I didn’t get any e-mails notifying me, but it seems that in less than a week I’ve gained 30+ followers! So, I’d like to say hello to everyone, and thanks for taking an interest in my work. :)
I’ll have some new stuff to post very soon.
Final for my Entrepreneurial Illustration class. Our project was to select a company we would like to work with in the future and tailor a product towards them, while also being capable of using the same image to create two other products. This piece depicts the Lady of the Dead, the spirit from the original aztec holiday that has now become known as Day of the Dead.
For detail shots, click here for my other blog.
Quick preview of an in-progress piece. It’s been on a hiatus for practically an entire semester…I think if some of you actually go back, you can find the original design I had for this guy. He’s not finished yet; I took a quick shot after I put on his base coats of paint. In the next few weeks I’ll be posting the original design alongside the finalized sculpture. (And yes, this thing is the size of a small dog.) :)
This is from a series of digital paintings I did for my figure drawing class. I wanted to focus on light structure and the symbolism light can sometimes play in a painting. There are three other paintings included in this series (one of which I used to show my process below), but this one is my favorite. And yes, for those of you who do not pick up on it right away- she has female deer (or doe) eyes. I had a lot of fun playing with texture and color in this painting.
On my other blog you can see some detail shots. It’s close to the end of the year so get ready for an avalanche of work to be posted soon!
So, here’s a look into my weird process. I approach every project in generally the same way, usually only having minor differences in the beginning stages.
Usually, I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do in a composition. I do thumbnails until I’m satisfied with it and I scan the thumbnail into the computer and blow it up in CS5. A lot of people I know would argue with this stage and say you need a clear line drawing before you begin. But, in my process, I block in shapes as you would a style of painting, rather than relying on an under drawing. Basically from there I just build up layers until I’m satisfied with the outcome.
I never keep more than 1-10 working layers open when I’m painting. Once I’m satisfied with the way something looks, I merge everything and create a new layer. I also constantly flip a painting while I’m working on it. It gives a new perspective on what you’re working on, and can usually point out some minor mistakes you might not see otherwise.
Hopefully, this helps!
This is a piece that is long overdue for a friend of mine. Its progress actually coincided with a class of mine where I was asked to teach what I know about digital painting. So, if anyone has ever been the least bit curious about my process, well then you’re in luck! In the next post I’ll be showing a (long) line of progress shots moving from thumbnail to finish. I may write a little bit to explain what you’re looking at, as my process tends to be a little wonky, and involves me painting over a lot of things.
Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy! And a belated Happy Birthday to one of my long-time friends, Kelsey. (Sorry it’s so late!)
Been a while! I’ve got a couple of projects finishing up this coming week. I thought I would post the first of a few. This is my redesigned book cover for the classic book The Portrait of Dorian Gray.
Quasi-vignette for a class project. Will probably add a full background in the future.