Wednesday, October 22, 2008

water colour+photoshop




did it while watching news justnow, plus the magic of photoshop.

12 comments:

mindflyer 小飞人 said...

Cool! :)
nice retro effect. How did u get the yellow streaks?
Was it anothr texture layer?

moodytwoshoes said...

Nice! I esp like one of the blond girl. Strokes and colours look accidental, but it works wonderfully.

seiji said...

Very confident and bold strokes!

mindflyer 小飞人 said...

Blond girl
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_p2vdxIdAj8o/SP9IZtMCPjI/AAAAAAAADf0/sYjlCXrEkIs/s1600-h/girl3.jpg

This is my hot fav- has a certain "Jap beauty look" to it. Niceee! Would be good to use it for an OIC Portrait Day poster

drewscape said...

hey its good. tho some are a bit too photoshop obvious. Would be good to make the colours and textures more natural but still using photoshop. shld put it in a book using www.blurb.com

zeropointfive said...

By "more natural", do u mean more varied, Andrew? Cuz if u mean some of the textures are too evenly chaotic, i see what u mean... wonder how to achieve that varied texture look hmm..

But it looks awesome! very high fashion classic. Someone call Vogue please, they wanna hire Kuanth :D

mindflyer 小飞人 said...

By " photoshop obvious" I thk Drew is referring to how Kuanth "push" the colours esp.- Look at the blonde girl- the way the red is layered on top of the yellow?? Its very obvious there- way too much contrast in Levels.

kuanth said...

hey guys

thanks for the comments. actually i did the effects on purpose, as i don't want it to look "natural".

yes Mike you are right, I overlay another layer of texture to achieve that.:)

anyway, all these 3 are done within 30 mins. it's just a spontaneous thingy lah~

zeropointfive said...

I see what u mean Mike. I didn't realize cuz i felt it looks "naturally incorrect" lol. The high contrast gives it that slight "misprint feel" like when printing methods 10-20 years back weren't perfected yet and print colours were sometimes oversaturated heh. It really gives it that 70s high fashion Vogue look!

drewscape said...

interesting topic. its a matter of preference i guess. It looks good either way. the first one is especially nice coz of the varied strokes.

mindflyer 小飞人 said...

kuanth-pls dnt feel that we nitpick ok?! :)
These peices are nice and the technique and discussion here is good. thumbs up!
Please post more- you have always gave good comments on other artists' work too- we need more OIC artist to be like that. Not just posting for their own glory but also looking out for fellow artists' work and showing genuine interest.

kuanth said...

uncle mindflyer. i m okay la! hahahaha... we post here and expect honest comments right?