OK so i lost a few days to kids, illness and a mini-vacation to PAX South (which was awesome!) But none the less, scribbles were made, but i’m having a hard time ‘finishing’ even these things. So I’ve been making myself to more and more thumbnails to just start being able to see the composition before starting on the actual drawing. And i feel that it’s been improving my sense of wholeness of each thing, if that makes any sense. … MORE
The Magic Box
More art and stuff playing around. Trying to make a conscious effort to design shapes that works as a whole instead of just pieces that fit together.
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.
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.
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
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.
Foreground just about done. Mid ground mostly done maybe needs another pass. Castle almost getting there.
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.
Ok a couple weeks of quiet, but not unproductive. So Month 2 of the awesome yet super challenging Magic Box digital painting course unlocked and the next step is to work on brush skills and economy of brush strokes. So pushing onward, I’ve started rendering out the Lady Gazelle color comp. And here’s where I’m at. And here’s the final color comp from month 1, all lasso tool and gradients. And the original Master’s painting Man was this … MORE
More progress on moving along to the color comps portion of the month 1 homework. Next week is looking like not much painting time so I’m going to crunch the rest of this week and see if I can get these guys done.