Here’s a new pic, kind of a mock book cover type of thing. The scene is from the novel The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss, where Kvothe stills the ever-present wind and willingly wounds his hand upon the razor-sharp leaves of the Latantha tree during his trials in Ademre. Absolutely fantastic scene, and I hope I did it at least a little justice.
I kinda wish now I’d done a little more dynamic angle, but I wanted to do this one start to finish without using any direct photo ref. I think it shows mostly in the face that I didn’t.
Also, here’s a neat little thing. I try not to bring this up very often, but I have Protonopia-type color blindness, or a red/green deficiency. There’s a color mode in Photoshop that will simulate this, and apparently it works pretty well, as my wife and I had a really long discussion about it last night. At left is what people with normal vision see. At right is what I see when I’m painting. Hopefully the wife isn’t pulling my leg, because she swears there’s a huge shift between the two.
I can’t see a single difference in them. Maybe a slight value shift, but that’s about it.
Anyhow, I thought y’all out there might be interested in seeing this. Color blindness is a funny thing, but it’s not insurmountable. Now I just need to work on my color theory a bit more haha 😛