Maaan... you are magician with lighting and textures ... one and quarter hours for all of this ? what tool did you use and how many more hands do you have apart from the 8 you used to finish this in such short time ... ????
Nice one. Yeah im not keen on this piece now i look at it. You are right, the slums seem to loose all detail very abruptly, looks blurred. I have got into the habit of working with the canvas almost as small as a thumbnail so i dont get caught up in details, instead i try and look at the overall piece. Problem with that is when you soom in you realise that you have painted a load of scribbles and details get lost easliy
Are these speed paints matte by any chance bar the ones that obviously arn't, i noticed a few were in your gallery. I can't tell with some of them though. You figured i've seen everything EH........nah........
Yeah i use photos as a base if i like the colour palette, similar to the way leventep works on his speedpaints. Basically ill chop it up and collage it and then paint into it. Some are pure paint, others are with some textures layered over the top for added details.
I find its a good way to work, i hate starting with a blank canvas :/
I have loads of pieces that im not allowed to show atm because they are for projects that are as of yet unreleased. I dont get much time for highly detailed personal work, the speedpaints are done at lunchtime at work for practice