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Guy
09-10-2002, 12:58 AM
Something new I'm working on. Don't know what it is yet, but I assume it's female. :D When I start out I begin putting my values in as soon as I get a basic block-in. I bring up the light and dark at the same time as the features. This helps me see the subject as a 3d form from the get go, which in turn helps me to envision the finished painting. I probably will look different from what I expect, but at least I'm pointed in the right direction and can predict my next move. To me this is a big advance because I use to paint away with abandon, hoping for the best. There is a lot of creativity in my old approach, but little structure. Now I feel I have a little of both.

I hope I don't annoy anyone with my amateur tutorials, but it's fun for me to transcribe my learning process :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Sep-2002/witch1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Sep-2002/witch2.jpg

digistyle
09-10-2002, 01:34 AM
Seeing the process only helps the rest of us! Post away!

digistyle

TeAnne
09-10-2002, 01:52 AM
Noticable transformation in the 2nd one already.;)

Guy
09-10-2002, 04:40 PM
I'm a little further along. The first one here began to concern me. She was starting to look like David Bowie from the Ziggy Stardust years, right down to the different colored eyes, but I think I'm back on track. I'm fumbling with an idea for the background. Maybe a witch with some icy skin-tones. I should have painted the BG and the subject together.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Sep-2002/witch3.jpg


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Sep-2002/witch4_copy.jpg

bertk
09-10-2002, 04:42 PM
Amazing what you can do with magic markers! Good show Guy!:)

Guy
09-10-2002, 04:53 PM
Yeah Sharpies are the bomb! :p

plumpfairy
09-12-2002, 11:15 AM
:o Oh! Is this the beginning stages of your Norse Priestess you just recently posted? Terrrrific!
No annoyance over here.....love to see your posteys!
jana:D :clap: :clap:

Guy
09-12-2002, 11:28 AM
Here I started to figure out what the background wanted to be. I do a flip horozontal throughout the sketch. It's amazing the flaws revealed this way. Even vertical flips are great for checking compositional weight.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Sep-2002/witch6_copy.jpg


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Sep-2002/witch9_copy.jpg