Friday, August 30, 2013

By the ruin

ruin landscape
By the ruin


Tried something different for this one by setting down the value and then going in with colour.



Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Glass Speedpaint 1

Glass Speedpaint 1
Glass the topic for the speedpaint group this month.  Here is the first offering.  Stock courtesy of Tanyuuu  on DA. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Stream Painting

Stream Painting



stream oil painting

Have not done an oil painting in a long while.  This was in response to a deep pang of guilt.  I bought a pochade last year.  It was the worst Summer in years with no chance of getting out and trying it out.  This year the best Summer in years and the weather coincided with me moving house and starting new job. This was a photo I took just before I moved. 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Powering On

armour steampunk
Powering On


This guy was a triumph of patience.  Doodled a bit, got about half way and just struggled to figure out how to continue.  Really tempted to stop and move on to something else, but as ever, if I feel I am struggling there is something to be learned so I kept with it. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sketches 27





Sketches 27.  Hmm change in colour palette. 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

An Offering

dragon offering
An Offering
This one  started out as a quick doodle and looked interesting enough to develop further.  Still like that initial sketch.



Thursday, August 15, 2013

Skull Study 3


skull study
Skull Study 3
The last of the series of skull studies.  Did this one at the weekend so I took some more time rendering it.  Spending time doing these studies also means you have time to think on the subject matter.  This also reminded me of a video I saw recently of  sculpting the aging process.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Skull Study 2

Skull Study 2
Following on from the first study this is a 3/4 view.  This one was a lot quicker than the first. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Skull Study 1

Skull Study 1


There were a few mentoring classes run on crimson Daggers a while back.  I did not try any of them at the time.  The resources are all still available.  I thought I would try and follow the mentoring class run by Suzanne Helmigh.  I did watch some of the classes live and it seemed like a well structure program so why not.  The first class required some skull studies.  Here is the first. 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Green Door Study

Green Door
 A study of a shed door to practice textures. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Pursuit

Pursuit
Started this trying out some different brushes and the custom shape tool and it went from there.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Dogs Sketch 3

Dogs Sketch 3
Haven't done a sketch of these guys in a while.  Being dog sitting for the past few weeks.  Should really try sketching them in motion next.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Casting Room

Casting Room
Started out as a doodle and I kept going with it to get some practice with the rendering.  Composition could have been better.