Monday, January 30, 2012

A couch

I redid (again) another old painting from ages ago. I'm really stumped when it comes to giving simple backgrounds to concepts, which sounds really silly.  I found a nice wallpaper texture on cgtextures and added it under all of my other layers, and that seemed to do the trick.

A cuddly monster.

I redid an old painting. You can probably find the old one on this blog by scrolling down to the older posts. I did the original in September. 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Humphrey Bogart!

I really adore Humphrey Bogart. I truly believe he was ahead of his time, and he's the star of my favorite movie of all time (Casablanca). This painting is reproduced from a photo reference. I wanted to practice painting people for a change, and who better to paint than Mr. Bogart's lovely, expressive face?

My painting:

The awesome original photo: 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A few sketches

Here's some stuff I cobbled together that I found on my computer. I have a ton more, and I figured since this was an ART BLOG and all I may as well post them.

Also, it seems that my super girly dragons/horses obsession is showing. I've been drawing horses since I was a kid, and my love for horses is probably the reason I started in the first place. Even back when I was younger I was studying horse anatomy from books so I could get better. I was also pretty much competing with this other horse-obsessed girl I went to school with, because I thought she was better than me and I COULD NOT HAVE THAT. I hope it shows, or else that could be embarrassing.

Lastly - two of the dragon drawings here have become full blown paintings, one that I've posted already and one that will be posted soon.