Made a new video today. I thnk I'll do another when I'm at a point where I can actually talk about what I'm doing without all the waiting for stuff to dry.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Wrapped up another drawing and here I'm bringing my next one up to par. Once all the drawing is done I'll have several paintings I can work on simultaneously. This is helpful in keeping work fresh. If I get burned out on one I can switch up. Or paint on one while another dries. I think it has sped things up for me a bit. Esp in the beginning when I'm doing large washes. Just getting to that point seems to take forever ughhh.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Here I'm just refining the drawing. For the main figures and other important elements I like to get them just the way I like before applying paint. In this stage it's easier for me to correct mistakes or make adjustments while in graphite. Sometimes I will do subtle rendering that in the end become lost or completely covered up. So I'm trying not to put in too much detail in areas that I know are going to be dark. Also there's no real sense of value at this point. So what may seem dark is probably not even close. I'll smack some paint on here soon and have a better sense of where things need to be. I have a good idea of what this will look like in my head. Haven't done a value study yet. Wouldn't be a bad idea. And will probably save me some time in the long run. Why does getting started take so long!?
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Getting started on a new painting. At this point I'll start to do a finished drawing using my reference. Taking time to for a photo shoot then filtering through all the pix for ones that work, or parts of a photo that works, takes a lot of time. But I think it saves time in the long run. Some people feel like this may stifle their style or creativity. I've found that it has actually enhanced my work a lot. On top of that I also feel I have plenty of room for spontaneity and random artistic goodness. The trick is not to become a slave to your reference.