Small update; tiny painting of a sparrow (work in progress)
and a finished painting of blues legend Harry Muskee.
For those of you that don't know, look up "Through the window of my eyes" on youtube.
Thanks for watching, H.
Small paintings of roses - plan to sell these @ Queen's day, a national celebration, during which people can sell stuff on the streets, and drink beer and have a general good time. Plan is to make about 50 small paintings.
So these are supposed to be quick
Also an update on Darth Maul. Nearly there.
The roses are small (10x15cm), Darth Maul is on A4 size paper.
i always think the stage before you finish is so much more magical than the finished painting.
the finishing process removes a lot of the lightness you have at the start.
the finished paintings look very mundane compared to these awesome loose early versions.
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Velocity Kendall: thanks man, glad you like the setups!
And I wholeheartedly concur with you on these such matters, sir
Actually I like the early stages best.
Just slapping on paint, using megabrush and roaring "FRREEEDOM!!" while I'm at it.
Just love it. No restrictions. Just go with the flow.
I think there's a lot of energy that way that gets onto the canvas that I find hard to keep when finishing stuff.
I think it has to do with the fact that I've sketched stuff all my life, but never really finished stuff, until recently.
So that's a whole new territory for me. In that, I lose some of the raw "I know what I'm doing, no worries" sketching energy,
as I tread forward somewhat skitterish/scared, like "I don't know wtf I'm doing, hope I don't screw this up" kinda thing.
In that, I get careful, more rigid... and paint the stuff into the mundane bin.
I figured I should finish loads of stuff. To practice finishing stuff.
So I at some point know I can do that. And then, loosen up.
And then... take over the world!!
Maybe I should loosen up already, I Dunno? It doesn't feel as if I'm ready yet.
Here's another one I'm calling done. Before it gets even more mundane
That lion is awesome! I'm really loving all your bird paintings. I think that drawing birds convincingly is so tricky because of all the feathers, and I don't just want to make it a big, feathery mess, you know?
Anyway, brilliant work
Qeen's day coming up... lots of drunk people in the streets,
some medieval party atmosphere, together with a street-sale.
Money making time (at least, that's the plan)
So loads of paintings are to be for sale. For dump prices.
Paintings that are yet to be made Hey, I'm trying to loosen up my workflow that way.
Obviously, they won't be too fancy, but no crap either.
Here's yesterday's and today's work.
The dragon thing is a wip, playing with it on and off..
the cow, landscape and abstract (wtf?) are for sale on monday.
Till next time, take care (and draw you lazy ass!)
NB: excuse the crappy quality of the pics. Phone don't recognize stuff when the sun's not out.
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New painting, going to be for sale monday.
My version of Smaug, sort of. Acrlyics on paper, about A4 size.
some more works for Qday; all for sale on monday.
First, we'll have a pre-sale for those that wish to drop by @ our house on sunday afternoon.
These are 3 small acrylics; 10x15 cm (finished) and a larger wip (A4)
Bun bun! Er, I mean, cute rabbit painting....
Trisscar: Hehe. I'ts titled: baby bunny wabbit.
The chick is titled: Harry the Philosopher.
Both have sold already!
Satu: thanks, girl! I'll keep 'em coming.
Glad you like dem dragon. The real Smaug has wings though, so I guess it's another dragon.
The painting is loosely based on Smaugish vibes; a golden dragon in his/her lair, when adventurers (Hobbits or whatnot) enter. I used gold paint on the dragon and the roots/veins, that looks kinda cool in real life.
Painting of a bald eagle (2nd one, but the 1st I'll finish)
50x70cm acrylics on paper.
To be for sale on sunday.
Some tweaking here and there still needs to be done.
Thanks and till next time, H.
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Ok, Qday is about to come up, so just today to crank out even more paintings!
Holy crap, this has been a busy week but so much fun as well.
I think I made roughly 20 paintings this week, 15 figurative, 5 abstract (or thereabouts)
Some more paintings: little ones are 10x15cm, the seahorses are 13x18cm
And the dragon is A4size (~20x30cm)
.. and better quality pic of dem dragon.
Cheers, till next time, H.
First of all, Qday sales went good, and bad.
Bad as in, we hardly sold anything to the public.
Good as in, many happy people, visibly enjoyed and surprised by the amount and quality of our work and some art person who wants us to join the expo next week @ city-centre. Not bad.
