Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Digital Work

well with all these studies.  one must be able to apply it to his own work no?  Here you will see 3 images i worked on for school and i actually consider them personal work as well because it was the assignment for the semester in one of my classes. id like to say i spent the whole semester on these but im still trying to figure out my schedule. but i can still say that this is one of my first works as a result of all the studies i have been doing for the past year and a half.  one thing i don't push enough and i need to is to remind myself why I'm doing all these studies.  if the studies i am doing are never applied then i will never be able become a successful artist.  so i will be definitely working on personal work more and posting them and it itself will be a whole other lesson that will need lot of practice.

                                                                 The Story of the Dullahan

These images were based on a story of a dulluhun who is a headless fairy in Irish folklore.  the idea actually came from a show i was watching and i wanted to do my images based on that idea.  the legend talks of her and her horse which are both very vital to the images and to the legend itself.  So in these images i wanted to portray that her head had gone missing and that she was searching for it.  In the first image she is ready to begin her search (which is when the legend began around the 1800s, the dress should have given away the time-period).  The third image shows that her head has still not been found: the horse has had to change its form and look, so it took the form of a motor bike (this image was to be portrayed during our time-period), and she wears a helmet so that they can fit into "society".  In the final image ( the second one) she has finally found her head and is ready to move on from this world.  

my favorite by far is the bike one because I am a fan of  motorbikes.  the bike was referenced but the figure was completely from imagination (minus the helmet, designs, and hand)  i chose to do it this way because one of my goals as an artist is to learn the figure so well that i can draw it from my imagination and be as accurate as possible.  of course my figure and my color still need lot of work.  I wasn't able to fit it into my allotted time because i spent way too much time working on values and not enough time with the color; but color is something i need to work on.  i haven't really figured out ways to add color in Photoshop/digitally  very well yet so I know that needs practicing.   and i will definitely be revisiting these pieces for i want to change some of the compositions and add a real nice touch of "color" to them as well as rework the figures.

thanks for looking

comments are welcome

my previous posts consist of the studies i have done these past 7 months.   

1 comment:

  1. middle one is strongest composition, lights vs darks. could use more depth to it, it is a bit flat but in terms of darks and lights, its the strongest. good hustle man