I know this is really simple and underworked, but I'm really proud of myself for capturing such hard man made forms of modern buildings and those sky colours. Digitally painted from this reference photo.
Matching 2010 in post count, so this year is set to have more posts than any year previous on this blog. I was at uni in 2010 too, so most of the work being posted was uni project stuff. This year, most of the work here is personal digital sketching, and looking back the growth is rather awesome. So I'm quietly proud of that.
I'm thinking about taking a short course or 2 next year... Architectural drawing and maybe something theatre set design based maybe?
Here's a sketch of Morb from the other day. Attempted foreshortening from imagination, something I'm not so hot at. But the only way to get better is to practise.
Someone recommended to me starting digital paints with a hard brush to block in areas of colour. So I gave it a go... and I kinda like it. Might refine it, not sure. Referenced from this photo of Huangshan mountain range in China.
Some people practise, drawn from reference photos in deviantArt's stock image section. I struggle with standing characters, they get increasingly out of proportion the further down the body I do. I think the same issues are prob present in other poses, it's just doesn't stand out so much? Could be wrong.
Speedpaint from photo ref. I don't do many digital paints from reference and the few I attempt I usually delete. I struggle to understand how to construct them and layer colours I guess. But here's a cave that is half decent. Need to do them more often.