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SAVAGE 3 Cover Painting by mikemayhew SAVAGE 3 Cover Painting by mikemayhew
11X17 in watercolor.
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
This episode of "Finding Bigfoot" will sadly go unaired. :) I like the dynamic posing though and the nighttime illumination.
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful!
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thepunisherone Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
I like the smoothness blend of the colors here.

Very nice.
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JHarren Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional
Wow! do you apply watercolor in layers or is each color it's own
coat?
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mikemayhew Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
I slowly apply light washes of color, starting with a couple shadow tones, and slowly incorporating local color.
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JHarren Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional
Is it more advantageous to start with the cooler shadow colors first?
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mikemayhew Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yes. Let's say you are working in watercolor and have an ultramarine blue shadow color. If you are painting an orange, the local orange color of the orange will blend perfectly and naturally on top of the blue shadow to create the perfect shadow tone for the orange. It's like magic.
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JHarren Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Professional
That's awesome! Thanks for the info! I'm giving the painted comic thing the ol' college try and I'm gathering techniques!
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JSTradArt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:faint: Gorgeous as always!
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blacktiger1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Artist
this one makes my stomach hurt... this is sick man... love it
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wilsoninc Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
really good stuff.
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PollythePinky Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I appreciate your very concept of harmony of colors! Perfect!
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MichaelDooney Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Another beauty. Just curious, when you use watercolor in your air brush for background tones etc do you mix up the color from tube watercolors or do you use some kind of liquid watercolor?
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mikemayhew Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
for airbrush I just water down the color from the tube. Not to wet though or it beads up. I try to use as little airbrush as possible.
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MichaelDooney Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
Your ability to lay down such nice smooth tones over large areas is amazing. Do you build up the painting in grays first ala Alex Ross then go over that with the color washes or do you just jump into the color?
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mikemayhew Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
I general start with some kind of limited pallette of one or two paints that work in harmony to create a broard range of warms and cools.
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MichaelDooney Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
thanks, sound interesting. I'd love to see you post a color step by step demo here sometime ;)
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biz3 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
The angle and composition of that painting is just tremendously awesome. :o
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skatkat1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
damn, i almost feel like this things gonna grab a hold of me...
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BigRob1031 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Awsome use of blue!! great prospective as well.
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MarkIrwin Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey Mike, this is badass! Love the color scheme too!
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