Wow! Fantastic varied subject matter and beautiful style. I like the contast in this one a lot http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...lain01_web.jpg
here we go again...let the dumping commence
Some sketchbook doodles from yesterday, monsters and the like obviously
And then there was this lot - NO idea whats going on here
And then were were a couple of speedpaints this week, about 30 mins each
"Bad Hair Day"
I've got some other ideas for more finished work, but finding the time is the trick...
i've been trying to make sense of an idea for a picture - struggling a little with composition, i think it might be working, but i'm not 100% sure. I might leave it for a bit and see how it looks with fresh eyes...
so here's some work in progress - i'm not going to explain whats going on, as i'm not entirely sure myself.
got distracted tonight by a speedpaint topic that i decided to work up, so no more progress on the previous image
Still, i now have a dashing victorian gentleman demonologist (and scourge of dark forces) to show for it.
"Protection" (about 2 1/2 hours)
Still some more stuff to do to it, but this is good enough for now...he does need a name though, hmmm...
I didnt get much time for any digital work this week, i've been brushing up on theory/tutorials and also trying to wean myself off a wacom and onto a more nutritious and crunchy diet of traditional media
So to start, here's some random doodles i didnt have time to take any further - even though there's a few i have definate plans for
Then today, using a cast generously on loan from the Cakeypigdog collection, i tried my hand at some more still lifery...no plumb lines, i'm trying to just get comfortable with graphite before i worry about that sort of thing
Ah, isn't she lovely
And finally, i finally managed to break the psychological terror barrier that's gripped me every time i even think of using paints.
So even though this is just some hour and a bit of gouache tomfoolery, its a bit of a personal milestone, having not gone near anything paint like for nigh on 6 years...eventually acryllics are on the cards, and who knows, one day, the mother of all media..OIL PAINTS
Baby steps first though
Slán go fóill!
a couple of recent studies here.
The first is from a screen-grab from "Breaking Bad" - i tried to loosen up on the brushwork and go a little madder with the colour, i.e. worrying about relative colour and warmth/coolness rather than exactly reproducing whats "real". Which seems to have worked to some degree.
the second is a from the fillum "The New World" - one of only 2 good films* made by Colin Farrell (and his eyebrows)
Both took about an hour and a half each
*The other was "In Bruges"
great new paintings, mate.
you're stepping up your game with the colors and brushstrokes on these last two! they look awesome!
and funny new sketches. the colored monsters from your sketchbook especially, frankensteins monster really made me laugh xD
keep it up!
Went to the inaugural Dr. Sketchy event in Nottingham yesterday (with Mr. Anderson, Mr. CakeyPigDog and some of his very talented co-workers) and had a blast - even if i did almost blow a gasket trying to do some of the drawings within the 10 minute time limit.
So here's some of what was produced - again, 10 minutes isnt a lot of time, and on top of that was my general discomfort with non-digital media. (There's no undo!)
For the final drawing i decided to stop trying to draw "properly" and focus in on the moustachio’d countenance of the compere in the group shot.
All that and i won a chocolate bun too.
p.s. oh and here's some sketchbook studies from during the week. Frogs and a lonely simian - what more could you want?
Quite a mixed bag this week, so here's what's what
A couple based on the topic "Mean Machine", done in the usual hectic lunchtime 30 mins
Mean Machine #1
Mean Machine #2
I've just started a sketchbook devoted to quick studies - the initial target is 100 heads..after that who knows, hands, gestures, poses, ears and all that
And now for some utterly pointless sketchbook doodles
Its a bit rough and ready, but these are supposed to be the sort of thing you DON'T want to wake up and find lurking at the end of the bed
And then there's the following - no rhyme or reason whatsoever
And that's SHALLOT.
Looks better and better! Fun to see your studies!
Personal portfolio: http://erikfriberg.com
I've not been round here much for a while - i've mainly concentrated on updating my blog > http://pixelherding.blogspot.com/ < rather than updating my CA sketchbook.
So in case anyone was interested what i've been posting over there, well have a look for yourself - it's been a busy few months!
Speedpaint - CuChulain
Some like em Rotten
Speedpaint - Champ!
Speedpaint - Moustache
Speedpaint - Birdhouse
Speedpaint - BlackCat
Speedpaint - Madness
Speedpaint - Chesspiece (the castle/rook in this case)
Still Life - graphite
Apple Study - graphite
Apple Study - Photoshop
Face Study - Oldman
Face Study - Old Man
Face Study - Rutger
Speedpaint - Spellbound
Speedpaint - Exile
Speedpaint - Feast
Speedpaint - Furnace
Speedpaint - Out of Reach
And thats pretty much everything worth showing for now - over the shortterm i'll be carrying on doing head studies and brushing up on my basic anatomy, after that...who knows!