Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Moar coloar!

A few colour/light studies from a Doctor Who episode...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Colour studies

It seems that colour studies are a thing that people do - basically little speedpaints focusing on colour (and by extension, light) and working on establishing a scene or atmosphere quickly.
These ones were probably 15 mins each, I used a few scenes from the movie The Fall.

It's been my experience that my paintings don't really "emerge" until quite late in the process, and I often abort before that point because I'm mostly just doing sketches or practices from references... it's quite unsatisfying to do that but so be it! I guess all the practicing should mean that I get through those early stages quicker and with better foundations, at least.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Painty McPaint Paint

Just another speed paint. I think I established my values a bit more quickly and more effectively than often, so that's good. Doesn't look at all like Scott Pilgrim (the movie from which I referenced the picture) but that wasn't the point :)

Would be fun to play with the fire (both in accuracy and stylistically) but again, just a sketch...

Friday, June 14, 2013

What's that? Why yes, it's yet another generic portrait painting.

Saw this great image on the internet - really soft lighting and porcelain skin tones... Ignoring her wonky face, I kind of got there in the end, next time I'd like to keep it a bit fresher or looser.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Speed lifedrawings

Decided to try some digital life drawings - I've been doing a lot of gesture drawing in a sketchbook but have seen some people do quick but effective sketches on the computer. Mine weren't quite so elegant... you really need to think about how to use shading to emphasise the forms rather than just slapping in patches kind of where they go in the photo (like i did).