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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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:iconsoorajexplorer:
SOORAJexplorer Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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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:
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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
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Maboroshi87 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006
I LOVE the lighting effects, and the details and texture work are beautiful. Excellent job :D
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:icontarkheki:
tarkheki Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006
THank you! I love painting! :dance:
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Codeyellow07 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
Oh teach me tarkhaki-san for i am not worthy. :golden retriever bows in kung fu uniform:
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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? ;)
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Codeyellow07 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
what idid you do for coloring?
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:icontarkheki:
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.
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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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0000039 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2005
oh yeah fo dogs thats what they are called, are their lions too?.

lol thats funny, but what i said still goes.
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:icontarkheki:
tarkheki Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2005
THankies! Much appreciated! :glomp:
Actualy, I can't tell a lie, but I painted the entire thing just FOR the Fo dog! :giggle:
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CrescentMoon Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
And this one deserves a favie only for the amount of effort it shows. Excelletn!! :clap:
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:icontarkheki:
tarkheki Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005
Thank you! XD
A lot of effort went into it, that's for sure! :glomp:
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Kurokiba Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2005
Wow. O-O Neat.
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HeatherD Featured By Owner May 24, 2005
It's awesome Tarkh! I love it when you work on the dark blue background :nod: Beautifully done :) I love how some of the edges are limned in light
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:iconimppy:
imppy Featured By Owner May 12, 2005
I LOOOOOOVE :heart:!! I especially love that shishi staring down. This piece is very amazing! Temples, moon, light... everything! That is why I +fave it :boogie:!
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tarkheki Featured By Owner May 12, 2005
Actually, this is a Foo not a Shishi. Shishi's are Japanese, and Foos are chinese. :giggle:
Don't matter to me though! I luffs them all!
And Thankies for the compleimtn! You are too sweet...you make my teeth hurt! :glomp:
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imppy Featured By Owner May 13, 2005
Yeah, I just forgot the Chinese name for it and the only name I could remember was Shishi XD;. *pathetic*
And I agree, both Shishis and Foos are loveable! :heart:

Aww, thankies n.n;;. :glomp:
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BlueDragon1 Featured By Owner May 9, 2005  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The blue gives a great effect for the night awesome job on the lighted highlights

A++++
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notoes Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
:winner: That is a beautiful piece and completely worthy of your portfolio. A few more like this one and you're going to have them chasing you down. I can almost feel the different textures and almost expect the light to spill out of my monitor.
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:icontarkheki:
tarkheki Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
:dance:
Yay! I got the textures! I was paranoid about that! I wanted the screens to feel different then th stone... finally someone mentioned that! I'm so happy! :glomp:
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notoes Featured By Owner May 8, 2005
*snicker* Well it's good that I spoke up.
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VentusAerus Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Student General Artist
Holy SHIT!
You sure you didn't just rob a cel from the Disney animation shops? Jesus, this is feature-film quality!
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tarkheki Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
Wow! I'm blushing! :blush:
That is some compliment! :giggle:
Well, I might have channeled them in my psyche, but I assure you, that baby left me with a broken wrist! :giggle: :glomp:
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alphaleo14 Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
see, i know u will do well on it. instead way beyond my expectation, well done gal, here a cookie.
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:icontarkheki:
tarkheki Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
Yay! Cookie!
Here's a hug! :glomp:
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:iconalphaleo14:
alphaleo14 Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
keep up the good work, who know we may have chance to work together in an animated film in the future.
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:icontarkheki:
tarkheki Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
Oh, I hope to GOD that one day we will! That would be AMAZING! :glomp:
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Radric Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
One word: awesomeness

(Wait, does that make three words there?)

