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!
I don’t often paint on the computer,
but it’s probably time I start.
from a Wu Zhaoming painting
Here is a fast little project I did last winter in order to give some self-made chrismas gifts.
The artwork is an assembly of sketches and vector patterns I made earlier in 2013. I then screeprinted those in order to get the result you see now. It was a fun little project, lots of mistakes since it was a very fast thing (two days in total) but it was nice to get back to the screenprinting table (it’s been a while!)
There is something amazing with his style, so rough it’s immediately recognizable but almost abstract at the same time. As if all his paintings were thick with dust in the air.
Well, my title made me laugh, I’m not really trying to be Ashley Wood junior, but want it or not, reproducing painting from the masters is the best way to practice a style.
Just to make sure: all the rights goes to his work, and so on, I’m not planning on making anything with that painting. except practice.
So here it is. It’s not done yet, but you can see the first layer.
There’s other stuff going on, but I’ll post them on monday! Be patient!
Although work has been crazy, I had some time to enjoy the studio.
Here is two fast practice I made. You can see the progress.
The black and white one is from a youtube documentary of a war journalist following a group of soldiers during the Kosovo War. At that point, the soldier was explaining that he had spent his life working in that factory, and now his job was to defend it.
The second one is inspired by a drawing I made in a life session several weeks ago. Testing out the colors. Proportions are way off.
So far, people seem to prefer the first step of each. humph!
Ho, and here is a drawing I made at work, while waiting for my computer. It’s the famous shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.