Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Night Forest

I wanted to try painting an environment with Dave McClellan's exercise of using only one hue.

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  1. This is awesome! I love it!

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  2. I like how you used almost pure de-saturated grey in the reflected light areas.
    I can't remember what it's called when the eye is tricked into seeing colors in greys, depending on what color is next to them, but it seems to bring some warmth to the painting.
    Well done!

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  3. love it soooooo much

    the design of your trees has always been amazing :)

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  4. Awesome
    Did you use PS or Painter?

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  5. One hue to rule them all.

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  6. Those are some sexy greys!

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  7. I think you succeeded Sam! This is really great, I love how the de-saturated hue feel almost warm next to the saturated blueblue.

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  8. Thanks everyone!

    Nasan: You mean the scientific term?

    Junior: Photoshop.

    Chris: Blueblue. I will use this word now.

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  9. Scientific term would be cool!

    Now it's bugging me what it's called. :P

    I was sure James Gurney had it in one of his books, but I can't seem to find where it would be.
    It's not simultaneous contrast, is it? Neutralization? I'm having trouble finding anything on the internet either. It's some kind of perceptional interaction between a saturated color and the de-saturated color (or grey) right beside it.

    Maybe this could be the topic of a future post? ;)

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  10. Ha Sam - I saw this on pinterest - so I pined it not knowing it was yours...then I checked in and saw it WAS yours - very nice man!

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  11. Nasan: I can't remember the term, but I know what you're talking about. I'll try to research and get back to you on it.

    Will: Thank you, I love your work!

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  12. was Dave McCellan related too George McCellan???

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  13. this is one of my favorites from you.

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