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…
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…