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10 Things…Clever Colloquialisms


Gregory Manchess

I spend a great deal of time with my students dismissing the idiotic sayings they’ve grown accustomed to hearing over and over again. Witty little wordplay that attempts to answer complex thoughts in an easy-to-digest sentence. Easy to remember because it’s catchy, like a tune that won’t stop playing in your head, they can be subsequently regurgitated to make the speaker sound clever. They spread like…

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Let’s Be Normal for a Change: Dain v Azog Process 2 of 2


Justin Gerard

April 24, 2018 - Welcome to Part 2 of Dain vs. Azog! Or as J.R.R. Tolkien referred to it, The Hobbit: Mortal Kombat. Today, I'll be going through the process I used to paint this image in Photoshop using opaque tools and layer modes, instead of my usual bag of transparent layer mode trickery. If you haven't read part one from this series, you can do so here. As with all my color work, I begin with a monochromatic underpainting. (If it was good enough for Rembrandt it's good enough for me) To begin, I build up the shadows in the underpainting using dark tones on low opacity layers with low flow brushes. This lets me get my footing under me before they let the bulls loose and it's all screaming and running and panic. My Photoshop Tools: As I mentioned in…

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