First off, I want to thank you all (Davi) for the invite into this exclusive SB section, I'm pretty flattered, cause there are some damn badass artists around here, as we all know, and to be counted among
them, even if it's just barely hangin' onto their bootstraps, is a real honor. That said! Here we go:
I'm sure you are familliar with my "Lady Don't Tek No" illustration, so forgive the repost, but along with it, are the process sketches that lead up the final, as well as the layered .psd file for those that might
be interested in how I set things up...
Okay, here are some sketches from last night... just quickies today, but I suppose that's the definition of a sketch, isn't it...
This was just a quick, little warm up sketch... trying something a little different...
More warm ups...
Here I was just playing around with a couple different styles, hoping some inspiration might strike my brain...
My muses... perhaps...?
Basically I've been feeling a little alienated not having sketched any of my girls for a while... so I had to sit down and do just that
Okay! That's it for today! But I'll probably post more tomorrow... hopefully... if I don't slack...
Okay, just another quickie so far. It's not neeearly done! This is just a first pass... It's me playing with the Priestess of the Moon from Warcraft 3. I'll be adding more details and refining it more and all that... but this is it in progress!
Well, here's a quick Painter sketch. I'm really really aching to get back home and back to my oils, so I had to put Photoshop away and break out the artist oils in Painter... oh I can't wait for those oil fumes!!
Yeah, it's something a little different, as I'm getting sick of my normal shit. I'm basically just trying to find something that's at least a little out of the norm and really speaks to me... I dunno. Something's workin' here. I'm liking the limited values and that fact that I kept it light and airy. It gives it a lot more atmosphere, so don't go telling me to put more contrast, cause it ain't gonna happen!!
Okay, so I'm getting sick of drawing right now, and I'm running out of idea, mainly because I'm having to draw so much from my head for work. So! I'm going to start doing at least one speed painting from reference every day. If I have the time, I'll do more, but it sort of depends on how busy we are at work... so this is the one from this morning. About an hour. I don't want to spend more than that on these paintings. The focus is really more on color and anatomy that is... unique to the person I guess. I feel like I'm starting to just recycle the same anatomy over and over and over, and that pisses me off, cause I should be better than that. So it's time to implament some more disciplined practices. Anywho... here it is... hopefully I'll have time for another one later today:
Yeah, stay tuned! I hope to be making a lot of progress over the next few months. Thanks for the support everyone!!
Well, I've pretty much been getting sick of drawing with a pencil, mainly because the thought of rendering with a pencil bores me before the lead even touches the paper. I would rather render with paint if I render at all. So I started out with pencil, but then had to switch to pen to keep my sanity...
The dude on the left was out of my head before I decided to sketch some pictures of Keira Knightley instead...
And here's a quick acrylic I did the other morning in class from the model...
Okay! That's all folks. I'm enjoying this drawing form life/reference again. I'm learning new tricks. Yay me.
Last edited by Phuzion; October 10th, 2006 at 01:30 AM.
I started this oil painting today... it's too wet for me to keep working on it now... so I'll continue later, but I thought I'd post a progress shot. I believe the dimentions are 18"x36"... still needs a bit of work... and damn if I need to get farther away from academic painting... oh well, it's a start anyway.
That's all folks...
Last edited by Phuzion; December 2nd, 2006 at 08:14 PM.
So this is the progress so far on the "God of Art" CHOW challenge, though I'm clearly going with "Goddess of Art"... Y'all should go check out the Weekly Challenges if you haven't already!! They're great fun.
Here are some random sketches/drawings, as well as a few for a watercolor portrait... just different approaches to how I might draw it. I went with the last one, but scanned and printed it at 6% opacity, hit it with workable fixative, then painted it. That way the lines wouldn't show. So now I have an original painting, AND an original drawing... yay me. Then there's a little 30 minute watercolor study from a photo, and an oil painting I just finished, though this isn't the final version... Good times.
Okay! That's that. I can't tell you how glad I am not to be doing digital right now. I think it was killing brain cells, and making me retarded. Y'all should watch out for that
Hey y'all! Just wanted to pop in and say sorry for not updating. I'm having computer issues that are preventing me from scanning work, but as soon as that's fixed, I'll get back on it. Just wanted to let you know I'm not just being a negligent host
Well, I had to take a bit of a break from all this internet activity and put my mind to more meaningful things, or at least for fulfilling things, like my painting. So here are a few products from my introspection:
Some class work:
This is a series of guoache/watercolors I did for class called "Homewreckers w/ Peacemakers", in which I took existing photographs and turned them into more narrative illustrations:
And lastly, an oil painting I just finished. It's done from a live model, and is really just practicing painting... well, from a live model. Playing with color, and always working on painting flesh:
So that's it for now! I'll try not to be such a stranger, but sometimes life takes hold and all we can do is hang on for dear... life. yeah.
Last edited by Phuzion; April 17th, 2007 at 10:33 AM.