Saturday, March 28, 2009

The third assignment

The third assignment was a study in values (you can see now how I incorporated this lesson in with the Rowan Atkinson). The sketch this is done from was Seiler's I just did the painting from it. I am well on my way to completing my next assignment which is similar though it is monochromatic not just black and white.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Rowan along.......

As promised here are some sketches from the second lesson followed by a progression of Rowan Atkinsom depictions starting with the Sketchbook Pro sketch through to the completed photoshop painting.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

class sketches

Here are some sketches I did for the first lesson in Seiler's Caricature class.
They are in reverse order.

I will post images from the second lesson soon though I actually watched the third lesson prior to doing the finished drawing so I incorporated the learning from that lesson as well. It is going to be a finished piece of Rowan Atkinson. I have been working on it all morning but went a wee bit too long between my last two saves and when I went to save it photoshop shutdown unexpectedly losing about an hour or so of work. Grrrrr!!!! gotta remember to save more frequently. Oh well it is good practice. Looking back at the Hanks below now, I can't believe I turned that crap in.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Some sketches and a decision.

Here are a few sketches I have done recently in Sketchbook Pro:

I drew Dolly for the March contest over at e-caricatures. I may or may not do a more finished version.

Jon has such a fascinating face. I have drawn it a dozen times and none of them I am completely satisfied with. This probably comes closest to where I want it to be. One day I hope to do a finished colored version of him.

I drew Coulter because I love her long neck. Every time I see her I feel compelled to start drawing her but haven't until now. This one I will turn into a finished colored painting eventually (digital painting that is). Will make a great companion piece for my O'Reilly.

I think I have mentioned in previous posts that I wanted to take a couple courses at I want to take Character Design with Stephen Silver and A Caricature class by Jason Seiler. Unfortunately I can't afford both. I had decided to take Silver's course this year and Seiler's another year, but re-thinking it I have decided to take them both after all. However instead of taking the full course I will take the self-taught versions. While I have no doubt that the full version is well worth every penny, at present it is more economical for me to take the self-taught versions and take both. I will post progress updates as soon as I begin either of them (hopefully within the week if I am correct in thinking I can start them as soon as I pay being that they are self-taught).

I am almost done working on a dog caricature and will soon begin working on a colored pencil portrait for another client. Haven't done one of those in a bit, I look forward to it. I am also starting preliminary work for a special personal project I want to have completed by April. More on that later.