Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Finished. Finished? Finished...

This will be due tomorrow morning at 9am. It's finished for now. I'm just kind of tired of looking at it so I need to start something brand new. I've been sketching a lot lately. I'll post some sketches soon.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Poseidon's Lair Concept

I needed to start a new painting because I got tired of looking at the castle, so I decided to start drawing thumbnails for project number 2. The concept that I'm playing around with is "Poseidon's Lair". I went a little further with one of the thumbnails and drew it on painter and painted with digital watercolor to explore value. Anywho....I'm not sure how I feel yet about Poseidon's Lair, but I'll continue to work up more thumbnails/value studies and hopefully I come up with something better.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ice, Ice baybehh....

Here is a new painting I started on today. I'd say this is about 2.5 hours of painting, probably at it's 30% mark. Before that I had done at least 10 thumbnails before I came up with a composition I was satisfied with. The purpose of this assignment is to illustrate "The Castle of the Great Winter Lord". We also had the option of illustrating a treehouse, an abandoned battle ship, an underwater sea lab, etc., but I decided to go with the winter castle. Although I'm still a slow painter (speed will only come with more practice!!) I'm having a lot of fun with it so far. Especially since I'm starting to get a little more comfortable with corel painter. I'll update later on in the week with more progress shots.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tom Hardy Study

This was a watercolor study I did a few months ago. At the time I was looking at the works of J.C. Leyendecker and Robert McGinnis, and I think the influence shows in this watercolor sketch. I just love everything about the original Tom Hardy photo. His dapper attire, the lighting, his expression, and of course the dashing Tom Hardy himself. I could have gone a lot darker to add more contrast, but I was kind of enjoying the simplicity of the value range.

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