Monday, January 31, 2011

Playing with Watercolors

This is the final for Costumed Figure Drawing this week, I enjoyed playing with watercolors for this assignment, my first time using them for a long while. I think I could have pushed the figure more, but I'm relatively happy with the result.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

This model is so fun to draw and talk to! Costumed figure drawing was quite fun this week. Playing with ink, dip pen, and brushes.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Taking the time...

I did something I haven't done for a long while. I took my time with an assignment, thought it through, asked for critique many times over and reworked my illustration until I almost couldn't stand it, all while using a new media... And I loved the whole process! I've finished the first illustration for Costumed Figure Drawing, and can't wait to do the next one! Thought I'd share my results...

 So after the last post, I decided to take this in the direction of the one I did in red ink. I jumped to do my final illustration, which turned out well, with a couple errors, and weaknesses on my part.

So I did another study trying to add some more contrast between the figure and the background, also fixing her torso that was wonky in my first version. I decided the blank ink really popped, so I went with that, though I still really enjoy the monochromatic color scheme.

And here we have the result. I modified the pose to create a slightly more interesting silhouette, while trying to hold on to a more solid light source in this one. Taking the time to do some studies and redo this assignment really went pretty far towards what I think is a strong result. Off to the next illustration!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Here's a couple more experiments with this illustration. I'm finding that I don't know if I want a more realistic or character design here.I turned the her around for the one of the left and liked the effect, so I've been leaning towards this one.
The left was done with dip pen, brush and ink, the one on the right was water soluble graphite.

I'm taking a costumed figure drawing class presently, and it's going to be amazing. These are some experiments for an illustration I'm working on... Also had some fun with a dip pen here.