Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Skull sketch. I really want some candy right now.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Unfinished Skull

Had to take pic down, the image got bought.

Like I have mentioned before I have been doing work for Remetee, drawing skulls and such. Since I can't show my work, at least for a long time, I decided to do one for fun. Typically I do them on bristol paper with pencil, for this I wanted to do one on black paper with white pencil for fun, but this should give you a basic idea of what I do for them. I also had my friend Kathy sketch a little on it for the head design, she sketched something abstract and I took what she had and turned it into the pattern on the forehead.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

More Bridgeman - Torsos

Just some studies I did from Bridgeman. I will probably head back to doing more Master study anatomy trace overs for the next few studies I do.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bridgeman Legs

Just a few anatomy studies from the Bridgeman book.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

2 More Paintings

Here are 2 more paintings don in Zorn Palette. I am so glad that new classes start this week at Watts Atelier!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sea Shell Painting - Zorn Palette

Small painting I did the other day. Got 2 more paintings to post but they are wet still. I don't think I have mentioned this yet, but I do most of my still life paintings and many of my portrait paintings in Zorn Palette. The Zorn Palette comes from the artist Anders Zorn. It consists of Ivory Black, Titanium White, Yellow Ocre, and Cad Red Light. You can also use Blue Black in place of Ivory Black. Sometimes I have both blacks out, I like the blues I can get with Blue Black, but I also like the warmer dark's I can get with Ivory Black. For this painting I used just the Blue Black. Anyways the reason I like to use this palette is because for me I just focus on value and warm or cool. With only 4 colors, you will not be able to color match, you will only get within range, but it is still amazing what you can do with only 4 pigments. I also feel like working this way has helped me see color better, so when I have to use more pigments, I have an easier time figuring out what I have to mix and make my judgments more on warmth and value rather than a specific color.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Gorillas and Takins

Just got back from the zoo with a couple of friends. Today we drew takins and gorillas. I got to say that I had a good time drawing and pretty happy with all of these sketches. Most the time I am lucky if I get one I feel good about, but today I like them all.