Saturday, November 26, 2011

Black

I love a lot of different kinds of visual art,but there is something to be said about a piece that can stand out when it's only black on white. I find this art so impressive because you have to say so much with so little. I love looking through Amano's ink work for that as well as Sean Murphy's because they both put together fantastically dark moods.

As for me, I have trouble committing to so much black, but I don't mind trying.




Sunday, November 20, 2011

Painting Practise- Portrait


Every now and then I dare myself to do a portrait. Faces this close up are daunting since I feel I don't know the planes very well. Still, I looked at some photos and made sure just to do it in greys to keep me from being overloaded. I know I could have went darker on the tones, but I really wanted this to be overall light and airy. So, the lighting on this face is referenced, but this is actually a friend of mine's character so there are a lot of changes.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Today I drew for 6 hours




It was pretty intense. I livestreamed it so I had friends keeping me company, but it still meant basically nonstop drawing. All of these were referenced from photos or other drawings except the bottom one so if they have an uncanny familiarity to something you've seen, that would be why.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Watercolour Practise






Sorry for the large files, I didnt really edit them all. I've been fiddling with water colour again so of course, my main characters took centre stage. I've got another one in the wing that I've started, but I'm having trouble finishing him. Anyways, I think it's obvious I'm just making these paintings up as I go. I have a lot of trouble mixing paint and keeping a consistent colour, not to mention I don't tape down the pages in any way so they wrinkle. It's from my sketchbook so I seriously think it's too difficult to smooth down in any way. It's been fun to play with regardless of my lack of training. It's not like me to try something without reading up on it or taking classes, but this seems to work.

Thinking about name

Ideas are in my head about changing the address for my blog. I realize my profile is up there with my real name so I wonder if I should bother. I like to have all the sites I make linked to one another so you can always see me doing things, but in general I tend to separate people I have met offline from those I met online and censor the content based on that. With that I also think it's a good idea to keep that art theft concern under control. It would be a little awkward to have someone accuse me of stealing my own stuff because they don't know it's me.

It's likely I'll do nothing. I'm not sure I'm well known enough for it to matter.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ideas from Others



I do some sketch requests from people who have ideas on the website I surf. They are usually pretty quick, but sometimes someone asks for something that so easily can become a story that I find myself really enjoying it. I don't really reference or colour them, but I think they are promising as concepts for ideas I could come back to and make into a personal piece. So, it's a little strange because the lines are cleaner than a thumbnail I would use, but it's still riddled with sections to improve.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Colour





I practise painting.... I might be getting better. Not sure really since there are large spaces between my practise sessions. I'm finding black and white photos way easier for my eyes to understand shadows with than coloured ones, which is good... but doesn't help me learn to see colours at all.

Playing with Thumbnails






Sometimes I just thumbnail out ideas I've invented. Even if I don't use them for anything else. Room designs rarely interest me, but I try when I get the itch.

Let's just pretend

Let's forget about that whole blank space where I didn't post anything and instead let me continue posting images here. I used tumblr very briefly and realized it really doesn't encourage comments... which I hate.

Nothing has changed, still posting random shit here. Be ready for a sketch dump.

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An animator who loves drawing. Feel free to contact me. See more art at www.aestheticrift.deviantart.com