Thursday, June 25, 2009

Master Copy for The Day

Decided to copy some Zorn etchings this morning, the man was a genius
when it came to mark making. All his lines seem to be placed perfectly.
Did my best but Zorn is just way too good.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Plein Air

Hey all!
Here's a repost from my Third Wyrd blog.

So the first I did in about 1.5 hours while my good friend and very awesome model, Kate, (who you might recognize from my 'Eleanor' series) sat for me. She was a sport, and introduced me to the best ever dumpling place after that session.

This one was done a week and a half ago on a very overcast day at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park. It took about 3.5 hours total and was quite a pleasure despite the chilliness. I chose this angle to do something different, and I liked the way the trees framed the angel perfectly.

That's all for now! The next plein air pieces will most likely be done in Prospect Park, only 2 blocks from my new apartment! So any of you Brooklyn folks who want to come paint with me, please get in touch! It's always easier to take bathroom breaks when you have a buddy.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Attempted Art Order Submission: Exchange

Well son of a bitch, I can't seem to get anything right. So I spent the day finishing up my render for the art order challenge, only to finish and see that the deadline was at noon PST, oops. Oh well, I sent it to them anyways, six and a half hours late, doubt it will get put up, but I figure I might as well give it a try. Oh and I just realized I forgot to give them my website address. *sigh* I need a swift kick in the ass.

Anywho on to the important stuff! As some of you might have notice, I took one of Andrew's figures from the previous challenge to render it up. I started coloring it in the more traditional sense in photoshop, but I was not getting it quite to the level that I would've preferred. So I went back and started playing around with textures and blending options and it gave me something alot more acceptable. I kind of like the overall feel that I got out of this. The earthtones I thought worked out well with the design of the character. In the end I guess I'm satisfied with it.

Any crtits would be appreciated.

Edit: Oh, hey, it got put up on art order, joy.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

plein air painting anyone?

...Because there are no classes concerning this at school (which I think is a very grave mistake on SVA's part), and the few times I've done it on my own I got too hungry, bored and ended up spending the remainder of my "painting" time eating and doing something else that wasn't painting. Plus this is a great way to keep in touch/keep our skills going.

Just an idea I'm throwing out. Would be nice to find some people willing to go painting outside/sketching/doodling with... sorta like Sketchcrawl.

Dwarves are cool

So I failed to give myself enough time to complete the latest art order challenge. I was going to do a series of dwarvish armor, but alas life got in the way (which is odd since I've been under the assumption that I lack one). So as a punishment (reward) for myself I'm taking one of the designs I had made up and am going to take it further into an illustration. I figure this will be a good opportunity to work up an action piece which I think my portfolio seriously lacks.

In anycase above is the sketch that I worked up. I 'm kind of unsure of the formatting of it or the placement of the character (I think he should be more to the right but that would be cutting off his foot) but any crits or comments at this early stage would be appreciated.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Deva Battle!

Just as Ruth posted, here are my versions of the Deva! Although, I gotta give you props Ruth for getting some color on yours. Mine are definately a bit drab in comparison. Pretty sure you've got my vote- great job!

I hope to get some color onto mine this week just to beef them up as portfolio pieces. Wasn't this a fun challenge? I am actually considering one of your silhoettes for next week. ;)

Good luck!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Art Order: Variations on a theme

My take on different types of armor for the Deva - forArtorder's Concept Tuesday challenge.

For this, I looked at persian and japanese armor (as they described), and decided to add a touch of Indian, Balinese/Indonesian influences as well.
Not as finished as I hoped and didn't pay attention to the values till later, but this just means I'll have to paint and research faster.

Thumbnail sketches can be found here:

If you like the piece, please vote for me at Artorder's Concept Tuesday, and help me achieve 15 minutes of interweb fame! (don't forget to leave your name, as they're no longer taking anonymous votes)

Crits and comments are always appreciated, anything I can do improve my indentured servitude to that nameless otherworldly beast called Art! :)