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ENCHANTER
05-08-2006, 11:06 AM
i think ive going through a landscape phase at the mo, inspired by others on this forum.........as usual im an open guy....tell me what yo think :)

ENCHANTER
05-08-2006, 11:07 AM
its a W.I.P. ..i forgot to add, more detail to be added .............

Fashmir
05-08-2006, 11:11 AM
Sweet begining! Yes more beauty and power of Africa! Thanks Enchanter. :)

bleepnik
05-08-2006, 03:55 PM
That is a gorgeous sky, and the mountains are beautiful. Look forward to the piece's completion, thanks for sharing!

- Gita

waheednasir
05-08-2006, 05:43 PM
sure of a nice result enchanter. i like the scale and vastness of the area...:).

maror
05-09-2006, 03:45 AM
ENCHANTER... brilliant. The softness of the sky is great. Without these WIP bushes it could allready be final!

look forward!!!

Maror

ENCHANTER
05-11-2006, 07:24 AM
my initail idea was not just a landscape, but with a animal in, this is the stage for it ;)

Aged P
05-11-2006, 07:34 AM
I think it's all great, but my favourite area is the tree on the far right.
It just looks like a real tree, it doesn't get better than that!

What animal have you got in mind?

ENCHANTER
05-11-2006, 07:39 AM
watched Mr David Attenborough( wildlife presenter/biologist) on the documentary channels, and thought i would like to capture (in picture), the meerkat.....this is my first time doing animal in paint.....!!! :? ....

hype
05-11-2006, 07:43 AM
wow, this is great! i like the panoramic canvas size, really helps open it up. and the lighting on the mountains - excelltent!
can't wait to see more!

tony
05-11-2006, 08:06 AM
:) Hi, it is starting pretty good, love the sky and can't wait to see the finished product.Regards,Tony :)

bleepnik
05-11-2006, 08:26 AM
Well, it's about time someone paid attention to Timon. =] This is coming along beautifully, Enchanter.

- Gita

AndyRage
05-11-2006, 08:54 AM
This is really looking great. The tones give it an expansive feel.
The detail you're putting in is excellent.

ENCHANTER
05-11-2006, 10:39 AM
THANKS GUYS, FOR LOOKING IN

HERE IS A ROUGH SKETCH OF THE MISCHEVIOUS CHARACTERS

(A CIRCLE OF LIFE MOMENT ;) )

ENCHANTER
05-11-2006, 10:58 AM
BLOCKING IN COLOUR

evaperrin
05-11-2006, 11:01 AM
These are all really really stunning. How do you get such a soft effect? I'm still trying to learn the program and am always amazed at the results of the artists on here.

I particularly like the first one. Very serene.

ENCHANTER
05-11-2006, 11:05 AM
err..thanks ...... i joined this forum a few weeks a go, and im still learning too :)


evaperrin, what soft effect are you asking about?

evaperrin
05-11-2006, 11:15 AM
Oh in the first landscape piece, I noticed the mountians paritcularly have that soft blended look to it which I still can't figure out how to do. That sort of effect I guess I would normally use 'smudge' in photoshop to achieve something like that but wasn't sure how you get that sort of effect in artrage if that makes sense?

ENCHANTER
05-11-2006, 11:42 AM
evaperrin
Oh in the first landscape piece, I noticed the mountians paritcularly have that soft blended look to it which I still can't figure out how to do. That sort of effect I guess I would normally use 'smudge' in photoshop to achieve something like that but wasn't sure how you get that sort of effect in artrage if that makes sense?

im not sure how the other guys and girls do it, i got the full version 2.1 and i use the palette knife to blend,

sorry but i quickly put together a rough guide how i do it............

ENCHANTER
05-11-2006, 11:43 AM
screen shot of tool

ENCHANTER
05-11-2006, 11:44 AM
steps

bleepnik
05-11-2006, 12:44 PM
Hey wow, cheers Enchanter, that's brilliant! I would've never guessed how to use the palette knife "properly." =] Thanks for taking the time.

