Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Surgeon

Now here's a shady little place. I love designing cluttered, intimate spaces.

Also, my friend Matt Rhodes has a pretty extensive post on concept design that I'm sure you'll enjoy. The rest of his blog is fantastic as well:


Sajib OO said...

Amazing work as usual Mr.Srodawa,
not sure if you'll have the time to answer this but heres a question anyways..

How did you paint the straight edges so sharp e.g the mesh grill behind or the floor tiles? Are everything in separate layers or you work in a single layer?

Hethe Srodawa said...

Thank you very much!

So, for set paintings like this I work in many layers to keep things separate as they overlap in the space. Some patterns like meshes or even the tile floor I'll paint flat, like I'm looking down at it and then distort into perspective. Then I'll paint over it with layers like 'multiply' or 'overlay' so it matches the lighting of the scene. Another thing I'll do often is paint something and then check the little layer box that locks the painted pixels. Then I'll paint into it usually addressing lighting and it will hold its shape. That way you don't have to be mindful of the edges. Think of it as using masking liquid if this were a traditional painting. Hope those tips help.

Sajib OO said...

Thanks again for the tips !

C.Deboda said...

Great piece!