Monday, November 30, 2015

After Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier-Gouache



This was a study to practice using gouache.  Meissonier was known for his detail work so this was a good one to practice with.  I drew the image out in pencil then went in with the paint. It was painted over a sessions.






Monday, November 23, 2015

Character sketches 7





Still a few of these to go but I will start mixing it up with some environments. Have no written much the past few posts.  That was down to my keyboard- the space bar stopped working and I was using the on screen keyboard to drop in the spaces.  Brand new shiny rig now.  Anyway I stuck with this exercise because it forces me to work in lines and figure out details before painting.  Something I would not have usually chosen to do but I can see the advantages and it definitely speeds things up. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

Character sketches 5- Duelists




A few more sketches. Still playing around with workflows. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Character Sketches 4




Another couple of sketches. A bit of contrast between them and more to follow.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Character Sketches 3

Fencer

Before Sat nav
A few more sketches.