Monday, December 23, 2013
I always draw a fairy for Christmas season . This year I wasn't satisfied with the them so I ended up drawing 4 of them . So I have more to chose from.
Here is one . This is the first one I did this time. I tried drawing in pencil first then scanned it .
It was okay but I tend to feel that if the finished piece is supposed to be a digital painting then drawing in pencil and then scanning seems to be unnecessary steps.
Pencil is for if I intend for it to remain pencil.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
This , like most of my sketches started off as a scribble . Starts with a gesture then becomes a sketch and if I like that Then comes some color and some refining . This isn't done for any project . Just practice.
I dont know if I'll keep working on it. I get impatient sometimes and ant to move on .
When there is no model available then I just make them up . I always call it being lazy. ( for me)
Monday, September 2, 2013
This was a digital drawing done at an Event called "Turkish Delights" in Downtown Los Angeles.
Very interesting scene . It started at around 11 P.M. and went on for a couple of hours.
This was I believe a 50 minute pose with one break for the model.
Since I was drawing/painting using my ModBook Pro I was at an advantage because the huge room was pretty dark . but that also made for some pretty dramatic lighting which was great!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I'm so used to painting in Photoshop that I even use it when painting in a "Fine Arts" capacity.
This is a 4 hour pose session done At the Kline Academy of Art in Palms, California .
These are great exercises for me to do because of my work I'm usually forced to draw figures and environments with no reference to go by but my memory.
Obviously using a model or painting from a real environment is the best way to paint or draw representative art. But having to create an image of a flying saucer hoisting a giant sauropod across a futuristic cityscape can create a challenge in the live model department.
By the way , I'm still a big fan of Photoshop but still trying to acknowledge that Corel Painter is good too!
Saturday, March 23, 2013
I've Been going to the last several drawing sessions at the Gnomon school in Hollywood.
They are "Gallery Girls" events put together by Jennifer Fabos Patton.
This started out as a quick sketch and was the last of the evening but I liked it so much that I started embellishing it. I only had time to do the gestures at the event but I went back into it later!
Monday, March 4, 2013
Here's a sketch using Photoshop but with a setting to mimic a pen and ink drawing . Just simple line with no continuous tone applied. I to draw with pen and ink . But Photoshop keeps my hands clean and I don't have a problem with an ink bottle sliding and spilling off of my slanted drawing board.
Not enough hours in the day .