Tutorial: Grasshopper Part 3.

There were some technical delays and therefore it’s been a long time coming but it’s finally live.  We had a major problem with this one… two actually.  Firstly there was a lot of miscellaneous noise happening in the background… my kids coming in and out of the room, dogs barking and the neighbor next door who’s hobby seems to be sitting in his car and revving the engine… every day!  So hubby had his work cut out for him trying to get a clean sound track.  Secondly after all the work was done and we were up to the final render we suddenly lost power in the part of the house where the computer lies… good bye all that hard work. 🙁  Hubby had to almost start from scratch.  Now hubby works full time and has other commitments so, as much as I’d like to chain him to our ‘puter and get those videos done, he can only do so much.  It’s here now… along with a bunch of other videos I’ll be releasing over the next few weeks.  I hope you enjoy it.  I have used this part to fully explain the process of colouring a back ground so that you can apply this effect to other pictures as well.  It’s a long one!

Next video we will be working on the leaves (there is a sneak peak of a few of them in the picture above) and hopefully the grasshopper himself.

 

9 Comments

  1. Virginia

    I actually like the videos stretched out a bit. It gives me time to keep up with you. BTW, I have a neighbor who sits in his car revving the engine. I complain about it ALL the time. I can’t for the life of me figure out the purpose of it! At least I’m not alone. 😉 Thanks for the videos!

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  2. Kristy Tyra

    I’m looking forward to watching the video! I also saw where you published a video about more brands of colored pencils. Hooray! I have added the Marco Renoir colored pencils and the watercolor Renoirs as well. Have you tried either of these, and if so, did you like them? I keep telling myself I don’t need any more pencils, but…you know how it is…:)

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    1. Leah Kosiek

      This video was wonderful.

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    2. Chaypeta (Post author)

      Oh yes, i certainly do! Just between you and me and…um… the whole internet community, I’m waiting, very exitedly, for a set of the new Derwent Procolour pencils. Crossing my fingers that they arrive next week! (Thank you all my Patreons for making this possible!) I haven’t got the Marco Renior or watercolour pencils. What are they like?

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      1. Samantha G.

        I got the Reniors a few months ago. The are oil based, and feel very lipstick-soft. Maybe a little softer than my Prismacolors. Similar to Derwent Color soft, tho no wax bloom. I have to use a very light hand to get a good number of layers, as they want to go down thickly. No color names on the pencils. I found a name chart online and wrote the names on them with my white Signo pen, and the few very light ones with my black Pitt pens. Now I wish I had used color names I was already familiar with, like similarly close shades in my Prisms range. Oh well, live and learn.

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  3. Mari Brady

    Dear Peta:

    This is the first video that you’ve done that my browser doesn’t currently recognize. Can you tell me what colors you use for the leaves? It’s a combination of pretty greens. I hope you don’t mind answering questions of color you use if for some reason my browser doesn’t recognize the video. As I said, this is the first time this has happened.

    Thank you!

    Mari

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    1. Chaypeta (Post author)

      Hi Mari. have you tried going to YouTube and watching it from there. I’m afraid I don’t know why your browser is having trouble with it. i will consult hubby.

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  4. Mari Brady

    Hi Peta:

    Your husband does enough for us without trying to figure out my browser problems. I loved the green of the leaves from the picture I saw and usually get the information from your tutorials. I’ll figure it out. I definitely don’t want you or your husband going to any extra trouble. You both do a lot for us already.

    Thank you!

    Mari

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  5. Carol Campbell

    I just watched the grasshopper part one. This is wonderful. I really liked how you spent time talking about choosing a palette, color pencils, and laying out the color scheme. This is really helpful. Thank you.

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