looking at an ilya repin painting
and a cowboy
and some abstract fun
this is an oil painting i did of my cat for my mom's birthday
and here are some wips for the latest chow, it feels rather plain and boring but its tough coming up with ideas that aren't over the top or ridiculous for a student outfit. Also the background needs something, i was thinking maybe some lockers or a window behind her. :/
this was my first go at the Gaia Chow. When I tried to move on from this stage i felt like i had hit a dead end. I'm happy with where it is in terms of atmosphere and color but the design/drawing feels pretty weak. It seems obvious to just start with a sketch before going into the coloring and rendering but when I try and do that my images have less interesting compositions and feel overly tight. I need to have that spontaneity from random brushstrokes to build atmosphere but i need to have a sketch to make sure things like proportions, anatomy and perspective are taken care of.
Has anyone else had a similar problem to this?
I made another attempt starting with the random brush strokes but then before getting too far into laid some lines on top... hopefully this will help
Last edited by Howie; July 14th, 2010 at 03:59 PM.