Friday, July 26, 2013

1 Hour study Talia

I feel like I could've done a better job all around if I had spent more time rendering the painting as a whole instead of focusing on specific areas like the face, hair and arms. Oh well will keep that in mind for the next one.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Still life study 2

This one was quite a challenge for me, especially the bottle and the shape of the spoon head. I had to call it quits though and move on to something else because I was spending too much time rendering again. I would've liked to finish the bottle but maybe someday I'll come back to it :) (yeah, right).

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Still Life Study

Well even though I'm in my 30's, live with my Dad and just got my hours at the only job I have cut in half basically I still have the ambition to make (and hopefully get better at) art. (Oh and did I forget to mention that my car just died).
 I've wanted a job in art ever since I can remember looking in awe at the way comic book artists like Jim Lee made the super heroes pop out of the page. It was so epic that ever since then I've wanted to create art like that. I was on that road until I got to be about 19 and then decided to lose about 10 years of artistic growth to substance abuse. So now I feel like I'm in a race with myself to get better to the point where I'm at a professional level and can feel somewhat confident in putting together a portfolio.
 I've been really studying hard the past two and a half months, since I can't afford school I'm re-teaching myself the fundamentals of drawing. Waking up an hour earlier on days before work and trying to use any free time for studies. I cannot thank enough Matt Kohr of and David Rapoza & Dan Warren from the Crimson Daggers site, I just wish I had found out about them before they basically stopped doing the Bloodsports challenges.
  Anyway, I'm trying to make a schedule for myself like: 1-2 hours in the morning for anatomy study (Andrew Loomis), 2 hour still life painting, 1-2 hour life drawing and 1-2 hours of practicing to movie stills for lighting and color, etc. I am more focused now than I've ever been and a lot of it is out of a necessity for paid work.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Medieval Helm digital study

Hello all, I've been very focused the last couple of months on my fundamental drawing and painting skills, anatomy, values, compositions, etc. This is a medieval brass helm, I got my reference from a picture on the website . The site is great for armor reference and I may buy an item or two if I ever get some money. I know that the colors aren't quite right for brass but I ended up liking it this way so I left it.