A digital figure painting, to get better at workflow and values.
Sorry, but I forgot where I found the ref.
Painting trees is hard, but I feel like I am getting better.
Using hard edges seems to give a better result, than keeping things soft. Some of the studies suffer from lack of focal area though. It is an interesting balance, I have yet to understand and use better.
So after talking to one of the artists I look up to, Jan Drenovec (check out his work here), I decided to try and adapt a study schedule. There are several reasons, why I wanted to do this.
1. he used it and another artist used the same schedule and they got really good. So it seems to work.
2. it frees my mind up from deciding every day what to study. Making small decisions like that costs energy, so by not having to decide that, I have more energy to make decisions in the artwork itself.
3. I think I finally know, where I want to go and what I want to do with my art. And this schedule tackles most of the areas I want to improve.
So here it goes, day 1 and 2 of the schedule.
In order to get a better knowledge of the planes of the head, I painted this study of the famous Asaro-Head.
I will have to paint one of these soon, so I figured it would be good to get used to painting those horns.
I tried to stay loose.
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