wonderful start to your sketchbook !! I love how your use color and value in your paintings. As while as how you blocked out the light and shadow with the forms on the sketching digital work, keep it up !!!
dude ur last oil on canvas is AMAZING!! how long did that take ?
i love to do everything and learn everything... i hate to be cornered in one place.. i believe u can be anything u want... Your mind is limitless... check out my sketchbook ... u will find a bit of everything
first of all, thanks Velocity Kendall, HAJiME, AztcFireFlower, Aryeh, cuptow555, Rain Walker for your nice words, they really push me.
As for the questions asked, I really do focus on portraits, although I want to broaden my spectrum.
The last oil portrait took me about 5 hours in two sittings. In the first sitting I concentrated on getting a variety of hues down and getting the proportions down, not bothering about values so much. In the second sitting I modelled all the shapes out of the mosaic of different hues, focusing on edges and plane changes. I am adding a better picture of it in this post.
Here is some new stuff I made. A little photomanipulation where I took a friends picture and changed his gender - the eyes and mouth are on the exact same spot and the nose is slightly changed. Then a concept sketch for an 8 page comic I am working on right now (which I will post when it's done), an algraphy, a fairly old oil sketch and a portrait in pencils.
"[...]as we gain facility of hand and travel further afield, we discover that we have a key to unlock the wonders of art and nature, a method of conjuring up forms at will: a sensitive language capable of recording and revealing impressions and beauties of form and structure hidden from the careless eye[...]"
-Walter Crane, 'Line & Form'