View Full Version : Here's a one colour/tone/hue challenge

05-01-2006, 08:24 AM
on this photo posted by Hugh Hill in the RIL :)


05-01-2006, 12:45 PM
Got it saved now to find the time LOL ;o)

05-01-2006, 02:49 PM
Got mine saved too!:thumbsup: Jean, are you referring to the monotone image as one color... or are you saying that we have to paint the ref in one color?:)

05-01-2006, 02:59 PM
Quote:"Jean, are you referring to the monotone image as one color... or are you saying that we have to paint the ref in one color?"

Everything :lol:

05-02-2006, 03:43 AM

Lil Quickie. Use most artist oils, pencil to sketch real quick and sponge for texture and watercolor to puch values.

05-02-2006, 05:40 AM
Looks great, I like your free and easy style :thumbsup:

here's mine dry clumpy :)


05-02-2006, 04:10 PM
You both did very well, but what's up with using two colors?:)

05-02-2006, 04:39 PM
Hmmm there is only blues in mine from light to dark or so I thought :D

05-02-2006, 06:49 PM
Hi monotone painters!

If you open your original images in Painter (since colors may have changed a little when the image is displayed on the Web) and use the Color Sets menu command Create New Color Set from image, you'll be able to click each color swatch in the Color Sets palette and, with the Colors palette open and color values displayed as HSV (Hue [or color] Saturation, and Value), the exact Hue (color) value for each color swatch.

To display the color values as HSV (if they're currently displayed as RGB values), click the color values box in the lower right corner of the Colors palette.

To be sure you only work with one color throughout your painting, first go to the Colors palette and move the small circle in the Hue Ring to choose the color (Hue), and don't move it again after that. Now go to the Color Sets palette menu and choose the command, New Empty Color Set, and click the Add Color to Color Set icon at the bottom of the Color Sets palette (third icon from the left) to add your color to the new Color Set. Then, in the Colors palette, only adjust the color's saturation and value by moving the small circle in the Saturation/Value Triangle around to get more or less saturation in your color and/or a lighter or darker value (tint or shade) of your color. When you find another saturation and/or value of your color that you know you'll want to use more than once, add it to your Color Set.

05-02-2006, 06:52 PM
I just moved the hue scale to blue in painter and chose whatever was in the triangle. Not sure if thats right or not.

05-02-2006, 07:08 PM

That's what I'd too. See my mini-tut above written while you were posting.

05-02-2006, 10:33 PM

This was a fun exercise, thanks for suggesting it! I always like to see the different interpretations of the ref.

I went with the Sargent brush. I decided to go without a sketch this time. I just started sculpting shapes.

I was on a business trip to Chicago a couple of years ago and decided to take the train from the airport to my hotel downtown. At one of the stops, there was an old guy sitting on the bench, looking very much like the man in the ref. I remember wishing that I could paint that scene. I tried to convey some of what I felt that day in this painting.


05-02-2006, 10:36 PM
Digi, I LOVE it :clap: . someday if there is enough days left maybe I will be able to paint loose :lol:

05-03-2006, 04:12 AM
Jean, Smokin, Digi nice work.

Digi you really have a handle on that Sargent brush. Nice job.

I did the same as Digi and just started painting without a sketch. My favorite way to paint. Done in PSPX.

05-03-2006, 12:27 PM
Great work Smokin, Jean, Digi, and Sherry! :thumbsup:

I used the sketch feature in Painter , resized and then used my texture brush on the canvas. Could have been alot better if I had spent more time with it. :wave:

05-04-2006, 02:30 PM
These are terrific.

05-04-2006, 09:27 PM
This was something new for me.. PaintShopPro 9 - Palette knife and smudge tool.

05-05-2006, 05:39 PM
WOW great sharpness in this, Annie! ;o)

05-06-2006, 10:51 PM
Smokin, very nice, like your style, digi, really good, I'll have to try a sargent, or captian, or general. Jin, my foggy brain can't decipher what you wrote, but it sounds good.

05-08-2006, 11:07 AM
Some good interpretations, I started one in multicolour, but here's mine in browns. I had a job getting him to look down and in enough. I liked his bit of long johns and his odd socks
P8 sargent brush


05-08-2006, 09:35 PM
Nice work Barry :thumbsup: