Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I'd have to say that I learned alot on this pic. That is to say, it turned out pretty badly, in my opinion. Today, I was experimenting with super-clean linework, and simple gradients. On top of that, I used some pretty blurring tools, and of course, a gradient map ( cause id be nothing without it). One of these days, I'll have to do something with actual local colour. Finally, if my compositional conventions werent obvious before, im sure they are now. I have quite a bit more study and practice ahead of me!
Monday, August 8, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
I’m trying to break out of my painting habits, so I’m turning to that graphic UPA influence stuff you find in Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Lab and such. Its so.... fun and caricatured! I cant get enough lately. I did this in about two hours, mabey less. My Dad bought a new house recently, and the one visit I made to the basement left an impression on me.
Monday, August 1, 2011
This took a while! I was working on edge sharpness and local colour- two things I’ve been having a lot of trouble with on background, I don’t think ill do many realistic backgrounds like this for a while. They’re fun to spend hours on rendering, but I want to focus more on broader stuff like composition, colour and value.
As with my last painting, there are a lot of things id like to have done to this image, but I didn’t want to spend another solid week on it. Painting always seems to slow down the farther into it I get, and I need to draw the line somewhere, before I stop time completely!
Oh, another thing. I might as well call attention to this myself, cause someone will notice, but I didn’t clean up the sketch I used as my base, and as such, the perspective is pretty wonky. Hell, I don’t think I even used vanishing points. So pretty embarrassing, considering I’m supposed to love perspective...