Friday, December 31

Last few paintings of 2010! The first is from a project I'm working on with a friend, and the second is a fan art of a young adult version of Indigo from ye olde cartoon Rainbow Brite. I had a whacked out dream once of a grown up Rainbow Brite while sick and on Nyquil, so I did a painting. At one point I thought it'd be a great idea to do all the color kids. True to form that was over a year ago and I have only just now finished the second piece.

Thursday, September 9

Wednesday, August 18

A couple of my friends as royalty.

Friday, August 13

Woot, new stuff. It's been a long, long, long time since I've managed to do an entire scene. Then again, vectors take less time.

Tuesday, July 27

All sorts of sketches and stuff I started, but haven't finished. Typical. You can actually see it better on my DA account.

Friday, July 2

EDIT: Naturally I haven't finished it yet, and I'm not happy with where it's going. So maybe round II in a couple of days?

I'm terrible at waiting to show people works-in-progress, so here's the start of my colors for Ravana. There's maybe a smidgen of method in this madness. It's okay though, because I'm pretty happy with where it's going. If it's really dark, I'm sorry. It's a bad habit caused by having the brightness on my monitors turned way up. I'll mess with levels when I'm done.

Wednesday, June 23

Ravana redrawn/designed. Quite fun, the more I look at the version of his face with a beard the more I like it.

Tuesday, April 27

Quickie lunch time sketches. One of my little creations the 'Pigwidgins', who protect and nurture the environment. I have a little game design idea I'm working on with them. The other characters are from Charles de Lint's book "Someplace to Be Flying", one of my favorite books. The crow girls are hilarious. They live in a tree and exist mostly on sugar and other sweets. Jack is proving to be the hardest to visualize. He's definitely one of those characters you really want to get right.

Tuesday, April 20

Zoo and Earth Fest sketches. Good times!

Monday, April 19

Weekend sketches! Had fun doing these; I have more to upload later :)

Thursday, April 15

....And you thought you had bad hair days.

Tuesday, January 26

Self Portrait

So I decided to do a self portrait next using the following image:

Sorry for cutting you out Coreen. I love you!

I had actually forgotten this around step 3 or 4, so I had to go back and do the underpainting, which is why there's a wee bit of color here, and why it's not in the next step.....

Demon or zombie phase...take your pick.

Look for the final steps tomorrow!

Monday, January 25

Jenn and her portrait. I like how it turned out, not bad overall :D Learned a lot, There's a very strong likeness...I see I did make her face too long, but that's always been a bad habit of mine.

EDIT: I forgot, I'm using Photoshop. Face too long? Nothing a quick lasso tool won't fix.
Yeah, yeah, it's been a while. Anyway, I'm going to be doing a step-by-step painting of my lovely cousin Jenny. Hopefully I'll be learning a lot in the process. So here's the picture I'm working from and the first sketches.

At this point I'm utterly surprised at how easy this sketch came out. Usually it takes me several tries to get the likeness down, but one sketch in 5 minutes.

Despite being close, it wasn't close enough, so I spent some time up close trying to get her features right, and I think now I'm ready to move on to the underpainting.

Getting somewhere. I'm surprised at how fast this is going. I think I need to do some work on her nose, her hair, add in her earring, and bump up the highlights and I can call it good. Learning a lot right now. It's been a long time since I've felt even remotely happy with painting skin color, but I think I'm figuring out a good process. On a random side note, while painting this I was listening to the Wicked! soundtrack. It seemed appropriate to listen to a musical since Jenny has a beautiful voice, and a great love of theater.