Perspective forever

    Took another pass at this, and made a binch of thums and eventually came up with perspective I liked. Then I tossed into the perspective view maker http://drakkheim.com/perspective/grid.php?image=2a811acb319a27b462e6185e36aa491d.png&save=2 and saved out some guides.   Then a little bit of time blocking out some of the shapes and it’s something I’m beginning to think works.   But now it’s time for some holiday cheer so perhaps things will be a bit slow for a while.  

Perspective Homework Beginnings

So the next homework assignment in the Magic Box is 3 point perspective and basic environment drawing. Start off with a sketch.   And then go back and really nail down the perspective. Which I’m in the process of doing … Still have a long way to go.

Flying Golden Turtle Final

  I think this is going to be it!  Gonna sleep on it but I think this is where this journey ends for this piece. At least for tonight. Barring any last changes I’m looking to get this to a printer this week.       And here’s some details of some of my favorite parts of the painting. The little path into the forest The little church and houses on the hill The turtle.. shell and belt buckle just … MORE

Almost there!!!

Getting really close to getting this beast under control. Need one more pass on the mid ground trees and then maybe some more balance adjustments but I’ve stared at this for over a month now and it’s almost time to get it sent off to the presses.

A Rendering we go

Foreground just about done. Mid ground mostly done maybe needs another pass. Castle almost getting there.

Digging in to the final painting

Okay.. heeere we go.  Picked a color comp.  Scaled everything to final print size. Masked individual components of the piece. Lets see if it all goes to crap 🙂 First up the background mountains   Ok that wasn’t too bad.  next up. Getting started on the background hillside, forest and lake.. Still not hating it.. so that’s a bonus. It’s amazing how much easier it is if you do a truckload of prepwork.  It’s all playing with shapes and colors since … MORE

color roughs…very rough

man these have been kickikng my butt. I’m leaning towards #1 or 4.. but the challenge of the limited palette of 3 was actually a lot of fun… let’s just pretend #2 didn’t happen… turns out me and vivid colors aren’t that good friends yet.

More turtle WIP sketches.

Got my new Yinova tablet and am coming to grips with it. Also finally settled on a good composition for the scene and am pretty happy with the turtle.

New WIP

The doldrums of summer and start of a new school year is like a parasitic leech that sits on your forehead and drains motivation and inspiration right out of you.   But what do you do?  You plow through it. thumbnail / color rough for a new painting. Pretty excited to see where / how this one goes.    

TEXTURES…galore

okokok.. end of summer and life gets a litte crazy so it’s taken a long time to get this far. I know I overdid it, but there’s not a whole lot of structure to work off of in the original. So I had to pull in a bunch of other references to get something resembling a Victorian dress out of it.

still plugging away

Time’s been a bit tighter than anticipated. But all sorts of fun plans are being made.