Painting your Water and Sky
I do things a little different, on most projects I don't add my tubes when I'm about done with the project I add them right in the beginning so I have the flow of the colors from the tube. So with that said click on your bk layer so its activated. You should have your oil brush activated and the colors from your mixer pallet chosen. So lets get started.
1. With your bk activated start brushing in colors for the water like so:
2. You will notice that the art Media 1 comes up above bk, once your done painting just your water right click on the Art Media and convert it to a raster, right click on it again and rename it water.
3. Now click on your push tool and start pushing the paint around just within the were your water will be. Your settings on the push tool are what you choose them to be, I used a large size because I wanted to push it all as one and keep the colors the same instead of allowing them to mix more.
I reduced the size of my push for smaller areas like so:
4. The biggest mistake I find that people make is that when they are working with any of the art media tools they pay attention to more of the tube that they are working with instead of just focusing on the colors. So watch the colors and when your happy with them click on your smudge tool and we will make the tube work with the colors of your water. Click on the ship layer and make sure its activated. Taking your smudge tool start moving the colors from the ships water and blend it with the water you just made like so:
Note: I see my own errors when I write these tuts s don't pay attention to two waves layers, one is suppose to be water. Don't make my mistake. hahaha Okay also note that this particular ship tube as its own shadows around its water. I used that to my advantage and pushed the dark along with the white colors down into the oil based water that I had made.
5. When you're finished with that activate you wave tube and do the same process, smudge it into your work. You will notice that it will start smudging into the ship tube as well. That's okay, your suppose to do that.
The Sky is the Limit
1. Just like above go in and start grabbing up your colors
2. Choose some colors that are visible with in the tube you're using. I also added a small line of pink to my sky pallet, but that is just a matter of choice.
3. Clicking on your bk layer and with your oil brush start paining in your sky. (Follow above to get your materials layer to show your sky colors).
4. Now paint in your sky all the way until you reach the water line. Eck looks terrible but don't worry your going to make it look better.
5. When your done painting your sky right click on the art Media and convert is to a raster, then right click it and rename it sky. Use your push tool again and push the paint around. Don't forget your smudge tool as well that helps with the blending.
1. When your all done and happy with the results, Flood fill your bk white.
2. Merge it all visible.
3. Lets add some light. Go to Effect/Illumination Effects/Sunburst.
4. Using the settings below or choose your own settings add a dash of light to your master piece. Also note on the screen shot a little short cut that I use.
Okay you're done. Put your water mark on it, give it a frame. Its your creation so be creative and remember things don't have to be rushed, take your time, walk away if it doesn't look the way YOU want it. Get Creative animate it if you want.
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