I’m so happy with how this one turned out! Here’s Jim’s metal baby rattle and cup again, this time in a more traditional lighting setup (one ordinary white bulb off to the left, and a couple of ambient white bulbs elsewhere in the room).
I even saved some WIPs from this ~2.5 hour painting study.
This tiny metal cup and barbell were apparently Jim’s toys when he was a baby (which was in the 1980s, not the 1930s, so these outdated toys have always been rather fascinating to me – I was also a baby in the 80s and my toys were plastic and made by Fischer Price, lol) . At least now we know how he grew up to be so METAAAAL.
Sorry I didn’t save any WIPs, this one just went kinda quick. There is a blue LED bulb to the left and a red filament bulb to the right. With both bulbs nearby, the white blanket (seriously, that blanket is stark white under normal lights) looks like it was dipped in fluorescent paint.
Also: ARGH, CIRCLES.
Circa early 2003. I always thought this painting was hideous, I am so not an abstract artist and WTF is with the clashing colors?
This was probably from my gen ed art courses that I did at community college before art school, possibly something color-theory related since it’s made out of colors I’d have never picked myself. I’m guessing that based on the heavy use of acrylic painting. My gen ed art teachers were so hot for acrylics. I am so not.
New month, new still life practice! This one was all about soft little plush things!
Honestly, I think this one’s is a little boring – they all had similarly soft textures (the Mantyke ball on right is kind of fuzzy, but the rest were smooth) and all of them were all about the same size, so it was hard to come up with an interesting composition. There’s also no perspective or shiny stuff to have fun with, so as cute as I think this one turned out, my next still life will have to feature some more challenging objects!
Here are some wips, starting with a sketch:
This time, I tried just painting over the sketch.
Most of the time was spent on the detailed rendering (as always) and small accuracy adjustments.
Hope you enjoyed!
Here’s a self portrait from August 9th, 2004. I was about 1 year into art school (in fact, I probably did this as a class assignment). I really had no idea how to render hair realistically, but I still think the shirt collar turned out nice. The one on the right looks more like me.. ish.
Did I ever mention how much Vince hates overgrown bugs? Fortunately for big bugs everywhere, Airika loves bugs both big and small. I often imagine Airika cuddling the strange lifeforms they encounter on their adventures, because she totally would.
~45 mins Photoshop
PS: It’s a new month! I need to pick a new still life subject to work on for April. I’m thinking something cute and plush… maybe. 😀
After Vince tells Airika the truth about his engagement and obligation to ship out with his guildmates at the end of the summer, he’s not sure she’ll want to see him again. Fortunately for everyone involved, she does want to see him again. . 😀
~45 mins in Photoshop
For two people with a language barrier, they sure find a lot to sit and chat about. Photoshop ~45 minutes
(Finally, I am all caught up on sketches to post here!)
Just a quick one for fun, I like how her face turned out here. ~30 mins Photoshop
~30 min sketch of Tren showing off her chronomancy skills as the dragon she sent into the future catches up at a critical moment.