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How to paint atmospheric rooftops in ArtRage

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youtube: nTnHQK6UTK8 There’s a passage of writing early on in Titus Groan, the first part of the Gormenghast trilogy, where the author and illustrator Mervyn Peake describes the magical rooftop vista that greets kitchen menial Steerpike after he escapes through a window. It’s the first thing that springs to mind when reading this question.




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How to paint lizard skin with Corel Painter X3

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The canvas layer is filled with green and both the dark and light scales are painted on separate layers above




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How to paint a person in the rain

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Desaturated colours, wet surfaces and visible rain drops create a convincing rain storm There are three important factors to keep in mind while painting a character caught in a rain storm: the atmosphere in the image, the effect of water on a body, and how the water drops create an opaque halo around the subject.




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Paint like a pro with free digital art software

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Artist David Revoy created this piece on the new version of Krita




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These fantasy tropical fish will inspire you to paint

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My most important tip is to sit down and gather some references of tropical fish. Many of the tropical fish that we know of live on the world’s coral reefs, so Googling “The Great Barrier Reef”, for example, should be sufficient to get you started on gathering inspirational material.




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Paint an epic manga monster fight scene

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I’m drawing a scene of creepy snake monsters and ghost zombie warriors doing battle with a couple of cat and fox ninja girls, because… well, why the hell not! In this workshop I’m going to show you my usual approach for creating artworks that are more of an anime or manga style. Lets get to it!




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Learn to draw and paint using this Photoshop alternative

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youtube: MzUNyYOzHPQ Having been so vocal on my aversion to renting my tools, I’ve been asked by the fine people at ImagineFX to put an alternative to Photoshop through its paces.




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How to paint a rainy night-time scene

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youtube: EDB3quqMEKw Such a scene is all about the ripples and reflections. I paint the image in Corel Painter, working on individual layers. I create a stormy sky using the Airbrush tool on a background layer. When painting the sky I make the clouds that are closer to the horizon thinner, ensuring they have the correct perspective. I overlay the clouds with a gradient layer to make the colour consistent with a dark and stormy night.




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Mercedes-Benz has a new concept car powered by its paint job

The newest concept car from Mercedes-Benz is the Vision G-Code, a stout silver vehicle that looks like it’s from the near future. Unveiled this week, the concept SUV — or SUC (Sports Utility Coupé) as the German carmaker calls it — boasts all sorts of futuristic features. It runs on a hybrid engine, but it’s not your typical hybrid: the back wheels are powered by an electric motor while the front wheels are driven by a turbocharged hydrogen combustion engine. The electric motor’s power comes…

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How to paint an ornate design on metal work

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Painting ornate designs on a surface can be made easier if you treat it as a separate element to the surface it’s going to be on. Before I try and tackle the ornate designs on the armour I try to make sure that the armour is already complete and painted to a fairly finished degree. Only then will I begin painting the ornate designs on top.




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