Wrapping up my first semester here at VCU, and looking forward to a nice break. I'm hoping to be able to produce a few portfolio pieces during my break, so I cranked out some thumbnails today. Been a while since I did any of these, so it felt great to get back into it. I actually really like a couple of these, and will probably work them up some more.
This is a current WIP I'm trying to finish. I don't have nearly enough "finished" enviro concepts in my portfolio, so I'm trying to finish some of them, rather than stopping at speedpaint-status. Still lots to do, but it'll get there.
Gonna have another dump of traditional sketchbook stuff once I do some scanning (probably tomorrow), and then lots of fun stuff over break.
Wrapped up my second, extra-credit sketchbook yesterday. W00t. More traditional studies. Lots of master studies of Moran/Bierstadt/Inness. My heroes.
Hey, great sketchbook! I'm seeing some great improvement in here... enviros are starting to look quite nice, and your figure work is coming along nicely as well. Keep it up, I think you have something here!
Liffey: Thanks! Glad to hear that you see some improvement. It's so easy to trudge through it day by day and miss all of the improvement you're making.
witcrack: Glad I could be a source of inspiration. Thanks for the encouragement!
Quick little no-ref portrait for the evening. Need to work on my shoddy pretty-girl painting skills.
Niice stuff man. I definately llike your traditional stuff more than your digital, especially with those landscape paintings. Things like that should really help out your digital stuff. That last picture looks good, though I'd say the space between the bottom of her nose and her eyes is too big. Keep it up bro.
Your landscapes are one of your strong points; keep making it stronger and stronger. There could be more focal points in your landscapes however. Really like them and their styles.
callouses on the fingers. If you don’t have any, you’re not drawing enough.
I will be an Artist or nothing! ; The Sketchbook
sketchibo: Thanks. The paper was warping a little bit, but not enough that it stopped me. These were all done in one of the A4 moleskine sketchbooks. The paper's a little thinner at the larger sizes, but it still did the trick. It also helps to hold back on the water if you're scared of warping, or so I found.
Pyroclasm00: Thanks, man. I always find it interesting that people like my traditional work more. I must confess that most of the time I prefer the tactile nature of paint, but the speed of digital always entices me.
Quasi-almost: Thanks. I love doing landscapes, so maybe that shows.
Anyway, another little elf portrait for today.
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