Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sketch page 955 further drakengard wyvern progress

Drakengard wyvern progress!  yeah... I changed it again.  The face was giving my trouble (because I made it up) so now I'm making it match up with a komodo dragon structure a bit more.  I think my color choices have improved since with all of these color studies.

here is the previous version

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sketch Page 948

Pugnisher!  For sketch dailies on Twitter

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Sketch Page 947 - gryphon recap

playing around with color on an old gryphon concept

Sketch Pages 945 and 946

 This one was real rough to work on.  Time to hit up tutorials/books about painting skin tones and then studying it for eternity.  I actually starting working on this on the 4th for that daily paint but it was proving so difficult that i made another one on the 5th
Rough Sketch

June 4th paint
June 5th paint
For the June 5th paint I went ahead and color picked a couple of times just to see how close I was with my color selections (like the butt)

Here is the original reference.  I can see that they are different from the reference, I'm having a hard time figuring out how to get to that point.  Perhaps its all about studying more/reading more up on it and practice.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sketch Page 944 - Golden Eagle

A golden eagle study.  I bought some books about color theory yesterday so it's time for some reading and application.  Here's a majestic pokey-beaked birb. The books have helped a little bit already.  Obviously, I have a long way to go but I think this bird is showing progress compared to my other studies..?

The books are "Fill your Oil Paintings with Light & Color" by Kevin Macpherson  (I'm basing this study on lessons from that book)

and "Color and Light" by James Gurney

Sketch Page 943 - Duck Park

Not much time to paint tonight so here is a quick value study of a ref photo from a park close to where i live. 

Monday, June 1, 2015