I went sketching in Central London. The top sketch is my view of Van Gogh's sunflowers, a wall of people and one couple absorbed only in their phones. The bottom sketch is a busker outside of the National Gallery.
This is my last Schoolism Gesture course assignment, it was story. We had to make a story based off of 10 life model poses, this is my result. The lady in question is a recovering cupcake addict, but the temptation proves to much and she gets escorted out of the bakery by security. :D
Recently drew a lot of mice for a gesture assignment.
I'm currently doing Schoolism's gesture drawing course, I'm probably about halfway through right now it's great fun and I'm learning loads I can feel my drawing getting looser as I go, exciting stuff! These are a pick of some of my faves!
I have a Pental Pocket Brush Pen that I have fallen in love with but the refills here in the UK seem impossible to find. I had recently brought a new jar of black Quink ink and the thought occurred that I could just use that and a paintbrush! It seems so obvious now.
A few of these have been on my Instagram but I wanted to share these as its the first time in years it feels like I actually have a working sketchbook again.
I've never tried to comp values before especially not in charcoal. These are some thumbnails studies I done while trying to find a good composition for a piece on Sirens. I couldn't decide if I should go with Mermaid or bird sirens, in end I went with bird sirens.
When the radio silence fell I had just been accepted onto The Oatley Academy of Visual Storytelling's Painting Drama course. The subsequent time between then and now is that I have now finished Painting Drama. It was tough, it was intense, it took up every free waking hour and it was certainly worth doing!
I am also mid way through the Schoolism Gesture Drawing course which is a ton of fun. I'm hoping when I have completed this one both their powers will combine and I will paint Captain Planet!
Playing around with colour and composition on this one. I changed how she is standing, made her a lot smaller and added some foreground elements to create some depth. I think it works better for it, I also got rid of all the black that the sketch was covered in.
I'm pleased with the colours in this, I painted it all with gradients and a few brush strokes here and there. I'm probably most pleased with how the water turned out and most unsure about the rocks. Here is the link to the original post.
It's my birthday today so to celebrate I'm posting my finished Mikey painting!! This combines all the knowledge I have attained so far from The Magic Box and numerous ArtCasts from the amazing Oatley Academy, thank you!
Also Happy Birthday to all the other September 24th'ers out there! Xx
I have been catching up TMNT again! I love it, just finished watching 'Turtles in Time' and and pumped, I'm a huge Mikey fan so after that I just had to draw him... then it turned into a painting. This is the wip so far, I'm painting it digitally and so far have used mainly gradients, its far from finished and I would like to work on brightening it up as I think so far its way too moody for Mikey.
Yesterday I went to the Tate Britain and Tate Modern with all the lovely guys and girls from OA Live, it was really great and inspiring to meet and chat with everyone, it was an awesome day!! I did manage to fit in a tiny bit of drawing at the Tate Britain, above are a few small value studies of some decadently painted ladies found with in the halls. :D
A quick play with atmospheric lighting, here again I have just used gradients to colour the whole image. I think I would like to revisit this at a later point and play with some colour comp variations.
This week I've been doing a master study of Mrs Margert Desenfans here is the value study, colour study and a drawing. I am going to continue studying this image and try do a full master study or at least use it to practise the first lesson of the Magic Box! :D
This is my entry for the School of Visual Storytelling's 3rd Thursday Critiques where 5 images will be picked for critique. I could not resist this as the prompt contains some of my favourite things... Space and cuteness! XD
The prompt was this "Astrid cautiously stepped out of the craft onto soft spongy turf. Though she didn't see anything she had a deep sense that she wasn't alone.", I thought a lot about the composition and tried out several comps before deciding on this one, I also concentrated on a clear the space for the text and then tried to implement all the line weight knowledge I have been researching.
Just a quick sketch this week, coloured only with graidents! :D
I have been quite inspired recently through numerous artcasts, and a want to improve my own art, to start doing master studies. I watched Lesson one of Noah Bradley's Art Camp where he explains master studies in a way that I have never encountered before. He describes how to do value studies and colour studies as well as a full master studies. It left me wondering who my favourite painters were... I realised I didn't have any. This has spurred me onto Google Art Project to find what artists I do connect with and de-constructing their work to find out why. I must admit I never thought it would be so much fun!
While scrolling through the Art Project galleries I stumbled upon Degas and that long missed visceral reaction flared up, I liked his works but couldn't say why. So I decided to start my master studies here with Edgar Degas, in order the paintings are Examen De Danse, Dancers and La Repetition au Foyer de la Danse. I have done Value/Compositional studies as well as small colour studies.
The Crystal Gems form Steven Universe. I love this show, this and Gravity Falls are some of the best watching on TV at the moment!
I made this piece before joining OA Live. I would really like to do another, I think I would choose a different approach now instead of straight up show style emulation, though it is fun every once in a while!
Having to put Luna Shores on hold for a few weeks, but I managed to sneak in rough thumbnails for a new shot! Above in blue are my initial plans and the ones below are the clean ups I am putting into Flash.
Been listing to Bobby Chiu on youtube I downloaded the exercise files on the video page and thought I would try to draw along. These are a small selection of my attempts with cinematic composition exercises!
Also Virtual Animators have another Pascal Campion lecture coming up for everyone who would like to join me!
Something different this week, I don't often get the chance to play but I found a spare 5 to try test out come lighting and composition, putting together everything I have learnt form the awesome Oatley Academy.