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Dawn In Balzaroth - Process by Frightened-Lollipop Dawn In Balzaroth - Process by Frightened-Lollipop
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Cronoan Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a really nice piece. I have a question though. I've seen people start in grayscale and move to color before, but the final result is always a monochromatic piece. That doesn't make it any less successful, but would you use this method if you were going to work with a lot of varied colors?
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Frightened-Lollipop Apr 19, 2010  Student Filmographer
Great question! For me it depends if the piece will be very realistic or not and the type of painting style. If it's based on realism, I believe starting in grayscale helps the realism. If it's more of a cartoon style, then I would most likely paint from a palette of chosen colors for the piece instead of starting grayscale. And if it's a semi-realistic cartoon piece, then it can go either way and you could possible do a combination of the two approaches. And also the painting style is a good factor in deciding which way to paint. If your painting style is very smooth, then working from grayscale to color is easy. If your painting style is kind of impressionistic, then it would be more effective to paint in color instead of grayscale. I also think that the amount of time you want to spend on something is a big factor in deciding what approach you want to take, cause painting from grayscale in my opinion is much faster than working from color, but that varies from person to person.
I hope I answered your question! :)
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Cronoan Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very much so, thanks for the detail. I've only tried starting in grayscale once, you can see it here if you like ([link]) I had fun with it and kept it open and unrefined, but when I went to color it I ran into a lot of snags. It was a great exercise, but I had a lot of difficulty controlling the color I added. I concluded at the time that if I ever wanted anything to be really specific or colorful I still ought to start with a pallette, and I thought I'd seek your opinion. Thanks a lot, your work is really fantastic. :D
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Frightened-Lollipop Apr 19, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thank you! The composition on that picture is nice! Glad I can help :D
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jessuba Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I heart your tutorial. Thanks!
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Frightened-Lollipop Feb 8, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :D Np
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Sammath Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice tutorial ;)) Good work!
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Frightened-Lollipop Jan 24, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thank you :)
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I wish I'd have the patience to try something like that. I doubt that I would actually succeed.

Great scene, simple and powerful!
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Frightened-Lollipop Jan 24, 2010  Student Filmographer
Practice makes perfect! I'm still practicing :O

Thank you :)
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