- Gita

AndyRage
05-11-2006, 02:01 PM
Very cool, Enchanter. That's a fantastic tutorial with techniques for the palette knife. Would you mind re-posting it to the techniques forum as well, so it can be found more easily?

evaperrin
05-11-2006, 03:26 PM
Ahhhh ... so that's how you use the palette knife. I don't think I was using it properly. Awesome tutorial. Thank You so much for taking the time to do that. It's much appreciated.

ENCHANTER
05-12-2006, 06:59 AM
thanks guys, I thought everyone used the palette knife for blending, :? ...i didnt realise........ok...I'll post it on the techniques page,

ENCHANTER
05-13-2006, 06:33 PM
ive put in a bit more detail to the face to see if i got the scale right and the posture.......ive used ref pics , since ive never been face close to meerkat :)

ENCHANTER
05-13-2006, 06:34 PM
the pic

Fashmir
05-13-2006, 06:44 PM
Coming along nicely ENCHANTER. I'm thinking I should paint a warthog to befriend the meerkats. :) Hakuna Ma tata!

ENCHANTER
05-13-2006, 06:55 PM
hey Fashmir, 'No worries' !! :lol:

sbug51
05-13-2006, 09:19 PM
cool! so you are going to blend them that way? the same way you showed us in the tips?? i would love to see how you do that, cause sweedie as well painted with small brush(the mountain drawing) and i think he blended them together, also you, you are doing the same i guess..... anyway :) keep it up ;)

AndyRage
05-13-2006, 11:00 PM
If you go all 'Lion King' on me, I'm going to sulk.

ENCHANTER
05-14-2006, 02:50 AM
Hey Andy ' No Worries'! ,........ Pumba wont be in the forground, but...... if you look closely, you can just about see a warthog camouflaged hidng behind one of the bushes :lol:

ENCHANTER
05-14-2006, 06:03 AM
WORKING SHOT

ENCHANTER
05-14-2006, 06:04 AM
LATEST

Aged P
05-14-2006, 07:23 AM
Hi Enchanter,

This is getting really good!

(I had a moment of doubt when the Meerkat leapt out at me, it looked very human. Then I checked out the photo, they do look very human!
They're like little people in fluffy coats.)

It would have been a big wrench with conventional painting to have started adding the animals over the top of that great background. And with oils probably a week or so to let the background dry a bit. ArtRage takes all the decorating skills out of it, and keeps your background available for future pictures.

When this one is finished, in about a million more fur strokes, it would look great with some Thingybeests in the midground and some interested lions at the front.

Keep updating us, it's amazing to watch these pictures develop!

AndyRage
05-14-2006, 10:49 AM
The detail you're putting into the meekat's face is awesome.
It's really quite exciting watching these progressions develop.

ENCHANTER
05-15-2006, 09:55 AM
got about 1 zillion and 1 fur strokes to go.... what have i got myself into ?

plodding along......

Fashmir
05-15-2006, 10:00 AM
Wow ENCHANTER, you've got some nice lighting happening there. These creatures are fascinating and have a great community social dynamic. They watch out for each other.

bleepnik
05-15-2006, 03:51 PM
Whoa. The effort you're putting into the fur is just amazing. And that face is spot on. This is coming along really well!

- Gita

ENCHANTER
05-16-2006, 10:40 AM
thanks guys and girls,
hope i do this picture justice!

thats 1 brush stroke done,
now 99999999999 gillion to go!! :)

Weeks
05-16-2006, 08:01 PM
Enchanter, very, very nice..

I'm waiting to see the final cut..

Cheers,

Weeks

cym
05-16-2006, 08:35 PM
Woot! This is fantastic! I just can't even imagine tackling something that requires so much detail. I've enjoyed the progression, half the fun is getting there so they say. I'm inspired by your patience. I want whatever I do to be done in one sitting. I rarely go back to anything.

maror
05-18-2006, 08:41 AM
ohhh d*****

sry i have forgotten your thread... but men this is excellent! And your the master of the clouds, they're so smooth! Can't wait until it finished!

