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Environment Test - Late Afternoon by nicholaskole Environment Test - Late Afternoon by nicholaskole
I just threw this together- trying out something new!
I don't often do pure environment work or get quite this painty- but I've been pushing in that direction more and more, and I've really enjoyed experimenting with it!

This is just a quick style test, but I figured it would be neat to show you guys just a little process- it's not much, and I still intend to record some sort of tutorial video for character work- but I was pleased with how this came out.
I busted out some of my old Hollow Men methods for this- it was like seeing an old friend :)

It's really pretty generic and not conceptually fancy at all, but as an exercise in technique I think I learned a lot and I'm excited to see where I could push this! :D

More of me talking here, at bloggington gardens: [link]
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KelciD May 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing the process sketches with the final result! Now I'm really inspired to try this. xD
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nicholaskole May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
YUSS! get into it :)
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:iconjmjack156:
im still trying to get better at drawing on a pc but let me try to understand how this was done. you made a sketch, dropped the darkest color down, added the basic color of everything, then gradually added in the lighting?
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nicholaskole Apr 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
that's exactly right :) I like working dark to light when I paint like this, since adding the lights is fun :)
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:iconjmjack156:
cool, I've been trying to improve my drawing and i think i get the process but need to practice it a little bit more.
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One of my favorite times of days.
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nicholaskole Dec 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:) ditto
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AwkwardSylence Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
IIIIII like it. :D
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nicholaskole Dec 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
IIIII am glad :)
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kvweber Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like seeing how you worked from a mostly cool colour pallete to something significantly warmer in the final piece. It's a very interesting process! In the strip along the top- in the last two images- did you paint the richer red tones into the piece or simply do a colour adjustment process (through the program, not manually)?
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