I haven’t posted in two weeks. I have been reading comics and playing video games and not working on personal art. I saw Albert Epshteyn last week and he encouraged me with his words. “Good, as long as it is still something with art.”
I saw Fury in theaters and also Big Hero 6, and I loved both films. I also enjoyed Book of Life quite a bit as well. I loved the character designs and animation and overall visual development in all these films. One of the interesting things about Big Hero 6 is that it was actually a Marvel superhero team based in Japan and adapted for a Disney film after Disney’s acquisition of Marvel. I am glad it turned out to be such a great film. Speaking of Marvel, I am so hyped for Spider-verse.
Here are the figure paintings for this and last week.
I saw the great Albert Epshteyn, my old figure drawing teacher, on my way to figure drawing on Tuesday. He smiled when I told him that I was going to draw. The extra lighting effects I put on at the end to give it a more “finished” feel. Painted in photoshop.
Since the sessions have consistently been at 2 hours instead of 3, we opted for 2 long poses (2x 20min) and 1x 25min, after the 10 gestures. I’ve been doing a lot of sketchbook art for #inktober but I have been posting those to twitter and facebook. I might compile them and share them here later on.
Late to update this week. Model was a no-show so Larry, the legend himself, modeled for us. For the color portion, I was experimenting with using photo-adjustment layers to paint. There are some cool effects but it definitely is restrictive; definitely more additive in color than normal digital painting; more akin to marker or watercolors layering.