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May 5, 2005
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Forbidden City- Painted by tarkheki Forbidden City- Painted by tarkheki
WOHOO! :dance:
This is the final painting for my portfolio!
Yes yes, it is my “Forbidden City” layout, painted and tended to with INSANE amount of detail... well, insane for me that it! ;)
Anyhow, props for working opaquely and applying the atmospheric-perspective-tonal-value rules! No computer effects were added to this one to dull out the background and contrast the foreground- that was done in the process of painting!
Dance! Dance and bask in they glory! :boogie:

Anyhow, yah. So I love it. The scanner didn’t mess with the color this time, and the prints… oh dear god, the prints GLOW!
I'll probably add cartoon characters in the scene as well later on. It's odd to look at the layout and see the floor illuminated but no sources… that’s where the people come in. Gotta hand it to them layout painters… they good! :giggle:

Anyhow, it’s time for me to clean up and put everything in order!

Gouache on Color Canson Paper.

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SOORAJexplorer Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
mcgray Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
This is simply gorgeous, and that it's done with gouache... even more amazing! I don't know whether I love that paint or hate it since I've only worked with it a handful of times (granted one was in a 5'x6' painting on canvas), but it certainly loves you! :worship: Isn't gouache the old, traditional way of adding color in animations? I thought my teacher told me that back in my watercolor class, but I could have been mistaken.

The colors, design, and style are magnificent! I wish I had a piece for my portfolio that was this good, but that would mean actually breaking out paints that aren't digital and I haven't done that since May!

Again, fabulous job! :glomp:
tarkheki Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
THank you very much!!

Actually Gouache wasn't the cell paint if that's why he said.. it was a veiron of gouache, but not. Mostly it was used for a water-color style backgorund which disney was infamous for- but that was only in the mid ages of disney and onwards. XD

Thank you so much for the wonderfull comment! I like reading comments with thought! XD
Maboroshi87 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006
I LOVE the lighting effects, and the details and texture work are beautiful. Excellent job :D
tarkheki Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006
THank you! I love painting! :dance:
Codeyellow07 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
Oh teach me tarkhaki-san for i am not worthy. :golden retriever bows in kung fu uniform:
tarkheki Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
Not a prob! I am willing to teach any who want to know!
What precicely do you want to know? ;)
Codeyellow07 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
what idid you do for coloring?
tarkheki Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
I used gouache. Literally, you draw the image on either illustraiton board, canson paper, or any other base. Wash over a base color and then proceed to tint and tone with a set of complimentary colors- in this image it's blue and orange at various tints and tones. Just keep in mind where you have your light sources, thier strength, and the color of them and that's that. You might want to do one verison first in pencil crayon just to get the overall feel for it before you go onto painting.
0000039 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2005
!! u did the forbiden city justice in this painting its the best angle of it ive ever seen, the thigns which caught my eye in this were the mountians and the moon in the back ground and the building below the lion , but then i noticed how well you painted the light shining on the tiles. great job
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