Thursday, September 22, 2011

Color Studies

Lately, I've been trying to put some thought into what areas of my work I need to focus on improving. One of those areas, I think, is color. Looking at my art, overall, I feel that I'm sometimes too conservative with my color schemes.

So, I decided to do a few color studies for a sketch I'd done recently. Since each panel only takes about 15 minutes, tops, there's less "commitment" to make everything perfect and more room to be adventurous. There are some technical problems with the lighting in these. (You can tell I kept changing my mind about where the light source was, and what the room was like.) Really, though, I'm just glad I pushed myself to do something different.

For now, I'd be interested to hear opinions from my readers and other artists. Problems aside, is there panel you like best? A panel you think almost works, but could be stronger? Let me know!


Set1 with layer blending. B is combined with A; C is combined with D

Set 2

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

B&W Study - Helina

I started this one yesterday, as a short study/exercise, and finished it up, today. Why Helina? Why not.

I've been meaning to do some more greyscale exercises, and I'm pretty happy with this one. It's a little on the stylized side, but I decided to focus more on lighting than on super-realism. I also spent a good bit of time on that tattoo.

Helina Kerensky
She's not a completely horrible person, by the way. She's just a bit cranky. You would be, too, if you had relatives like hers.

Monday, September 12, 2011

'Nother Birthday

Just a little something for my friend. Don't let anyone get ya down on your birthday.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Paint Sketch

I just got a new tablet, to replace the one that fried. So, here's a warm-up painting to get back into practice.

Ne shiteru... ?