Good night :P

maror

ENCHANTER
05-18-2006, 10:10 AM
Thankyou All,


maror-thanks, i let you in to a little secret, first thing I done when i downlaoded the free version of ArtRage was trying to paint clouds, for a background, I tried that for two days!, then i found a technique, which isnt brilliant but it seems to work :) then when I got the full version, i had a big smile on my face :lol:

cym-i think im losing my patience as i get older, :) ..I thought to myself if i dont go into detail on the meerkats, it wouldnt look right, so i brought it upon myself to spend the rest of the painting , doing fur....i have thought about other stuff to draw/paint, but im trying ot discipline myself to stick with this one :)

weeks-thanks :)

Gita-Thankyou, I hope my effort will pay off :)

Fashmir-thanks, i was thinking of stoping at the face , but your fab 'mountain people' pic inspired me to carry on! :)

Andy-Thanks

AgedP- Thanks, yep, they are like little people in coats :)

sbug51- thanks...im afraid im not going to blend the fur, i have to paint every hair !


cheers

Enchanter

Russell
05-18-2006, 10:22 AM
ENCHANTER that is good

ENCHANTER
05-18-2006, 10:27 AM
Thankyou Russell....I know you done some Meerkats too :)

friendly
05-18-2006, 12:47 PM
your work really looks great very professional

ENCHANTER
05-19-2006, 09:13 AM
Thanks very much Friendly

i paint/draw for a hobby so seeing my pciture as professional is a very large compliment to me, Thanks

:lol:

ENCHANTER
05-24-2006, 09:12 AM
NEARLY FINISHED THE OLDER MEERKAT,

ENCHANTER
05-24-2006, 09:14 AM
i took some 'artistic' licence and changed the front a bit, on the ref image it has clumps of fur, but i didnt know how to show that, so i just painted waht i think would be there :)

Aged P
05-24-2006, 09:27 AM
Hi Enchanter,

You do realise that as you put in the last hair, Andy is going to announce the multi-bristle brush?

Amazingly detailed work! I would have given up by now.
They are such strange creatures, I've caught a couple of programmes about them since you started. They seem to be a better tribe than ours.

Keep going! This will be worth getting professionally printed.

ENCHANTER
05-24-2006, 09:35 AM
Hey AgedP,

Mutibristle brush!...Andy...not yet.....Nooooooooo! :lol:

Ive actually had a few days off from it, had to do some reports,so came back fresh .....to add a few more hairs here and there,
If i can i watch the programmes about them, I watch the repeats as well if it comes on :oops:

they still amaze me!

'All for One, and One for All!'

speaking about printing it, iv ebeen thinking about it.....as a birthday gift for a few of my family/friends :)

thanks

Fashmir
05-24-2006, 02:31 PM
What a delight to watch this image grow. Thanks for the update.

ENCHANTER
05-27-2006, 11:37 AM
I decided not to do the second meerkat in the end...so I'll leave it with the 'lone- ranger' ...watching out for the rest of the tribe............thanks for looking in :)

drzeller
05-27-2006, 03:42 PM
Actually, I think meerkats take turns acting as lookout in real life... so the lone ranger here is just taking his turn!

Great job. Thanks for posting it as a WIP.

D.

AndyRage
05-27-2006, 04:18 PM
Man, that meerkat is phenomenal. You've done a fantastic job on him.
The whole scene is awesome.

ENCHANTER
05-27-2006, 08:58 PM
Thank you very much Andy!

avaktar
09-21-2007, 04:48 PM
I have software that can turn that into an animated short... if you can just paint another 119 frames, have him sniff the air then jump off the log I can get you 4 seconds of animation...

Just kidding! Lol you'd be painting fur for the rest of your life :)

ENCHANTER
09-23-2007, 06:32 AM
id be loopy if i painted all that fur for each frame!! :lol:

Rowena
09-23-2007, 10:02 AM
WOW! very impressive job on that fur Enchanter!

One tiny brushstroke over and over... :shock: wow, my hand aches at the mere thought of it!!!

Well done you 8)

ENCHANTER
09-23-2007, 10:56 PM
thankyou Rowena...my hand still hurts from last year :D