so this develops into a travel-blog now. Today we took the train to Soller, a city north-east of Palma and a really beautiful one. It rained today, so it was a good idea to spend an hour in the train, riding through gorgeous landscape. The train goes through many orange and lemon-gardens and along a huge mountain massive. It is also filled with old German people (and us) haha
I managed to do some quick value comps, mixing my brushy pen with my precise ink-pen.
On the train back I did 2 quick water-color paintings. The first one is a real mess, maybe because I didn't think at all and just hastily brushed in the colors, hoping for a good outcome. I think it shows haha. The second one was done with more care, trying to do more layering and grouping of shapes. But then I stumble over the shadow-shape. My brushes are filled with water, so every time I lay down a stroke I leave a little puddle of colored water which resolves the already layed down color ending in those ugly, stainy shapes. I will have to do some research how to avoid that.
Also today I couldn't color-correct them as successfully as yesterday. So I added a black and white version and a not- really-true-to-life-colored-version.
That's it for now, tomorrow we will visit the fort.
Have a great evening.
my family and I landed safely in Palma de Mallorca and the city is beautiful. It has this really nice mediterranean flair with the huge windows, dry flora, wrangled olive-trees, what have you. While Ida was sleeping I painted a quick water-color. I feel like I am getting better with my values, but still it is hard to achieve a nice painting. My brush-work is just too clumsy still. Other than that, I am quiet happy how it turned out. Gotta look at more Nathan Fowkes to get inspiration on how to make the picture more about something.
I photographed it inside with warm light on, so I had to color-correct it digitally. I think this comes pretty close to the original.
Tell me how you like it, critique and feedback only helps us grow :)
This will be the last digital upload for a week. I am going on holiday to Mallorca.
I painted this over the course of 3 hours. I ran into a couple of drawing problems, after doing some rendering. So next time, spend more time in the drawing stage. The old mantra, haha!
I used exclusively these brushes plus a standard round one with opacity/flow on pen-pressure.
I hope you have a nice time!
This is the last study for the 3rd assignment for the mentorship. What did I learn:
- metal has a full value rand from white to black going on
- most of it is quite dark
- only the planes that are directly turned towards the light source, become light
- it falls of very quickly from light to dark
- even in this picture, the grey has a bit of temperatur change going on. The the left the planes were a bit warmer and I added a bit brown to the grey, to the right the planes got a bit cooler, so I added a bit blue
- the cone was the hardest to paint, because of the tapering light and shadow shapes
- the sphere was second hardest
- maybe that is why organic stuff is harder to render correctly?
I started to read Michael Hampton again to help me with gestures. I did some, trying to be more concious of C and S curves and wrapping lines.
Also I did a study of an ant :)
finishing up a page of ribbons in space for training plane-turning in space
concept sketches for some buildings
a color sketch for a log-in screen
on the week-end I started the 250 boxes challange from drawabox.com. I am at 75 ish right now
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