Ginkgo Overcomes Godzilla
Edited and thanks to everyone who helped. My computer screen still looks better than my Ipad -what can you do (shrug).
New year and a new day everyday to start afresh. Returning focus to traditional medium. See you around,
LOVE is completed. lols But real love keeps on going.
I hope you guys enjoy - I learned not to fight against myself - I like outlines -so I will pursue this route in the future.
This reindeer is one of those types of friends that will go to many lengths to love and enjoy the company of his friends.
After pulling along his hedgehog friends, he sinks down into the snow to rest.
I am very proud of this short 2 day work, especially when the candy cane looks like I could eat it. I had not intended to go realistic but when I add shadow and light it always seem to turn out that way. I just love looking at it and it reminds me of drinking it up. And I saw those bubbles and I just had to try and paint them.
So this is what I have been up to. With the aid of Shapes 2D, Drawing Fundamentals with Dave Malan. I have used a single reference but it is for practise. 6 animals and working on 6 objects this week. I plan to do 6 people/portraits and 6 environments. Then I will move on to Shapes 3D and repeat.
This was done in carbon paper transfer, watercolour and pencil (and only digital to adjust colour/contrast issue because my image was larger than my scanner, so it didn't scan exactly). I have become so accustomed to digital in being able to zoom in and add detail that I was unprepared to design this way, however thanks to @demotlj and @burvantill who so kindly helped me out, I was able to adjust things at the end. I still have lots of improving to go.
This work was inspired by the thought that only from earth's perspective do stars fall across the heavens. Also I wanted to tell a story about this adventurer kid who imagines steering his sights to the greater unknown.
Friday and today I worked on two small master studies. The originals probably were done digitally and may not have been pastel but I am just really loving pastel pencils and wanted to do these adorable foxes to practise applying technique and mixing colours. I am using a 12 pack of Faber-Castell pastel pencils which requires more colour mixing to try to get the right colour. I have also been feeling my work up until now has lacked the lustre of atmosphere so I found some watercolour work that had beautiful blends and wanted to try them out with pastel pencils; I did so (not shown here). Soft blends make me go all warm and gushy inside. Anyways, I am very happy with all of it!
*Edited note: my copies appear blurry I think because of my scanning -I'll work on that. Thanks
@Manuel-Mal I am always up for friendship, but I don't use discord much and I think your skill is a bit above mine, but I wish you well. I also always give good honest but kindly put feedback.
Okay so there wasn't a final assignment like I thought there would be for Visualising Objects in Perspective so I took my cue from Will's plane demo and tried my own plane (vintage). I will post the reference, my sketch and a pencil shaded version. Next week I will try it from another angle "visualising it". I have trouble with knowing where the interior lines go in the cylinder body of the plane in proper perspective and I find it difficult drawing wheels. I also didn't quite get the angle right. Anyways, it's a good first attempt. Thanks,
Just for a laugh my sketch of the body of the plane reminds me of a cucumber/squash or is it just me?
@Taigyo Hi. It may be helpful if you re-posted your entry work here and then we could look at it more closely.
@ArtofAleksey you are able to alter the value strength of black to a grey in other parts so keep what has to be black darkest (space) and vary more the areas that are not, like the darker side of the train may need not be black etc.. That and did you forget to put in stars? I see x's in areas in the roughs -were those star placements or meant to mean solid black areas which I am thinking now you did.
@Kevin-Longueil super rough - by that I hope you mean design elements, cut and paste title etc and not the actual super duper drawn parts lols. Slobbering done. Love the shoes, they are phenomenal especially the reflection, though Dorothy's legs look a bit bumpy or rough but anyways. Love the lion as well but a tad odd to have him without the others especially since he isn't the main character which is why the shoes work so well (good tension also between whether it is the witch or Dorothy in those shoes -ref from the movie, may not be in the book, I haven't read the book). And then the overall green one -all characters, a bit safe though but beautifully executed. The blue cut out, wind swirl and red poppies without the characters is very intriguing but doesn't say the Wizard of Oz to me.