Monday, April 26, 2010

Just a Speedpaint

Today in "Adventures in Digital Painting," Mike attempts a photo-referenced speedpainting over the course of two and a half hours! Gasp as every sampled color winds up purple! Shudder as small spatial relationships become overlooked! Squint at the squiggly foresty background! Groan at the blog post's pulpy 50's narration!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


The paper got torn on the left side before paint was applied, resulting in a peculiar area of mottled aquamarine once the background was blocked in. I actually like it a lot, but it would probably read more as an accident than as texture when in print, and has thus been digitally painted out.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Some Painting Practice

Just some practice based on one of last week's Wondercon sketches. This is also the first time that I've seen red hues improved by saving to the .jpg format. Weird.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Wondercon 2k10 Retrospective

It might have just been me, but it seemed like there were quite a bit more people attending Wondercon this year than the last. Regardless, I met a number of friendly folks at the Artist-Writer "Speed Dating" event - which had substantially more writers than artists, surprisingly - got to attend some excellent drawing and animation demos, and had the pleasure of watching one of my brothers wander about in awe at the sheer volume of stuff. All in all, 'twas a right good time.

The sketches above were drawn while at the con, while the head at the lower left corner was done on the BART train. I tried to do some gesture studies as well, but failed miserably. Those two scribbled masses at the upper left were the only ones that were spared my eraser's wrath, but they aren't depicting figures in movement, and are thus gesture in name only. How do you animators do it?