Tuesday, November 9, 2010

airship shack sketch wip

A spoil of last weeks sketch nigh that i will painting .A couple notes about this one:all my most recent paintings have been on 5x7 boards and with this one im graduating to an 8x10 so that should be a little jolt to the system to have more room to paint on .
 Im going to try and channel a little Hayao Miyazaki magic onto the board this time .his work is always a beautiful blend of whimsical and believable and if i can capture a fraction of that i will be happy.

hang'n monkey gift

A life long friend of mine recently had a little cutie poop kiddo!! what  a good excuse for me to paint one of my favorite things for them.A MONKEY!! i need to remember to stop glossing my work before i scan it because the scanner ended up reflecting allot of texture noise and other little bits .I think the human eye is quite forgiving of art in person.
    I'm pretty happy with this piece as far as process went .Did an under coat wash of warm browns added some rough sky and leaf color and then just continued to tighten up from there .i think this went well but i stayed in my comfort zone .I'm going to try and start employing more real life lighting scenarios into my work  and do some (shudder) scenery painting studies for fun.my next piece will be employing allot more challenges:)

Space Squirrel painted

got him finished last week but just now posting him .scanning these paintings doesn't seem to do them justice but i think its not  helping that there recently gloss coated either.Still trying to get a method down for finishing my stuff:/
  The pumpkin paining i did a few weeks ago was a lesson in quickly under coating with color as well as some real simple shadow work which i used here as well.I mixed burnt sienna, yellow and white and thinned it down as a wash then pure burnt sienna to block in the shadows and shape .

 originally I had worked in a brownish bounce light onto the blue metallic suit but it looked very confused and didn't give the viewer any good clear information so i painted it out .