Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Edited: Figured I should give a bit more information in this post, so I included the original acrylic sketch before I added any digital work on top of it. It was just a quick little sketch I painted in my sketchbook, so I thought I might use it to try some techniques out.






A little exercise/experiment mixing traditional acrylics with digital.

8 comments:

Julien alday said...

Excellent stuff, mon ami ! mixing acrylic and digital is not that easy as it seems, so I like how you deal with it, cool picture. Is that a particular direction you will take in your art ?
J.

Ben Foster said...

Scott--

I'd love to see process shots on this if you've got them. Was this Acrylic underpainting with a digital finish or vice versa? Very curious, my friend.

The image itself looks gorgeous.

Scott Altmann said...

Julien - Thank you my friend:) I need to learn some French so we can have private discussions in these blogs....or just to impress people!
As for your question - I might use a technique like this for some illustration jobs. I try to be versatile, and different jobs require different tools and skills. Also, time and money factor into the mix as well. As for my personal work - I imagine it will always be 100% traditional.

ben foster - I'll look around for process shots, but I honestly don't think I saved any. I included the orginal acrylic sketch just for you! There weren't any tricks really - just making adjustments and pushing some colors from the original, neutralizing others. I'm sure I will try this again and I will save the process steps next time.Thanks bud!

EVSM said...

Buen dibujo, es un rostro muy particular...

Ana Banana said...

This is awesome, Scott! whatever the technique, it's really good. I love the texture that you've achieved. This guy looks really creepy...I'm scared...hope I don't have nightmares now.

cheers,

Ana

Tom Kidd said...

Boy, does this guy fire up my imagination! I see him showing up at a kid's door and saying, "Can Scotty come out and play?" His voice is fingernails on a chalkboard. Scotty, of course, doesn't want to go out and play but his oblivious mom sends him out anyway.

My other thought is he seems to be turning his head and seeing something that excites him. A small savory child perhaps. Let's see the rest of this demon.

Oh, I like that his smile goes into his ears. That's pure genius.

marcobucci said...

that's great! The mix of the two mediums really gave this a unique look. That flesh really looks 'fleshy' too :)

Ryan Wood said...

Those colors are friggin' amazing!