Monday, July 27, 2015

Servant and Master

Servant and Master
Another character study.  
When I started trying to practice more seriously resources to help were numerous - folks had started livesteaming, Conceptart.org was a buzzing place.  Seemed like there were lots of people learning together. Over the past few years it has got a lot more fractured and harder to get that constant nag to work and get better.  There are still lots of resources - free and to pay for but it feels like you have to pick your was through things to find whats useful at the right time.   
Someone who was active getting better backwhen I started and has reappeared streaming is John Silva- you can catch him streaming on  twitch
I was listening to his stream when I started noodling with this.  He gave some advice to someone he was critiquing - keep your values close.  That was what I tried to do here. Thanks John.
 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Falls

Falls
Not happy with this one but time to move on. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Retreat

Retreat


Built this up from a photo base. Nothing much left of the photos except the colour scheme and some texture.  



Friday, July 10, 2015

Roar

Roar
Got back to some portrait sketches. Have some practice work to show later.  This one is of Andy Murray who is playing in a Wimbledon semi final today.   

Monday, July 6, 2015

Swamper



Swamper
An illustration where I tried to keep the colour palette in check.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Park

Park
Some lasso and textures put to work. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Stopping

Stopping

Tried a different kind of character study this time.  

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Duel



Duel



Playing around with some different techniques. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Fishing Outpost

Fishing outpost 


A piece to cement some of the stuff learned during the last bout of landscape studies.  

Monday, June 1, 2015

Trees 2 Landscape study

Trees 2 Landscape study 
 Another landscape study.  Trying to practice a process.  Study was of a photo I took in Yellowstone park a few years ago.  Weather looks great in real contrast to the lashing rain and gale force winds (floods predicted)  we are experiencing for our June bank holiday.