Friday, July 28, 2017

I'm leaving it at this for now. I'm calling it done, there's more that could have been done, but that's about it for now.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Here's the same thing with a little more clean up and hopefully a little more focus. Not perfect, better hopefully. The next step will probably be to blow it up and paint it a bit bigger and then add color. Let's see.

Now, I took the thumbnail and actually applied some proper perspective, (or tried!). I sat down in Blender and made a few roughs of the layout of the scene just to give myself a sense of size and scale. I wanted to make especially make sure that the bull was going right.

I also noticed something that was beginning to happen as I kept working, especially after this image. I was beginning to zoom in and start focusing too much on detail. I was starting to lose myself in a small part of the painting. Just not helping, I had to almost, pull myself out and remind myself to be quick and broad. In many ways, this has been very challenging. I'm doing a lot of techniques that I don't normally use. It feels a bit weird and awkward at times, but I'm glad that I'm going through this. Experience is the best teacher. More updates to come.


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wow! So big up to Kajfa. He game me some solid feedback and pointed out a lot of problems.

1. What is this going to be? Trying out some painting techniques? A portfolio piece? 

2. I've also been showcasing this artwork on a blog and it's a bit unweildy. It needs to be set up in such a way that you can scroll through work to work with one click. Not more than that.

3.  The anipull is too dark. It's getting lost in the mix. In fact, I think everything is getting a bit lost in the mix. The whole piece is getting a bit mixed up and the composition is getting lost. There are value issues happening.

4. There are scaling issues that are happening here.

5. I'm also getting a bit lost in detail and I've been feeling that way. I think working in broader strokes might be more helpful. Reducing the size of the image by about 75%.

6. I went back to a thumbnail stage because I realized that I had glossed over some important details which are to solidify what I like about the thumbnail
A) Is it an emotion,
B) a nice perspective,
C) how the environment is lit
D) the composition.
E) A clear sense of shapes.

7) These are where the thumbnails stand so far but there is one last step for me in the thumbnail stage, I want to make sure that:
A) The scale on the thumbnails 
B) Depth
C) Perspective

8) Once these are in place, I can scale up the painting and paint in the focal points in more detail. I don't want to get overwhelmed with detail, which is a problem I fall into many times. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Played around with some new brushes and tried them out to see how they'd work.