Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I felt like doing some quick sketching and painting this morning to get my engines running . . . I sometimes feel for magazine work that I tend to hold back on exaggeration and how I really see someone for fear of the art director not going for it . . . that's about to change.
* NEWS FLASH * My wife Kat and I have been married for 10 years and this Saturday we leave for Ireland for two and a half weeks to celebrate! This will most likely be my last post until I return!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Attempting some self-caricatures... one is more sketchy and portraity and one is more simplistic and cartoony. I personally like the cartonny one, it actually looks more like me (the sketchy one makes me look like Charles Manson, although a few people have said that to me before).
Ok so the first is a value sketch and it's pretty light, never done colour before and wanted to get cracking on it as soon as so I skimped on the value. I like the value one better. I'm much more comfortable with graphite and I had to change my technique a few times in order to get this colour sketch to this point even. I am happy with how some things turned out but overall it died on the table. I was building it up and building it up and then I went for a cup of tea and it was dead. I considered reviving it or restarting but considering that this was the 4th incarnation of this colour rendering I decided that I should let it breathe its last breath... For the moment at least. I do like how the ears turned out and how I did manage to build up the skin colour and I really like the caricature as a whole but I lost the likeness and that sucks. Oh well. Keep moving. He who stops being better stops being good.
Posted by Jamie at 12:54 AM
Monday, September 8, 2008
This is my first blog ever so.....
Progress is going VERY slow on this one. Having some difficulty getting correct values but just need to put more time into it. Has gone through drastic surgery from the sketch to the painting and will probably go through more when I add color.