View Full Version : Pearls & Pomegranate (with YouTube Demo)

L Skylar Brown
10-22-2011, 07:39 PM
I just finished this for Wet Canvas. From refs. Orig size appx 12x15 at 200 ppi. Here are The Refs, some WIP's & Layers,
Also I wanted to show that the digital painting process is identical to the traditional, just virtual. I used glazing, over-painting with semi-transparent colors, and brushwork all as I would with my old tools. The Pearls were a Real Revelation, tho. They require irredescence, reflection, double high-lights, and transparency effects.


10-22-2011, 07:48 PM
The pearls are a joy to look at, Skylar....wow factor :)

L Skylar Brown
10-23-2011, 02:50 AM
Frisch - Thank you so very much. I really got into those pearls - like painting water & reflections - it's all in the details.

10-23-2011, 02:54 AM
I do like this

L Skylar Brown
10-23-2011, 03:36 AM
EB - Thanks. I appreciate the comment.

10-23-2011, 03:45 AM
That is amazing and beautiful!!

10-23-2011, 04:08 AM
wow, what detail.....I really enjoy seeing the sequence..thanks

10-23-2011, 04:53 AM
Skylar... wow what fantastic details in the pearls, shadows. lace... really a masterful work and I don''t say that lightly..certainly one of your best..:eek::eek::cool:

10-23-2011, 07:01 AM
wo w an excellent piece

D Akey
10-23-2011, 07:05 AM
Lovely pearls especially. Nice job Skylar!

10-23-2011, 08:06 AM
That's pretty super Sky. Gotta admit those pearls, as every says, are pretty impressive. Terrific thread.

10-23-2011, 09:26 AM
Beautiful pearls and the lace is exquisit, wonderful painting Skylar, so very pleasant to look at, lots of detail in this fine piece of work:):):):):):):):):):)

L Skylar Brown
10-23-2011, 04:59 PM
I'm so happy with all the comments! Thank you Each, and All. When I started this piece, I didn't know I would end up investing so much effort into it. I'm glad I did.

10-23-2011, 10:57 PM
Those pearls are remarkable Skylar, beautiful painting:)

L Skylar Brown
10-24-2011, 11:55 AM
Coops - Thank you so much!

just converted this tutorial to a demo with added annotations and music Hope you like it


10-24-2011, 10:25 PM
The painting is marvellous and the tutorial a most useful one.
I like the two kind of pearls, the red vegetal ones and the mineral/ animal ones put side by side.
Furtherly, all the various parts of this composition are masterfully painted and placed!

L Skylar Brown
10-25-2011, 12:02 PM
Caesar - I'm not surprised that you would see the subtle reason the pomegranate is there.