After doing a ton of work for Ulisses that I can't show, I wanted to do something for myself again.
So I joined the art-challange from the "Swatches" - facebook group. We are to paint a planeswalker - like illustration. The AD is Clint Cearley, who is a Magic The Gathering artist himself.
I couldn't let this opportunity go by unused. To have him look at my work is invaluable.
So here it goes.
Moodboard - Design and Pose Sketches - Value Sketches - Drawing
Next would be color - sketches and then rendering.
Deadline is 10 of July.
I did another spit-paint, which is a painting that is supposed to be done under 30min. It took me longer so I can't post it in the facebook-group or else I will be banned. So I just post it here. The topic was "goat bodyguard". I used 3 differente reference images for this.
I tried to stay lose and just suggest at the realism.
Hope you like it.
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.
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