Thursday, June 19, 2014

Been doing some learnin'

I've been watching a bunch of the super dooper awesome Anthony Jones' tutorial videos recently and have been thinking a lot more about edge control in my painting and more intentionally designed shapes in my drawing.  I took this guy from a batch of late night sketches, colored him, and generally worked up parts here and there.  Eventually I had to put it down though, as this guy is only really ever going to be a sketch.  Putting too much work into random bits of things is a bad habit of mine.  That having been said, please feel free to slap me if there are not more of these forthcoming :)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Virtual Plein Air

I found a group on Facebook called "Virtual Plein Air" where the idea was you go to Google Maps/Earth and search out interesting spots via street view or other attached photos.  Really a fun idea, and a great study/practice.  Here are two I've done so far.  I definitely need to work on simplifying and edge work though.  Looking forward to doing more of these.

Signal Hill in Newfoundland

and a spot in Nova Scotia