I found that I have been doing way more studying than work from imagination and it starts to bother me. Not only, but also, because I found this in a sketchbook post over at permanoobs.com.
So as usual I am doing warm ups and exercises to get more comfortable with drawing and painting, but I want to apply it more and not wait until I someday understand everything that there is to understand (not going to happen haha).
So here more drills. Constructing boxes and turning them in space. The first is an exercise on mirroring a spline across a plane. I found this exercise on this awesome blog.
Some animal and value studies. Trying to develop a better sense of construction and simple forms.
quick sketches outside
Environment concept art for "Shield Storm" (formerly "Base Conflict). We are not going to use it...
Some Loomis plates, trying to get better at having multiple persons in a composition. Below is a page from an art-book I liked.
Color studies in watercolor and digital
Some 1 min gestures
And finally the personal piece I was talking about. Took the whole friday evening, but I actually quite like it (for now). I tried to apply what I learned about form, breaking it up into smaller forms, without loosing the overall big form, color temperatur, patience while painting, etc.
I watched a great tutorial this week by Oxan studio. I have to say, that I love his tutorials. He has a really big knowledge about painting and it totally shows in his work. Also his way of working resonates with me a lot. I really recommend his tutorials for learning more about painting, composition, art-philosophy. He doesn't talk a lot about drawing though, so maybe check out drawabox or this here, for learning more about it.
This was done for the children's - game I am working on with my dad and my brother. The game will be used for a clinical study in 2 weeks from now, which is super exciting. The image was heavily inspired by the great, great Sam Nielson.
Also I received the new assignment for the mentorship I am taking and Daarken got around to give me an overpaint of my still-life. So here is the ref, the before and after.
His points were:
- get looser to have it be not so artificial
- some cast-shadows could go darker
- loose some edges to seperate objects better
- some drawing errors, especially at the cup
That's it for now.
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