Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wow, I had a lot of fun with this one. Photoshop is sweet. The first image is a graphite drawing that I did of the character. I scanned that into photoshop and used it as a guide for the painting. I really enjoyed this process. Thanks to Jason Newhouse for handing out such a rad assignment.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Here's my attempt at replicating Sorolla's 'Boy with Ball' for Jason Bowen's figure painting course. More of an interpretation than a copy, really. In true beginner fashion I used two photo references that looked nothing like one another and wound up with a painting that looks a lot different than the original. Nice! I've found that when working with oil I spend at least two thirds of my time correcting mistakes in color and paint application. As much as I struggle with oil, I think that its a wonderful medium and I'm looking forward to the next project.
Here's an assignment I did for my intermediate anatomy class. Not entirely happy with the face or the left foot, will put more work into it. I think that the drawing measures just about 40" X 30". I have a roll of 40" Strathmore drawing paper and a huge masonite board which I tape the paper to. The physical aspect of working with charcoal on this scale is a lot of fun, it becomes almost like a contact sport.