Figure drawing that I did last night. I am real happy with the way it turned out. I just wish I had more time to spend on the feet, the only part I don't like. Next time I am going to make sure I have a more solid drawing down first, so if I don't get the chance to render it, at least the drawing part of it will look good.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I did an interview about my art on the web site www.drawninblack.com, here is a link to the interview, http://www.drawninblack.com/2011/01/the-drawing-is-the-most-important-part-interview-with-matt-k-smith/
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Here are some tracings I have done over old master drawings. Basically taking their drawings which tend to be ambiguous and trying to find the anatomy and structure to give them a more solid 3d look to them. This is a very good way to learn anatomy and structure, it is like solving a puzzle and gets the brain thinking.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Here are 2 new figure drawings I did at Watts Atelier, one from yesterday and one from last friday. I think this semester I am going to mostly work on linear figure drawings really to to nail down 3 dimensionality of structure and form with mostly lines. I feel that this is much more difficult, it forces you to really analyze what is going on when drawing the figure. When you have a stronger understanding of the forms, rendering will become much easier and you will have a better idea of how to pull your lines and strokes.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Here is an oil painting I did of Chad Ochocinco from a photo I found online. I have enjoyed the commercials he has done this last year, especially the one where he is playing the NFL game on Wii and he gets beaten by some other guy playing the game. This painting was also done with the Zorn palette as well. The Next painting I have in mind I will be moving away from the Zorn palette and probably be painting with 10 or so colors instead of the 4 used in Zorn. I am doing a few "warm up" paintings before I tackle a bigger personal piece I have been working on, just practicing painting more refined images that life painting doesn't allow for and concentrating on creating interesting brush work.