end of the year dump: i'm just gonna post these sketches that were made into finished paintings during this past year. Not sure why I never posted these. And I wanted to post these earlier when I started the Egyptian work, but I didn't have the files at the time. These 3 Egyptian pieces were done 6 years ago for my senior illustration show. It's what started the whole Egyptian story that I'm redeveloping now. I have about 12 in all, but these 3 were done in oil on board and in watercolor. I'll have to dig the others out and post them some time. Oh and lastly, because I just found it on my computer, is another sketch for a painting of The Go! Team that I did.
great looking drawings, I really like the lively shapes you use for your figures.
with that painter->photoshop issue, I think you must have been using some kind of specialized layer type or maybe an impasto brush? I would take a look at the layer settings and maybe flatten the image in painter before doing the save for web function in PS.
just started painting the sketch above. still need to work on it somemore. his right side is giving some problems now that I'm actually painting it. i may need to redraw that side. And his face is a little cartoonish compared to the rest of him.
Very good stuff! I like your concepts, and the original ideas. The last one knight is very good, but pay attention at the arm near sword, it is out of proportion, is to small I think, the color palette is great!
Dreamworker: Thanks. I see what you mean. Actually I think both arms are a little wonky. But sometimes you're on a roll painting the bloody thing and you don't feel like going back to square one.
designboot: Thanks man. This project is fun. I definitely feel like I'm improving finally with painting, hell even drawing, in just the last few weeks or so. It feels like it's all coming together more.
j a k e: Hey thanks. I saw your thread in the lounge about improvement over the year. You got seriously better. That image (the one in you avatar) is awesomely lit.
Here's an update of the last one. Just finished certain parts, tone-down the face, added some texture. I may play around with certain colors, like the Red leather garment thingy (is there a name for that thing) that hangs down from his waist. I'm not sure red blends well with the yellows and blues.