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Indescision by Pyrosity Indescision by Pyrosity
I didn't originally plan for this to be quite so... elaborate. I've been screwing around in photoshop lately, prodding a few approaches to digital painting. This started out as a roughed out painted version of this old drawing: [link] , but as I kept working on it I began trying this or that thing, exploring as I went. Before I knew it I was making a full fledged painting.

This is only about half of the canvas; as you may note it doesn't include the turret. So, here's the (mostly) uncropped version. Not quite fullsize, but it's close. In hindsight, wish I would have worked at a higher resolution.

This is a significant step forward for me, I think. We'll see if I still like the piece itself come next week.
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:iconbatia:
I really like the sky of your uncropped version
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Pyrosity Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I do too :)
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:iconbatia:
oops! I don't know how this ended up here and not on the specific piece, 'Indescision' I was looking at. Either way, I think that your art is beautiful, you have a wonderful ability with color and digital painting. Keep on rocking whether its 'cartoon animals' or humans. You've got a gift
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Pyrosity Apr 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thanks. You're too kind :)
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:iconturtlevvisperer:
Wooaahh, the full, uncropped version is really cool as well - hard to chose a favorite. Good job on doing a night scene - I'm always impressed by your ability to draw lighting.
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Pyrosity Jul 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Part of the trick to a good night scene, I think, is avoiding pure black like the devil and sticking to a nice, dark, medium-to-low-saturation color palette. You don't want the colors so saturated that it looks like it's daytime, but you don't want it to be lifeless either. Dark violets and blues seem to work the best for me, and I find making the sky one of the lightest areas helps convey that sense of night time - the sky is, afterall, going to catch a lot of illumination, both reflected from the moon and from stars as well as various distant light sources from the ground. Shadowy areas of the ground aren't catching almost any light so they end up the darkest (unless they're far away, in which atmospheric perspective kicks in... and the lighter air obscures distant ground formations).

Thanks!
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:iconmushyz:
G2 is my favorite restaurant! such great beef.
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Pyrosity Jul 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I know, right? They always live up to the name.
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CabooseRIF Jul 20, 2011
Is that a fur collared coat? Furries wearing furries. That aside, this is sooooooooo cool. Yaknow one of the things I really love about a lot of your drawings like this (trench rat comes to mind) is your ability to portray dark environments while keeping good detail. I thoroughly enjoy gritty dark places with little oasis's of safety, IE the tunnel and turret. It's the threshold of protection, and taking your smoke break right on the edge of it is what life is all about.
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