Sunday, January 27, 2008

Jan 27

I experimented a little with a slain wolf and I ended up being ok with it. So here it is, Red Riding Hood... I uploaded it at 50% resolution so its a pretty big image but its much easier to see.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Jan 26

Here is the near finished state. I solidified the colors a bit more, added details, and altered the composition. I wanted to include the wolf upstairs somehow but compositionally it just didn't work. I might try experimenting with moving things around a little to get the wolf in but most likely I will stick with this composition. When I draw these on the computer the actual size/resolution is much much larger that what I post. If I posted the originals the file size would be too huge. This post's file (once clicked on) is 25% of the actual resolution.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Jan 23

A little bit of color.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Jan 22

This is going to be a multi day posting. This is the initial sketch. Tomorrow hopefully I will have time to start adding color. I'm basically ripping off a rembrandt compostition.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Jan 16

sometimes if you don't overwork something it can turn out well.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Jan 15

Based on a drawing of shapes I did today in my car.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Jan 14

Something a little different today... First drawing/painting I have ever done containing a bike or someone riding a bike. weird.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Jan 13

I didn't get to finish today's. I ran out of time and motivation....

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Jan 9 (and 8)

I forgot to put up yesterday's picture so here it is along with today's.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Jan 6

Something a little different today... These are both copies of oil paintings by Katherine Hurley that I found in a magazine. My landscape skills need some working on.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Jan 3

Today I thought I'd give you a little step by step of how I created these last couple of paintings. First I do a quick sketch trying to capture the gesture of the shapes and where the planes change. Next I establish the direction in which the light is hitting the 3 dimensional object. Third, not shown here, I start to add color while trying to keep the value. Jan 2 entry is a good example of this. Finally, I solidify the colors and hopefully the value structure is intact. In all, this process takes me about 45 minutes to an hour. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Jan 1

Happy 2008 to you, good luck.