Thursday, February 28, 2008

Fantasy Color Study

Well, for Brandes' Media class, the latest assignment is an acrylic painting with either a Sci-Fi or Fantasy theme. I've had a lot of fun with dragons and knights lately, so I'm continuing in that vein.
Normally, I would paint a color rough with the same media as the finished painting, but I found myself at the mercy of an empty ink cartridge in my printer last night, so I couldn't print out my line work and paint on it. Rather than showing up at class with nothing, I did it in Photoshop. It shows my intended color scheme of complementary red and green, but the actual tubes of paint I own may or may not match up with this. So, I'll be doing another color study later anyway.
On a side note, I think I'm really channeling some classic Disney animators with this piece. My knight reminds me of Sir Kay from the Sword in the Stone.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

And now for something completely different...

No, it isn't a "Gilliamation" or some other Monty Python reference. I wanted to show a piece I did for my Figure Painting class with Fiore Custode. The model's name is Sarah and the angry expression comes from the fact that holding the pose for four class sessions really did a number on her neck. She was a trooper and stayed as still as could be expected, but she was in a good amount of pain.