Digital Long Pose

November 30, 2010

Thought I’d just drop this off.  It’s between 2 and 2.5 hours, done from life.  Relatively happy with how it turned out, but wish I had had more time to get to colour.


Me Helping Out

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.

Drawings and LTS Entry

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  I depicted Prometheus’ punishment as hell.

Digital Life Drawings

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 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.

A few life drawings

November 11, 2010

Some of the better ones from the past few sessions.  They range from 90 seconds to 30 minutes.  The marabou stork was from a photo by the way.


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).

Imaginary Figures

November 5, 2010

A few done without any reference.  I have two life drawing sessions to scan and a long pose to photograph that I need to post soon.

Everyone else was doing it, thought I’d be a part of the cool club.  Looks better when viewed bigger, and looks wildly different depending on your monitor.