Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Limited palette experiment

I tried a new thing! the thing was using a very limited set of colours to complete a painting in photoshop:
This was the set palette i chose to use and i did not create it- i found it Here

 I chose to use this photograph as reference- i don't own it and i can't find the source now i'm sorry.

And this is it complete! Really enjoyed it actually- got really bored doing the flowers though... Photoshop CC, Wacom Bamboo A5 

I think i'll carry on doing the limited colours thing, it worked out really well and i think that it somehow made the process more fun and challenging for me.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Daddy's Girls

Excuse me while I fan-art! Saw this movie last weekend and loved it- and here are the two deadly leading ladies. Both Art Rage digital paintings using oil pastel settings. Gamora took much less time than nebula and i think is a looser looking piece.

 Gamora- Zoe Saldana

Nebula- Karen Gillan

Monday, 30 June 2014

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

An experiment...

I made this in a programme called Art Rage 4 which simulates sort-of real life physics for traditional art materials... doesn't mean i entirely understand how to use them though :P It's pretty rough and ready but i think the better parts of it, like the actual portrait, make it a bareable finished piece for me... at any rate i can't spend any more time on it! 
My aim was to try and fit lot's of different media into it- to test the programme, but also so i could go for realistic skin and face, and more stylised hair- which are my favourite things.

I was inspired by this  photograph which i don't own: 

I made this tiny sketch to try and work out what i wanted the final to look like. I actually drew this having already finished the hair and face in Art Rage. I didn't know what i wanted her clothes to look like or how i was going to frame her, but i knew i was going for a Gustav Klimt look.

I used this painting by Klimt near the end of my process as reference for her clothes and line work.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Life Drawing

So, leading life drawing classes for 1st year animation wannabes leaves little time for life drawing! XD But here's what i have from the last month anyway. (I use the term animation wannabes in the most loving way possible, i am greatly enjoying getting some teaching experience!)













-all mainly biro pen and pro markers

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

New Production Blog!

I've started a new personal project while i'm being a resident animator at DJCAD, you can follow the progress on the official blog or like the page on facebook :)