It was a belated decision, but I finally signed up for a traditional painting class. As an artist, it is absurd that I never learned how to use real paint. I feel that I suffered being only a digital painter, although it's that skill that is making this class a little bit easier for me in terms of knowledge in color, composition and anatomy.
In the painting class I'm taking, we were allowed to choose a master painter to copy. I decided to pick Alphonse Mucha's Lefevre Utile (1903). I loved everything about this piece, from the beauty of his model, Sarah Bernhardt, to the details and rich color of the fabrics.
Today is the last day we are working on the master copy, but once it dries I plan on taking it home to finish. As a beginner in traditional paints, the amount of detail was overwhelming so I had to pick what was most important to work on.
This is purely for educational purposes, to study and improve my skills as an artist.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
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Thursday, August 2, 2012
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Friday, July 13, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Decided to participate in a Monster art challenge with some friends, except while the boys paint monster girls, I'm painting monster boys (or as close to an equivalent as possible). I do plan on drawing the female creatures at some point, though.
Challenge 1 is a harpy. According to myths, they're supposed to be female, but here's my interpretation of a male harpy. I had a lot of trouble figuring out how I wanted to pose him. Flying? Perching? Swooping? Oh wait, "swooping is bad." (woo, vague game reference!)
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Before you get any wrong ideas, I did take my dad to see Prometheus on Father's Day. This is just something I decided would be a very late gift when the idea came to me last week. It's a spoof of the classic Japanese movie, Lone Wolf and Cub, but instead of Ogami Ittō's (samurai/ronin) and Daigorō (his son), I replaced them with a mouse, which is his Chinese zodiac sign, and cow, which is mine.
Rat => Mouse
Ox => Cow (I was born in CA, so I'm a "happy cow," get it??)
Friday, July 6, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Birthday gift for my dad. Apologies for not scaling the size down much before uploading :p
Take 2: minor details added
Take 3: moved boat to the side
Take 4: And ANOTHER :P
Take 5: realized I had made some embarrassing errors with the anatomy of a boat. The bow is facing the viewer, so unless James Bond or Jason Bourne is at the helm, this vessel shouldn't be able to go backwards. Whoops. Nothing to see here, folks.
Just so you can see where it started, I posted the previous versions up to now. I started with the usual block in, then I noticed problems with the pose and the folding of the fabric. Adding in the fire and ice magic will be fun! Done in photoshop.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Just a practice speedpaint. Didn't quite get all the details in, but I managed to block in most of the model. I cheated a bit and sampled colors from the photo since I just wanted to practice painting muscles... Done in Photoshop, 35 minutes.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
An amusing image popped into my mind while looking for red panda reference. They're usually seen as curious and playful creatures, but what if they unleashed some kind of fuzzy fury?
It's the last thing you will ever see...