Monday, February 8, 2016

Crane

Crane
Have a lot of stuff right now sitting in a folder in different states of unfinished.  Will have to decide to move on or finish them.  In the mean time this was one of a series of thumbnails photo bashed. I blew it up and tried to push it a bit further.  

Monday, February 1, 2016

Planes

Planes
This is landscape I started way back.  I don't think I have posted it previously.  I was looking through all the unfinished pieces I had and this one was close to finished but got lost in the flurry of character stuff I have been doing recently.  It was a nice change of pace.  

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Muscle

The Muscle
Another character.  Started in greyscale then added colour.  Hope I am getting a bit faster at these.  

Monday, January 18, 2016

After Shishkin- Gathering storm


After Shishkin- Gathering storm
This is a gouache study of a Shishkin landscape.  First attempt using gouache for landscape. The biggest take home on this was not how to use the paint but the design of the composition. To me it seems there was a lot of design going on here - layering multiple darks against lights.  It seems to me unlikely that you would find so many elements so well composed.  The next biggest learn was how important it is to hold onto the lights in gouache - once they are gone they are gone - I lost them in the foreground.