Tuesday, February 25, 2014

"The Last Samurai" photo study


Couple of hours. Photostudy from a scene in "The Last Samurai". Tried to be economic with my strokes and keep it simple. Too much lineart-background work recently, feels good doing something loose and painterly!


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Project "Moxie 2107" - Selfstudy pt. 2

Snapshot of my progress after week 5.
2 more pieces to go - and then onto polishing and comping!

Oh, and it appears when downscaling the pictures they get very "sharp looking" - the finals will not look like that.


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Left Hand Drawing pt. 1

Realizing my right hand have wrist-problems from time to time from too intense painting and use - I've decided to start practising my other hand and become ambidextrous! (Michelangelo and Da Vinci was both infact ambidextrous).

It will be a long journey, and it's going to look crappy for quite some time, but I must admit I'm positive over my results thus far. It's a lot of about re-learning the mechanic thing that is drawing. And in fact, when I do a left-hand drawing - sometimes I wonder how I used to do "that" or "this" stroke normally, with my right hand. In that case I slide it over to my right, and try to imitate what I'd do and how I'd use the pencil. As soon as I've seen how I would go about it with my right, I know what to do with my left.

And on a second note, I must say I get some interesting different shapes, designs and happy accidents out of being "clumsy" and "unprecise" so to speak.

Anyways, a few left-hand sketches: