Tuesday, 31 January 2012

The dragon is finished!

The details could be a lot better...

But overall I'm pleased. First full colour finished picture of a dragon I've done in literally cannot recall how many years. I need to finish more work, there is something so deeply satisfying about it yet I so rarely stick personal work through to completion. I enjoy the whimsical scribbling and messyness of sketching and  immediate art, and find myself bored when I get to the serious stages when you need to actually think about what you're doing.

Maybe, if he's lucky, he'll get some kind of background... Though perhaps that's pushing it. 

Friday, 27 January 2012

Just something for fun because I like to make messy art. Fenrir character design, ink and acrylic on watercolour paper.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Couple of watercolours from today. A dragon from imagination (obv... lols).

And one from a photo ref. I like the trees in the background, but otherwise eugh.

Monday, 23 January 2012

A couple of meh watercolours I did this morning. I seem to really struggle with the idea of detail in the foreground and not in the background. Seems simple in my head, but... never seems to work out. 

Saturday, 21 January 2012

I started adding colour to the dragon. He's raising up on his back legs slightly and showing his flushed neck in some kind of display. 

Fenrir related scribble. Idon'treallyknow. 

Friday, 20 January 2012

Photoshop sketch of a dragon. That raised arm is dreadful and needs to be fixed. Otherwise he's quite nice.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

I really, really need to start drawing daily again... And working on a project. And working digitally.

I've been thinking that perhaps the way I've been tackling ride concepts is a bit too... I dunno, too "how I've been taught to do a project" and not enough "make some work". I try, in my head, to make a concept work before I even get it down on paper and that's a backwards habit that needs breaking. I guess this applies to anything though, not just creating ride concepts. I've got to change my project habits completely. 

So here is a quick doodle of Fenrir to warm me up.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Another forest painting. This one is too big for the scanner so the picture looks a bit faded. Light isn't great today. I like the background more than the trees.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Really wanted to do some kind of textural painting inspired by the foresty areas along the side of highways in much of the US. Bare, thin, tall trees with a crisp blue sky behind. This didn't turn out really how I invisaged, but I'd still kind of nice for a quick thing.