19 November 2012

Santa Concept WIP

A billion trillion Santa Clauses have been drawn and painted, and so mine won't be anything special except that I did it, of course.  haha.  I haven't done a santa in a lot of years I don't think.  I could
be wrong.

anyway I read an excerpt of Krampus the Yule Lord by Brom, and Santa had a muscular chest and arms, and I thought that I would do a character concept based on that.  So far it is pretty fun.  I plan on doing 2 other pieces inspired by the excerpt that I read.  Im not sure how true I will stay to what I read, but that doesn't really matter.  It will correlate.


I got excited so I did some more today instead of working on other projects that I should have been working on.  I may put a hat on him similar to this, but I haven't decided yet.  I also made his chest larger and stomach rounder.  I'm starting to get excited about the direction this is going.


12 November 2012

Sargent study

I've been in the worst rut this semester.  I'm not going to complain about it here.  Anyway, after plenty of tantrums I decided to just sit and do some studies, and finished them up with a digital painting of one of John Singer Sargent's paintings "A Spanish Woman".

I couldn't dream of doing it justice, but for my own education it was a good exercise.  It really helped me understand color a lot, as it appears he did it in mainly 2 colors.  at least the digital image if his work was about 2 colors.

I took plenty of liberties, and started off with a different color for the background.  I like his background better, obviously.  gah.  now that it is up here in front of me Im seeing some really obvious issues!

it's just a study...