Some progress on this one, getting pretty happy with the composition.
I really really love your stuff! Your line usage and gesture work is especially neat. Can't wait to see more!
really nice stuff! love those horses
Terrific work! I'm REALLY impressed with the improvement shown from your first page to now. Awesome!
Please keep posting. I really enjoy your work!
Here's an update on the painting
And some stuff more relating to mobile games, I was going to see if I could get some freelance gigs, but most jobs posted don't seem to be worth the effort of replying, no budget and unprofessional approach to the whole thing. It's too bad too because I really like making game graphics, something about them being for a specific use just makes it so fun. I'm still in two minds about it.
As you can see I suck at the graphic design part tho.
I got around to photographing this summers oils, all are plein air, last two alla prima. It's so hard to let go of the work while it still has "imperfections" in it, but I figure the more I do of these over time the easier it's gonna get to keep the painting cohesive even when doing it in one sitting.
First one and my favorite, I love painting water scenes, but it's really hard to find interesting compositions with distance in them from our summer cottage, it took me ages to settle on this one.
This one was an absolute pain, I wanted to paint a sunny scene, but the sun kept getting hidden behind clouds, so the lightning is off.
Love the portrait; the texture is really nice and the subtle color variation. One thing that's buggin' me though is the eyes; they feel a bit far apart to me, like the one closer to us is too far out. I dunno, maybe that's just me. In any case, great work.
dierat: Thanks! Yeah I had huge trouble with the eyes, I think I just couldn't sit still enough. I went back and made some small changes, but I think the distance of the eyes is correct. There might be a problem with the eyes being at slightly different angle then something else, or everything else though.
meteorcat: thanks .
I wanna do a happy dance, I'm so satisfied that despite my doubts on the issue, I do actually now remember several muscles of the horse! Whooppeee! I've been trying to study them for nearly a week now, but thought I was seeing no improvement. I still can't totally understand them in space, and there's several holes in my knowledge, but at least I know what I don't know.
I did this sketch based on one of my mom's old books, tam the untamed to check up on my horse knowledge. I know it's stupid to say this, but no ref! Obviously I should have used one, but I wanted to make sure I was pushing my memory as far as it would go.
And I've been trying to do little sketches of fantasy creatures to keep my imagination alive, here's one as lineart I scanned. Scanner is finally working again too.
You have a very nice scketchbook!
I especialy like your "ghost" painting. Composition and lighting are very well done!
Oh and your inks too.
rumpenstiltzkin: Thanks, I really enjoyd doing more light hearted sketches for a change.
Speedy from today, reboot.
And something I'm working on for my sister, for another student party, or a gala. It's fun having free hands and knowing a lot of people will see it printed.
you're truly blessed with the talent and skills for creating such awesome artwork. i really enjoyed your work.
rumpenstiltzkin: Thanks, I think I got a lot out of those studies.
Continuing to try and hit my weak spots, here's a value study with a black and a white object. Dark values have always been a lot harder for me then light ones, and they are so difficult to study from photos too.
Very inspirational sketchbook! Thank you very much for sharing your workflow
How fortunate the man with none..
Sketchbook - Crits are painful, but love hurts. Pride is but a bitter vice and humility is a virtue.