Chinese Tractor discovered in Guilin,
of all the amazing landscapes there, this is what I decided to remember…
what do you think?
today is a practice that got carried overboard, added some colors, brought in a quick render to help with the pose, photobashed a little bit, etc…. the whole 9 yards.
In the end the most fun to draw was the relief on the tomb, its from a reference obviously but I modified it to fit the narrative.
I keep going into this very soft lighting schemes, with no crazy contrasts. Might be a good sign, I used to blow out my values so large everything was white OR black. Now its the opposite! I’ll have to reajust. still.
some more serious practice this time,
from an black and white underpainting to full color, I’m trying to keep the painterly effect as strong as possible. i really liked punching those colors that only makes real sense in a painting. Not perfect, still looks bad in my eyes, but I can see some progress, so I am pretty happy about that one in the end.
What do you think?
Heads for you!
having fun with those, simple but nice practice.
first one is a B&W sketch to color,
second is B&W (obviously)
third one is directly in colors. ( the skull says “kiss kiss baby” if you don’t know.)
some tonal practices from various movies. Very simple and quick but good way to get the rust off I think.
Will have to keep on going if i want to get my values right
Can’t wait to talk to you guys about the project we are working on right now, it is pretty exciting!
Somehow inspired by one of Hot Chip album cover
a little practice drawing male body (from a sculpture by Javier Marin, that guy is so god-damned good!)
Added some graphic design to it because why not, it’s more interesting that way
Some more quickpainting for you guys,
I’m keeping on going with the horsey! Added some environment so that I can practice that too
I feel horses are a good way to practice grey tones. The muscles give a similar feeling to humans, but still, its anatomy is more forgiving than drawing a nude. Even though it’s not much of a problem with traditional media, I’m not to the point where drawing a nude on the computer is comfortable, I’ll proceed by small steps. Shades first.
So I did this as a practice and decided to push it a little bit.
Since I started working in the new company, I’ve been working daily on my digital art before I can get some time for oil painting: now that I’m in China, I don’t have a studio anymore.
I’ll get my colors and shadings in order before putting it into traditional medias. So here is some of the showable drawings made in the last days.
The rest of the team are all amazing digital artists, so its inspiring Gotta get my skills up to par.
I’ll give the originals credits:
- original drawing by O O Joo (check on artstation)
- sculpture by Fred Fichet
- Original oil painting by Nicola Samori
I don’t often paint on the computer,
but it’s probably time I start.
from a Wu Zhaoming painting