Hey Liz. Been a while.. I'm putting a few bits together for the latest ChOw (Robin Hood), if it doesn't get finished in time I'll post here. More Life Drawing after Easter, apparently...
Hope you are well, and still turning out the fun stuff?
Ah I look forward to seeing your ChOW stuff, its always good
How are your paintings coming along?
Everything is feeling a lot more like work at the moment - the 3d stuff is still good fun but the rest is feeling like a waste of time and it's getting me down. Hermited myself away trying to get it done, haha. Not done any proper drawing or painting for a while - it sucks! Almost done with the year though.
Oh no! Am sorry to hear it's gotten to be a chore of late, Liz. Especially if it's not feeling useful. Painting will be picked up again tomorrow, as I've got the whole family together for a week (as it's Easter). I want to break the back of underpainting another big(ish) canvas before spending time with the girls. Ping me a mail at home if you want to chat / moan - or I'll check my work mail at some point too. Hope things improve for you, soon!
Chow complete, or rather... abandoned so I can get on with other stuff!
Thanks. I agree, should really seat him better... will send you the self-portrait photos (me in a duvet-cover) when I feel brave enough. The boots were actually used in one of the 'Pir of the Carribean' movies. I'll have you know.
That´s a great Robin Hood characterization!
I love the general mood of the canvas, and with that pose you´ve just nailed it. If you think on a forest outlaw, that is the kind of man you´ll like to expect.
Another nice choice is the light source, although I miss a little more of black on the branches and darker tones on his face. But it is a great piece. I imagine it as a really fine book cover. It has so much power.
Last edited by elpez; March 30th, 2010 at 06:20 PM.
Thanks for the positive feedback, elpez - really encouraging. Given that it's made from photo-reference of myself, also a tad worrying! Perhaps I just have that moody outlaw look about me after a day at work?
Heya! Thanks for stopping by my SB. I really enjoyed looking through yours! You've been improving so quickly, it's a real inspiration! Loving your life drawing work. The colors and values are done very nicely!