(Ack! More words! Auuugh! lol)
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tarkheki Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
:giggle:
Take all the words you want! :boogie:
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DemonicSerpent101 Featured By Owner May 5, 2005  Student Filmographer
oooo i can never get enough of you paintings XD and this time i see the hatching! hah! wow i love the lightin :bounce:
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tarkheki Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
Thankies!
Yes, the crazy hatching... truth is, I paint just to drive my teacher to the loony bin! ;)
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DemonicSerpent101 Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Student Filmographer
omg! your so evil XD that poor teacher probably looks like a mad scientist by now by what i can imagine!
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:icontarkheki:
tarkheki Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
Tim always looked like that... had nohting to do with me! :giggle:
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DemonicSerpent101 Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Student Filmographer
O.o! :rofl: oh dear.....
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DRoeck Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
Amazing! Some day, I'll be just as good as you at painting!
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:icontarkheki:
tarkheki Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
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Wow! That's such a compliment! Well, let me assure you, my first paintings would make babies cry! They were HORIBLE! But after a lot of practice I got better... and I just saw your most recent deviaiton! Those waves are great! You won't have a problem at all! :w00t:
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DRoeck Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
Heh...thanks...someone finally told me how to use colored pencils...^^()
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AngryGulo Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
Beautiful!!! I wish it was you who taught me how to use goauche, my school has taught me to hate it.

Que~stion(s)! Since you use canson paper, do you use any primer to keep the paper from buckling? I can see the paper grain clearly so I suspect that you don't. How do you keep the paper in good shape when painting?
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tarkheki Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
The best thing You can do is actually fasten it securly to a board of high durible quality (illustration can work, but I have this heavy duty wood cutting board or some foam-core). I like to put some rubber cement on the back (like an "x" shape... and have the rubber cement slightly old so that it's kind of like a paste and not a smooth liquid so that it will come of easily afterwards), and then tape the frame down to the board. Usually, if I work on the max size of a 12 fld I leave a one inch boarder that I tape down firmly.
Also, when doing a wash, let it dry out completely before continuing to work elsewhere on the page. Do the sky wash, add the clouds immediatly when it's still wet, but then use a blow dryer to get it dry and evaporate all the water from the page so it won't buckle by the streatch.

Primer is only good for acrylic and/or canvis, and even then I know some artists don't even bother. Primer is good when you are painting transperantly on a surface that doesn't absorb very well so that the paint can stick (but you probably knew that! :D). Canson- like water color paper- absorbs EVERYTHING. So you don't even need to prime the sucker! :giggle:

I hope that helped! Long explination, but I don't want to hold back! :dance:
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:iconangrygulo:
AngryGulo Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
Yea I'm an acrylic user which was why I thought about primer. Thanks for the tips! I think you have just made my life with painting on thinner materials MUCH easier, thankyou!! :worship: If there's anything I can help you with (even though you seem to have mastered everything including various art styles), please don't hesitate to ask.
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tarkheki Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
Oh, don't worry... I'll ask.. all in good time. :evillaugh:
;) :glomp:
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urbanwolf Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
*foams at the mouth in awe* omg girly!!!! its so perdy!!! you did such an awesome job!! it makes me want to start painting!!
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tarkheki Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
YESH! PAINT!!! PAINT!!!
Everyone must paint. Painting is my meditation... it's the best thing in the world! :dance:
And I'm sure you would be rockin' at it! You MUST paint! I demand it from you! :D
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Kelie Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
Wow! I was worried when I saw you colored this pic because the lines were so gorgeous, but this is just amazing! I love your choice of colors for this piece. It's just beautiful. I love the glow from it. Nice work ^_^
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tarkheki Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
:glomp:
Thank you so much! Yah, it is tensing to paint a layout... especially sine all the line-work gets covered up! :giggle:
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shtagvulf Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
My god.
The detail. THE DETAIL!
Oh, and the lighting. This is one of the best pieces I've seen from you yet. ^^ Keep it up!
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tarkheki Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
:dance:
Yah, I'm getting the feeling that it is one of the ones I can gloat about! Thank you so much for commenting! :glomp:
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happymonkeyshoes Featured By Owner May 5, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
**Jaw drops in awe**

How d'ya....

What d'ya....


Ooooh bloody fantastic piece, luv'!!! I can't...wow...its great. Instant fav, I really like it, the colours and tones....voila!
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