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…
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!