Journey of an Absolute Rookie: Painting # 3 & 4 (9/17/02)
Here is painting number 3 & 4 that were painted late last night...man...I have a whole lot of learning to do. At any rate I painted two yesterday...take care
Painting Number 3
This one is pretty herendous huh...I promised I would post everything I did...that's the only reason I put this on...that cross looking things is supposed to be a roadsign type thing...and there was supposed to be a hill with a cave set in it with a stream nearby...yeah that was pretty bad. Honestly...I'm not 6 years old.
Painting Number 4
***Below is for everyone who hasn't seen my previous posts***
If you didn't see my last post(s) on www.conceptart.org then I will bring you up to speed. Basically I have been inspired by the art produced and the work ethic of Jon Foster, Andrew Jones, Jason Manley, and my brother "Smeagol71" (among many others) and have decided to learn how to paint (primarily digitally). I am starting from rock bottom and I am going to paint at least one painting every day...probably two on the weekends. The order you see them in is the order that I am painting them...every day starting on 9/15/02. I am bearing my soul to everyone. I will post everything I do...whether it is awful or not. Most of the paintings at the beginning are going to look like crap but hopefully over the days/weeks/months/years they will start to get better. I have no formal art training but have signed up for classes this semester. I have a passion to paint and welcome any encouragement or critique that you want to give. Any feedback you want to give me you can leave in the threads I or just email me. Thanks.
Last edited by MindCandyMan; September 18th, 2002 at 10:59 AM.
I'm sorry about the link...I didn't know that tripod had such a low bandwidth limit...ok I found a place to post my pictures so it should be ok for a little while now...sorry for everyone who couldn't look at them.
Last edited by MindCandyMan; September 18th, 2002 at 11:00 AM.
Thanks for the encouragement Motorowl...I am realizing...as well as reading...that in order to paint well I need to be able to draw well. So as soon as I get ahold of some materials I am going to try to draw one picture a day and paint one picture a day no matter what it takes. I get my wacom tablet this weekend so I am stoked about that.
i can recommend you trying to do something very simple.
take a canvas in painter that is at least 1000x1000
take a large brush (yes, very large... so you don't try to paint details)
and paint a cube. (not a square)
you choose color after your taste.
theh, think about one light source. think which sides face the most towards the light source. paint these with a bright color. the more the planes face away from the light source, the darker they become. if you want, you can also paint a drop shadow. no need to do one, though...
befor starting to work, you could walk around and look at different things:
plastic: how is the color of blue plastic in the light compared to the shadows?
wood, the same
what's it about metal? rubber? glossy print paper? comic book paper? everything...
painting is to a high degree seeing.
just try it. if you find it easy, paint one more cube, different material this time...
this is possible even with a mouse. try to set your brush opacity quite low, so that you can control how much paint you're applying.
this is a very interesting idea. i wish i could pull up everything i had ever done and watched my progress within the, as you so daringly put it, years of my development. i was strange with my little doodles .. i hardly even kept any of my drawings when i was little - all the ones i have to look at now where kept by my mom. i was kind of dramatic, in which i did a spring cleaning kind of thing. i honestly tried to throw away pictures that i liked, made me feel materialistic. i felt good after throwing away a really good peice of artwork, you should try it sometime - strange kid i know. i didnt like noticing my human desires. now i cant get enough of my self endulgence. heh, kids. i didnt throw away everything! just every now and again.
i promise to help you in your indevore to become a master artist. as long as you keep it up i will try my best to toss in my two cents and throw up any ideas for study, technique, or resource.
all of my begining drawing classes started with drawing still-lifes, or a bunch of objects. try doing that. draw things in your room, or your intire room. i hear the trick is: be honest, or try your best to draw what you see. it works pretty nicely.
anyone elses fingers disfigured and calissed from using a pencil for so long?
Last edited by killing.people; September 18th, 2002 at 01:09 PM.
Gekitsu - That's an awesome idea. Thanks! I will do that tonight when I get home. I think that would really help...looking at the way different objects reflect light. I will paint it tonight and post my results tomorrow...hopefully they won't be too embarassing hehe. Thanks again for taking the time to help me out...I really appreciate it.
KP - Thanks for committing to helping me. I really really appreciate it. I will definitely need a massive amount of help along the way. I figured when I started doing this that if I posted everything I ever did...then people would call me on my mistakes and I would avoid having some bad habits. I also plan on buying some drawing supplies and doing a drawing every night as well. As soon as I can get those materials I am gonna start doing that because everyone says that to be a good painter you need to be able to draw...or at least understand it very well. And I think you are right about just being honest and drawing what you see...I think that's a good idea to just pick out something in my room and try to draw it. Hopefully I can start scanning and posting my drawings too.
Thanks to both of you for helping me out. I really appreciate it. I look forwarded to interacting more with you guys. Thanks again for all the encouragement...I will try out those ideas tonight.