I was so sad when a robin flew into my window (probably drunk on fermented berries). I cried very hard because I was hoping it would be alive, but then I got my inks out because what better chance was I going to have to draw a beautiful bird being perfectly still. Consider this my obituary for you, little robin.
Sorry for the silence recently. School ended and I took a bit of time off to play the Bioshock series, but now I'm ready to get back to work. I do not usually do digital paintings, but I recently got a new tablet that I wanted to try out. So, naturally, I tried to make the ugliest unicorn that I could imagine. :)
So, last Semester I wasn't so great about posting regularly, but I was still turning out a lot of artwork. Here is some of my work from last semester. I do not consider myself much of a painter, but I liked using ink or black and white paint as a medium with which I could learn to use values more efficiently.
I'm back to school and back to the chopping block. I'll be posting a lot more (for real this time-- it is requirement of some of my classes). I have wanted to update the look of my site forever because I felt as if the colors in the background were a bit distracting. Now I have finally had the chance to changed it to something a bit more subdued. I hope it reminds people of the taste and smell of coffee, because that was what was on my mind as I was painting it. Nothing puts me in a better mood than sitting and reading with a nice cup of coffee. I was working with watercolor yesterday in order to create the look. Below is the full version of the self-portrait that I made for the new header.
For those of you curious to know, I created most of this painting with watercolor and added a few accents in photoshop. (not too much as I did not want to lose the texture or the imperfect feel) I have finally decided to embrace my glasses, since most days I end up wearing them rather than bothering with contacts. I'll have a post up tomorrow with rough animation gestures and sketches!
This is a digital painting of Peter Jaxon from the book The Passage by Justin Cronin. I drew many busts of the characters in my sketchbook and decided to transfer this one to digital media. I may be cranking more of these out soon. If anyone is looking for a book to read I would highly recommend this book. It is a horror story with suspense,love, and spirituality in turn. Its sequal, The Twelve, came out last fall. Here is a link for anyone interested.