Monday, July 19, 2010

Update for 7/19

I'm not sure what this is going to turn out being other than cool

That's the best i can describe it?!

Borders, I've missed you.

I've spent much of my time this weekend in the casino, they recently got table games. I've been called names by people for going. You know who you are...and thank you for checking out my art =) Anyway I want to do something casinoey and gambley and maybe present it to the casino. But the odds of that happening are about 2000:1.
What i plan on doing with this is keeping the robe/cloak/hoodie page white and giving a tonal contrast to the background and her face, arms, hand & skin.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Drink -N- Draw 7-08-10

Drink N Draw was fun last night, a lot of people spoke with me and commented on my art which is always nice and apparently all D-N-D art can be submitted for a show and displayed at an upcoming free event~!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Watercolor Class (take II) 5 - semifinal

Over the holiday I painted my sunset landscape, this is what i took to class yesterday:

I think you can see the water taking shape and the variation in the colors of the sky is more defined, i wasnt completely flattered by it, i think when i paint out of class i rush more and think less. So after last night's class it looks like this:

ahhh, with Andrew's help I added a Crimson unifying wash over the sky, lifted some areas in the sky and around the sun, then tackled the waves, much better~!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Watercolor Class (take II) 4

Happy 4th of July, I really dont have anything independency to show you, but i am behind on my soccer picture and it probably wond be done by the finale of the world cup =(

but i've also started a new painting in watercolor class, a sunset on the beach with a bridge

it's my goal to record the process in some fashion on here, I started it in class last week and was instructed to get the under drawing going first, there is basically a bridge and many colors shifting into one another as the sun sets and transforms the sky, bending it to it's will.
this first step is a bunch of washes, changing the colors and trying to let them mix while establishing the background layer that will define it =)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Making Artistic Improvements

On my half day I stopped into Borders to draw, came across an ad for the movie Bitten and really liked the image of some vampire woman with short heair ready to bite the neck of Jason Mewes (Jay from Kevin's Smith's movies)

I wasnt really happy with the sketch and started drawing all over it, the first thing I noticed was the eye, looked a bit off. a bit discouraged I decided to come back the next day to give it a bit more effort:
The first thing I did was use a bigger paper, then it became apparent that my first try was too childish aka child-like in that the eyes were set too lof on the head? or there wasnt enough hair to lengthen and mature the head, or space between the eyes, the illusion baffles me but something was wrong. The left eyes is positioned a little better but still not perfect and the nose was lengthened. Overall I just was determined to do a little better and i'm happy I gave it another go =)
Now to rent this trashy movie =)