Aftera couple of months here, I've finally gotten around to starting a sketchbook. I work mostly from life and my imagination and then develop ideas later on for finshed work or production art. Black and white is pencil color stuff is oils done in life drawing sessions. Mostly it is a way to keep my skills from getting too rusty.
Last edited by dpaint; October 15th, 2015 at 06:56 PM.
lol you sure do like those naked ladies don't you lol, glad my teacher wasn't in here when I scrolled up. Nudity is frowned upon at school lol. these are awesome to say the least. hope to see more! lol are you going to post more?
Hallo Dpaint, great stuff you got going on in here. I absolutely love those jungle environment drawings, please do more of those! You got a good understanding of the human anatomy and its forms, although imo your biggest weakness is the face when it comes to placing the eyes in space. I see you're working on it and that is good, I too need to work on it a lot more then what I currently are. I can suggest you to do some self portrait studies infront of the mirror, and looking at statues if you got any of such close to you.
P.S. I saw your oil paintings, very beautiful. The vawes that had light shining through them was astonashing.
I hope you'll update soon so I can come back!
"I wish to paint in such a manner as if I were photographing dreams" - Zdzislaw Beksinski
It has been almost a year, what a slacker I am. Here are some quick oil studies
There is a lot of experimentation going on wwith these with types of surface, paint application and color. Most are 12x16 to 16x20. the last three value studies were on an 18x24 canvas board done by wiping out with a brush or paper towel with a little mineral spirits and no paint.
Last edited by dpaint; May 25th, 2011 at 08:31 PM.
These are my preliminaries and thumbs for the final digital paintg which is here
I chose the chapter of the book called Champion and Chief.Unfortunately Dejah Thoris is nothing more than something to save in the first book. I thought about having her in a fighting stance (early thumbs) but changed back to the description.
The process is, sketches out of my head and thumbs first. Then I use a mirror to refine them and shoot reference for a more accurate pose. In the case of the thark head I made a little 2 inch clay model of the head for reference. The background is from my ref and a max model I built to help with my visualization. I then scan the pencils and combine them in layers in PS and then move things and change them as I refine them and problems crop up that forces me to deviate from the initial thumbs.
Last edited by dpaint; November 25th, 2011 at 04:56 PM.