Here comes some more known face...:) Digital portrait of Angel Batista from the Dexter series.
I don´t know why, but it was quite easy to paint this. I´ve started with colors blocking and then continued with smoothing and details. I was also trying to add more texture with the fake grain. You can see the progress in attached picture. It was really just those three steps...
This picture took me around 2 hours (during two evenings sitting), slightly used screen capture from one Dexter´s episode. Completely done in CS4 with Huion tablet.
Quick sketch when I was waiting for a dinner. I know it is not very precise according the reference, but I don´t care...it was caused by the hunger... :)
I would like to update and paint over it with temperas or acrylics later...
I would like to focus more on traditional painting. So I did this quick (less than 1 hour) portrait sketch with cheap school tempera colors (black and white) and standard office paper. The result is not perfect but I would say that it is not so bad for first try... :)
Picture from some magazine was used as a reference.
I saw the last episode of the Walking dead yesterday and I had a feeling that I really have to paint something related to this series. So here is¨a quick painting of "Carl" with his rifle... no zombies in sight ... :)
Digital painting according reference. Originally done in gray-scale but I added there also some colors. I don´t like the "dirty" look of shadows, but I have to find out how to blend it better or how to work with colors more efficiently.
There will be slight update of this picture in the future maybe, I would like to add some more interesting background... will see.
Done in CS4 with my Huion tablet, 2 evenings (around 4 hours)
I made a small sketch with friend of mine "Saki", just to investigate the form. Later I found out that I like it, so made a photo and put into a Photoshop. Then I played with tablet and colors upside of the original sketch and it turned out into quite nice result. It´s quite messy but I like it and hope that my friend will like it too.
Digital sketch of this evening. Done with my tablet Huion and CS4, took me around 1 hour, some picture from internet used for reference. It is mostly training sketch, I was experimenting with some new brushes, but the basic default simple brush is still most useful.
As I said, it is just a sketch, not very detailed and could be more accurate...
This time I created digital portrait of myself. It's not super precise but the likeness is there. Anyway, I was focusing mainly on the technique and color richness. I would like to get more abstraction there and also impression-like result. But I have some issue with this, maybe I'm to much focused on the reality. I have to work on it a bit harder.
Done with my Huion tablet + CS4 and It took me two evenings.
Here is the new digital painting, (there is just fake canvas texture underneath). Not very happy with the result, - especially with the anatomy, but I learned several interesting things, I would like to use the new knowledge in same next work. Attached also some steps of my working process..
Hehe, I´m still smiling...:). I´ve bought a new spatula/slice and decided to test it on my next acrylic painting - some abstraction, this time... There were a lot of inspirative pictures on internet so I had a nice vision how the result should look like. And here it is... :)
The result is definetly NOT according what I had in my mind before start. The spatule usage is not so intuitive as I thought...so I have to figure out what to do with the result,... keep it or give it to someone or repaint it... will see.
This was originally just next digital training sketch, but I started to like it, so I spent a bit more time with it than usually. Anyway, I was trying to add some fantasy details, but it was a fail, maybe next time...
Used some reference picture from internet, mainly for inspiration.
I bought a basic set of tempera colours and started with experiments...I would like to try acrylics in the future, so this is just a preparation phase.
Standard office paper, format A4, several cheap brushes and 3 tempera colours. No reference used, I was just playing, doodling and messing arround... :)
So, here is a digital training sketch. It took me arround 1hour, used tablet wacom bamboo and photoshop...
I was experimenting with light, trying to create the feel that she is the light in darknes... but not sure if successfully. Aaand kind of old master look, but I gues there is needed to improve the brush strokes, a lot.
Anyway, the colour pallet is quite fine, I guess...
Anyway #2, it´s just training sketch, right? :) Here is the reference picture I´ve used for inspiration...
After a really long rime (several months) I've decided to try digital painting again. So I took my wacom bamboo tablet and started with some naked woman photo study. It was quite tough at the beginning because I felt quite rusty. The result is this rough sketch and I would say that it's not so bad... :)
Anyway, I feel more motivated now and definitely will try to use tablet more often...
This is currently my last portrait sketch. After a long time I decided to draw some more known face - Vincent Vega from Pulp Fiction (Travolta)... :) Still not perfect, but I suppose the progress is visible.
I would say, that the value rendering is quite easy for me. The really challenging part is the preparation sketch, when I have to focus on proportions, pose, etc. If this is not done right, then the picture will never look good. It require a lot of practicing. ... so, I'm on my way...
Standard paper A5, kohinor pencils 7B, 2B and smudge tool, photoshop slightly used for some final customization
Hi, I´m still on my vacation and there is quite surprisingly lack of time for sketching, drawing and painting... :)
So here is just last quick sketch of some face from internet. A5, pencil B2, B5 and smudging stick.
Here is a portrait sketch from yesterdays evening. I've used A5 toned paper, B2 pencil and white pastel pencil. I know it looks sketchy and messy a lot, but I like the form and a real/3D look/feel (finally). I hope this could be my way... :)
Here is a next experiment with ink pen and water brush. It's quite stylized portrait, maybe with some elements from manga style... :) I've used standard blue ink, but I have already purchased black ink.
Format A4, standard white paper. Picture taken by camera.
Next sketch. Dexter, 1,5 hour of work during watching some old Dexter episode, A5, pencil 2B and a liiitle bit of photoshop. I´m not very satisfied with the result, it will be better next time, I hope...
I was trying to practice the chiaroscuro technique, not sure if successful. Anyway, I like the result, even when the scan looks quite horrible. The original was made with pen on standard paper and looks a bit better. Next time I will try to make a picture with my camera.