Friday, November 26, 2010

ten minutes

Just a ten minute sketch to keep me sane.
Working on movie comps today but I need to draw something else .
Perhaps if I get chained to my desk and not get distracted by things like eating, exercise, and sleep then I might be able to produce something of my own!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Perseus and Medusa

I went over to the J. Paul Getty Center today and brought along my Modbook.
Sure I can draw in a sketchbook but with the Modbook I can work in full color.
I just need to make myself paint/draw from paintings and sculptures to refresh my mind of things that are not tainted by modern times.
Of course I'm painting from ancient art using modern technology but I think the muses will forgive me .
Here I'm painting in Photoshop CS5 at about 7 x6 inches at around 200 DPI.
Usually when I start one of these I think it's going to come out crappy because I see I need to spend more time that I'm willing to stand in front of a painting.
But as the minutes pass by I find that I'm getting involved with the process of figuring out the
lights and darks, the warms and cools and the lines of composition.
This is just one figure in a small painting by Sebastiano Ricci depicting Perseus and the head of the Gorgon Medusa.
Some day I'm going to have to take my Modbook over to the Louvre!
Click on the image to get a larger view.

Pencil SuperGirl

I seem to remember saying early on that I wanted to put stuff un related to work up here.
Also to stick to pencil-
Well , not much work stuff so far. But I have strayed away from the path of the pencil.
So here's another actual sketch book drawing on actual paper using actual graphite.
But I've seen that I get positive comments if I explain some of the digital procedures that I
do. So I plan to do more of that .
With this drawing there's not much to explain.
Number 4 graphite lead in a lead holder mech-pencil.
AquaBee 9X12 sketchbook.
If you've followed this blog then you are probably already are familiar with
my inspiration for the figure.
As usual , click on the image for a closer look.
More to come.