Sunday, September 9, 2012
|Doedemee Poster for 'Things Fall Apart'|
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Thursday, August 23, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
|Loneliness (one petal at a time)|
Monday, July 23, 2012
Recently, I have had the urge to dip my brush into some wildlife illustration. Generally, I love drawing animals straight from nature. When there is a zoo easily accessible, one can find me sketching the animals. (Check out these sketches in this blog.) So after looking at the internet, I made a few mental images and sketched them out and played with the colors on me olde laptop.
I wanted the piece to be more colorful and painterly, focusing on the gestures and facial expressions rather than on the details. I do love the color palette and the grass I created was super fun and simple through painter. That was less than 10 minutes of work. The grass was completely an after thought that worked out.
Here's to a fun week of painting.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
|The Trail of Breadcrumbs|
I was a little afraid of the composition of this one. When I first conceptualized this, I imagined doing an enormous watercolor with a massive forest and a tiny trail of crumbs. Then there was the question whether this would be even readable on the internet. But then I thought I'll give it a try with Painter. There it would be easier to judge its digital capabilities and see what kind of damage I could do with Corel at the same time.
Some might argue a case against these colors, considering that the children are entering a forest inhabited by a witch. But if the forest was dark and foreboding, why would Hansel and Gretel even take a stroll through it. It has to be warm and inviting, a forest I would want to stroll about in. Thankfully, the forests I hike are witch free and the trails are well marked.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
I hope you are entertain by this as much as I was entertain drawing it.
When I was painting this, I knew I didn't want browns from the tube. I want to make the colors more earthy so I put a lot of blue into the piece to neutralize the warm browns.