Friday, December 21, 2007

Digital Painting - December Doodles

So, not much to show - just an unfinished card... blah! But tomorrow we're off on Christmas hols - drawing, painting, reading and swimming... Seasons Wishes!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Sketches - December Doodles

So, Dr. Sketchys... good fun for about 6 months or so, I think. Not brilliant stuff, admittedly - dark pub, wine and lots of chatter... but fun and inspiring - I whole heartedly intend to take some of these sketches and make them into paintings.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Digital Painting - Doodle

In anticipation of tomorrow's last burlesque drawing class of the year. I'll scan a few of the ok ones from the year and put up on the blog after this...

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Digital Painting - WIP

yeah, well. Some just don't work - but I guess it's knowing when to stop...

Monday, December 3, 2007

Digital Painting - WIP

Lunchtime sketch in progress - 3 hours...

Monday, October 29, 2007

October - Digital Painting - contd.

And so, a muse came a-knocking at my door...
45 minute sketch - I think I'm going to move back into colour and then try full compositions - this man may have inspired me!

October Digital Painting - contd.

Monday contd. - 1.30 hour

Sunday, October 28, 2007

October - Digital Painting - contd.

Monday lunch time sketch - tried to go without reference for this one, not too sucessfully. Resorted to tonal reference through Bob Kato.

October Digital Painting - contd.

Friday, October 26, 2007

October Digital Painting - contd.

Friday - speed painting (with detail) 2 hours

Thursday, October 25, 2007

October Digital Painting - contd.

2 hour painting - Referencing tutorials by Bob Kato

October Digital Painting - contd.

Monochromatic Speed Paintings - 1 hour main 15 mins touch up

Thursday 25th October 2007

Wednesday 24th October 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

October Digital Painting - contd.

So, I'm not giving up on this one... I'm taking it nice and slow.

This painting 'birthday girl' was finished over two nights and printed on canvas. Success - paint at 300 dpi and stick to proper scale. The printer matched the sides of the stretched area to an orange used in the back ground and it looks great!

1 hour sketch

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

October - Digital Painting - contd.

Following on from the thumbnail idea last night...

October Thumbnails

Thumbnails to work on at a later stage... always nice to have a few of these at hand for when you're feeling like working on something from a quick sketch.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

October - Digital Painting - contd.


Lunchtime sketch contd.

Lunchtime sketch contd. - I'm thinking of having this one printed on canvas. Not too big. Just as a test... I need to find out requirements for canvas printing...

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

October - Digital Painting - contd.

Could be a bit dark - I can't tell - the callibration on my machines at work and home vary so much... perhaps that's why my colours look a bit 'off' sometimes.

Lunchtime Sketch

Monday, October 1, 2007

October Digital Painting

ok ok, a bit of a man-girl thing happening - but the technique is working

Saturday, September 29, 2007

September 2d Sketches - contd.

Doodles and a few worth painting up...

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

September Acrylic Painting

So, to a new medium - acrylic. I've never been very successful with acrylic, but now is a good time to try retry OK, so a canvas of 1m x 50cm. A composition I feel comfortable with and a keeping to a similar technique to digital painting I feel comfortable with - lets see how this progresses over the weeks.

3 hours work... in acrylic

30 minute digital study - I'll be finishing this one too, but it's a great way of figuring out what I want to do next...

Friday 30/09 - DIGITAL Another hour or so...

Saturday 30/09 - ACRYLIC Another three hours or so... I kinda started getting the hang of it by the 3rd hour. It's a rewarding medium, but it takes a bit of getting used to.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

September Digital Painting - contd.

Black and white study 2 - now the thing about this, is that it's my first 100% digital painting - no drawing and scanning, just straight into photoshop. Excellent! Still needs more tonal variation, but I did go from reference so it's now just a matter of perserverance.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

September Digital Painting - contd.

This was an unfinished piece - it looks very dark, but actually, the technique really started to come together, so I've added as reference for myself... leading on to the next one.