Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Digital painting from life

So I thought I'd try to jump to doing a color painting of the model this week. I was a bit worried. If you've read my review on DA you'll know that I think the tablet pc's color is pretty weak. This week definitely proved it. These are much more garish than I thought they were. Did not expect that shoulder to be so green. Face was really rushed and looks awful. That part had nothing to do with the tablet. Next time, I'm thinking I should perhaps use the dodge and burn tools (I don't normally) so that I know the values are around where I want too. I thought some places were white and they weren't even close once I got it onto my main computer.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Digital Painting FROM LIFE

Got to use my new tablet PC to do some live nude figure drawings. It was a lot of fun. I kind of hate drawing in line and prefer to work where the image emerges from the darkness and digital really allowed me to do that easily for the first time. No big rig of paints and everything to carry around. No using conte on colored paper, neither of which are accepting of revisions.
Richard took a picture of me working. It's also nice that I don't have to go through the pain in the ass of scanning sketches in.