Wednesday, November 24, 2010

paint studies

I'm not sure if you'll heard of Phil Hale, but he's got a pretty sweet style and i'm not sure what his techniques are really. Although, I decided to some paint studies of paintings by Phil Hale, Beksinski, and john singer sargent.
So far, I have one for a Phil Hale piece, and I think I've learned a few good things from it. Especially when it comes to color palette. meanwhile i also did a few quick gestural sketches, now back to some honorbound stuff.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

new viking characters

here are some more, thor and hel. completed today, feel free to comment.

Monday, November 15, 2010

triangleman, final painting, finished...

well here is a side by side comparison, i had to take a photo of my painting (did the best i could to get it clear as possible) and bring it into photoshop for paint-over. at first, prior to painting. I did some color correction using "color variation" feature and an adjustment layer of levels. also did a color overlay layer to give some colors a bit of accent. the final painting turned out well and it was tricky to just paint on top of an oil painting with digital brushes, but i think the texture of the original piece helped it a long way. thanks!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

triangleman, final sketch, color comps...

Onto the final painting, did a final sketch and color comps. taking one of these and putting it to the board. hopefully it'll work out just fine. i'm liking the green and red comp, one of the other ones might be chosen, i'm not sure. all in all, it'll probably turn out completely different or slightly improvised when working with the paint. who knows, I kinda just go along with what i'm doing and it works sometimes.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

TriangleMan, Triangle Man, does the thing that a Triangle can.

Here is a bunch of sketches for another personal focus assignment, and I'm debating whether or not to do this in Oil paint, I probably will. Lately I've just been in the mood to mess around with oil some more, so once I get a more finalized sketch out of these, It'll be done digitally. Then I'll have it printed large at a print shop on some kind of artist paper that will then be mounted on plywood or some kind of hardwood board. I've been very inspired by Ashley wood, Jon foster, and Justin Sweet's artworks, where many of them have a very expressive painting style that capture so much through a very well thought out composition.

Here we hae a few sketches of a subject being persecuted by "trianglemen" I'm giving it a very sci-fi/twilight zone feel to it. As for color pallete, i wish for this to be relatively limited in in color with a few vibrant accents here and there. I'll have to give that more thought in the final sketch.