Thursday, February 28, 2008

Mathew Painting

Here's what I just turned in for my lesson four. I'm still having a hard time pushing the shapes and creating a really humorous caricature. I'm looking forward to hear what Jason has to say about it.

8 comments:

soesoeky said...

Hi. I like your painting. I understand what you're saying about pushing the forms and try to make it as funny as possible. I've got a hard time doing that with the 3/4 view of Kathy. Everytime I think I know what to change or what to exaggerate I end up with something I don't find funny or I loose the likeness. I guess its all about persistence and a bit of the blood, sweat and tears.
Would be nice to hear how our other classmates are dealing with this.
Btw, I take it you didn't use the textured brush used by Jason in his lessons? Has anyone else done that? I'm using Photoshop Elements and I'm not sure whether I could replicate the brush. Could use one made in photoshop cs though.

Steve Harpster said...

I actually did use a textured brush but I fussed with the painting so much and I kept forgeting to turn the texture back on that you really cant see any texture. I really wanted to do this in color, but I just didn't have time to make it happen.
I worked on this same image in blue, but I felt I needed more basic values work first.

Kelly Toon said...

I love love love the hair!!!

Mark Sinclair said...

Hey harpster - nice! Yeah I hear ya concerning what to push and what not to. I don't know if this helps but one thing that has really hit home for me is something Jason said that is also in the Lenn Redman book. (I dusted off my copy when Jason mentioned it in Lesson 1- it's a fabulous book by the way if you haven't picked it up.)Jason talked about the relationship between the features...and the "inner face". These concepts were MAJOR lightbulbs for me and everytime I lose a likeness or get lost in what I am trying to do - I have to force myself to remember these 2 concepts and it gets me back on track. Works for me when I feel like my painting is getting out of whack...

By the way did you know this is Jason?? LOL... At first I thought he had a twin brother but he told me Matthew is his middle name!! Haha. What a trickster!

Mark Sinclair said...

P.S. Can an administrator please delete tramadols post?!?

Asier said...

hey steve this is great!you all guys are doing a really great job!!
And yeah,as mark said relationship is the key.Inner face,head shape,exaggeration and proportion are the concepts i think about when drawing.
I'm experimenting with brushes. interesting stuff!But nothing really usefull...Maybe we need chiu's help...

Tim Bye said...

I agree - the hair is really well rendered - and you've totally got your own style showing in this piece! Very nice

NoriNori said...

hey this is great! Soesoeky, I really liked Jason's advice in one of his lectures where he said to draw what really sticks out to you. And if you can't find something, look away and then try again. It's worked for me so far...so far.

Looking forward to your crtiique