Friday, July 29, 2011
I'm almost done!!! I just have to detail the tree in the foreground (and pray to the art gods that it looks good in the end...) and then add some atmosphere and sparklies to the snow :] I'm contemplating a few snowflakes but meeeh I don't know... can't wait for it to be done!
...and I'm pretty happy with how Big Blue turned out :)
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Big Blue is coming to life! (Yes I named the dragon haha... it's so much more fun when you can play out a story as you paint :] )... anyway, he still has a LONG way to go. At this point I have him molded out so I can start to work with his form and add the correct highlights and shadows. Next I think I'm going to drop in a light texture to give me a little extra something to play with. When I'm done I'm hoping to give him a real "icy" feel :) I'm excited yet nervous still because there are a couple things that are buggin' but I'm hoping they work themselves out with this guy.
I should probably detail the tree before I get too much further with the dragon... so that I don't run out of steam. The tree needs just as much detail and attention or the whole painting will fall apart :/ I think I can have fun with it though... pondering adding a forest critter in the foreground tree.. probably too distracting though.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Changed the staging a little... I felt the girl was being cut off by the tree... I keep going between frustrated and satisfied with this piece, hopefully it turns out okay in the end. I'm going to work on the right and then start adding some details to the dragon yay!
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Getting more values set and adding a little bit of warm color into the light coming from the left... I want it to have a burrr chilly feeling, yet still calm and somewhat whimsical. The colors may prove to be tricky, we'll see. I'm starting to feel more comfortable with how this is going now :)
I'm not sure how I feel about this layout, I played around with tons of possibilities for a while but it was hard to fit it all on the canvas... I'm using myself as a model because I kinda wanted to do another self portrait but I also wanted to be interacting with something this time... SO I'm just going to keep going with this one and see where it leads... *gulp*
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Here are some work in progress photos so far. I block in values first and then play with color... I was originally going for a more crimson red color for the phoenix but I'm liking these warm purples so I might stick with that. We'll see... onward!