Tom where have you been all my life! cheers bro.
Right, been chilling lately and sleeping way too much. I've got the lust to draw but not the motivation and i generally just pass out after dinner or something which is kinda shit.
We've stopped doing digital colour stuff lately but I think i might get back into it for my own sake. I've been trying to observe lately and im having a really hard time... I mean - im breaking things down and seeing them as colour but i cant put 1 and 2 together yet. I think some more practice will help though, with some better photo refs and some life stuff. The problem i have is with the base colour of things, i know that if theres a sky light on something red it will shift greatly towards blue, but yeah... whatever, cant put it into words.
Another thing thats bothering me lately is painting landscapes from my head - The main approach I have in mind is something akin to yours, tom... but I find it hard kinda... I feel like im cheating myself a bit when im taking an abstract/randomly generated approach and I dont feel like I should be making it up... more I should be setting out with a goal to paint something specific, instead of saying "oh... i think i can see a rock formation there" and carving something in. Mental dilemma - I guess the more i study the more i'll learn to see.
Heres some old > new life sketches / self portraits and blind contour stuff... I really dont spend long enough drawing from life or with traditional so I think i'll do some shit with that for a while!