Tuesday, December 19, 2006

a tree and drawing instruction online

This is one of the beautiful live oak trees I grew up with, in, under and around. (for scale, it's probably about 35ft tall)
Check out Rebecca Kimmel's paintovers and tutorials. Also check out her Artistic Anatomy and Figurative Art forum at Cgtalk.com

The Structure of Man

Hours of video instruction on drawing the human form from memory. Over 100 short lessons on youtube.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

an experiment in matte painting

I've been watching some matte painting videos from the Gnomon workshop. Today, I decided to find a cityscape from my flickr favorites and science-fictionalize it:

Painted by hand, picking colors from the original photo,(by mbiddulph) and painting on top of the photo.

Here is the beginnings of another cityscape from scratch(from a couple weeks ago) but abandoned.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

two trees

I'm not happy with the composition, but it was fun.

yet more starbucks sketches

These are accross the street from starbucks (inbetween the post office and northgate parking garage) Sketched to paint.

The woman in middle eastern dress was listening to an ipod.
Drawing faces is hard. I think I'm going to copy an entire loomis or bridgman book over break.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

successful starbucks sketch

a less succesful tree drawing

I drew this saturday, but failed to capture the grace and balence of the pose. I started painting it, but photoshop froze up, I managed to get a screenshot though, you can see a blurry photo I snapped with my cell-phone for color reference.

Still fun though.

(I later started writing around the tree in my sketchbook, and rescanned it after as I lost the first scan)