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…
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.