Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Figure studies

Still practicing that anatomy! It's becoming fun the more I do it. :)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

My Secret (painting)

"My Secret." This started out as a sketch and ended as a 2night painting. I've been studying shoulder/arm anatomy the past couple of weeks and put it to the test by seeing how far I could get without references. So, there are plenty of mistakes that I see, but I still liked how it came out and decided to post it. :)

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Blue Colors

Some artsy stuff. Nothing too in-depth, but I was wanting to practice some color.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Shoulder-ish Studies

I was studying the neck, collar, and shoulder area today, but unfortunately so many of my practice sketches turned out awful. I'm too ashamed to show them publicly. :) Perhaps, eventually! For now, here are three of the sketches that turned out decent, as well as a portrait and side study.

By the way, I love doing my studies in black&white because it's much easier to just focus on the shape and form. Anatomy is easier to learn when I don't have to worry about color. 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Portrait Studies

I have been overwhelmed with work and projects and tasks that need to be done! Painting faces always makes me feel better, so I took some time tonight to do a couple. :)

Monday, February 2, 2015

Doodles and a study

I did a quick study and then just doodled some crazy.. face thing. I'm not sure where it came from, but I'm somewhat attached to it now. :)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

More weekend studies - female back

Today was a rather unproductive day, I must admit. I spent a great deal of time writing up some application essays for the Motivarti mentorship program. It's exhausting, but completely worth the effort. That being said, I did get in about 2 hours of studying in my sketchbook, and then another 2 hours digital painting. The bottom left image and top sketch were done from reference, where the bottom right was me trying to test what I had just learned. I find it helps to do pieces from my imagination right after a study so that I can get the confidence to paint it on my own in the future.

Arm Studies

Did a lot of studying today! I realized that my arm anatomy knowledge is next to nothing, even when looking at references. So, I spent a good deal of time pawing through some Michael Hampton books, doing some gestures, some constructive figure drawing, and then some photo studies. I'm not too entirely pleased with the outcome, but it allows me to face my problems head on and work through them. I'll be doing some more tomorrow and  hope to see an improvement. 

Here are a few of the sketches and studies I did. The bottom two were done from memory/imagination. The arms a bit wonky and the muscles are undefined, but I feel like it's better than I've been able to do on my own in the past.