Monday, March 8, 2010

Drowning in Drama

Nothing's impossible for Kim Possible! Even when the situation looks extremely dire, you know she's got one more trick up her sleeve. This is that brief moment after she stops struggling, but before she remembers "Oh yeah, I've got that spring-loaded mini-circular buzzsaw hidden in the cuff of my right glove. No big!"

I sought to go in another new direction with my underwater art this time. I got rid of the blur, for one thing, but I also experimented with not tinting everything blue, and I devised yet another new way of coloring the bubbles. Yay or nay?


  1. yay indeed!! I don't know if it's exactly that but this style looks more eye-catchy

  2. The bubbles look good, like real bubbles.

    I like the lack of tint in that the whole scene looks more saturated, but it looks on first glance that Kim could be floating in the air; there isn't a real watery feel to the scene. I'd wonder if more subtle tinting than what you've been doing in the recent past would be a happy medium (pardon the pun).

  3. I couldn't leave well enough alone, so I opened a copy of this in Photoshop and tried a few things. I've concluded the original doesn't look right to me because its colors are too saturated to make this a truly convincing underwater scene.

    FWIW, what looks about right to me is a Multiply layer at 43% opacity, filled with a linear gradient that starts with the lightest of the bubble colors at the top, progressing to a very dark version of the same color by a bit more than halfway down. This removes saturation, but not by too much.

  4. Not bad, JB, not bad at all! It's good to experiment, and so far it's looking good - especially the bubbles and the rays.

  5. The bubbles look fantastic. And fact, the whole picture looks fantastic. You're improving at a rapid pace!