Wednesday, February 20, 2008

DemoWitch painting + vid

A witch painting done in Corel Painter with a youtube video showing the process from start to finish. Many thanks to Tom for puttin' it all together!

Music by The Ghastly Ones

60 comments:

Shawn Escott said...

HA HA!! Oh man that was awesome to see it come together like that. You rock dood!

ian said...

Yes!! Just what I was hoping to see soon! Thanks for posting that.

I'm sure I'll be watching that over and over again.

Ian

Tom Scholes said...

You know Ry, you're going to have to do more of these to keep the fans happy. Might as well do them at work *cough* :D

sam said...

Pretty cool video. Nice painting Ry.

Gwen said...

I LOVE your work. I just stumbled upon it. There is so much depth and the eyes of each character draw you in completely. Its like they mesmerize you and then tell you sweet nothings. Which in turn causes you to be completely at their mercy. Wow. I'm very inspired!

I've been posting my sketches on my blog. If you have a free moment, check them out. www.fufucostumes.blogspot.com

Ciao ~GG~

Dillon Thompson said...

You tossed the art world a bone. We are not worthy.

Jason Newkirk said...

holy crap dude! so awesome to see the technique...Thanks for sharing!

Leighton Hickman said...

Sweet witch man, and I really enjoyed seeing a bit of your process. I'm curious since you seem to prefer to use Painter; what benefits do you feel it has over Photoshop?

Jordan Lamarre-Wan said...

Thank you so much, I love these demo's of yours! You are really an artist to look up to!

BOKY said...

This is so good, thanks for sharing!:)) Your painting technique is amazing...

Marcelo Braga said...

GREAT. How long took you the whole process?
Thanks a lot for sharing.

Jamin LeFave said...

Awesome demo! Thanks for sharing your process. It was inspiring!

Kyri Kyprianou said...

That's a nice way of working. I guess you flip the image round to get more control..?

Mark Behm said...

Yeah baby! Just about did a cartwheel here. Great to see you work. You and Tom have inspired me to try a video.

Lash LeRoux said...

Thanks for the demo. Your backgrounds amaze me!

BTW: The funky music ROCKS!!

Ryan Wood said...

Thanks for watching, I appreciate the nice words!

Leighton--I use Photoshop a bit for certain things, but the way the brushes blend in Painter are far superior imo.

Marcelo--It's about 2.5 hours condensed down to 7 minutes.

Dave said...

Wow, man thanks for sharing! Beautiful work!

mkummer said...

work like that is amazing, that much more in only 2 hours.

Amok said...

YES!

finally get to see how it's done, thank you sir!

SHANE PRIGMORE said...

Awsome , Awsome!

Kactiguy said...

Cool.

WyA said...

Woah, REALLY impressive man. Looks amazing.

TooSure said...

Hey, i just want to know if this is the Ryan wood that i used to know from Springville. Me and my twin used to babysit for you and your wife. I just saw your comment on S.T lewis's blog. If it is you, i just want you say hi and tell your wife that i said hi. -Anne

Katy Hargrove said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial. It is super handy.

sarah said...

Very very interesting. I'm surprised you do so much in Painter, I find I am constantly switching back and forth between programs. I am curious to know what brushes are your favorites.

It's really interesting to see how use textures too. I've found it frustrating to add textures my work, however, I love how it helps get rid of that computery look digital paintings often have. You do a great job of integrating them naturally.

Anyway, thanks for such a cool post.

marcobucci said...

A W E S O M E !
and you silly FOOL, now we can all be as good as you. ;)

Nate said...

nice!

Jason Seiler said...

Whoa Ryan, this is so cool man, really cool! Still haven't been able to get my Painter working right . . . . anyways, really cool man, really cool, and I dig the music too!

Mimi Cortazar said...

Very simpl and very profesional digital painting on you tube :)
i like :)

www.inventura-art.com

Richtoon said...

What an eye opener! I've learned a lot by watching this.

When I wanted to watch it for the second time. A message popped up saying " This movie is no longer available".

I either heard Homer Simpson make that high pitched yelp or I did it myself. I hit refresh and it was back... whew!

Those textures at the end.... what a great touch!! I was wondering... Are the images your own digital pictures orinternet sources?

Ridiculously inspirational!!!!

Anders said...

Ryan! thanks a lot for this instructive video about your art! this is awesome!!!

