Studies of folds, hair and a nose I need for an illustration. Hope I can show some of the work I did over the last month soon. :)
Unused sketches for illustrations
Drawing folds is hard, but it gets easier over time. Also, today is my birthday and many people have send their good wishes and congratulations. Thanks everyone :*
I was watching a video by artist and teacher Dorian Iten, who is insanely good.
It was about using a limited value-range when do a painting or a study. This is a great way to get out of the habit of trying to copy what the reference is presenting. I actually found this to be helpful a couple of posts back, where I painted portraits with 4 - 5 pre-chosen colors. But it is great to see it taught by someone like Dorian.
What I found new and interesting about it, was the concept of using colors from the light-family, to describe shadows, that are lit by a lot of surrounding sources. He makes that very clear at 1:04:07 in the video. Just watch.
To solidify the information I made a value study of a portrait. I tried to keep to my swatches for the value groups.
Hope you like it :)
Some other studies I did :)
The one about composition was very interesting, since I rarely think about the abstract shape of the things I put in my images and I should do it more.
Some imaginary interior based on islamic architecture.
Dean Cornwell study.
Applying what I have learned to a photo-study.
Silhouette study from another artwork I don't know the artist of.
Trying to achieve a more painterly and loose look.
Focusing on planes and simple brushes.
Focusing on brush efficiency and simplicity. Establishing a clear hierarchy of edges seems key. Hardest for highlights, softer for modelling. Was a quick one too, probably < 1 hr.
After talking to my Dad about the topic of "gaining competence", I decided to get a better grip on processes. So here is a step by step process of the study you see below. I tweaked the reference for a more graphic read and took some liberty towards shape design and such.
Reference below. Sorry I couldn't retrace whom the photo is from, it isn't mine.
I am not sure why, but I haven't been too active on my blog lately. But I tried to get some mileage with my studies. So here are a couple. The digital ones at least.
Somebody on Discord suggested I shouldn't simply copy but change the color-palette, so it is a bigger challange. Something worth trying at least.
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