Apr 29, 2011

Digital Painting Exercises

   These are a bit old, but I still like them.  The first is a painting loosely based off of a great photo I came across of Vladimir Putin.  I wasn't so interested in trying to do a painting of Putin as much as I was in the  dramatic lighting and color.  Plus I wanted to try out some new brushes I created and to try and get closer to a natural, traditional media look with Photoshop CS3.
   The second is a study of one of Scott Burdick's paintings.  This time using ArtRage 2.0 on a Cintiq, I tried to see how close I could get to the look and feel of real oil on canvas.  If you're not familiar with the work of Scott Burdick and his wife, Susan Lyon, it is well worth checking out.

Apr 25, 2011

Recent Life Drawing Sessions

Charcoal on Newsprint.  Nothing quite inspires like the human figure.  Figure drawing is still one of my favorite things to do, although I don't get a chance to go nearly as often as I'd like.  It can be quite a struggle at times, but when it's going well, the whole world around me just melts away.