Yeeey, more speedpaint. I made this one in a bit under 2 hours, since there was quite a bit of perspective there. I used reference from here. To be honest, this was more about practicing light rendering/high key painting. You might think all you see is white walls. But it is so much more color there. I soooo want to go to Santorini at some point.
This time it was studying, taking notes and applying what I learned from a chapter of Color and Light, one of the most useful books for a painter, by James Gurney.
Today’s ticket was “Speedpaint”. The goal is to do around 30 of these with photo reference in the near future, then start riding without the safety wheels and go all crazy creative in 30 mins.
I had photo/painting ref from here. Took me 55 mins and way too much browsing through my brushes.
Today’s ticket waaaaas… drumroll…”HANDS”. Such a painful subject. I actually looked through Burne Hogarth’s Dynamic Hands book to get myself in the right mindset. It made a world of difference. Only like 5000 more hours needed to master this part 😀
Also, I used some really nice free photo reference from here.
Well, the ticket I picked today was all about limits and how, usually, they can inspire creation. I had to make something using just two colors (hues). I went for blue and red, since it’s a combination I fell inlove with after seeing something of Eyvind Earle. This was just a messy warmup here, slightly inspired by the place I live in.
I will hereby introduce you to my new artist workout method. It’s a jar. Yep. A jar filled with lots and lots of little post its. What’s on the post its? Well basically all the things about which I always tell myself “Ah, I should get around to doing that at some point”. I am not referring here to vacuuming my place or doing the laundry. This is a little more art oriented, like master studies and focused anatomy practice :D.
Since I pretty much suck at keeping a habit for longer than 3 weeks, I thought I should embrace my thirst for variation. Whenever I have time for a workout session, I’ll pick a ticket and do whatever is on there.
The first one told me to study the progress and work of loish (one of the art sweethearts of the internet). Then I had to apply what I learned in my own manner.
So..what I took from her here was:
-working from dark to light
-build the nose and corner of lips more carefully
-using one brush for painting and just one soft one for some final light effects
-confidence to use max 2-3 layers
Also, I used the 4th brush in this set, from AlectorFencer, for pretty much everything. I really enjoyed saving the time on browsing through brushes and focusing on colors instead.
Here is the reference I used : a gorgeous redhead
And here are some videos of Loish’s progress: my god she is good.
Stay tuned for my next workout 😀