Wednesday, May 6, 2009

And here's a sketch I did based on a magazine. I want to paint this traditionally, maybe acrylic? I'll definitely post it again.

These are some studies I did for a costume illustration class. We had a compilation of different period costumes, and I liked these, which are 1700s high society dresses, much like what would be worn by Marie Antoinette. It would be fun to make a book of these.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Just a little character sketch (sort of) based on Bridget Bardot. I found this relatively bizarre picture of her in industrial clothing. Inspiring, I suppose!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

I'll try and space my posts out a bit more. This was done in illustrator based on a sketch of a girl I scanned in. Usually I don't like that program so much but I had fun with this.

Edit : typo, "sketch"

Figure Drawings

Hello, I wanted to show some figure drawings I liked. I have to give a lot of credit to Mike Mattesi and his "Force" books (available on Amazon) that gave me a lot more freedom and expression in figure drawing. He showed me that technical knowledge, no matter how extensive, is nothing without forming an opinion of the life in front of you.

Girls and Girlfriend

So these are a bit older. I had this phase early on at Art Center of doing pencil sketches that I'd embellish with abstract blotches of watercolor. I liked the contrast of a hard pencil line with really obtuse watercolor shapes. This series of girls was done in a fashion class I took. I can't remember the assignment, but I assume it had something to do with hair...and girls.

On the subject of faces, I (more recently) did this painting of my girlfriend, Carolyn, for Valentine's Day a little while back. I tried to make it somewhat abstract and even a little cartoony while still keeping specifics of her face. I feel like I approached it like a sketch since it's a little rough, but I like it overall. She's a great muse!

Landscape painting practice

These are some landscape paintings from my last term at Art Center. They are from Descanso gardens and the La arboretum, respectively. I tried to do them as traditionally as possible with minimal digital editing. Pretty fun, I like painting on location rather than being cramped in a dingy room.