I really need to do more studies involving soft edge materials. This was a "quick" study that took awhile.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
Had a wonderful sunset tonight. I started by attempting to paint the sky by memory, but I wasn't doing so well, and so I grabbed a ref. The study was actually from a photo I took about a week ago. I was mainly trying to get the values down, I wasn't too concerned with the cloud shape. It's close, but didn't quite get it there.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
I've been working with flash AS3 and, in the spirit of simplified shapes, briefly worked on some cartoon studies. This was a side sketch. Sad power girl..well.. because she's drawn poorly. :D Whenever I draw loopy eyes with a few too many scratchy/sketchy marks it feels like I was trying for a John K Ren & Stimpy style.
Honestly, it's very helpful to practice cartoon styles as they focus on simplicity, large general shapes and gesture, somethings I'm terrible at conveying properly. I make the beginner mistake almost all the time of jumping straight into detail, making a contorted mess of my project.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
For the entire beginning half of June my tablet was unplugged. I did pick up my sketchbook though. I worked on some simple studies and took some notes, but other than that I haven't really practiced drawing. Today however, I spent a good portion of my time simply drawing. I wasn't particularly after anything, just drawing. It's really fun to draw without any preconceptions, worries, concerns, or pressing matters to attend to.
And here are some silly, juvenile, boob drawings, playing with focal points. :P
And a little less ballooning..