Second, took some pics of D&D related sketches I regularly make for my D&D game: maps, creatures, locations, characters, stuff. Very sketchy.
I'm thinking of doing more of these sketchdumps in the future.
Third, some pics of our work for Qday and stuff.
Thanks for watching, keep doing good, H.
Small update... another expo tomorrow Let's see how it goes.
For now, some paintings I'm working on. Quite small ones.
Next week, it's back at the big wildlife stuff.
Reffed, except for the dragon painting.
I hope to get less mundane, more awesome. I just gotta keep pushing it!
I need to do studies, anatomy, composition, color use... everything.
But now, just gotta finish a few more paintings first
meh. the quality of the pic is somewhat lacking (mainly of the dragon) sorry for that.
My process is still all over the place, but hey.
Two landscapes. Both pretty fast. No references; just having fun.
The one with the rocks needs a little work still.
The set of works collected by Velocity Kendall in post #183 are all just brilliant!
I can certainly relate with the thought you provided in your response to him. Maybe you should start with the sketch stage, but instead of continuing to make whole painting highly detailed choose one focal point to work your fine detail magic on.
I also notice that you often use pure white to paint areas that you percieve as white.
That is however rarely the case in real world. What we see as white more often than not is far lower in value scale than pure white.
Check this short vid on conserving values, I think you'll find it usefull. I certainly did
Keep at it, your doing great!
Thanks so much, Ville_S! You just made my day!
You're doing great as well btw, good stuff!
Man I gotta get back into dinosaurs someday...
Thanks for the link - it is very useful information.
I'm struggling with so many things at once that I find it hard to form coherent thoughts on them.
But the pure white thing is definately a point to consider.
I'm working my ass off lately, about 60 to 80 hour weeks, mostly painting.
I'm working on several paintings at once, try to draw some stuff in between and I need to pick up on Hogarth and other anatomy stuff.
Currently browsing through Gurneys "color and light" book, also very useful information on painting and what colors work where.
I'll play with your suggestion to detail only a certain area in the painting.
.. and some stuff. paintings. Some small, some larger.
With the dragon I'm playing with the focal point being in between the dragon and the guy; still, light is all over the place. That is what I'm going to tackle next.
- - update 24th of May - -
added updated picture of the red dragon, finally figured out a background.
Still need to figure out what to do with the figure though.
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tiger from a while back; did some more work on it.
acrylics on canvas, 60x80cm - still work in progress
some more stuff, works in progress....
I'm sorry for the chaotic updates, as previous wips are all over the place.
But that's how it is for now.
2 large paintings, 60x80cm, acrylics on canvas.
a sketch of some demon or something
Keep growing, H.
Nothing reffed, just playing.
(and kind of designing a hobgoblin sorcerer with a burnt face for a friend)
bunch of studies (posemaniacs, artsy poses, Hogarth)
some soldier, wip
something I had a dream about: an ancient temple, with a centaur sort of guard playing boardgames with several imps.. and other wierder stuff.
I tried to draw what it looked like but it's not even close. Ah well. Good times
nerveink: thanks! I hope to finish that one next month!
Random scribbles, some environment designs, playing with rule of 3rds in composition.
Also a new painting, acrylics on canvas, 60x80cm.
Two swans, a heart, for my mom. Hope to make it epic.
Ville_S: thanks, glad you like 'em!
I will try and work the magic and not overwork it
update: some sketches. All referenced. Gotta keep on practic'n!
update - I slapped some colors on some sketches.
Especially the forestscene sucks. I kinda like where the others are going.
All still wips. Nothing reffed this time.
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some Hogarth studies, update on the soldier and another soldier.
Oh and a small update on the swans, somewhat less than an hour more work I think.
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The frig? Why hasn't ConceptArt told me about these updates? >:C
I'm lovin' those soldier drawings.
It's about time....
Trisscar, thanks girl! I dunno why it didn't work. Hopefully it will this time.
Allrtight. I've done some work on some paintings and a sketch and a sculpture.
The paintings are all still acrylics on canvas.
The rose is painted on a 40x50cm canvas, the animals on 60x80cm canvases.
El skethcerino is supposed to be a sort of pharaoh/alien dude.
(sketched it while watching history channel on youtube...)
And I'm planning to make a dragon, out of sculpey.
Can't remember if I posted these before, the armature is from june 2011!
Wtf already a year ago?! I'll try and finish it this week.