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March 1, 2008
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water world by frankhong water world by frankhong
"Water World"
Photoshop CS2
30-40 mins

Speedpainting practice
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christosmadas Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
TheRealMacabre Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish there was something I could do when I see your paintings other than just gush.
Rage-DN Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
heyyy !! that's amazing.
awesome job!!! is veryyy cool!!
Honestly-I-am-a-Liar Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When doing speedpracticing do you stick to 1 brush and use pressure sensitivity for size control?

When you're doing a project that's more than just a practice, I'm assuming you switch brushes somewhat often; how do you switch quickly and know what brush you want to use?

And about the picture, as usual a great start for a piece. I really enjoy the darks around the edges. Makes the middle have some real depth and gives you a telescopic focal point. GJ
frankhong Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hmm.. for speed paintings i usually use a set of custom brushes to achieve some fast results, other times i stick with either a round or flat default brush, with pressure set to opacity and flow, and constantly adjust the size manually. i find this technique work best with layering brush strokes to create form and texture fairly fast and provides a smooth shading result. but the edges often need more attention with this technique as things tends to look blurred if not treated properly. more opaque brushes offers a much sharper image, but it doesn't blend quite as well and therefore leaves a more sketchy image for speed paintings.

i like to keep my brush menu (F5) open at all times and adjust whenever to the fit the current task, brush controls really help to develop the image to the best of it's capacity. having a personal library of custom crafted brushes is also very beneficial when you want to achieve a really stylized or polished look to a painting. but keep in mind that brushes don't make a good painter, how you use them does. paint and practice rendering often with default brushes, and have a few brushes that you always go back to. and soon you'll get a much better grip on when and why to change brush settings.
Silent-Neutral Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg so amazing... the rays of light fading in the water is very life-like =)
frankhong Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
GoM8 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
Ey, awesome! Do you play to Bioshock? The pc-game? It's like Rapture!
Amazing speedpainting, men
frankhong Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
yup i played that game, gotta love the atmosphere in rapture. very inspiring game...

thanks man.
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