Friday, 26 February 2010

I can't believe I'm showing this here. But hey, when I decided to do this blog one of the things I wanted was to post here ALL the steps of the way, and not only the ones that I like more. So, these are my first try at caricatures. I intend to do at least one per day. These look really horrible. My intention (for now) is to have them without a finished look. I just want to learn how to distort someone’s face without making it unrecognizable. So here's my first couple of tries. The bald one was supposed to be Billy Corgan, the second Tom Cruise, and the third Bruce Willis. I'm just a little bit happy with the last one. Still, a looooooooooooooong way to go. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Ok I'm back :) Finally! I had some deadlines and some storyboard stuff to do for my course that was just too urgent for me to look into anything else. Anyway, new exercises for me. This one is not from a photo. It is actually part of our lounge. It is so hard to do this. It looks awful and that is why I'm going to try to do one each day. I think I can learn loads if I keep doing them. (but a bit more simple than this one:)

Monday, 8 February 2010

A bit better than the last one I think. Still, loads to go. I think I finally managed to have some areas sharper.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Wow!! It took me a whole day to do this one. I'm really happy with it :) Again, I can see areas where it could be really improved but I wanted to see what I could get done in one day, so, this will stay as it is. Still loads of work to do, but it is looking a little bit better :)

Friday, 5 February 2010

I have to start doing more stuff from my imagination. There are loads of problems with this one, but I'm happy with some things. It still looks a bit blurry and the colours are wierd. Anyway, at least now a hand is a hand and the bodies are not that bad. Have to keep it going :)

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Some more exercices like the ones from yesterday. I pick a nice photo and USING THE COLOUR PICKER I try to copy it. I do this with a thick brush so I can observe subtles variations in colour on the same surface. I really don't like to use the colour picking tool. I feel like I'm cheating. But, these exercices are really helping me to see some stuff I never noticed before. I think I'll do a couple more in the next few days and then I'll stop using that tool. blerrghh. I'll just use it for studies, nothing more. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Here are some more exercices I've been doing. Hands and more hands. Some more anatomy from my imagination. My comic books love always drops in and I seem to always be forcing this crazy perspective on the figures. So for now some of them really look weird. Also, I still have loads to understand when it comes to bones and joints, etc. The third one is from a sculpture. I have to do more of that. Observing from 3D is really nice to improve (at least the understanding) of what I'm drawing. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
These are all from photos. I colour pick the colours from the photos and then just throw them to the study. I use a thick brush and I don't care about detail. I take a bit more than half an hour for each and I wish I could get faster. They're not much. It's almost like painting with numbers I guess. What I'm trying with these is to have a better understanding of how colours work. I already found out some things I didn't know and later I'll try to do some stuff from my imagination having these exercices in mind. Let's see if it works. For now, I'll keep on trying a couple of these per day.