Friday, December 21, 2012

Reference Study #11

So this will probably be the last painting I do for the year, and I'm pretty happy to end the year off with this piece. I'm now using colour! Mwahahahahaha! So yeah, I started this one initially as a speed painting to just get comfortable splashing colour around and working values, but after a short while I realised I was really enjoying the progress that I was making so I just kept going and decided to refine it.
I found a reference image of actress Emmy Rossum after I had this really vivid dream where she was in it - quite weird, but that's how it goes. I started this painting a couple weeks back, however after getting about 3/4 of the way through, I had to stop working on it because of other commitments, but once I finally had some time free I was able to sit down and finish it off. Proportions are a little off here and there, and ofcourse I'd like to have spent more time refining some things, however I've decided that I shouldn't get too hung up on this one but try and keep pushing myself with the next one I do.
The Reference Image of Emmy Rossum.

The sketch I started with.

A "Work In Progress" showing the development of Em.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Reference Study #10

Started this one at work, but finished it off at home. I'm not a big cat person, but kittens are always fun. Who doesn't love a kitten!? :D
Referenced this drawing from an image found in a gallery that a work colleague found and sent to me; full of cute animal pictures!
Sprung Kitty. 

Reference Image used.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Reference Study #09

Another slow moving arvo at work. This time I decided to draw one of my favourite animals, the eagle. Took around 3 hours to do. I'm happy with how this one turned out. I wasn't sure how I'd fair with the feathers, but I think they turned out relatively fine.
Eagle's Portrait. 

The reference image I used.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Reference Study #08

This was something that I did on a slow work day afternoon. I decided to have a go at something non-human, so why not a puppy! I took some liberties with the image, giving my dog a larger head since I thought it would make it a little more cuter :P Was a bit interesting doing this picture too, since I was drawing it with a Bamboo Wacom as opposed to using my Cintiq, but I feel I managed to get the hang of it after a while.
Puppy Love.

The reference image used.