Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hoatzin painting

Hoatzins are such pretty birds.  They remind me of phoenixes.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Sketch Pages 637-638 and some fossa studies

 Did some fossa studies.  I've had several people tell me I should paint more - do more color studies.  I have a question:  When does painting become fun?

I do it so little because 99% of the time it looks like I spat up on a sheet of paper and turned it in.  I have no idea what I am doing and I don't feel like I improve at all.  Most of the time I'm frustrated to the point of tears.  Does anyone else feel this way?  

That being said, I'm still going to practice.  I need to learn this if I want to be a creature designer.  I just hope that some day it will a fun exercise rather than a grueling, disappointing one.

^quick sketches

 ^quick line sketch

 ^attempt at 1 layer
 ^several layers with multiply/screen

 ^gave up


Sunday, August 26, 2012


I'm moving soon so my posting has slowed down.. a lot.  When I get internet again that'll change!  Anyway, I worked some more on my previous horse painting and fixed his awful awful face.  Now it's more horse-like, I hope.  Aaand that's why I should work with reference.