Sunday, June 5, 2011

emptyRoom, Eww.

This took about 75 minutes. 15 mins to one that was a complete mess. Then 60 mins to this. Mess. Let's get back into the groove!

Friday, May 13, 2011

In Java Out the Window

2nd one with slight adjustment...

The time for this is unknown, but longer than 30mins for sure.
I'm having trouble separating my back, mid, and fore grounds especially with this one.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Grain Harvesting

I wanted to say that this person is harvesting rice because I assume the person is Asian and scything plants. But I don't believe that these are rice plants/paddies. I started off kind of blocking in the canvas with a mid yellow and then blocking in the figure. I became a little too nit picky with detail before really blocking in everything. I feel like I faked the bounce light of the figure's shirt onto the basket, because I'm not sure if there's really blue/turquoise there. I could be a lot more saturated. And her gesture's wrong. Lots more to learn, hopefully the next one. Image was taken from Amy's page which was suggested by Goro. Thanks them!
+/- 30mins.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Oh Farmboy. When I saw this image, I was thinking, ooh farmboy, how exciting! I'm not sure but it's safe to say that this kicked me butt. I had hard time getting the warms correctly. The image was provided by the superstock, but recommended by Mister Goro. Thanks!

Cityscape Kick Me Butt

There's two versions, because the first was when I finished and noticed that my values were wrong. Which I believe if I did more correct during the blocking stage, would have been more solved, and so I went back with a multiply layer and darkened it. Still fighting. 75mins.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


I'm not sure why, but for me I felt more comfortable painting this one, I'm not sure if it's any better than the others, but I like it. I still have trouble seeing the values, tones, and hues. I'm sometimes feeling that I can see color where I shouldn't be seeing certain colors. I'm still struggling with technique and how I may simplify my brush strokes.

Something Green

I'm having a hard time finding and simplifying shapes. I find myself constantly trying to detail, and if not, not being able to find the shape. Will keep working on it! 30mins.