Monday, July 12, 2010

work in progress

Further attempt at improving my photoshop rendering skills. I've only really finished the face and hair so far...

Friday, July 9, 2010

life drawing and body bits

Pencil and pen on sketchbook paper.

20 minute sustained pose at Artists 25 open life drawing session. Graphite + conte on crappy Curry's manilla paper.

2 hour sustained pose at Artists 25 open life drawing session. Graphite on paper.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


I generally avoid Photoshop but I am trying to make an effort to learn how to render/paint different textures and make them look life-like. I had trouble with the leaves... but the flesh of fruit is so easy to paint. It makes me feel skilled heh. For the first time I started without outlines (I have a very hard time drawing without clearly demarcated lines). Instead I blocked in large areas of color and built up the shadows and highlights, which is probably what most people do but I have a hard time since I work so much in Illustrator and am used to problem-solving a piece rather than building up through fluid, blending forms. Anyway, I'm happy with it. I'm going do a series of these relatively simple photoshop pieces that focus on texture, depth and color rather than likeness.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

self portrait

I've wanted to start a journal for a while now and since I'm entering Biomedical Communications in the fall, it's a good time to get organized. I want to have a space where I can post works in progress, finished pieces and sketches. I'm starting things off with a self portrait in Adobe Flash CS3.