quick watercolor thingie i did
Here's the process of a quick watercolor painting i did yesterday. thought it would be good idea to post the process in case anyone has any advice
and there it is, my painting of a lion that doesn't actually looke like a lion D=
here's a 3-4 hour portrait i did. just splashed some watercolor for skintone and finished with shading. i wanted to do document the WIP but i got carried away
wow i love the design elements you have got going on ... as far as your graphite drawings go i would really work on loosening
up your line ,work on some large paper using your whole arm to do gestures
do some still life perhaps try and use the full range of values as much as possible
i really like that painting of the Lion but i think it could use some more saturation it would read better
looking good keep it coming !
"Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master
yeah, i feel the same about the lion, but there were some problems with it since the beggining (mainly due to the paper being too thin) and i just didn't have it in me to work the way i should have.
thanks for the advice man, i'll make sure to work on that.
i thought i'd post what i'm currently working on, since it's a bigger work than what i usually do.
the paper is about 10"x30"
here's what i have at the moment, though i don't particularly like the face at the right. i think i'll be erasing it, and doing a face on the far right while i think what i want to do in the middle
decided to erase the middle, added the one on the far right and i think i have the middle one now, just getting ready to place it
here are a couple of drawings of buildings i've done. the first one is from a couple of years ago and the 2nd one i just did today
with the new zhanglu tutorial that MB just added (which unfurtonately i can't get D= ), i thought i would do a copy of one of the drawings it had.
i wish i could get a scanner to post these images with a little more quality though
here's another from zhanglu. the face didn't come as i wanted, but it's okay. trial and error
i thought it would be a good idea to post the progress of my latest work.
in this one i thought it would be good to use real life reference, and did some changes to it.
in any case, here are the steps i used. did the outlining of the facial shapes and the most noticeable shadows.
i added the skintone, made from titanium white, gambodge, rose and burnt siena. used the siena plus gambodge for the colar, just 'cause i wanted something warm. did a light wash on both and added various layers with clear water to soften it so there aren't edges
added a wash of very diluted black for the hair and lips, and slightly less diluted for the inside of the mouth
since i don't really like having the portraits stand on a blank page, i decided to add some skintone to rest of the paper so i can have some extra color
The faces you draw are very lovely and I am jealous of those building. Your paintings are nicely blended but have little contrast and look a bit washed out. I would recommend adding more layers to a few you really like and punch up the color and contrast. I am sure they would look amazing! (Ignore this if it's just the scanner/camera eating all your color away.)
@jjacks: while the camera does fade some of the color, i do make it a bit on the ligther side (specially the last one), but i'm planning on realying solely on watercolors for the next, so it will sport some more contrast in the colors
used charcoal for the hair, 6b for the darker areas and 2b for the lighter ones, and faded it with cotton. also used tracing paper to amoid smudges.
and here's the finished product. i really don't like the way the eyes look so different, but hey, trial and error XD
i'm doing a alison lohman portrait that's really giving me a tough time. this one i'll be doing mostly by watercolor
so, since i've decided to enter the newborn contest, and thought that it would be better to submit my entry in a digital format rather than good ol' traditional media. so, i'm starting to use photoshop a bit more than i've done so far.
started with the typical sphere with a light source. first 2 tries have been a bit crappy and need some more contrast, but i'll keep working on it
i decided to do this portrait a little different than what i generally do and tried to block in the shading, since the ref image isn't that clear. the girl doesn't look anything like my drawing, but hey, i got a headache XD
Nice watercolors you got there. I especially like what you've done with the lion portrait. Zhanglu study is also quite nicely rendered.
One slight suggestion, though - I find it difficult to see your images clearly on my monitor. Try and bump up the contrast in photoshop, so it looks closer to what it does in actuality. Some of the pics are just doing your art an injustice.
Thanks for the suggestion man, works great. i always wondered how people managed to make they're photos look so nice and colorful, and now i know xD
in any case, i decided to change the contrast in some of my works and decided to re-upload them.
progress shot of my current portrait work
progress shot and finished portrait. not entirely happy with how it ended, but i guess that just means i'll have to do another one
Hey, thanks a bunch for dropping by my sb. Good thing that you re-scanned your stuff, they look much better now. Only problem I have with the latest update is that the mouth maybe looks out of perspective when comparing to the rest of the features. Other than that, nice pieces of work you've got going on!
in any case, felt a little hyped about starting classes yesterday, and thought that it would be a good moment to give my dusty tablet a try (beside, i've being watching zhanglu a lot xP). here's my wip:
thought i should post the progress before i go to sleep. i think i have the general shape and the eyes down, but i need to rework the nose and finish the mouth
decided to re-do the last portrait. here's the wip with some blocked in shades
so here's another progress shot. i feel as if i'm starting to get the hang of photoshop, at least while in grayscale. guess i'll have to start using colors
another progress shot. i think it may be a bit weird to bump my thread with just progress shots lately, but i'm just a real slow worker with this photoshop thing
The last portrait progressing nicely..... Glad u started on digital media, your tablet will become your best friend when u get it down.