Monday, September 8, 2008

rainforest dryad finished

Because after a 13 hour day of classes after very little sleep, the only way you're going to do work for yourself is if you do work for yourself.

That aside, I'm pleased with how this came out.

Monday, September 1, 2008

process and experimentation

What did I create this summer? Well, a great deal of doodles. And some interesting sketches. Lots of brainstorming, certainly; but pretty much no finished pieces. The semester has given my brain the kickstart it needed however, so I'm posting some process images here - a sketch I liked, and how I'm coloring it. Some stuff I like leaving lines on. I decided to push myself in a direction I don't often use this time, though.

This is the original sketch, a rainforest dryad - the concept was of a tree person, and I didn't want to use human proportions, so I made it very stylized. I drew... a lot of tree women this summer. The trend seems to be what's gripping my art right now.

And this is part of the way through coloring the skin properly after blocking out color everywhere else.

Above is a detail shot from a bit later in the picture. It still isn't finished - will post when done.