Friday, February 19, 2010

Digi-life : Week 5 : Male Nudes

Exploring brushes and textures in Photoshop.

Question: Can you invert the scale along which pressure, tilt, or rotation info can be read into Photoshop.

For example: If I set the roundness of a brush to be controlled by the tilt of the pen, the more tilted the pen is - the less round the brush is. I want to invert this so the brush is more round when the pen is tilted. I want to mimic the pencil tool in Painter 11.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

100 words in 100 days

But I only did six! I'll catch up some year ...
You can find EVERYONE'S contributions on Facebook. Just search for the group name "100 Drawings in 100 Days"

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Break Away

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Introduction (this was the week before Star Trek (!) was being released, so you know)

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sketching for Illustration Update

Charcoal drawings are wrapped in shrink wrap and very glossy and difficult to shoot.

Adjusted the master copy to get it accurate in values but the blacks look too dark here.

What I have here is some work from several weeks ago and also the recently completed master copy. I still have to photograph the work done before the master copy (5-object still live, shirt paintings, etc.) I am showing all homework because I've worked too slow in class to have anything worth showing. (This week, however, we are going to have lots of in-class time to work!)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Drawing at the Getty

Went to the Getty recently with some school buddies. First time going there to draw. I found a photo that I saw online once but didn't know who's it was. Turns out it was a photographer named Paul Outerbridge and the photo was from 1938! I have to read more about him and his career, the few highlights I've gleaned so far are very interesting. He was an illustrator early on, and later was a photographer for Vogue in Paris. Interesting...

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Wrapping up the term

I've got a couple class paintings from comp&painting, and a couple sketches from in between classes.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Second term - Comp & Painting - week 6

This the in-class painting from week six of Composition and Painting. Those of you school probably know who was modeling, so you can understand why it was so frustrating to NOT get her likeness.
Looking forward to next term and seeing how this Meyer comp and painting class helps our group in Sketching for Illus.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Wood Shop Horror

This was also in my submission, but it is oooold. Maybe about 2 years old. Created for drawing concepts 1 class.

Real Men Knit

This was a work for my entering portfolio. One of the two "major" works I submitted.

I agonized over this because, well, I don't know how to paint. Background and base colors are done with acrylic ink wash and the detail is done more with gouache.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Since this is a school work blog, after all, I'll post an image I did for my children's book class about a year ago. Though it isn't a children's book, Ender's Game is awesome if you know how to dork out to sci-fi novels. I do, I'm a master.

EDIT: Oh yeah, this is a book cover project. But now I realize I never put the title on the spine. But the right side is the front cover, left is the back.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Workshop Painting

This one was done at workshop a couple weeks back. As you can see, I didn't finish the hair, but thats ok, it kinda works, at least for a quick read. There were more colors on her shirt over her chest that I never got to. Still working with a limited palette here. Only ultramarine for blues, no purples or greens yet. No, wait, I have olive green.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Out of class painting

So this painting wasn't done in class, but it is in the same spirit. Well, actually, its not, cause its more portraiture than composition painting. But still, here it is.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Week 5

You can click the pictures for higher detail

Palette so far:

indian yellow
scarlet lake
yellow ochre
burnt sienna
olive green
alizaron crimson
ultramarine blue

I like using these colors. For painting the models, anyways, I feel I can get enough out of them.