Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Super Quick Update

aka Need to finish by Friday morning.  ugh Thanksgiving may have to wait.  And now I feel like a hypocrite after posting the awesome comic by Bill Watterson.  Oh well, adjusting my lifestyle is a life long process.  I'll keep trying.

Currently staring at this and I'm now quite sure how I want to tackle this translucent drapery....
I think I'll paint some vases instead.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I Love This

Again, I'm reminded here of what it means to live a successful life and what we are often told by society equals a successful life.  Check out the entire comic Here :)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Laying down some paint

I started off here doing a blue wash over the entire piece then while still really wet using a paper towel to lift up the paint to maintain some light areas.  In this case I was mostly lifting up around the figure.  Afterwards I blocked in fairly flat colors in the background.  Building up the painting all over tends to be a slow process so giving myself something to focus on like the hair helps to keep me going and feels like I'm making more progress.  Though, I think there does need to be a little bit of paint everywhere so that there's some context to compare to see if an area is dark enough, chromatic enough etc.  In the end there's always a lot of back and forth pushing and pulling values and colors.