here is a black and white charcoal pencil drawing i did in class. this particular day the instructor had us do the drawing using only hatching, no smudging. it was interesting because it forced us to learn the amount of pressure to put on the paper and apply the hatching along the structure of the face, which ended up giving the drawing this overall ashy look which i really like in b&w drawings. i still have trouble with deciding where to put stronger lines. like the form shadow under his cheekbone is a little too dark and distracting :/ practice makes perfect
so here is an oldie but goodie. i did this painting last year for a homework assignment and i feel it deserves to be shared. in all modesty, its one of my proudest works and one of my first watercolor paintings. i enjoy working with this medium because of the pressure it puts me in. watercolor only gives you a short window of time to adjust or rework for fear of the dreaded back-run/back-wash. its a defect when you lay a brush stroke down and the paint isnt wet or dry but just damp. the color will move away from the stroke in a irregular way and kinda ruin the painting (or totally make it better) you can see a small example of this in the flower at the bottom right corner where the orange meets the yellow. ive yet to do another portrait in watercolor but i plan on fitting it in my schedule again soon. ’till next post
ive had adobe photoshop for quite some time now. i started off with cs3 and upgraded to cs5 recently. unfortunately i have no hard experience with painting in photoshop. i try to stay away from the digital look and try to keep it looking traditional; this is where the challenge lies. in order to get a natural look you need to experiment with custom brushes. i have yet to find a custom brush that closely represents a natural hair bristle brush anyways, practice makes perfect and here is an honest try. i did this painting in an hour. i feel its good to time yourself so you try to focus on the big shapes and values.
so the last couple of days have been full of trial and error. i been painting this aluminum water bottle thing and i have finally reached an understanding of its form (as you can see in this image below unfortunately i cannot say the same about the poor little lemon. now the form of the bottle was easy to convey this time around (using horizontal brush strokes instead of the quicker vertical strokes) but i cant yet grasp the form of the lemon. the colors are somewhat satisfactory but i was having trouble figuring out which direction to lay my brush strokes down. also, i read this years edition of “Artist’s and Graphic Designer’s Market” and it made me realize that i cant lose my individuality. so, the grammar, vocabulary, and even spelling in my posts will most likely not be 100% correct, but, its all me
Hi to anyone whos reading this. I wana start by saying that i’m totally new to blogging and almost all social networking as a whole. I just recently reactivated my Facebook profile and have yet to explore other sites like Twitter, Instagram, and even Facebooks new layout. Still, I’m kinda looking forward to doing all of this because its all being done to share some of my random thoughts and artwork with the people who care enough about it. anyways i think thats enough jibber jabber for now. i will be posting some artwork soon. i just wana get situated with all the social networking frenzy that i seem to be oblivious to. until then, my artwork can be seen at http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=159056&page=4
im only using this website for a bit until i get an actual website up and running.