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January 21, 2008
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point of light_Tonal by frankhong point of light_Tonal by frankhong
point of light_Tonal

Photoshop CS3

Tonal plus color overlay

part of a research
now a personal conceptual piece

released for preview
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Honestly-I-am-a-Liar Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(I hope you don't mind, I'm an art major so I do a lot of practice for critiques on DA)

The piece itself is great. Lots of texture and feel to the drawing. Reflection on the ground, the highlight and enough information to create the tiling on the side. The 'shadows' on the walls are a little confusing. Is there supposed to be graffiti or dirt kind of stuff on the walls? As far as the roof, is it supposed to be the light shining towards the viewer, or is is kind of a translucent/reflective surface doing the same sorta thing as the floor?
frankhong Feb 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
good observations..! to answer your questions, the dark spots on the wall are quite randomly placed to imply the roughness and dirts, i tried to give the image an aged effect, but the spots itself is quite quickly laid down without much definition or rather thoughts.. for the roof material i was thinking of coated stripes of wood with limited reflectivity, some the the lighter areas of the roof reflects the pipe lights mounted on top, serves as a weaker 2ndary light source.

thanks... hey i'm an art major too.. lol
Silent-Neutral Jan 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow:.....well pretty much all your work is 'wow' xD

could you do the interiors of a cathedral, somethig like this one?
not requesting, just wondering if it appealed to you
frankhong Jan 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
lol.. thank you so much..

yea, i'll consider that actually, the inside of a cathedral would be a wonder full view to show perspective and lighting.. i'll look up some references and possibly paint a piece like that some time later...

thanks for the idea eh...
Silent-Neutral Jan 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i would love to see that =) i'm into old architecture like that, and i think you'd be really good at it.
you're welcome btw =D
:o i like this so much, i think it's different from your other pieces... like many of them focus on more open spaces, this one is more intimate/closed and the feeling is very well conveyed~

the tiles on the walls and the stairs at the door help give it an enclosed feel, very awesome.
frankhong Jan 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
yup... this one is really small in scale as compared to my other pieces.. haven't really painted much of the same kind.. i should try more to focus on objects rather than structures for once... lol

a room could be good.. i'll note that down

frankhong Jan 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
lol.. thanks
XD sorry, couldn't find a more appropriate word at the time. I guess what I like most about this isn't just the lighting and atmosphere, but in the way you imply detail. ^^
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