Saturday, September 13, 2008

Amp it Up! --Lightning

Numerous science shows have assured me that it is not necessarily the voltage, but the amperage, which causes electrocution. . . good to know, right? Though maybe it's not quite what you guys were expecting.

Photoshop, wacom tablet, and a slew of custom brushes (as usual). I have never posted with Blogger before, so I hope this displays properly. I swear I will learn to paint clouds someday--this was rushed. I hope you all like it! =)


Justin said...

Awesome work! Love the grass especially, and the pallete really makes the area feel kind of... dustbowl-ish, very midwest I guess?

I don't know that I would have gone with the green tinge for the clouds, but it works, and you can't complain about that. If I had to offer any critisim, it's that the lightning feels a little subdued. I know that distance can thin the arc a bit, but something really makes me want to see it blow those clouds up with a bit more light, and bit more... glow on the lighning I suppose.

In the end though, that's all personal preference. Very, very cool!

Justin said...

Please disregard the "green tinge" comment. That should teach me not to sneak a peek of the blog at work on a crappy monitor.

Todd said...

I agree with Justin in both that it's fantastic and the lightning needs a bit more "umpf!" Maybe a glow effect or light burst behind it. Great job girl! I love how it turned out!

Kristin/Spike said...

Thanks, guys! I think I will have a go at reworking this. I've already got a glow on the lightning bolt, but I'll bump that up some and add a brightness/contrast layer to see how it looks.

And the clouds really are green, it's not just your monitor. =) I'll admit that it is a weird color choice.