Friday, 18 May 2012
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Monday, 14 May 2012
Sunday, 13 May 2012
This one took a lot longer than any of the other portraits I've done. It was important I get this one right! Hopefully more portraits to follow today.
Thursday, 10 May 2012
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
I went for a softer more blended approach with Han's portrait. I find it quite scary at first laying in the first colours as they tend to be very strong but pastels are great in that nothing is too permanent and can be worked to a lighter hue or tone later.
I was intending to buy a new set of pastels today as my current set is limited in some colours. It can be an advantage to have a limited set but I'm finding that I want some more variety. I also want to try working with coloured paper. Unfortunately my local art shop has closed down so I'll have to wait to get more materials.
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
This portrait took a lot of reworking to get it to a place that satisfied me. I was worried there was too much darkness in the red and brown shadows but I think it has added something different to the final outcome. Was hoping to draw a second portrait today but this one has left me feeling tired. Sometimes I forget how much effort a drawing takes.
Monday, 7 May 2012
Colour Pastels, A3, 2 hours.
Saturday, 5 May 2012
Finally finished putting together a modelling showreel of my recent 3D work. My poor pc has been rendering all day and all night for the past week. I was hoping to have this done and up by Wednesday but some shots required tweaking and re-rendering and then I decided to add a couple more shots to better showoff some of the pieces featured.
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
The top image was created using colour pastels. Having a limited colour palette really helps me be more experimental and expressive. The neon blue hair looks great. I'm thinking about continuing to do more portraits as I find it a welcome break from all the 3D work. There's always a warmth in the line and marks I create when placed on a piece of paper that I miss when creating work digitally.