CecelyV: Thanks for the encouragement! And it was good meeting you.
First in my series of figure studies. I'm not sure at what timeframe do you stop calling it a speedpaint. I'm believe this took about seven hours.
Your very first image reminds me a bit of David Mack's stuff. Very nice. I'm not sure what's considered a speed-paint either. I get restless if I spend more than 4 hours on any one subject/thing.
I know you're not finished with your latest piece but just a suggestion: since the model's hair is blue, should go much darker on her shadow side.
escape2mars: Thanks for your crits. I think the figure study is in danger of being overdone and I'm just going to move on. I'm tickled that my work reminds you of David Mack. I haven't looked at him in awhile, so I enjoyed going back and seeing where I can steal.
Wolverine WIP. I do plan to finish this one. I'm pleased with how this is going after 3 hours. I'm getting leaner and meaner.
sweet. I see some progression here :-D the last figure composition is very dynamic. I think you can work on color blending, make sure to draw soft edges in contrast with hard ones:-)
Great start, i like your perspective very dynamic.
FLAMINGOOOOS! haha it was fun hanging out, post moarr!
DanielC, mike butkus: Thanks!
Dished: I need to post our flamingo outing. Wish the sleeping guy in the grass stayed...he could have been immortalized!
Here's a way overdue update on the Bastet sculpt. I've finally been able to return to this piece! I concentrated last night on finishing the roughout of the head. It's even more cat shaped, and for some reason it reminds me of Thandie Newton.
One thing that I learned from doing the Wolverine painting though is the value of tracking your time. In all my future work--be it sculpting, painting, or drawing--I'm going to keep a log of how much time my sessions with a piece is to see if I'm speeding up or dawdling when I should be wrapping up.
Whoa now! Nice sculpt! Tell me you'll finish this. I haven't done a supersculpey sculpt in a long while....err, I'm assuming this is supersculpey right?
The Wolverine piece came out really well. The lighting looks fantastic. His face - around the eye area, I think - looks a little off, but that could be due to the weird angle and lighting. Keep going!
Long time, no update...which is odd since I've been on an art ride for the past four weeks! I took an art for videogames workshop over the summer at Gemini Arts. Since then, I've been attending Jason Manley's online workshops.
These are the final color comps on a character which was a "Japanese Robin Hood." The workshop focused on character creation to silhouette to comps.
I like the 1st and 2nd ones best. I think those color schemes work best for the type of activity and scenery the character would be in. I think the white would stand out too much in a forest setting, especially if you're trying to be stealthy. I gotta do multiple color options like that. I got caught up in the environment we started. Did you finish yours?
The Only Way Out, Is Through.
Darktwin: Thanks, it's getting there. I feel the need to focus on more color and more illustration-oriented stuff.
Rist: Thanks. Wolverine was fun to do.
Cacodaemonia: The 4th is my favorite.
CecelyV: I stopped after class on my environment cause it still sucked. For me it's just best to start over and make sure the perspective "bones" are right.
Color study from Sargent's Javanese Dancer. I worked from a book of his work, but it can be viewed here: http://www.bohemianfineart.com/view_...g_big/Sar5.jpg
Plus an armadillo speedpaint used for my web comic. Both were done with the recent online color workshop chanting in my head.
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I like how the armadillo study is coming.
Ninjacat & Sublimus: Thanks for stopping by. I plan to visit yours soon!
Cacaodemonia: The web photo is more yellow than the print I used from the book. But I'm also getting over being afraid of saturation. Maybe a little of both?
Darktwin: We cannot stop!
Just finished a self-portrait. The original reference photo is one of those even- toned web camera pics, so all the color and lighting is made up. Decided to see if I could push the colors and use sunlight to blow out the face a bit. (My hair is dyed purple for those who don't know me.) The eyes look wonky to me...or are the eyes ok and the rest of the face off?
this came out really cool, good job
reminds me of retroscoped animations like scanner darkly
I like you're portrait, particularly the handling of your hair (I love that you dye it purple, by the way ^_^).
I agree with you about they eyes. The irises look fine, but there's something about the handling of the outer parts of the eyes that make them seem very heavy...perhaps a little too stylistically different from the rest of the face? That's the only area on your portrait with any kind of dark outline. Perhaps if the value for the eyeliner was lightened? Your eyes don't look that dark in person ^_^
I get a little thrown off by the side of portrait that's in shade...the color looks fine and works with the mood you've set, but the perspective seems a little bit wonky...or perhaps it's the pose?
Great use of color, and I really like your treatment of the hair and lips. How long did it take you to paint it?
The Only Way Out, Is Through.
I took Whit Brachna's Environment class last Saturday which motivated me on Sunday to try my hand at the subject which has been typically my weakest point. The below piece is from a photo taken by a friend who just recently returned from vacation in Scotland.
It may not be too exciting, but I find it pretty darn exciting because the second piece below that is my last *attempt* at an environment. It's choatic, wierd scales, strange perspectives...GAH.
Thank you Whit Brachna! <-- Cannot emphasize this enough! The goal in the future is to create original environments from various sources, but for now I'm working directly from single references and/or life until I get my sea legs.
I also spent a good portion of Sunday creating my own brushes based off the traditional brushes I typically have used. Talk about habit forming!
Wow, huge improvement! I wish I could have taken the class, too. How many hours was it?
The brush you made for the foliage looks great.