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I upload different works to different sites i.e. sketch stuff to Facebook and finished pieces to DA etc.

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TylerHinde Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Your YouTube videos are looking really great, although it has made me a little curious as to how you create part of your paintings. When you add photographs as the base template layer (on top of which you add your own details) do you just add them in and erase the parts you don't want or do you put them as a different layer mode or something? I haven't seen that technique before yet it looks like a really effective way of creating a detailed painting more efficiently.
Great work man :)
JoshHutchinson Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for contacting me. I use them in a bit of a sloppy way to be honest. In that video I applied some photos, adjusted the brightness to match my current image, then tried to get the colours to work. In the end I usually end up painting over most of the photos so that it all looks cohesive. The amount that I paint over photos depends on how well the photos match my idea, atmosphere and colour choices. Certain layer modes work really well i.e. darken, lighten, soft light, but I try my best to stick with normal mode and adjust colours and brightness to match my image. Thanks :)
TylerHinde Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh that's awesome, it's a really intriguing way of doing things. I think I'll have to experiment with it a bit myself.
Do you ever use a photo without editing it much or at all?
JoshHutchinson Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, I usually have to do at least a slight brightness adjustment to get it to work.
radioactivemoos Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow! Just saw your work via Reddit and I can only say it is just amazing! 
Your art is very inspirational!
I'm sure you have been asked this before, but where do you get your reference pictures? Do you simply search through google images or have you found a better website for photos?  
Thanks for your time!
JoshHutchinson Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much. For using textures in my work I use cgtextures. If I am using photos only for reference to look at. I use flicker, google images and for character and animal poses etc. I use deviant art.
TylerHinde Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Your art style is beautiful! I love your colour palettes :) How did you learn to create such detailed and rich environments using so many vibrant colours? Keep up the good work
JoshHutchinson Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. A lot of it is from years of experimentation, but also studying other artists who use colour in an interesting way i.e. Theo Prins and Jeff Simpson also are great inspiration and to study from.
TylerHinde Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ahh okay, I really like how you put everything together, it's awesome.
Have you heard of Anton Fadeev? I feel like you would like his use of colour too.

Anyways, keep up the good work, it's great to learn from :)
patricia-steves Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  New member Student General Artist
I'm in love with your style and how meaningful your paintings appear to be!
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