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 😀
So this was a school assignment: creating the environment for my interpretation of the Grimm Brothers’ story The Skillful Huntsman (plus a version where the atmosphere or season changes). My version tries to maintain the fairytale aspect while introducing contemporary issues and elements. Did a lot of studies of Bavarian houses for this. Quite cozy. I will return to this for a final polish later, when I am less sick *cough, cough, sneeze.
So here is what I managed to put together in the spare hours. It started as practice for painting skin and I was driven by the vision of a girl wearing orchids in her hair. Well, that felt a bit boring and I decided to spice it up, make her into a innocent looking temptress. This is how Calypso took shape, named after the nymph that kept Odysseus captive on her island. Strange how our pieces/characters begin to have a life of their own after a while.