quick dirty sketchbook sketch painting.
Some artwork from today's life drawing session.
The same reason these creatures will land on planet Earth. Waffles are good too. Gimme lots of whip cream.
Clouds make ordinary things, dramatic.
Some work from today's life drawing session.
Quick practice while a movie was playing on the tube.
Quick painting practice from a reference photo.
A rough painting of crawly tank thing, crab-tank.
Had a long weekend and was able to sit down and paint this digital portrait from reference. I spent more time on it than I do my speed paintings or quick sketches. I concentrated a bit more on likeness of the model. I used the Mischief paint program for this piece. The program is still relatively new and as it grows could benefit from adding a numeric input color selector and lasso selection, some layer blend types and additional parameters to adjust the brushes.
Looking for something to paint, I was pasting a video onto my eyeballs this morning of hyenas and lions. Unfortunately for one grandstanding matriarch, Ntwadumela was not amused.
I also excavated my old 17 inch MAG monitor. It was liberating to work on a monitor that wasn't wide-screen. In my view, it's the best format. you can work portraits, or landscapes. I loved it so much I bought a square 19 inch HP for cheap off Amazon.
Unless you have a wide screen that is 22 inches tall, the ultra-wide format is hardly good for anything other than for viewing movies. Ever try looking at a spreadsheet in ultra-wide? Too much scrolling. Portraits are also no pleasure to create on wide or ultra-wide screens. Bring back the 4:3 monitors!
Trying out a different paint program today called Mischief. It was on sale for the weekend. It's pretty basic, with 4 different brushes, some papers and layers. The different thing about it is it's vector based, so you can export to any size. I like that. There are no layer blend options, only transparency. It's a great program especially if you have great digital painting skills and can get on without a lot of aids. The interface is simple, and hot keys are easy.
After a quick run on it, I think I will be using it quite a bit. Like most vector programs, the user might detect the brush stroke has the slightest lag when you apply quick circular strokes with large brushes.
Quick painting made while I was on Google Hangouts.
Another quick portrait from my tablet.
Quick sketch with a block brush.
Quick sketch painting of a wood nymph / fairy from my tablet.
Quick painting for Sunday.
Saw Godzilla today, awesome movie!
My current ranking for the four films I've seen so far:
1. Captain America, Winter Soldier
2. Edge of Tomorrow
4. X-Men Days of Future Past
This piece came together from several apps on my tablet while drinking the morning's coffee. I believe I have mentioned before in previous posts that I use a suite of Autodesk apps on my tablet, as well as a couple of other programs like Sketcher and Deco Paint.