Friday, February 26, 2010

alla prima

Ok so some of my first oil sketches from my portrait class are dry enough to post! This is my first time ever painting in oils as well as painting a portrait! I'm such a "noob" when it comes to painting! That's part of the reason I'm taking to painting based classes next quarter. So here are my first three alla prima oil portraits. Each was done in about an hour and a half to fourty five minutes time. I've definitely improved from the beginning, and I'm even emarrassed to post the first two!

My next ones are definitely better! I've continued to learn from my mistakes, and I can't wait to continue improving on my own. I'll be sure to post the others as soon as they are dry enough to scan in, in a couple of days.

And lastly, I'll leave you with some sketches. The two in the upper corner are studies from Trina Schart Hyman's Peter Pan work. Goodness, she is SUCH an inspiration! Anyway, I've been playing around with some watercolors in my sketchbook. I'm really looking forward to my watercolor class next quarter, so I'll finally know what I'm doing with them. Also, I drew up a picture of my and my pokemon team haha. It was a big fad on Deviantart for a while recently to draw your favorite pokemon again. Of course, I missed the fad, but I'm still gonna do it anyway. I'll post the colored version later.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

sketchbook overload

Hey guys! It's been a while since you've seen what I've been up to! I still don't have anything back from my professors to show, but I finally got around to scanning in some images from my sketchbooks! Some of it is from class and others are from my personal sketchbook.

these are some master studies for my life drawing II and Portrait in Illustration classes.

These are practices for our upcoming field trip to do courtroom sketches.

And here's a peak into my private sketchbooks. By the way, I'm super excited because one of the local art supply stores just started carrying canson's multimedia sketchbook! So expect a lot of watercolor and acrylic sketches to start popping up as well!

I'll be updating again soon with some of my longer portrait studies and completed illustrations!