The Black Sheep Lord - created by Hayato


The Black Sheep Lord
Favs: 6SBS: 8Hi-resRank: 1/8Score: 66.1% (37)12149 views

Initial Idea was The Black Sheep Forest. But it was a weird kind of title should I say.

So, I wanted to put this Tough Guy to the forest as a 'thief lord' or 'boss of the gang' or something rather than just a black sheep with a cigarette.

Done with Cintiq, I'm NOT tracing the sheep. I leave them be as a photo-graphic element. I just painted the background & matched them together with Photoshop. (5 years and 1253 days ago)

avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

There's nothing to give the black sheep any sense of "lord" or "overlord," or leader. He just looks really unhappy about being in the forest with the white sheep.

If you want him as the "ringleader," you'll need more than just a cigarette. Maybe a crown, maybe a gangster suit with a flower in the lapel, maybe have him on a dais with the other sheep beneath him looking at him.

Just changing the background is not conveying your concept, you need to put a little more adjustment into it to visually establish the "pecking order" of the group.

avatar Chalty669
Chalty669 says:

Really nice painting skills! The problem that I see is that the original source has such a shallow depth of field. So the background of your painting is more in focus with a higher depth of field. You might be able to fix this with a gradient lens blur for the background, but I couldn't be sure without seeing it. Good luck!

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I like the way you changed the expressions on the sheeps faces. The black sheep didn't look mad to me until MossyB pointed it out. He just looks really serious to me. And the white sheep seem a bit intimidated, which i guess is the point. Really nice painted background, too! I like it. GL

avatar alyssadanielle

gorgeous background! really gives that oil painted feel! good luck author!

avatar greymval
greymval says:

Great mood, great BG, great SBS.

author says:

Thank you, my friends... I'll take some time AFTER my recent commercial works done to put my update here FAR BETTER than that one before. I'll take your consideration about the looks of the Black Sheep Lord as my primary objective, MossyB. And some gradient blur adjustments that pointed by Chalty669.

Thanks for your kind words, Alyssadanielle & Greymval. Your comments worth thousand flowers to me. Haha... sounds like a gay. But I'm NOT.

Good Luck to everyone! I'll make my piece of sheep better from time to time.

avatar bcabilan
bcabilan says:

The background gives life to the source image. Fantastic! GL!

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nice background! well done!

avatar aheman
aheman says:

ba ba black sheep, have you any wool? nice idea for a children picture book

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vaneir says:

nice background compositing! like it =D

avatar arca
arca says:

Great work and well done. I love the forest setting and The Black Sheep Lord has a very mean look!

avatar langstrum
langstrum says:

Great approach, it's better to do a painting-like work in this case, very wise choice and nicely done. You must have nice skill of drawing with hard brush, so just participate more with drawing contests, looking forward to see you there

author says:

Thanks for viewing & voting. I don't have any time to change the picture, so please forgive my unaccomplished promises. Next time, I'll do the best for my entries as well.

@ arca; it doesn't seems like a Lord to others. But thanks for the comments, appreciated so much. (⌒˛⌒)

author says:

@ langstrum; I'm very glad that you like my kind of painting style. It's been a while that I make scenery scene. I'm doing the drawing contest as well with the traditional drawings. Most of my works play the role with digital painting, concept arts & a little of 3D matte-painting; so pardon my poor photoshop skills of combining stuffs like photo-manipulation. (⌒˛⌒)

avatar madamemonty

Congrats, beautiful work

avatar nilknarfsoive

congrats!

avatar lordymail
lordymail says:

I seen this coming . Good work! Congrats!

author says:

Thank you, dear friends & voters. Love you all. ╭(′ ▽`)╯

avatar langstrum
langstrum says:

Congrats Hayato, I can predict your win easily, keep it up

avatar Concrete
Concrete says:

Awesome and congrats

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