Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Speed Still Dump 01

So for the past 3 days I've been doing movie stills rather than the "virtual plein airs". Maybe i'll switch back and forth every so often? I dunno, maybe I'll just do whatever. The movie stills are really fun. I've been posting my studies on FB but I suppose I should be posting them here. Here's my last two plus my latest one today:

#001, 1.25 hours, "Django Unchained"

#002, 1 hour, "Stay"

#003, 1.25 hours, "The New World"

I like this one a lot! I'm proud to say that for this series I completely avoided color picking and I think I was doing fairly well and even much better on this last one. I'm squinting a lot more and trying to just pick out the big shapes and go for the "feel", not the details.

More to come soon!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Paint Study Dump 01

My first dump of painting studies I'm doing this summer. I'm not trying to give myself too many guidelines, but I mainly want to work on my color and lighting. Most of these will probably suck, some will be okay, and I might have a gem or two. Doesn't matter, I'll post it just so I can see my progress.
#01 -- 06/10, ~2 Hours.This one wasn't all that bad actually. I'm happy with the feel, but my light values were definitely lacking.

#02 -- 06/10, ~1.5 Hours
Felt good coming off the first one and felt confident enough to do another one later that night. I think this one was better, and looking from the thumbnail I think I hit a lot of points pretty well. I can see what major difference it makes to have strong contrast in darks and lights.

#03 -- 06/11, ~1 Hour
Not sure why, but I wasn't really feeling this one while working on it, and I'm sure it shows. That being said, I was interested to see what I could do with half the time I worked on during the last two. One hour is crazy fast, and I was trying to train my brain to stop working details and think bigger picture. Color choices I didn't very much like, but on the bright side it looks like a good "underpainting" that I'd be able to continue working on. But I won't, at least for this one haha.