Jo Bling said...

She's purdy, Ryan, mighty purdy!

C

Sebastien Gallego said...

Great stuff Ryan!
I always love your art. You rock!

Oliver Chipping said...

Hey Ryan - good timing man, I needed a little inspiration over here on the west coast.

arxo said...

Hello.

I am relatively new in digital painting and while everything makes sense when watching your video tutorial I just can't find it that easy when it's my turn...:-)

Could you plz, when your time and mood permits, post a how-to with your key-points? By that I don't mean for you to explain light, volumes or color theory but how you colorize the grey-scale painting or some standard settings that you use while working with layers or brushes. I've read a couple of tutorials for gray scale painting (for PS) but the technique behind them is to have a color layer on top of the grey scale, a brush with really low opacity, to act as a base and then repaint everything on a normal layer because the colors on the color layer are off. Is this how you do it?

Thank you very much for your patience in reading this and for your continuous inspiration for all of us.

Jamal O said...

wowsers..

nice process! Tanks 4 sharing.

fedeWES said...

great new characters....

Ben Reynolds said...

This is an awesome video Ryan!! Your paintings rule..I love the way you can make something so cartoony look so realistic and vice-versa. The word "inspiring" is thrown around a lot on here, but for this post it really is true. Great work!

Scott Altmann said...

Thanks Ryan (and little Tommy ;) ) - Great tut.
Alot of times I work like that as well - also more of a Painter user. I have not used the Gradients however- I'm curious as to how you used them, but it might be time to explore that myself.
Thanks again - we'll have to trade custom brushed on day.

John 'Roc' Upchurch said...

Me and my sin just watched the video together. Great work man!

M.R. Weaver said...

Thanks for showing this, your process, and your other art at our class the other day!

Esaulov Ilya said...

Thanks for that that have shown process of work. Though I draw in Painter, but all time of thanks has equally seen new opportunities, still, constantly I come to you in blog to look updatings and to receive inspiration:)

Juan Manuel Serrato said...

I like the way you paint!

Mark Baker said...

excellent work....im a big fan!!!

ANTONIO J. M. RIEGO (Quilcacamayoc) said...

Muy interfesante. Tu estilo es genial y las composiciones son muy originales...

Felicitaciones.

Un abrazo.

EraserFoot said...

Thanks for posting this. It was very interesting.

Mirella said...

Beautifullll!!

Kyle Marshall said...

wowza! great stuff

Ryan Wood said...

Thanks for the comments & checking it out. And thanks again Tom for helping set it up!

DoomStar said...

you're amazing man! Such an inspiration! Just started my first real digital rendering, this piece and the video really got me going thanks dude!!!

SteveLambe said...

Damn Ryan.....that video is sooo good. Wish you were selling "how to" videos, cause I'd buy one for sure.

Rock on with your bad self!

Marcelo Vignali said...

Thanks for posting the demo. It was fun watching you work.

Jose Darias said...

Beautiful , instructive and amazing , ,congratulations for your work...by the way , would you can show us your brushes more usual

thanks

Lino said...

This video rocks! And, what impresses me the most, is how fast you made it in real time! (2.5 hours). GREAT!!!
Thanks for sharing!

J Skin said...

Wow, this is a blanket comment.. All your stuff is great and I'm totally impressed by the video.. I've only done 2 pieces on the computer and it'll be a measly 200,000 more until I can do what you do. Thanks a bunch.

Julia Lundman said...

HI! I love your witch painting and the whole idea of recording it, too! I got some great tips by watching it. My only question is how are you recording it? I don't see anything in painter to record what you are painting - am I missing it?

i have to say one little detail i really like about your work is the borders and presentation. i like that instead of the usual boring edges. it always adds a nice design detail to your paintings.

KrisztiƔn Hallai said...

This video can be very useful in my learning process.
Can you please explain, why are you rotating the image in certain periods of the process?

Aparna said...

thanks for this video, its really helpful for us.
web designer

mino-jen said...

wow... i love this witch :D
btw, what's that funny song called?

{Hayden Smyth} said...

Ryan,

That witch looks like a lot of fun! You said you use adobe and painter, right? I like to paint and draw, however I would like to start doing so digitally. Do you have any starting tips for me?

Maybe a book or a way to learn the programs?

I hope to hear back from you!

Thanks,

Hayden
Email: sosmyth@gmail.com