I'd love to learn to make one!

So, all done in Photoshop, took about 6 or 7 hours.
Thank you to some of the nifty tutorials found at SolarVoyager, including the two Greg Martin tuts I'd used previously (the man is THE master at creating spacefields - check out his illustrations at his site).

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lazy Days

Some time ago I asked for wallpaper idea suggestions and this is from one of those. It is a blatant rip off of "Just a Couple of Girls" by Harry Wilson Watrous.

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full: 1600x12001280x9601152x8641024x768

About: The painting gave me poses but I drew everything from scratch myself. I actually drew this out in the "pen & ink" style of my last several wallpapers and then purposely drew sloppy blocks of color under the "ink" to fill it in and when I took the linework away, this is what was left. I liked the retro look of it and decided to leave it that way. :D You can see the ink by itself here. Their expressions were bugging me anyway so I like the end version much better.