Thursday, April 19, 2012

Quick Update: Flowers

During my lunch break, I did a quick speedpainting of a flower arrangement on my desk. Took about 45 minutes, slowly practicing to get faster!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Painting Practices

I've been staring out the window lately, and the clouds have just been amazing. The clouds seem so tall and vast that they could just swallow me up whole and send me to somewhere I've never been before. When I see those clouds, I feel light. A small part of a greater life existence.

So for the past three days, I've done three different cloudscapes as practice. The first one was plastery looking so I applied a blending mode on it. Definitely helped. Color and Light by James Gurney makes really good reference material. It's all about keeping the clouds light and fluffy, light passes through all of it but still dense enough to cast shadows.

Anyways, I'll let the paintings speak for themselves :)

Day One
Day Two
Day Three

I was taking a walk up to Buena Vista Park around 7am and the view from the Terrace was breathtaking. The sun was blazing above the Bay, making the water sparkle like something out of a dream. The light was washing over the city and I could see the cars on the freeway glimmer in the distance. I don't ever really think about it, but the city is like my heart. And my heart is mine.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

See the Forest for the Trees

Sometimes I focus too much on the trees, rather than the forest. Many people are the same way. It's easier to analyze and confront the thing in front of you rather than seeing the big picture. I need to start focusing on the forest and not worrying about the trees. Otherwise, I'm gonna get myself lost.

Here are some tree sketches I did awhile back.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Kiwi the Sequel

More kiwi compilations. Plus one unfinished honeypot. In my quest to learn more about digital painting, I'm taking at a pace I'm comfortable with for now, just so I don't freak myself out and quit at the last minute. I'm starting to really enjoy sketching in Photoshop, I don't feel as intimidated by it anymore. Hopefully, as time goes on, I can make some more elaborate pieces!

One thing though, I REALLY need to pay more attention to feet. I'm awful at feet and hands on any species, real and fantasy. I'm going to be taking a workshop on drawing hands and feet so I hope that helps.

The green thing was a gag response to a friend about green kiwis...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sketches of the Day!

I haven't posted in a while, but I'm still drawing... just gotta get this stuff together. I have a couple batches of sketches that need to be cleaned up for posting! In the meantime, I've been on an animal kick... so I decided doodle my favorite bird, the Kiwi!  The kiwi bird is the cutest bird (to me) evar, because it's basically a beaked peanut with legs. I want to hug them till the pop.

Kiwi Bird Poses!