Monday, 23 July 2012

Paint Study Trees

 Ok this all started we me having problems with a few trees in a few concepts so I thought I'd do some practice.  The first BW one is a copy from Feng Zhu's study just to get a feel & practice a working technique.  The other BW ones were from photos of Bonsai Trees to get some interesting shapes.  I liked how most of these turned out!

This colour one was to try to get some colour going but to also study how Neil Ross is so graphical in his work I think the trunk turned out nice but I'm not so happy with the overal shape & the green.

Using what I learned above I thought I'd try to get that working in a straight painting from some pictures of normal trees I had.  They came out ok but I still feel they lake form.


This last one was probably something I wouldn't normaly paint as it has so much detail o try to get right but by studying all the techniques I felt more confident in trying.  I kind o liked how it turned out but I did have problems with the water, but overal I think it's a win as now I feel more confident about this kind of detail.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Thumbnail Paint Studies

Not too happy with the second one these have more detail in them which is bad i guess but more practice.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Thumbnail Paint Studies

I'm trying to get myself to hopefully do 2 of these a day.  I don't like these ones as much as the others I did but I guess it's a learning curve, at least I hope it is.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Thumbnail Paint Studies

I was going back through some of the course I did earlier this year & saw I'd missed an exercises that corresponds with what I've been doing lately so I gave it a go I think they turned out pretty good.

I painted these extra small, so smaller than they are shown here & it really helped to not get mixed up with detail & just concentrate on value & colour with some atmosphere.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Paint Study

I've always been a fan of the concept art from the Uncharted series & the guys that do the work have their own sites, sometimes with tuts or tips on the way they work.  So this really helped with this one from Shaddy Safadi hopefully I can use the tips for my future paints!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Paint Study

Different brush this week & it seemed to get done faster too, maybe I'm improving?