Thursday, November 3, 2016

DIgital Painting: Master Painting

Project 5 – Master Copies

Choose any traditionally painted masterwork to copy as a digital painting. I will provide a list of some old masters if you need help getting started. You may use any brush and any method you choose, your digital painting should be a fairly accurate recreation.

Piece Chosen: John Singer Sargent's Morning Walk
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John Singer Sargent's one of my favorite portrait and water color painters. He is also a very loose painter, so it was challenging to not be such a tight and rendered painter for most of this. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Digital Painting: Limited Color palette portrait

Portrait 3 – Three Color Palette (originally analogous palette)
Create a color palette with only three colors and then paint a self-portrait. You may blend back and forth between the three colors, but only the three colors. No additional white or black is allowed. Take a screen shot of your progress every 10 to 15 minutes and document the time spent on your portrait.

Illustration 3: Editorial Page Spread

Here is my work on my editorial about the Hawaiian bees going on the endangered species list. It took a few tries, and I have a previous revised sketch to prove it. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

IL338: Digital Painting; Project 3 basic line/Gray values poses

I've been meaning to post my art pieces for the model session back in September. Here are four of my basic line sketches with only the value of the "page" to define the contrast from the brush I was using.

Here are six of my value poses where I used a gray background alongside blacks and whites to create a more defined model during these five minute poses.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Digital Painting: Portrait 4; No blending

Portrait 4 – Any Palette (without blending)

The palette for this portrait is open to any and all colors, but no blending is allowed. Set brush opacity and flow to 100% and use large brushes to create the large shapes first. Then work down to smaller details using smaller brushes. Take a screen shot of your progress every 10 to 15 minutes and document the time spent on your portrait.

I stand corrected, this was far harder than any of the others I did, mostly because my meticulous side broke through. Anyway, enjoy!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Illustration 3: La Divine Sarah Bernhardt

Here are my inspiration boards I created for this piece as well as the final Sarah Bernhardt piece.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Digital Painting: Portrait 1; Any Technique

Portrait 1 – Any Technique
Create a digitally painted self-portrait using any technique you wish. The face should be the focus of the figure within the portrait, and the figure should be approximately 2/3 of the entire image. Take a screen shot of your progress every 10 to 15 minutes and document the time spent on your portrait.

Probably going to be the hardest, unless the limited color palette gives me trouble.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Digital Painting: Portrait 2: Lineart Portrait

Portrait 2 – Line Art

The photograph can be traced to create line art or it can be converted through a series of
Photoshop filters to create line art. Once the line art layer is created, use a flats layer to fill in the values, colors, and any textures you wish. Check out the work of John Van Fleet for inspiration. Take a screen shot of your progress every 10 to 15 minutes and document the time spent on your portrait.

Working a little out of order, but I was really excited to work on this piece.

Illustration 3; Project 3: La Sarah Divinia

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Illustration 3: Lollie's Troubles in the Digital World.

My final piece for the Alliteration storybook had a rough ride getting from paper to computer.
At best, the colors are washed out, at worst, the colors are missing all together. The far window and Lollie's dress turned cyan, and the candies dulled. 
These are the revisions Shane gave me.

These are the current revisions I've added to the piece. The only major items missing are my larger signage for the alliteration and the tops of the cabinets. I'm definitely planning on fixing that. Regardless, I am much happier now that I've brought back the blue in the window and her dress, as well as pumped some colorful life back into the candy shop.