I have been slacking a little on updating my blog that last couple weeks. Here are some recent life drawings. The portrait I did last night. I hadn't drawn a portrait in awhile now so I thought it would be a good idea to do that. I also haven't used the conte pencil in awhile as well. I have been using wolfe carbons recently and I got to say after using the conte again I miss it.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
These are 2 still life paintings I did when I was back in upstate NY for a wedding a couple weeks ago. These are also done in the Zorn palette. This time though, since cad red was so expensive, I pick up a random red color that I thought looked similar. At first I was unsure of how this new red color would work as I was used to using cad red light. This new red turned out fine (I think its called Grumbacher Red), basically what I am getting at is that you don't necessarily need an exact color palette to paint with, as long as you have basic colors, just paint and practice.
Here is a drawing of King Cesar (from a photo) one of Godzilla's buddys. This originally was going to be 3 hour sketch like the Godzilla sketch I posted earlier but turned out to be a 15 hour or longer rendering. Unfortunately I couldnt get a good scan of it, did some digital touch ups, but still doesn't compare to the original drawing. I got to say that I am really happy with this drawing.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Here is a sketch of Godzilla that I did from a photo I found online. I believe it is from Godzilla 2000. I used to love Godzilla when I was growing up. Unfortunately I have only seen a couple movies after Godzilla 1985, so I am not familiar with the "newer" stuff.