Thursday, 25 October 2012
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
These are the life drawings we did this week. The first one I did was a mix up of different techniques which threw off my concentration; I started with the top half of the body and then drew the grid and carried on. Whereas the second one I started with the grid which was greatly helpful in helping me maintain proportion and shape.
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
These are some tutorials we did in Photoshop.
The first two are experiments with the different brush presents we had. I used the blocking brush with different opacities, and a variety of texture brushes as well.
Next I experimented with layers and depth.
This last experinment was perspective and although I haven't got a bacckgound, i have got the hang of using the free transform and skew tools.
Saturday, 20 October 2012
These are the thumbnails I created with my latest ideas of how I want my final digital paintings. they are darker than my earlier ones, because I want to keep the dark and dying atmosphere of the book.
I produced these life drawings in our last lesson, the first image is of quick 2 minute poses, these were out of my comfort zone as I am used to more slower drawings. The next image was a little better, they were both 10 minute poses and immediately it is obvious that the time is used well as the image is more in proportion, and filled out rather that just lines.
This one was done over the past two lessons, 3 hours overall, and was done to experiment with negative spaces and the contrast between light and dark. I feel that this is my best drawing to date, as the proportions are correct and it looks more realistic than my others as well.
These are few quick thumbnails I did to further explore my ideas.
This is a Photoshop rendition of thumbnail 11 from my previous post, as I liked the atmosphere it created. I am considering developing this more and using it as my final painting.
This thumbnail was more of an experiment to practice having the sun shining over a hill during the morning. I felt that I have succeeded as I feel this painting has a cold mood and the contrasting warmth from the yellow glow of the sun.