Monday, September 2, 2013

Turned 26 yrs old yesterday :)

hey all today was very joyful day.   celebrated another year of my life :).  i am now 26 yrs old.

Recently i picked up the Legend of Korra Artbook and have been just doing studies from it all day (highly recommend this book to any fans and artists in general).  I stumbled upon a recent graduates work that was phenomenal and very beautiful .  Frederic Stewart has some amazing looking environment paintings through out the book.  im really attracted to his style and really would love to catch his style and bring it into my own work so ive devoted myself to  paint until my painting looks just like his.  by doing this i hope to learn how he makes some of the marks he does.  i honestly believe his color skill is very good so i wish to master copy his paintings.

LEFT is his work.  RIGHT side is my master copy of it.
© Frederic Stewart

always feels great when loved ones and friends remember your birthday.  it has been a very tough year as I have still much to learn and I need to be more patient.  I need to push myself more and really get past my fears of being scared of trying new things.  its been close to 3 years since i started this journey and hope for many more.  a series of these studies from the book will be coming up as i learn alot and understand the time and patience it takes to get a piece to look nice.  I start off in black and white to figure out the values so they read correctly; and then come in with color layer and then paint over it again to get the results you see on the right.

 critiques and comments are always welcome.



(as always please note this is not my own work i am using this as a basis to study and educational purposes only, if the original artist does not wish for me to display his work on my site please notify me and i will gladly remove)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Post Summer

here are some studies and work done during months of may and june

each of these were 20 min color studies.  need to start stepping up my color.  


20 min value studies

practicing line work and some bridgeman studies

this was a painting i did  for mothers day :)

and a character study

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

more work more studies... keep them coming samik

so one thing i have noticed is i really am an impatient person... especially when it comes to the painting part.  it honestly frustrates me and puts me in such a bad mood.  so one thing i want to fix is spending more time  on a piece so i can make those beautiful marks.    so i really pushed the idea of doing character master copies from my favorite artists.

i also realized that i really want to do character art so i need to make time in my schedule to make sure im spending continuing to study in areas I am weak at in the figure.  A bad habit i picked up on is for some reason if i am not in the class i don't do studies; this is something i noticed last year and really wanted to fix this habit; if i want to do this i have to do this myself and figure out my weaknesses and be able to fix them myself. that being said...

here are some anatomy and figure studies I did during March.

this last one i made up poses from my head.  


and i did a few marker sketch studies because i have always been a fan of how comic artists do them.  so i did a few studies myself.

with these i do a quick gestural drawing with f 402 zebra pen then try to clean it up and then go over it with some warm and normal markers to get the form to read.

and i probably need to use something else other then copy printer paper.  ill have to find some nice paper to do these on that are not too expensive.

and lastly the digital studies. 

 i chose to upload some master copies i did of my favorite artists .  so i would like to make it  clear that in no way am i claiming their work as my own.  I just use their work to learn the marks and decisions they are making.  and hopefully one day apply it to my own work. ( if the original artist wishes for me to take these down then i will gladly do so)

and here is some studies and character sketches

the study of the asaro heads here showed me that i need to do much more longer studies.  it also really answered lot of my questions and i now realize that i am not able to spend lot of time on a study or a piece to develop it into a finished piece.

one thing i have noticed is i do a lot of quick studies.  the most i spend on a study or piece is 1.5 hour and this is because i tell myself this is how much time i will be spending on this piece.  that 6 hour study i did over Artgerms piece was not done in one sitting (it was done over the course of 2 days).  if i close Photoshop i consider it done and I'm ready to move onto a next piece.  this is a terrible habit that i have picked up on and definitely need to work on fixing that.  

that being said this last piece of work contradicts my last statement... but i only did one of these in the month of March.  

and here is a building piece i did to help improve my perspective skills.  so when i do my digital studies and pieces i need have the same thinking momentum that i have here.

thanks for taking a look.  comments and critiques are always welcome.  
take care