Friday, January 27, 2012

Daily Painting #248

First day back at SJSU today! Filled with exciting and promising new classes! Haha, and here's a very quick sketch before bed.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Daily Painting #247

Been watching some Planet Earth recently. They have SUCH beautiful imagery! But yeah, I drew a monstery piranha fishy thing.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Painting Compilation!

Oh my goodness, these past few weeks have been packed! Lots of fun though, just haven't had a lot of time to post what I've been working on. From the 9th-12th I was at an art "bootcamp" down in L.A. with a bunch of friends at Sheldon Borenstein's (one of my professors) art school. Those four days we drew and learned from 10am until 1am, so about 15 hours a day. That was such an incredible experience and I feel like I learned so much. I'm very thankful that I had the opportunity to go.

The week after that I went to a "figure drawing marathon" back at SJSU. That was such an incredible opportunity too! I got to learn from Mark McDonnell (who works at Disney), Cameron Chun (an SJSU professor), and Glenn Vilppu (a flipping god at figure drawing). I learned so much and got so many drawings in, it was awesome! I intend to post up some of my drawings... but we'll see how soon that happens.

And now classes start back up tomorrow! (well... I don't have classes on wednesday, so it actually starts thursday for me) Looking forward to this semester though, I'm gonna be taking some great classes. Things are looking bright and I'm feeling blessed!

Haha, anyway, though all of that I've been trying to keep on top of my daily paintings. I've finally found the time to post, so here they are! (some of them are really rough, unfinished, or just plain bad, but I like some of em!)

Trying out a different sort of silhouette technique and then added some details. (Haha, there's a lot more to see when it's enlarged)

A friend of mine inspired this with his idea, it's supposed to be a bunch of robots that overthrew a kingdom of humans. Haha, I like the idea!

While I was waiting at the airport in Burbank I painted this. I think this is my first digital painting from life.

A very fast piece... didn't have a lot of time and nothing really took form other than this abstractness!

I downloaded a trial version of ArtRage. It's pretty fun! Feels very different that photoshop, a lot more painterly.

I was thinking of little red riding hood... not sure why. I think I was painting a bunch of green and thought "you know, something red would probably work well here."

Thanks for looking! More to come soon!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Daily Painting #231

Just a quickie experimenting with a different technique. Inspired again by

Friday, January 6, 2012

Daily Painting #230

I haven't painted anything flesh-toned in a long time, so thought I'd just play around and this is what I ended up with. Very fun to paint! Definitely gotta practice much more though, people are tough!

Also, I found this awesome guy through deviantart: His style is so fun! So this is inspired by his work a bit.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Daily Painting #227

Beginning (very beginning) sketch for a character for a little weekly art challenge my friends and I have. This week we were supposed to design a "Holiday Super Hero" and pick from a list of holidays. I picked Chirstmas! ...haha, not really, I picked Day of the Dead (that would be an interesting version of Christmas though...). So, I'm planning on painting this and making it look much nicer, but here's what I've got so far!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Daily Painting #226

Acrylic Marker Experiment

A quick and fun little experiment I did trying out my "DecoColor Acrylic Paint" markers. Just used four colors and then some black india ink with a bamboo thing-a-mabob I made a few years ago in an art class (was very fun to use) and just a tad bit of "Presto!" whiteout pen. Haha, this doesn't quite look like how it does in my sketchbook, colors are still too saturated, but I tweaked it a bit to try to get it closer.