Friday, November 1, 2013

Some updates

Some sketches I did along side school work and NDA freelance projects. Been having a go at the Spitpaint group on facebook too. Pretty fun, but will definitely stop soon to work on some finished work. Happy Halloween!






Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Environment sketching week 6

Style adaptation practice for an environment class I'm taking. Tried to redesign a previous painting into the style of samurai Jack. Not the easiest thing. But as a visual development artist, one might have to adapt to a decided style by an art director for projects and get familiar and appreciate it's beauty and see how your skills can contribute to that. 

References

Original painting

Re-designed painting


Friday, August 16, 2013

Matt Smith study

A master study of Matt Smith's painting. One of the best landscape artist out there.



Saturday, July 27, 2013

Improving my economy of strokes

A tip from Gregory Manchess on developing your painting skills was to paint an apple with only 10 strokes. I tried it out, and did not realize how little you really need to create a 3d looking object! It's not so much about the strokes, but clear realization of where light and shadow is, strong shapes, and looking at things in it's simple bone essence. Later I realized that many masters went through this same practice in their learning years.



Open Model session

1 min poses