This is an older painting that I’ve re-worked. I was considering making a print of it, but I’ll see what I think of it tomorrow.
I’m almost finished, mainly because I’m running out of time to work on it. This will be what I donate. I may add a few more details. I kind of wish I didn’t do something purely decorative, but I also realize that this will be a nice contrast to all the comic art that will be there. So, I’m okay with it.
This is a WIP of what I’m probably going to donate for my cousin’s benefit. I know it’s purely decorative, but I really just wanted to draw something pretty. I still have a lot of work to do, and I’m trying to add lots of details.
Sometimes I see a face that I just have to draw.
This is the lovely typophiliac.
It’s not as accurate as it should be, but I’m still pretty happy with it. I originally planed to paint this or at least add some color, but I kind of like the soft quality of the drawing.
I decided to restart the digital painting to fix some of the problems with the face in my last update. I think this looks a little better, and I got further too. But, I still have a lot to do.
Here’s a WIP. I switched over to digital for the time being. I haven’t given up on the traditional version, but I’m just taking a break from it. I messed it up too much in the beginning.
I still have lots to do with this. This one might be too messed up to keep going too. But, I’ll see what I think of it tomorrow.
I thought I’d share some of the progress of my painting. It’s not much, but it’s finally moving in the right direction.
Here are a few things I’ve learned after starting over at least 3 times.
1. Find a painting that you can use as reference for lighting. This is a 1000 times easier than trying to use a photograph for lighting reference. Actually, photographs are almost useless in my opinion, unless you took it yourself and controlled the lighting. Even then it’s better to find a painting I assume.
2. When working with acrylics start with your midtone first, at least for the skin.
3. If the acrylics are drying too fast, use some type of slow-dry blending medium. This has worked wonders for me. It still drys fast, but you at least have some time to work and blending is so much easier.
Hopefully I won’t have to restart again. lol I thought the original sketch was cute, and now I’m just not reaching it’s potential because I keep screwing up.
I need to fatten up her cheeks too, and I definitely plan to work on her bangs. For now I just threw down some color.
Here’s a sketch for my next painting. I’m going to use acrylics.
This is a redo of an older digital painting.
I’m almost finished, but I probably need to try to refine it. I don’t think I push my paintings far enough. But, for now I’m going to take a break.
I still have a long way to go, but I was pretty happy with my progress tonight, so I thought I’d share.
Here’s a quick painting sketch from life. It’s not much, but it felt good to paint like this again.