As stated in my last post, here is a rework of the Baby Mika receiving gifts for walking down the hallway illustration. I basically rebuilt the hallway, this time actually creating a vanishing perspective point. And instead of starting with color, I first painted in black and white values. After that, then I started adding hues. Future note to self: if you’re not going to use layers, start with items in the background first and work your way up to the foreground.
I think the colors, shading, and perspective are more convincing now. But I still feel like the painting could be livened up…. Don’t know how yet. Some day, I would love to be able to add crazy colors and make really beautiful moody scenes. At work, we have a guy currently producing mood paintings for the renderers. I tried. I sucked. I did some research online. There are some amazing concept and viz dev artworks. The ones I took interest in used really vibrant lighting and colors…. I don’t even know where they came from in the scene. But they looked delicious.
Earlier this week, the Baby Mika chat group posted a photo of four random items: a Hello Kitty keychain, a paper hat (or boat?), a flamingo puff ball, and a 100 Thai baht bill. The description: “Mika’s gifts that she received while walking down the hallway and back.” So I speculated…
This is an example of a painting with bad colors. And perspective. A good example will soon be in progress and will be posted when I have succeeded.
Introducing Broken Bikes, the band. Happy New Year, guys!
My 2017 Inktobers for the second half of the month:
Day 16 – Fat:
Day 21 – Furious:
Day 22 – Trail:
Day 23 – Juicy:
Day 24 – Blind:
Day 25 – Ship:
Day 26 – Squeak:
Day 30 – Found:
All of these drawings were at least started on the date of the actual prompt. The ones scrawled in the drawings are probably when I actually finished them. Except for the last one. That definitely took three work lunch breaks to complete.
Now on to No-ink November!
My 2017 Inktobers for the first half of the month:
Day 1 – Swift:
Day 2 – Divided:
Day 3 – Poison:
Day 4 and 5 combined because I missed day 4 – Underwater and Long:
Day 6 – Sword:Day 7-14 – FAIL! I didn’t draw anything… 😦 😦
Day 15 – Mysterious:
Oh boy, Inktober is coming up! Get ready for a bunch of posts. I work inside an art school now. The life drawing class is right next to my studio and they let me come in to draw whenever I want… how nice. The instructor will even give me tips (in a different language that I don’t understand 100%). It’s a little weird, having never been to a guided life drawing session before. I feel more pressure to follow the style that he teaches instead of doing whatever I want (as I would in unguided life drawing sessions), but it’s a new experience… Here’s what happened. He had said the neck and shoulder connection needed to be more clear. Then he took my book and drew over it.
Time for the May drawing challenge! Draw a bunch of mermaids! This one was inspired by my little nephews who recently had birthdays.