A party betta and a sporty betta, to go with yesterday’s rare betta! ~45 mins each, these are super fun to experiment in. My favorite experiment right now: mixing in some weird unexpected color, such as the stripes of red and patches of blue in the otherwise pink fins. It seems to dimension and a […]
When I came upstairs to paint, I wasn’t really in the mood for working on Astrid ’13 any more so I made several toss-away sketches until something stuck. Finally, inspiration struck and I made a crazy rainbow betta with Lisa Frank-esque eyes. Somewhere out there, a My Little Pony just got its wings. Then I […]
Five 10-minute sketches of Magneto, just to explore action poses and dude anatomy. I can’t take credit for this last pose, this guy did it first (and better)!
Another ~2 hours and it’s done, woot! I was much better about grabbing wips regularly on this one. (See the previous post to view larger versions) I’m really happy with how this turned out, but in many ways this was one of the simplest paintings I’ve attempted in a long time. It lacks a background, […]
35 minutes before I have to leave for work?! Spend it drawing, of course! Tren wip 01: 90 minutes before I have to go to bed?! Spend it painting! Tren wip 02: Tren wip 03: Tren wip 03: Tren wip 04: Tren wip 05: Tren wip 06: The color palette was inspired by this random […]
I put in another ~60 mins tonight, mostly on her hair and overall color/brightness balance. I think it’s getting close to done but some things about it still really bug me and I might re-work them next time I work on this. I’m still using my new favorite brush settings: This post has my earlier […]
He’s done! This was a relatively easy painting. Some things that helped: Strong sketch up front, complete with colors Reference photo off google image search to help with anatomy and pose Extra patience with all the body texturing and fin lines I wish I’d saved more steps in between the 2nd and the 3rd images. […]
I swear I’ll go back to Astrid ’13, but right now I’m having way too much fun with these quicker paintings. It’s like I burned off my crappiness trying to find my direction on Magik, but now I’m limbered up and ready to make some good ones. This afternoon I put a couple more hours […]
I love painting fish. They’re super pretty and easy to paint. Fish, especially bettas (my favorite fish) are therefore my go-to subject when I want to just mess around in Photoshop and try some new stuff. 🙂 Below are two paintings I made tonight to play with airbrush and texturing techniques.
She’s done! I’m super happy with how it turned out, and I’m really glad I stuck with this piece for so long and rebooted it halfway. Throwing out work isn’t easy, but it’s almost always worth it. I started this back in November-ish and picked at it for a few months and rebooted it at […]