Saturday, April 28, 2012

Well, one good one came out of today, and a TRADITIONAL plein air

 The sketch, and the closeup of my subject.  This was probably the only really good sketch worth anything today.  Despite how quick I did it, I'm still glad I got the "feel" of it about how I wanted it.  In typical form, there's things I would change about it in another go at her, but for now I'm pleased with the likeness on it.  That to me is VERY important, and when I miss on it I literally beat myself up in my head to do better on the next.
And this is my latest painting/sketch I've done outside over at the Newport News park.  The biggest change with this one unlike the ones prior was that this was actually done with real brushes and acrylic paints, and not with Art Academy on the DS.  It's not like I've never painted traditionally before, as that's pretty much all I've ever done in my major in college, but this was the first time I've actually used today's knowledge in doing something like this.  There's some things that IMO could definitely use improvement, but I think the biggest thing I got out of this was that I really need to start painting FORMS as opposed to this object here and this object there.  I get the feeling that doing that will take this kind of stuff that much farther.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

NEW STUFF, yeah I know it's been too long...

 Mermaid girl.  Little on the cutesy side, but it works for what it is.

 This kid was just funny.  Saw him open his mouth and the marker just told the rest of the story.  Only bad thing was that they only wanted a B&W sketch.  This seems to be a reoccurring trend this year.
 Tried some new color tricks with these guys.  Unfortunately, it looks a lot better in person.  These cameras cannot get the color right to save their lives unless I put it in photoshop afterward.
He was one of our visiting artists this year.  In some ways I like it and in others I felt like I could've done so much more to it.  Then again, it was fairly busy when I did this so there was a lot of "off and on" scenarios with this one.  I'll have to do this one again sometime outside of work.