Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Coach Jim Tressel (Newest Version)

So here 's the new and final version of my Coach Tressel piece. Everyone had great comments on how to improve this to make it better so please let me know if there is anything else I can work on to strengthen this image.


Patrick LaMontagne said...

I think it looks great. You already mentioned the shoe, and that's the only thing I see that needs work.

Great choices in colors. That red vest just makes him pop off the page, with the complementary colors in the background. Beautiful piece, Steve!

Jon Casey said...

Yeah this is cool. LOVE the pants.
Maybe you could add some color to the shadows in his face? Some parts look a little grey. (I'm struggling with this too, I think it has a lot to do with the coloring technique we are using)

Patrick LaMontagne said...

I used the gray coloring technique as well (as you know) but even after coloring it (as we were taught), I had to go over it for quite awhile with straight color to get over that same problem. It all depends on the look you're going for, I think.

If I had the chance to do it over...I would have used the other technique, would have saved me a lot of time.

Tim Bye said...

Cool - love the colour choices! Very nice perspective too!

NoriNori said...

Well done it looks fantastic. Yeah I found the grey colouring takes longer as well, but it did give me a good, solid foundation to work from. Maybe with more experience I will do direct colour?

Anyway Steve, I agree with a dash of colour here and there on the face, otherwise, it's great!

Steve Harpster said...

Cool thanks for the advice. I'll work on those shadows.

On this one I colored over my gray scale painting, but I didn't use a multiply layer. I just colored over top of it with a low opacity brush and worked over it and over it again till I got the color I wanted.

I'll post it again when I finish it.

Mark Sinclair said...

Looking great Steve! I'd maybe bump up the saturation a bit?