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Ben's Sketchbook Thread

Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:59 pm
Yay!

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Still practice more than ironing out a future workflow, but thought I would make a critter with krita. :o

Anyway, hope to put lots of fun gear in this thread instead of starting lots of little ones.
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Re: Ben's Sketchbook Thread

Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:58 pm
What's with these Blender people and their weird monkey obsessions? ;)

Seriously though, fun image!


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Re: Ben's Sketchbook Thread

Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:36 am
Very nice! My obvious question, which brushes did you use for this one? The default one?


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Re: Ben's Sketchbook Thread

Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:21 am
@Kubuntiac - Monkeys were still cool long before I found Blender, just a nice coincidence.

@LukasT - standard pixel brush and eraser still for this image. Although I did have another general run through of the brushes and plan to make use of them more as I figure out the settings more. Particle and Dyna brush look like a lot of fun in particular. :) Again, I hope to give more feedback as I get more familiar with Krita. Don't want to suggest reinventing the wheel just because I'm not used to driving the cart. If that makes sense. :-/
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Re: Ben's Sketchbook Thread

Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:16 pm
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More Durian related work. Currently assigned to the snowscape at the start of the film and trying to get my head around the brightness, contrast and saturation of how the scene should look. To Australians snow is just 'white' so it's taking a little while to get something I like that the director likes. This just means more excuses to open Krita to paint concepts though... I'd still like for this thread to have more non-Durian fun stuff too.

Basic workflow / things tested:
+ Mid sized canvas and mid sized pixel brush to block things in.
+ Enlarge canvas to 3200x1800pixels and paint with fine pixel brush on lower opacity, a few different blending modes.
+ Heavy use of smudge brush to blend colours and generally push pixels around. Seems initial rate of the brush (with tablet at least) is quite high. I always turn it down by about half, but that might just be how I use it. Also using the 16 bit colour depth while painting to avoid dark smudging then converting back down to 8 bit before exporting to png.
+ Pixel brush on large size brush to make overall tweaks to colour / saturation / brightness
+ Levels to adjust overall, well, levels. :P

Note - Probably known already but colour adjustment curves are quite buggy / unusable. At least for me.

If that sort of quick feedback on images is helpful I'd be happy to make a few notes while posting images / sketches.

Also worth noting is I have an auto-building script so I can stay up to date with svn easily. Yay!

Thanks again Krita Team!
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Re: Ben's Sketchbook Thread

Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:04 am
Your notes are really very, very useful. Just the kind of feedback we need! We'll badger Dmitry about the colour adjustment curves, he took over that code some time ago.
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Re: Ben's Sketchbook Thread

Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:26 am
Hey Ben, unless this is meant to be a black and white photo, could I suggest more blue in the shadows?

Here's a photo I took just yesterday outside my house:
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Check out the colour of the shadows. Normally the shadows would be much, much more diffuse, too with cloud cover and snow, but this was taken on an unusually bright sunny day. Obviously you'd get more detail in the direct-sunlight part if I'd taken multiple exposures and HDR / blended them.


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Re: Ben's Sketchbook Thread

Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:21 am
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A bit more simple colour and contrast. (Quickly in gimp, because of the curves.) The shot is supposed to be on a very overcast day in a bit of a storm, so it wouldn't be the very nice blues of a clearer day.

Anyways, back to work. :)

 
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