November 30, 2010
November 30, 2010
Thought I’d post this stuff. First off, a couple tutorials I wrote for my high school art club:
Next up are a few paintovers I did on top of other people’s stuff to get a point across/teach them something. The originals are all on the left, and my version is on the right. I actually wrote up big summary things and explanations to go with them, but it would take too long to find them all. Yeah, but hopefully you can see the changes, and hopefully they are actually improvements. Some changes are minor things with lighting or colour, while others are more drastic such as changing the composition.
November 29, 2010
Drawings from the last couple weeks or whatever. They are a mixture of stuff from life, my imagination and photos and range from 1 minute to 2.5 hours (except the painting which took a while…quite a while). And the painting was done for Last Teen Standing at conceptart.org. I depicted Prometheus’ punishment as hell.
November 17, 2010
Yup, brought my laptop in and tried some digitals tonight at life drawing. Gestures were rather disastrous, so here is the rest. They poses were 20, 30, 30, 25. On the first one I did a line drawing underneath, but found it too slow (especially for a 20 minute pose). So on the rest it is done only by starting with shape and working from there.
In other news, I just found out that in the Last Teen Standing competition over at conceptart.org I made it into the final round. So that’s pretty awesome.
November 14, 2010
So here are just a few things. The first two are the first time I have done any long poses. About 2.5 hours and just under 2. The second one was also me trying out charcoal–I put down a wash and then used an eraser for highlights and a charcoal pencil for some darker values. Neither photographed very well unfortunately, and look much better and smoother in real life.
The digitals are just some quick photostudies, with the last one being from imagination. They took about half an hour each give or take a bit (and a little over an hour on the imagination one), and I was trying out a different approach. I used a hard round brush on really high opacity and painted in major blocks of values. Only at the end did I do a bit of more refined blending. I think I need to play with this more than my usual slowly building up in thin washes approach since it is both faster and I think probably describes the form better.
November 11, 2010
November 10, 2010
All except for the last page (which is done from imagination) are done from photos and took less than ten minutes per horse. Yeah, I have more stuff to scan, but I am lazy.
In other news, I got my G1 license, which means if you are driving in Ottawa watch out because I wouldn’t feel safe around me when I am behind the wheel of a car. And I started keeping track of the number of hours of drawing I am doing…since November 1st I have 20 hours, which averages out to just over 2 hours per day. The actual amount ranges from 0 to 5 hours per day though. I need to be more consistent. Uh, here are the horses (note to self: study horse anatomy).