Tag: Gold 3 posts

Keep It Simple

Posted 16 days ago

Wow ~ Through the Past ~ back to the Beginning of my Digital Artwork.

I felt like last night's 'Gold' painting looked more like shiny colored Glass. I felt like giving in to some simple, not based on seeing, formula to paint Gold. That needed a Gradient.

No gradient in Fresco. I don't think there's one in Procreate either. So where was that? Where did i used to make Gradients? Photoshop? No ~ I never got in to really Painting in Photoshop. Aha! Back to Art Studio. The very first app that I used to use ~ haha ~ get this ~ i actually used to suffer through Art Studio At Gigs! with those rubber tipped balloony pens.

So now, not only all the choices for Colors and Opacities and other Properties and BrusheS, I realized that we can also jump back and forth through apps.

I pulled last night's background into Art Studio, and I made the simplest Gradient with the simplest hilights and shadows ~ nothing about real reflections ~ and it looks Gold. What I was aiming for.

Lesson? If I'm making stuff up out of my head, Keep It Simple. On the other hand, if im Really Looking at An Object, then I can really notice the surprising nuances that are Really there.

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Can anyone give me a Krugerrand please?

Posted 18 days ago

Just messing around in Fresco tonight. Figuring that i really should actually See some plates, walls, bannisters, whatevers ~ made of Gold ~ to know how to paint them. But i don't have any.

im guessing that they would be very reflective ~ showing the colors of the things Around them more than showing some innate yellow color.

so i don't know what i painted

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Gold Letters

Posted 24 days ago

Tonight I got to studying the way other Artists draw Gold ~ the way they do in the ads for Casino Apps. I started by looking at some examples on the Internet. As usual, the experience wasn't what I expected it to be. Here you can see my Study. And if you click the 2nd Link below it, you can see the Video of how it progressed:

20200508AlisonsCaricaturesGoldLetteringVideo.mp4

I decided to start by studying the way they colored their Lettering. I chose the one that looked the Goldest. I started copying it (I only wanted to use the Fresco app ~ even though, of course, the other Artists used much smoother supplies. I just only want to use Fresco.)

Aghk. Who would think that I would have trouble drawing the Letter G in the block form that I was seeing. I wanted to copy exactly at the start. To see just what the other Artist did.

That was fun. I got hold of myself, and finally approached it more as Shapes than as the lettering that I Always do.

Then I copied the Colors. I learned the sort of details and extra shapes that the other Artist put in to the basically shaded planes. I learned that even the Lightest Colored Plane had some very dark areas because of the Goldness. And I already knew impose Dark around the Lightshine areas. The Letter G was handled awkwardly. While I was studying. Then I had to look at it, and Make it happen. Turn this thing into a Professional Gold Letter.

Then I did the letter O. Much more quickly. I already knew what this Artist did from having studied the first letter. I was on my own more. Just applying what I learned.

I couldn't tell if it was looking as Gold as I wanted. Because I was too close to the break-down. Not sure, so I decided to study a Different style of Gold Lettering for the 3rd letter. The L. I wasn't expecting this style to look Golder, but I feel like it did. Go figure.

If I remember this stuff, I will probably maybe have more pizzazz in what i see when I'm looking at something that's really gold. More pizzazz in making it up in the more likely event that I would be expected to impose Goldness into an imaginary picture.

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