Speed timing myself for characters as practise. I think I could push the shapes more, but this isn't my strong point. Total time should be about 3.5 hr including research. Saw this stern looking foreman and decided to use him as the base for an "urban" barbarian. The choice of weapon is an ice axe... weirdly thin but effective.
Maybe I'll colour and tighten it up when there's time.
I wanted bubblegum for some reason. Bubblegum mountain is experiencing erosion due to excessive mining for export. They take the raw bubblegum material and sell it, or process it to make other flavours of bubblegum.
Some very random things. Have an incomplete walrus head.
Tried another method of doing things but not successful. It took too long to generate thumbnails for me.. or maybe I'm not used to it. Still trying to find an efficient way to get paintings to a "presentable" level.
So many problems, but ran out of time to fix. Plus, my elbow is sore from the cintiq. D<
Tried out this new method of using acrylics and it looks alright? Supposed to start with a watery layer and work upwards., sort of like oil's fat over lean rule. I found it difficult to control the brush shapes when I did this. An unexpected side effect was that the colours all look pretty cold until I got to the thicker layers. Haven't painted life figures at all during the summer, my brain needs to go back into processing shape, which I'm still depressingly poor at. FINALLY gotten the rest of the sketches scanned in today.Whoop.
The entire process of getting ready for a flight is fascinating. And the interior of the plane itself is full of blending weird curves. Plus:
Häagen-Dazs ice cream. Of which coffee is one of the 3 original flavours. :)
Just did a fewreally quick studies of stuff, photo rights belongs to their original owners. Shape painting is something I'm currently interested in. In which you paint the shapes of the object to make it work? That was probably a very crappy explanation. But here's a link to help explain it better! This guy's sketchbook enviros are pretty much what I am trying to get at. I'm still short of a lot of sticks. and shape sense. Less is more!
The man on the right caught me drawing and asked me to give him MORE HAIR. HAIR, BEAR AND THE MAIDEN FAIR.
Top sketch was at a pub whilst waiting for the bus. We initially walked to our destination, but it was on the road itself and had absolutely no pedestrian path whatsoever, framed by bushes and trees and lovely flies. Why on earth do people build plenty of sharp bends on country roads?