Shadowness - Randomfeatured http://shadowness.com A tight-knit community for art enthusiasts of all level where they can post work and receive feedback. en The Jeepney Driver & The Tourist by seedsower http://shadowness.com/seedsower/the-jeepney-driver--the-tourist <a href="http://shadowness.com/seedsower/the-jeepney-driver--the-tourist"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item8/239495/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Rey Esla Teo Caricature Digital Painting Gov. ER Ejercito Jeorge Estregan & Mayor Maita Ejercito recorded process of the first version here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov1XxbkE81Y Tue, 10 Jul 2012 07:31:02 -0400 lady magenta by martincabale http://shadowness.com/martincabale/lady-magenta <a href="http://shadowness.com/martincabale/lady-magenta"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/125565/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />MAGENTA -is a color of universal harmony and emotional balance. It is spiritual yet practical, encouraging common sense and a balanced outlook on life. The color magenta helps to create harmony and balance in every aspect of life; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. A combination of red and violet, magenta contains the passion, power and energy of red, restrained by the introspection and quiet energy of violet. Magenta influences our whole personal and spiritual development. It strengthens our intuition and psychic ability while assisting us to rise above the everyday dramas of our daily life to experience a greater level of awareness and knowledge. This color is an instrument of change and transformation; it helps to release old emotional patterns that prevent personal and spiritual development and aids us in moving forward. Magenta is uplifting to our spirits during times of unhappiness, anger or frustration. In the meaning of colors, magenta represents universal love at its highest level. It promotes compassion, kindness and cooperation and encourages a sense of self respect and contentment in those who use it. Gentle and caring in its approach, it generates acceptance, tolerance, support and patience. The color magenta is a color of cheerfulness, happiness, contentment and appreciation for what you have acquired and achieved. Most people feel more optimistic when in the company of magenta. Magenta is the color of the non-conformist, the free spirit. It pushes you to take responsibility for creating your own path in life and increases dream activity while assisting you in turning your ambitions and desires into reality. A strong and inspiring color, magenta can appear outrageous and shocking on one hand or innovative and imaginative on the other. It is creativity inspired by beauty. Magenta is spontaneous and impulsive, yet resourceful and organized. It is invaluable in negotiating peace and calm in those who are at odds with one another. Sat, 27 Aug 2011 13:37:43 -0400 hourly all by ika http://shadowness.com/ika/hourly-all <a href="http://shadowness.com/ika/hourly-all"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/40994/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> Tue, 01 Feb 2011 23:19:15 -0500 Arrow by xbrightwingx http://shadowness.com/xbrightwingx/arrow <a href="http://shadowness.com/xbrightwingx/arrow"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/198985/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />A portrait of a friend's black lab named Arrow. Done for a local art exhibition. Watercolor and Arcylic on 140 lb Coldpress Approximately 20 hours. Sat, 03 Mar 2012 20:10:18 -0500 Figure Walkthrough; Part I by snowmask http://shadowness.com/snowmask/figure-walkthrough-part-i-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/snowmask/figure-walkthrough-part-i-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/77647/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />I am using my most recently finished painting "<a href="http://shadowness.com/snowmask/and-then-the-sky-fell">And Then The Sky Fell</a>" to demonstrate how I use watercolours on a main human figure. The methods I adopt may seem unusual as they seem to defy the nature of this medium, therefore it is best to view this not as a tutorial, but rather, as clearly shown in the title, a walkthrough. It is a long process, and captured in as much detail as possible without seeming repetitious, which is why this is divided in two parts. Thank you, and enjoy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . <img src="http://www.keithfranke.com/Katie/andthentheskyfell----part01--02--draft.JPG" /> The first step is to create a clean draft. I like to use a 2H lead for just the right amount of precision and minimal smudging. This piece here is 18x24” on Arches hot press watercolour paper, and the drafting process took me about one week. It is very important for me to get everything right at this point, and attention to the smallest details definitely pay off in the end. A photo reference of myself is used for the figure. <img src="http://www.keithfranke.com/Katie/andthentheskyfell----part01--03--pouroxgall.jpg" /> To begin the colouring process, I always add a few drops of Windsor & Newton Ox Gall Liquid to my water, as I find it improves flow, and also slows drying time by just a little. This gives me a bit more freedom, especially when it comes to correcting mistakes. <img src="http://www.keithfranke.com/Katie/andthentheskyfell----part01--04--mixoxgall.jpg" /> It is easier for me to pour the Ox Gall in the bottle cap and then add the drops to my water, rather than pouring directly from the bottle, as it tends to go everywhere and make quite a mess. Also shown here is a porcelain container where I have prepared the colour I will be using, which is Indigo, from Windor & Newton’s Artists’ Watercolours. <img src="http://www.keithfranke.com/Katie/andthentheskyfell----part01--05--workstation.jpg" /> Here is how I