Sunday, December 30, 2012

Gray Day

Just trying to group my values a bit more, and exploring some more form modeling.

Saturday, December 22, 2012


Pardon the dump, there is a variety of junk in here.  Most of it is practice and exercise.  Some other stuff is WIP not finished ideas.  Some I will return to, some I wont.  I figure its just good to post some different styles of work and get some feedback.  I have mainly been focusing on getting my form and lighting foundation down a bit more.  It has been a weakness of mine, and only in the last year have I been able to identify it and am currently trying to relearn and practice it a bit more.

I have been using these as well as various books to help me understand it more thoroughly.  Hopefully this can help some of you out there, and please if you know if any other resources or books, I would love and appreciate any recommendations! :D

How to Draw Facial Features

Painting the Effects of Light

Modeling Form in Paint

Drawing with the Eight Basic Values

Onward with the dump!

Some sketches:

Some Fund practice

This one was reffed from:

Some application attempts of that knowledge

Env Prac

A fun bot I was working on last night, this is how far I got with it.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Doodle for the Day

After lunch quickie 20-25

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cowboy Lineup WIP

This is my progression so far on those cowboy thumbs I posted earlier. I am enjoying using these pieces as practice for the techniques and mindsets I have be reading/watching about lately. 1st guy started out as my fav, now its a tie between the one armed rifleman (boss), or Seargent dueler.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Head Studies

Worked on these guys last night trying to practice some learnings! These are about 2-3 inches tall, and trying to keep them small at first to keep from getting too superficial with them. This allows me to avoid certain details, and just think of the overall form and shapes. I am also trying to keep the time spent on these down so that I don't get sucked into this long art process which can get draining and demoralizing. 15-25 min spent on each.

Another head study from over the weekend. Trying to pay more attention to tones, and lighting. Since I don't have my pencils and materials for traditional stuff, I tried applying the techniques I have been learning in a more digital fashion. Seemed to work out alright, but its really tempting to paint things up, and zoom in and go bonkers on things.