Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Assignment one. Happy Box.

This is an animation of a happy box!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Another Rough Light Study

I realize that I haven't been writing any commentary to accompany the work I have been posting so far. But I figured that no one really looks at this blog anymore since it has been so long since I have posted here. So without further delay let me update you and the rest of my non existant reader base. The past few months I have been making it my goal to improve my ability to comprehend and render color. I have been looking at a few books and getting some really nice tips from my office buddy McLean Kendree. He is a wonderful fellow from the land of Ringling. McLean is proof of why Ringling has such a great reputation for preparing their illustration students for the real world. Check out his blog, I bow to you good sir.

This is yet another light/color study. In the past few images I started to realize that I wasn't pushing the saturation enough, making my paintings look a bit chalky. I tried to push that aspect of this piece. Looking at this piece now I realize I am not using enough color variation within the piece and I believe that could be flattening the overal look of the piece. I have been trying to understand how to effectively us the concept of a triad color palette in a piece. In future pieces I will have to conjour up some reference if I am going to get into more detail. Right now I feel that the lack of detail makes the picture look bland. But hey, another painting awaits to explore and improve!


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

More light and color studies

Color studies based off of photographs

Sunday, February 1, 2009

based off reference

based off reference

Based on reference