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RobertSWade
08-11-2007, 02:09 PM
1800x2400 @ 300dpi
Basic canvas

Phase one: Brush @ 20 pressure, 20 thinner, 100 loading, 100 size.

RobertSWade
08-11-2007, 02:10 PM
Phase two: Knife @ first position, 0 pressure, 50 size.

RobertSWade
08-11-2007, 02:11 PM
Phase three: Knife reduced to 10 size.

RobertSWade
08-11-2007, 03:00 PM
Phase four: More of the same. (Subtle fine tuning or obsessing) :)

RobertSWade
08-11-2007, 03:17 PM
Phase five: Same brush settings, knife at 200 size.

RobertSWade
08-11-2007, 03:18 PM
Now on to layer two ... wish me luck. :)

RobertSWade
08-11-2007, 04:00 PM
Phase six:
Brush at 100 size to lay in black areas then to 10 for peaks on right. (black on left will be bushes) Then brushed in purple areas. Knife at 10 size for blending beach.

RobertSWade
08-11-2007, 04:33 PM
Layer three ...
Phase 7 ...

Basic Paper
Autumn Came Again grain

Chalk @ 1 pressure and 20 size.

RobertSWade
08-11-2007, 04:54 PM
Probably should have mentioned ... I used a ruler stencil to mask off the horizon line.

ÄlveKatt
08-12-2007, 12:16 AM
Nice! I have a question.

When you do that sky with the knife, do you use quick strokes, like when you fill in shadows, or do you meticulously plan every stroke?

RobertSWade
08-12-2007, 01:35 AM
Basically, I use the knife to blend the seams between the colors with small circular strokes.

ÄlveKatt
08-12-2007, 03:16 AM
Aaah. Now that I know that I am wondering if maybe you could get even better results on that sky if you gave that treatment not only to the seams?

bugfix
08-12-2007, 03:36 AM
wonderful Rob - thanks for this WIP!

D Akey
08-12-2007, 05:47 AM
Hi Bob,

This is brilliant.

Only thing I would do is to integrate the sky and water a little because it looks cut out from not relating colorwise. And perhaps soften the edge a little.

Having said that, everything else is really first rate. That sky has really nice colors. Great sense of depth. And the scene looks like one photographers would frequent because of the 'natural' composition.

Very good. :D :D :D

RobertSWade
08-12-2007, 05:54 AM
Thank you BF.

Thank you DA. Yes, I plan on bringing sky color into the water as it progresses and I'm still fiddling with the clouds. Glad you like it so far. :)

RobertSWade
08-12-2007, 12:53 PM
Final touches are complete. I'll post what I hope is the end product in the Critique gallery.

erwinsoo
08-15-2007, 01:37 AM
The stages were useful... will try out when i'm free and when i find some nice photo.... i still cant paint spontaneously :(

hockeyorca24
09-22-2007, 03:48 AM
That is amazing really nice. Great job. I thik it's amazing how painting's come together. Awsome job keep it up :)

RobertSWade
09-22-2007, 04:01 AM
Thank you hockeyorca and welcome to our community. :)

sallybode
09-22-2007, 05:46 PM
It's a great tool for learning how to put it all together.

_Lady_Art_
10-06-2007, 08:00 AM
very well done Robert... :) those stages are so useful... :) I always paint spontaneously...totally on my mind... :) but sometimes I paint by tracing image... and sometimes by loading reference image...but usually I make them by myself on my head on my mind on my imagination but I liked your this tutorial so much...I'm pleased... :) All of us in this forum need to such those tutorials... :)
thanks so much... :)
regards from Turkey... :) :wink: