aka Need to finish by Friday morning. ugh Thanksgiving may have to wait. And now I feel like a hypocrite after posting the awesome comic by Bill Watterson. Oh well, adjusting my lifestyle is a life long process. I'll keep trying.
Currently staring at this and I'm now quite sure how I want to tackle this translucent drapery....
I think I'll paint some vases instead.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
I started off here doing a blue wash over the entire piece then while still really wet using a paper towel to lift up the paint to maintain some light areas. In this case I was mostly lifting up around the figure. Afterwards I blocked in fairly flat colors in the background. Building up the painting all over tends to be a slow process so giving myself something to focus on like the hair helps to keep me going and feels like I'm making more progress. Though, I think there does need to be a little bit of paint everywhere so that there's some context to compare to see if an area is dark enough, chromatic enough etc. In the end there's always a lot of back and forth pushing and pulling values and colors.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Here's a few reference shots from a recent photo shoot. The worst part for me is frankensteining all the shots together to get a believable, cohesive image. As much as love painting drapery it tends to be the most work for me to get right. I also think I'm probably more anal than I need to be. Gonna try and tackle this right now.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Refined the drawing a little. Lot of anatomical weirdness that will have to get worked out after I take some photo ref. Lots of potentially cool fabric that I'm looking forward to/dreading. Over all I feel pretty good about the composition. Not going to listen to the little voice saying "this would look really nice as a giant painting". Maybe next time.