usually set up my workstation. I have my tilted drafting board, water and colour on the left, a folded double-sheet kitchen towel for dabbing under my left hand, and a folded single sheet kitchen towel for blotting under my right. At this point I have already worked on the figure’s face. <img src="http://www.keithfranke.com/Katie/andthentheskyfell----part01--06----brushes.jpg" /> A closeup of the brushes I tend to favour. From bottom to top - • Robert Simmons Sapphire series slanted brush, 1/4 • Windsor & Newton Series 7 pointed round, 000 • Windsor & Newton Series 7 pointed round, 00 The first two brushes are the ones I use the most. <img src="http://www.keithfranke.com/Katie/andthentheskyfell----part01--07--slantedpigment.jpg" /> To begin the shading process, I take the 1/4 slanted, wet it just a little, and dip it in pigment... <img src="http://www.keithfranke.com/Katie/andthentheskyfell----part01--08--slanteddilute.jpg" /> I then dilute the colour slightly by dipping the tip of the brush in water... <img src="http://www.keithfranke.com/Katie/andthentheskyfell----part01--09--slanteddab.jpg" /> The brush tip is then dabbed gently, once, on the double-sheet kitchen towel, to get rid of excess pigment... <img src="http://www.keithfranke.com/Katie/andthentheskyfell----part01--10--slantedapply01.jpg" /> And then the brush is finally brought to paper, in quick, deliberate strokes. <img src="http://www.keithfranke.com/Katie/andthentheskyfell----part01--12--blot.jpg" /> The single sheet kitchen towel now comes in handy, as it is used to blot away excess saturation and makes it easier for me to attain a smooth gradient later on. <img src="http://www.keithfranke.com/Katie/andthentheskyfell----part01--14--roundpigment.jpg" /> Now I have switched to the 000 pointed round, to begin with the stippling process. <img src="http://www.keithfranke.com/Katie/andthentheskyfell----part01--16--roundstart.jpg" /> Very carefully, I go over the areas that I had just painted with the slanted brush, filling in tiny little gaps, and also intensifying saturation where necessary. <img src="http://www.keithfranke.com/Katie/andthentheskyfell----part01--18--roundresult.jpg" /> And this is what the little 000 can achieve. It is indeed an arduous venture, but one that I have to embark because of my infatuation with getting everything as smooth as possible. In effect, this is really a simulation of airbrushing. Her right shoulder (left in the painting), that bit of neck, and the one collar bone, all in all took about 5 hours. <img src="http://www.keithfranke.com/Katie/andthentheskyfell----part01--20--armhand.jpg" /> And so this goes, one segment at a time, often revisiting previous areas for touch-ups. <img src="http://www.keithfranke.com/Katie/andthentheskyfell----part01--21--seamonster.jpg" /> Finally, the first layer of colour for the figure is complete. Her eyes are composed of Windsor Yellow, Quinacridone Gold, Burnt Umber, and Ivory Black, and a bit of Copic Multiliner 0.05 was used on her lashes. The hair is Dioxazine Purple, all rendered with a 003 round. Her eyebrows and lips are tinted with the same colour. [ <a href="http://shadowness.com/snowmask/figure-walkthrough-part-ii">To see how subsequent layers of colour are added, please proceed to Part II...</a> ] <a href="http://katherine-cheng.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://katherine-cheng.com/shadownesslogo.png" class="more"/></a> Sat, 21 May 2011 18:23:40 -0400 Cute for you Puppy by Zindy http://shadowness.com/Zindy/cute-for-you-puppy-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/Zindy/cute-for-you-puppy-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/369391/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Someone posted on my Facebook wall the cutest little dog just begging to be drawn ;) Want me to draw your dog? Right now I have a little contest going on on my Instagram: http://instagram.com/zindynielsen/# You can find me when searching for "zindynielsen" Available at my shop: http://zindy-zone.dk/shop/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=cute+for+you+dog&x=0&y=0 All profit from the prints and other products are donated to the Danish animal shelter, Dyrevaernet: http://www.dyrevaernet.dk/ Charcoal 21x29.7cm | 8.2x11.7 Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:45:07 -0400 On Edge by TiffanyAnn http://shadowness.com/TiffanyAnn/on-edge <a href="http://shadowness.com/TiffanyAnn/on-edge"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/106485/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Model: Miss Mischief Hair: HeadsWillRoll MUA: Lauren O'Jea Corset: Timeless Trends Fri, 22 Jul 2011 14:55:41 -0400 Glow by LAlight http://shadowness.com/LAlight/glow <a href="http://shadowness.com/LAlight/glow"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/68286/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Late, foggy winter evening by the lake. Deegan Lake Bridgeport, WV USA Sun, 01 May 2011 12:55:30 -0400 INNERCITY by DGangJ http://shadowness.com/DGangJ/innercity <a href="http://shadowness.com/DGangJ/innercity"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item/13634/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Shown by a friend, he asked me to put some time in it. Original picture is from and provided by Daniel Verson from versonphotography.com. Really love this landscape and the original colors made a really good starting point. Slight color modification, lighting, image treatment and a bit of 2d and photoshop alltogether. Hope you enjoy it. Sun, 21 Oct 2007 13:42:49 -0400 Xenobite by Dracorubio http://shadowness.com/Dracorubio/xenobite <a href="http://shadowness.com/Dracorubio/xenobite"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/184064/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />"Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting." Photography: Me Textures: www.cgtextures.com Wed, 25 Jan 2012 03:55:51 -0500