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Catrojan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Tyler, thank you so much for all the videos.

i know you mention staying in the range of mid tones and less saturated colors at the beginning of a painting when one is still roughing out the lightings and local values, but as the values build up, is there a way to avoid things going too dark/black or highly saturated/pure white that they stick out like sore thumbs?

im currently learning how to paint landscapes/backgrounds but when i try to incorporate man-made objects into a natural scene, they dont seem to blend in with the sceneries.
TylerEdlinArt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yeah just paint all the shapes low in saturation as their local color, then glaze on the light with additional layers. at this point when adding the light i use more color
Catrojan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
like if an item has near white for a color. Say a plastic container. I would use a 30% gray for a base local and eyedrop the surrounding color to glaze and mix for shades?
TylerEdlinArt Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thats a way of doing it, or pick a color that relates to the light source and throw it on it too
Catrojan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see. Thanks for the tips! i'll keep practicing. 
Enzeru-Youkai Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student General Artist
OH MY GOSH! Everything makes perfect sense! That's so cool!
I sure hope they teach this when I go to school >.< Can't wait (actually, I can, but can't)

That is beautiful, by the way! :D
GraveyardBat Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Thanks for the video I'll be sure to look at it after work.
Goastantie Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Thank you. Now all I need is a program like this.
ABlipinTime Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice video! Thanks for sharing!
You sound like a nice; I'd love to give you feedback. Unfortunately, I haven't seen many tutorials better than this. Maybe that's 'cause art is hard to explain? idk. I thought yours was informative.
I'd like to know in particular what you're doing layer-wise. I always debate on whether to make a new layer for something or just color over what already exists. Multiple layers are tricky to work with - you have to remember what's on each one - but single layers make things hard to undo and don't allow you to simultaneously compare ideas with ease.
Fires-storm Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Can't wait to watch this :D Also due to a gluten free diet I am living off of salads, lol
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