Sunday, 25 December 2016

Sunday afternoon portrait

I missed doing portraits. I used to do one every other week. Finally getting used to my intuos too which will be helpful in the Guest lecture I've been asked to do in Januari.

Happy holidays for whoever is reading this :)

miscellaneous studies

 Sometimes I see a show and keep marvelling at the colors in a scene or the lighting. So I make sure I get some snapshots and save them for later studying. I also like to change things up sometimes so I included this in my daily studies

I experiment sometimes so in a few of these I was trying to see how Brush economy worked and how weird filters make it very hard to guesstimate the right color. Very interesting
Most of these are from the shot The last kingdom

The view from my apartment early sunday morning
47 Ronin shot

Guardians work in progress

So this is the current painting I'm working on. Started from the thumb on top and worked out what I wanted to do with it. Started doing lineart on top
Adding in color and mood. I started with a normal overcast daylight scene but I never really find these compelling enough. So I made a change to the feel and added more extreme color with a sunset behind the subjects
Beginning to render. This part is tough since I generally lose the composition for a while when I start figuring out how the lighting works. I also wanted to get a big epic scale to it which wasn't there before

Changing some colors around, adding more visual interest and setting the final mood before going into the final render. I still feel like I need to take some of the earlier clear message and work it back in. Very curious how this will end up looking

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Cloud atlas studies continued

 After studying the workings of perspective and construction with Scott Robertsons books it's time to get back to daily studies.

I have trouble drawing big detailed things like cities really fast, I try to get the shapes right and then add a quick hint of contstruction and detail but it's tough to do in 30 minutes and also get the colors right

Got a computer at home and getting back on the intuos takes way more getting used to than I anticipated
Either way, I'm trying to cut down the time to do these and get the adsolute core out of the picture with colors.