Friday, November 14, 2014

Imaginary still life

Another late night post. Playing with markers and pens. Just generally having fun.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Reclining woman

So my thing lately, is to copy images I see. Not to claim them as my own but to study light, composition, color theory... I'm enjoying it a lot. I need to do this on a daily basis and keep posting.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Pencil city sreet

A quick pencil sketch from memory/imagination of a cityscape. A little rusty on my perspective
But I think I did a good job nonetheless. Need to keep practicing though.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Fierce Women

I decided to finally go back and use some of the pictures that I'm collecting in my Art Reference pinterest board.

I'm still struggling with getting myself creating more art. So I'll keep posting and hopefully that'll inspire me to keep producing.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lost girl fan art

My one and only (so far) fan art. It's Dyson from lost girl. It's a really quick sketch.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Color studies 2: Prince of Egypt

Continuing with the theme of color studies I did a marker rendition of a color study that was used for the movie "The Prince of Egypt" by Dreamworks. I remember watching that movie and being amazed by the level of animation produced. I had at that point begun to become jaded by Disney animation and feeling that all those proclamations of "animation is dead" were true. This movie blew my mind and remember thinking "Disney is back" and then "Holy S#!% this isn't Disney!". I was blown away and pulling out this art of book after all those years just reinforced that idea. The art direction in this movie is amazing and more films need to be made with this level of dedication, details, and love.

Sorry to gush. I was really impressed.

Going back to color studies, I was using my limited palette of handy Copic markers. I usually try to buy a limited palette of them to carry with me. I sometimes feel having a full palette makes you lazy. Not think of how colors are created, how they look next to each other, how they can create different moods. I'm trying to think more about how I use color. I'm obsessed. And trying to draw my own subjects sidetracks me. I'm happy with the way this came out.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Color Studies

Last but not least last week was Color Studies. To start with after working 2 days on value studies, we had to switch gears to color. Using the same concepts of values, we had to color pick the light, medium, dark values of each area of the photograph to help us realize the shear amount of colors that a single object can have. I started with the image on the bottom and worked my way up, changing the way I not only picked the color, but also how I placed them in the image for easy access of review. The last (top most) image is a screen capture of an amazing artist names Craig Mullins. His photoshop paintings have so much depth, lighting, and variations, I had to try to break it down. It was amazing. You should try it yourself, with an artist that you like. You'll be surprised at what you can learn. I hope to post more color studies soon.