Monday, May 19, 2014

ArtCamp Week 1

I started up Noah Bradley's art camp a little early (it does not officially start until the 21st of May), but I was very excited to jump in and get my feet wet with it. It looks like it's going to be a really great 12 week course and I look forward to pushing myself in my studies!

The first week is to study paintings from master artists. The idea behind it is that bad art loses itself through time and the good art is remembered and recognized as such. Finding the good, classic art that is timeless can really help improve a learning artist's skillset. I felt very drawn to William Bouguereau, John William Waterhouse, and John Singer Sargent. You'll notice that most of my studies below came from Bouguereau because I am simply in love with his figure work and color palettes. I draw a lot of inspiration from him and would like to carry over some of what I learned into my own pieces. 

I wasn't really focusing on detail a whole lot, which is why the thumbnails are so tiny. I was really just eyeballing the colors and trying to become very accurate with what I was seeing. The two larger images at the bottom were ones that I decided I wanted to spend a little extra time on. I really look forward to doing more of these and can't wait to get started on next week's assignments!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Child of Light (fanart)

I've been so incredibly inspired by the new release of Child of Light. I had to stop playing the game just so I could spend about a day painting a fanart for it! I didn't think about documenting my process for this one because I figured it was going to be a quick doodle that I most likely wasn't going to post online, but it got way out of hand and I took it to almost a full render. I did manage to capture some video recording of my coloring process, although it doesn't take it to the final image. I'll try to be better about showing my process from start to finish in the future! :)

The final image

 Close-up of the character

And here is the part of the painting process that I managed to capture