Well I guess my blog is not “daily”, particularly now when I am busy with school (which RULES.) But at least I remembered to update right?
Here are a few things I’ve been working on for school, with some blurbs about the processes of painting, drawing, etc.
This is one of my favorite paintings I’ve done to date. I love the compositional options of the birds eye view type of composition. Seriously awesome. Also my cool dark brown/red pot that came from some TianJin sour vegetables, 1.79 – you get veggies and this AWESOME pot. Seriously I’d pay $3 for the pot alone. Also I think I’m in love with plums, but still find it super challenging to mute my purples, that I make with alizarin crimson and ultramarine blue enough without raising the value.
A few notes about this painting: I started this method where I will get a good photograph of my composition, then I will draw the line drawing from this – it has the huuuuuge advantage of not being messed up from moving a little bit – and the scale is easier to understand when you have already done the cropping. I can do this from life, but sometimes over or under estimate the size of an object so it ends up being a little high or low. Really you can snap a pic on your phone or anywhere, then use that as a tool to set it up – then PAINT FROM LIFE the setup, so you know you’re getting accurate colours, values, subtleties, etc. Basically this makes my life easier, and allows me to really think about what I want my final painting to look like instead of compensating bad cropping and such.
This one is (obviously) fabric related. Since I did the fabric, I couldn’t simply outline it or I’d get very confused, which area is light? Which is shadow? Sometimes the lines of the wrinkles go between both! So I filled it in a bit. I love the way it looks with just the line drawing and the scumbled burnt umber in the shadows, honestly I want to do a series of paintings that are deliberately ended at that point some day.
I am really loving anatomy. Obviously we didn’t do hands yet still, they are this module so I’m not there, but I truly believe my understanding of human form and what makes all the bumps has just come such a long way (from this – which you may say “but K., that drawing is not bad,” but I promise you I spent much longer on her arms than I did on the whole other drawings, and still they are stiff and don’t really describe the form of the muscles! Maybe I will update this drawing now!
Ok to end my long update, check out my ebay now for serious DISCOUNTS and I am actually now taking offers! I want to move these out to make room for new paintings, and more importantly, I want to go to school next semester, I won’t be able to do either of these unless you check out this cool stuff!
Thank you for reading!