Monday, December 30, 2013

Reference Study #13

So I've recently been going through a bit of a "French phase" - listening to French music, watching French movies and movies set in France. I watched Amelie for the first time and just had to draw the lead actress Audrey Tautou. So I did. 
Et voilà!


The reference image of Audrey Tautou.

Initial sketch.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Speed Painting #02

Another speed painting. This time partly based on a friend's dream and a strange thought of my own. So my friend was telling me about how she had dreamt about a cat that could fly by spinning its tail and also looked a little like a hamster, or guinea-pig (which she later told me wasn't necessarily the case - but I thought it was still a fun detail, so kept it anyway). During the course of our conversation or perhaps rather on another occasion, the discussion of fish came up and well, long story short, I had the thought of a fish with a more defined neck. Anyway, I decided that I would combine the two creature concepts together in this image.

Painting Time: Approx. 4 hrs


Initial Sketch.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Speed Painting #01

Felt like messing around in Photoshop yesterday afternoon, so I decided to do a little speed painting. This was based on a dream that I had a couple nights back where a small group of people (myself included) were being stalked through castle ruins by a dragon; however at some stage I befriended a T-Rex, so, it wasn't all bad. I think in my dream I expected the T-Rex to come to our rescue at some stage, but I woke up before it could. Such a pity...

Painting time: Approx. 3 hrs

The Showdown

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Class Exercise - Goblin

I was covering a class for a friend the other day where the students were learning stuff about drawing. For the tutorial side of their lesson, I had prepared a drawing of a goblin that they needed to prep for painting inside Photoshop (removing coloured construction lines and paper artifacts). Once the students had done that I took them through some methods and techniques for approaching painting in Photoshop using a WACOM tablet. I had spent a little time before the class painting the face to be able to show a quick progression of painting the character. Afterwards I decided to finish off the character. I had a lot of fun painting this character, and not relying on any reference material. I definitely want to do more of these!