This is what I'm working on at the moment. I'm trying to find time saving techniques. No base geo on this. Some lines and eyeballing it a little.
I darkened the near cabinets a little more to try to separate things. It was looking a little flat. Still not totally happy with that part of the picture.
These are color pencil sketches. In the field, sitting out in the wild and sketching what's out there. From life. The problem I find with that is that the light changes fast. Otherwise you could probably sit and detail it all day, more like with a photo. I should try a more static situation to find out.
So this thing is a project from last winter. Now, in case it doesn't show, no photo elements. Everything here is dabbed in with a paint brush in Photoshop. I'm working to find better techniques that I can use to finish it. Just about made me sick as a dog.
But, hey. The old methods worked like this. I don't know who's seen it, but this 50 greatest mattes page is great.
A whole country road setting done in pastels. Wow. Postman Rings Twice.
Actually, turns out somebody posted a link right here in the resources-general discussions thread.
Still stuck on this stuff. Doesn't mean there aren't things going on these days. I was looking at the Kon-Tiki sharks at FXG. The split shot of the whale shark below the boat and waves is just knock out. It's from another world, this stuff. Pretty soon they're going to start baking up real sharks in a lab next door and sending them to colonize solar systems. The discipline is getting so comprehensive now.
One of the things I found out from this house project was - start with a good design. A lot of time was spent reworking the house. Several stages. Have the geometry worked out first, even if it's just plans.
The scale of the base image actually does match the picture scale. It's just the house has been redone so much.
This has been updated.
Thanks for looking.