The Many Phases of Kanye West

Man | Master | Yeezus | Kanye West

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Done in Krita
Minor Edits in GIMP
Part of the #1Art Series

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The Call

It seems like i never posted the better stuff i made and was so out of touch with the blog 😦

Anyway never to late πŸ™‚

β€œWhy do people have to be this lonely? What’s the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?”

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Done in Krita Foundation! #madewithwacom

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I really don’t have an apt title for this one.
I initially intended to do carry out a car design test but it turned to be an atmospheric test.

I’ve always loved photos of foggy cities lit by the night lights, neon lights under rainy Japan.
Something that builds on the atmosphere of Blade Runner and the like giving it an unknown depth to the image/scene.

As usual Done in Krita

Note to self – Please no-more stick figures (x_x)

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Kylo Ren & Captain Phasma – Digital Painting

So I’d been working on an art piece for some time.
As usual I started it and abandoned it…again.
It kept nagging my head for a long while and finallyΒ  I took it up spent the whole day on it…again! πŸ˜€

I think this is my most detailed(and frustrating) Digital Painting I’ve done.
I’ve spent countless hours on it and I know its not perfect 😦
So I had to push myself to quit and start working on other pending stuff in my life πŸ˜›

And without much further ado:

Tada!

Kylo Ren & Captain Phasma – Star Wars – The Force Awakens – Digital Painting

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Kylo Ren & Captain Phasma – Star Wars – The Force Awakens – Digital Painting

Its done in this amazing Free & Open Source Software available on Planet Earth – Krita
If you haven’t heard of it check it out – https://krita.org/

Tools:
Wacom One Tablet; Reference images; Krita

Bit of the workflow:
I had a white layer as background, a grey layer to outline, another layer just to paint the whole thing, another layer for snow, a separate layer for black patches of darkness, another for the blue patches of light and finally one for snow.

That sounds like a lot but trust me people work with tons more. 😐

Oh yeah the date and signature on another layer πŸ˜›

All the brushes were the default ones in Krita. Nothing external was used.
Try toΒ  get the outline right.
I had major problems drawing horizontal lines, so one way which i used was to rotate the image 90 degrees and work by drawing vertical lines which are much easier.

The steel-ish color’s where achieved by using different shades of grey and smoothly combining them.

Commonly used brushes were (Bristles Textured, Basic Circle, Smudge)

If you’re a beginner like me in Digital Painting and wondering where to start then:
1. Forget Everything
2. Take a Star Wars character
3. Draw!

Draw?!?
Yup you must.
“Do or Do Not. There is No Try” – Yoda

Its the only way you’ll ever progress and the better way to gain more experience and understanding of the Software(krita) and your workflow.

So that’s all from me! πŸ™‚
Have a great day!

Thanks for reading! πŸ˜€

May The Force Be With You

-bull500

 

Smiling in Pain – The Joker

I was doodling around for a long while on MyPaint and suddenly i felt like a big need to draw the joker.

Funny as it is I’ve hardly seen the Joker smile, its always a BIG WIDE GRIN.
All my Google image searches confirmed this, and slowly i tried to create a sketch of this epic character that would reflect his root – pain

Joker Smiling in Pain
Most succumb to pain, few master it. – bull500

The Eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg

If you have read the The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald you should have come across this name – Doctor T.J. Eckleburg.
Yes, it comes as a reference to the iconic blue eyes that over look the The Valley of Ashes.
The author describes the eyes as
“But above the gray land and the spasms of bleak dust which drift endlessly over it, you perceive, after a moment, the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg. The eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic β€” their irises are one yard high. They look out of no face, but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a nonexistent nose.”

The eyes symbolize the loss of Spirituality, Corruption and the commercialization that took over American Lives during the 20th Century. I came across the film “The Great Gatsby” by Baz Luhrmann before i read the book and the way he portrayed the eyes left a certain impact within me.

What I wanted to next was to recreate it πŸ™‚
I fired up my trusted Vector Art drawing software Inkscape and in no time I got something what I wanted

The Eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg by bull500
The Eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg by bull500
Ghostly version of The Eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg by bull500
Ghostly version of The Eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg by bull500

P.s. You can use it on your Facebook Timeline Cover Photo’s as long as you don’t erase the image label and the bottom label :P .
DO link the CC license :)

An Inkscape Tutorial on creating these eyes will be on the way soon πŸ™‚
If you want wallpaper/background size just leave a comment πŸ™‚
Feel free to leave your feedback as comments πŸ™‚

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