Sunday, October 30, 2011

Double Light

I don't know if I'm old enough to do two lights yet... I think I should go back to just one. But I am getting better at brushwork.

You have to understand the hierarchy of values in your picture because they're all relative. You can't sculpt form until you have the full value range on your canvas and you know where the light is coming from. It's a lot harder to tell values apart when they're gradients, so simplify.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

We are the Pirates who Don't Do Anything

Gonna keep it grayscale for a while. Working on my brushwork and quick form rendering. It's hard.

Friday, October 28, 2011


Time to move onto something else, maybe master studies or something, I haven't done enough of those.


Then I decided to do another friday's study back to back to apply all the things I learned.

Painting has a lot more to do with sculpting than you think. If you think about it, you use your photoshop brushes the same say as z-brush or mudbox brushes. You're crafting form with different shapes/stencils.

Don't be Afraid of the Duck

Finished this before midnight, but I only got around to posting now.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Forgot to make a new file, so even though I did work on it today, it looks the same as yesterday's, because the link is pointing to the same directory.

I have a new appreciation for Jaime Jones. That guy must be a machine. Or maybe that's just because I do all my studies standing. I pretty much go until I can't hold myself up from hunger and exhaustion..

dat frying pan

Yesterday's tangled study, still want to paint gothel, then maybe i'll move onto something else. :]

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I've been meaning to do a master study for a long time, this is WAYYY overdue. Learned so much it's insane. Google art project is amazing. Might keep working on it tomorrow.

Monday, October 24, 2011


Just some drawings, imagination & photo study.

moar tangled studies tomorrow, really want to paint Gothel.

Do it for You

Two hours and bit is just enough, I think. Still working on getting the gradients right. I've got a long way to go...

There's a reason why female faces are often adorned with feathers/ have feathery hair. The texture brings out their smooth skin, while invoking weightlessness.

When studying something, you have to make sure that your drawing is immaculate, because you need to practice casting shadows correctly, and making sure that your values/colours align with the distance, direction, hardness and temperature of the light. Like I said, I have a long way to go..

maximus prime

yesterday's study! like anton, i've found i much prefer spending a longer time on one study, than very little time on 2 studies.

i shall upload another study tonight, probably more tangled :]


Finally got around to doing a longer study. I know what I need to work on now. I think it's just gonna be 3 hour portraits and nudes for a while. Really need to get a hang of shape and skin tone.

For all you LoL players, this is what I wanted Riven to be like, but unfortunately I only found this picture now..

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Imaginations from the Other Side

Yo dawg, I herd you like lights, so I put a light in yo light.

As we have just learned, incident lighting is hard, and in order to portray it correctly, you need to adjust all the non-light-emitting values down. That was a green lamp being lit by a warm light source. My brain took a fart.

This is actually one of my favorite pictures ever, so I took my time with it. Dat ass....

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Gate is Open, Lift the Curse

I should really refine my photostudies more. Or my still lifes. Or both. The point of this is to spend 3 hours every day getting better. I'm lucky if I spend 2.5.

It's very difficult to draw precisely while standing up. Why do I keep choosing hard surfaces?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Study from the movie Tangled. Must do more of these, the lighting in that movie is amaaaaaaazing.

Into the Dungeons They Must Gooooooo

Lazy with the photostudies...
But not so with life.





I like how all my female faces have a tinge of manliness.


Yesterday's worst still life in the world. Satin shoes, why u so hard to paint? :<
Yesterday's photo study crap.

I think today I'll do one long photo study.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Happy Lame Day!

Everybody's gotta have one every once in a while, so today I bring you two photostudies.

Me and skintone still don't get along.

Metal and GUNS.

Worst still life ever. Holy shit. At least I learned not to start still life paintings by the window right before sunset. *punches self*

Photo study. Love dat mjranum-stock.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Thundering Down from the Mountain You Ride

I know Johnny too, Katie. I've been meaning to paint him ever since I saw him on MJRanum-stock.

Got a green light bulb don't ask me why.

Hope these make up for yesterday. Trying out Zhanglu's brushwork system. If it doesn't work, Robotpencil is next.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Photo study of some dude :)

Still life of a teacup


Welcome all! Let the power-levelling begin. 

Sorry about breaking your nose, Doc.

Haven't done still lives in a while, and I'm trying to revamp my process. The good news is that there is a lot of room for improvement!