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.
Riot: Possible new skin idea?
I painted this for my boyfriend's birthday. It's Teemo (a character he played a lot in the game League of Legends when I first started talking to him) as a pastry chef (because that's the boyfriend's area of expertise). Oil paints on an 8"x10" canvas, mostly because I didn't have the time to paint on a huge canvas. At first, I had made the background more of a peach color but then realized that everything in this picture except his pants are pretty light, so I changed the background color to blue.
I have better sketches of this...I think in general my sketches are more in line with what I actually imagined but most of the time when painting it or trying to solidify the concept, it turns out to not be as great as I thought it'd be. To be honest, I was worried that he wouldn't be able to tell what it was. But, he did, so...that's good. Got to work more on these things...or maybe I'll find a more appropriate medi…
Wingardium Leviosa! Edit 01.18.11: I lied. I forgot to scan it before I gave it to my friend. So here you just have the ugly camera version. My bad. A picture of Emma Watson for my friend; this is a picture from my camera so excuse the odd colors (flash does weird things to a picture). I haven't scanned it in yet since the fixative isn't sprayed on yet; I don't want the colors smudging onto the screen. This is done in charcoal; haven't done that in a couple of years, so it took me a while to get the hang of it again. Also very trial and error...I haven't drawn human faces in a while either. Good practice, though! It's not perfect, though...need more practice with faces. Eventually! Anyway, I was too lazy to do the details on her shirt so no flowers (they're not the point anyway). I'll post a better picture of it later once I can scan it. Hope you guys like it!