Monday, June 30, 2014

Portrait for a friend

In honor my friend Sarah's birthday, I decided to paint her. Since this was meant to be a surprise, the photo I was working from was some tiny image off of facebook, but that made the exercise all the better, as I had to compensate for all the issues that using a tiny facebook photo entails. Had fun experimenting with the background and the overall process.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Vacation sketches and wrapping up sketchbook number 6.

Recently, I was on vacation with my family in the UK and France. While I sketched a lot from imagination there, I also attempted to practice working from observation, particularly for making quick sketches of notable buildings we visited. Posting those sketches up here, as well as most of the other work from the sketchbook I'm soon finishing up.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Photostudy from the Keys

Did a photostudy using Google maps to scout for a location. Settled on a panorama someone made from the Florida keys, shame that I lost the URL for the panorama. With this, I'm aiming to practice lighting and color that I learned from my class last semester with the highly knowledgeable Ron Lemen.