I haven't updated this as much as I could have (my bad!) but I did want to provide a long-needed update on my Antelope Canyon oil painting.
I was inspired by a Momentum wallpaper (seen on the laptop to the right) and wanted to try my hand at the lighting and textures. The first layer was pretty messy, I'll admit, but once I started on the second layer I started experimenting with thin lines to imitate the texture from the photograph. I'm actually quite happy with this and I hope to play with more texture in future oil paintings.
A friend's birthday is coming up, and I was having trouble thinking of something to get for him. So I decided...why not draw two League of Legends champions that he likes to play? If you know anything about the lore, Vel'koz is from the Void and Fizz...is not, but he has a skin that's void-themed! It kind of works out.
This gave me good practice with drawing and using colored pencils as well. I'm pretty pleased with how the sketch came out; the coloring...could've been done better, but I didn't realize that the purple colored pencils have such weird texture and blending properties. I definitely still need work on those. Yellow is easy to work with, though; it blends so well without much effort. Lessons learned.
I am back, hopefully for longer this time. It's really been a while. I just finished my first oil painting in ~4 years. Has it really been that long? I think the last time I remember painting in oil was for an ex-boyfriend.
Anyway, I'm here to update with my latest work, which I'm obsessively proud of because, well, as I mentioned earlier, it's been a while since I touched oils and I'm actually pretty happy with how the painting came out. In the past it was easy for me to look down on my own work because it didn't look exactly like what I was trying to paint/draw. I like to think I've matured a bit and am starting to accept that I have a different style and my work will not always look like the original (whether it be a photograph, another person's work, etc.).
I decided to paint a Magic: The Gathering card for my boyfriend. He loves the game and keeps trying to get me into the game...I am reluctant to play simply because I know how much money an…