Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lunch time speed paint

Hello everyone,

Today I decided to take my lunch time to do an architecture speed paint. I spent about 30 minutes getting colors down and an additional 10 minutes to tidy things up. Still a lot to do, but at least I got the basic lighting down.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Lunch speed paint

Hello all,

Just posting another speed paint. Took my lunch break to paint something quick. Gave myself about 30 minutes to establish the colors. If I have time to go back, I'd darken the shadows in the rock a bit more. I think having the trees in the background less defined helps push the composition. This would by my choice because objects in photographs tend to be quite detailed. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Hunting With Dad Sketch

Hey everyone, just did a quick black and white painting using just one photo texture for the background.. Basically a son and his father bond over big game hunting in an overgrown forest. Selfie time!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Saturday Speed Paint

Hello all,

To continue my speed paint exercises, I did another speed paint based on riots, and other apocalyptic related scenes. This time around, I chose a daylight scene with some high contrast shadows. The image I found has some interesting staging because of all the depth created by the layers of human figure in the scene. Unfortunately, I went over my 45min mark by about 10 minutes, but there you go.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Speed Paint Friday

Hello all,

Just completed another speed paint, around 45 minutes. Since Fall Out 4 is coming out, I decided to look for images that reflect that theme. I searched for pictures of rioters with epic fire in the background. Lately, I've been painting a lot of people with gas mask with some form of direct lighting in the background. Today instead of just painting environments, I decided to challenge myself with a scene that has multiple human figures. One thing I noticed is that the area outside of the fire has a cool color scheme. It's really neat being able to see the dramatic temperature change as opposed to the subtle change in a diffused daylight scene. I did not have time to add in all the grunge and debris in the dirt so I used some texture brushes to give it some teeth. Still can use a lot of work, I think I got caught up with the buildings in the background in the beginning. I realized that by pushing them back with more shadows I can avoid adding too much detail and be able to focus on the human figures. I painted the whole thing zoomed out to make sure I have at least the lighting established. The shields were very fun to paint because of the refraction and reflections from the fire back lighting. At the end of the session, I added in a lit cigarette for fun, maybe he created that fire back there :D