Wednesday, 24 April 2013

First post! Stuff from the past few months

I'm starting this blog 1), to help me chart my own progress, and 2), motivate me to keep arting! Here's some stuff from the past few months to start off with.

Lunchbreak studies


Quick hand-painted material study from photo reference. Needs some work to get to Luke Adwick standard :)

Creation of Adam study. Hnng, that face... pleased with the values though.

Still life. Most recent at the top

Sheet of very vague thumbnails created using a brush derived from an Alchemy doodle - which was in turn created with a sense of dynamism and futurism in mind using abstract sharp shapes. Quick colour adjustment over the top, and a couple of these thumbnails then developed further. I like this as a completely open ideation method :)

Life Drawing
I had an amazing series of life classes come to an end recently. The tutor was the best I've ever known! Her name's Elena Andreeva, if you're anywhere near the Guildford area, take her classes NOW!

These were from near the end of the course - the first is conté on black paper, a really interesting way of working that forces you to 'invert' the way you see light. The second is acrylics, a medium I'm REALLY not used to. It was hard, and frustrating, but so much fun once I got into it - and much more rewarding than digital - gotta get off Photoshop and paint more!


Clouds, mangled in Photoshop

 View from my house :)

 I've been working on March's Noob Challenge on Polycount - I'm going for a low-poly, fully hand-painted style. These are a couple of tiling textures, still WIPs, but getting there.

Check back soon for progress on the Noob Challenge :)