I couldn't make it darker If I did, the mountains that I really liked would disappear from the BG (And I really lucked out in making those mountains convincing I LOVE these kinds of "the journey of life we take" poems. I snap them up the moment I find one And of course, I love winter
Yeah that sucks if you don't work with greyscale and color later! I never have enough colour-variations... do you use 8bit or 16? I guess because of all the darkness in my pictures there is hardly any detail visible I add xD How do you find those poems? I mean, just reading poem books, surfing through the web or what? °3°
YES! Snow! And suddenly it's freakin' cold!!!! I have to get out all the winter clothes and wear pullover over pullover because I can't stand the cold! But the snow disappeard pretty fast... it still needs to get colder so that the snow stays
I use 8bit If I use 16-bit I don't think my laptop can handle it anymore Ever since our discussion on that painting style I haven't tried out that method yet (Grayscale first then color in). I guess I'm a digital traditionalist I like the feel of the color blending with the others; feels natural for me
As for the poems, I just get lucky. Finding a poem you really like is rare. I found Housman's poem XXXII here: [link], but to be honest I don't remember how I got there Here's another one: One Another's Light. This is my Top 1 poem, my close, personal, life-long favorite.
I'm gonna watch a snowfall one day. You can count on it
My documents get over 1gb pretty fast with 16bit and short after it - the psd doesn't open anymore :/ There is some kind of limitation... I had to redraw a whole picture because of that -__- At least I had a copy from the first steps! I like to work directly with colours too but there are some scenes where it's more comfortable with greyscale. It's perfect if you master the "difficult" coloration first to have a general feel for colour and light! Working in greyscale is easier after this I guess.
You are the master of english aren't you? The poems use pretty uncommon words and I had to look up some of them xD But these poems are really lovely. One Another's light reminds me of this speech of Nelson Mandela (which I love): [link]
Better be in the snowy mountains for that! This is pure magic!
1gb? Seriously?! Mine just reaches close to 80mb- 100mb. But do you need the extra colors? 8-bit is usually fine for most people. I think that's why Black and White photos look so nice It's the subject at it's simplest: form and light
Well, there's a funny story to my English ability. I speak more Tagalog (my 1st language) but I'm really good in English when I'm writing it. I have no idea why As for knowing the uncommon words, it's more an intuitive ability from reading lots of books and Shakespeare. It helps a lot
Mean! You're making me envious of your Austrian mountain snowfalls!
I guess it's because I use like thousand layers and different textures xD In my case I'm often not satisfied. I'm not sure... I mean the crappy jpg/png whatever I export at the end always looks crappier than my psd file (of course it does but THAT much?!) Some colours just disappear! For example, I can see a lot of more details on the "Varia as Red Riding Hood" picture, where there's only black on dA! D:< I hate the compression of the web >__<
I love the english language and as soon as I got my kindle paperwhite (hoping for christmas) I'm going to get all the classics too ò3ó!!!
Don't worry! Snow in the town is not that nice! I'm not in the magic snowy mountains either xD Here the snow easy evolves to snow slush! And then it's just wet, disgusting and getting on everybodys nerves!^^
Oh man, I myself get worried when I use more and more layers.
As for the color shifts, I totally get you there. It has something to do with the color profiles you use when you paint, the color profile used on the JPG saved, then the browser being used. Even Windows uses a different profile for its Picture Viewer!!! It's really obvious when I use pink/ violet on my painting. It's painfully complicated and even up to now I don't understand it fully.
A Kindle! Nice Oh I feel there's gonna be a whole new world that will open up when you get it. You'll be downloading books like crazy
Haha , you're just being nice Yeah, it gets into slush, but I'm sure there are days when it's really nice out.
I found this one poem over the net last year, I think. I liked it so I kept it. The same goes for quotations. Other times, I deliberately apply my Google-fu skills to find quotes that match the topic at hand.
I think the only process that's methodical for me is that the quote should at the very least be properly sourced. There's too many misattributed quotes being misused out there and I don't want to contribute to the chaos. Adding quotes is a recent trend that started with Burning Low -aftermath-. I realized it gives extra oomph to the comic stories so I continued with it up to now.