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Bertrude
09-08-2014, 09:14 PM
I used one of someonesane's pencil stickers for this one (Bn2a from his Pencil Pack set) and used a watercolour overlay texture from a user on deviantart to give it some grunge:

http://absinthes-stock.deviantart.com/art/Watercolor-Stock-5-60822722

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kenmo
09-08-2014, 10:50 PM
Cool work....:cool::cool::cool::cool:

stevemawmv
09-09-2014, 02:47 AM
Fantastic....Really like this! The lighting and shadows are striking.....texturing..very cool!
Take care friend,
Steve

gxhpainter2
09-09-2014, 03:10 AM
a fantastic job on this. looks like a stone sculpture in dramatic light... love the colors and subject.

eighty+
09-09-2014, 04:39 AM
Hi Bertrude I was'nt attool suprised what they Dig up in Yorkshire ;):D
nice one I did look at your texture's but got :confused: so left with nothing ;) :D:D:D:D:D:D:D POZDRAWSKI

Bertrude
09-09-2014, 06:04 AM
Thank you all, much appreciated :)

It's the texture that really added a lot to the picture if I'm being honest. Here's my painting before the texture layer, a much more basic greyscale affair.

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@ eighty+
I've taken that to mean you weren't sure how to apply the texture. Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I'll try to explain briefly if I may. Textures are pretty easy to apply, although not always easy to predict. In this case, I loaded the texture image (it could be anything really - some paint splats, a photo of a concrete or rocky surface for example) as a new layer. This was then scaled it to fit, and the blend mode of the layer changed to 'overlay'. It looked best to me, although some others were interesting too. The various blend modes (accessed through the menu in the layers palette) basically change how the layer then reacts with those visible underneath it. They're well worth experimenting with if you feel the urge :)

AndreaMG
09-09-2014, 06:50 AM
I do like the grey version as well, do not diminish your painting! The texture did not magically happened, you applied it! Congrats :cool:

Enug
09-09-2014, 02:32 PM
It's a very interesting painting Bertrude and the texture gave a wonderful result but couldn't have worked on it's own. I really appreciate it when the artist explains how the result was achieved. I have used an overlay texture on watercolours but never like this.

Caesar
09-09-2014, 06:30 PM
Amazing painting, powerfully statuesque!

koalablue
09-10-2014, 12:47 AM
I like this very much. You've captured an aged look which isn't always easy to do.

Use all resources available to get your end result. It's a lovely painting.

samiro
09-10-2014, 03:07 AM
remarkable work..well done:)

D Akey
09-11-2014, 03:18 PM
Nice clever rock texture, nicely carved. Really cool approach, Bertrude!

SCP
09-13-2014, 05:46 AM
Your values also sell the image not just the textures ,nice work.;)