Red Portrait

Red Portrait

Even though my drawing tablet is failing I still managed to draw this little portrait.. took me about 3/4 hours

India

This is a speedpaint I made about a week ago, I used a screencap from the movie “Stoker” as a reference.. the girl in my drawing is called “India” in the movie, hence the name. You should also check out the film it’s absolutely amazing! (If you’re into psychological thrillers)

Anyways.. I trief a different technique for a change, normally i would use lineart as a base for my drawing but this time i did without and this was actually the first time I’ve tried this. I have had very positive feedback on it.

india Original

This was the original one but I’ve been playing around with color a bit and I really liked this version myself:

India Blue

 

Which one do you prefer?

Flower girl (and new Wacom Bamboo)

A new drawing/painting I’ve made.. I have become much more aware of my weaknesses but also continue to improve.

The things that frustrate me are: anatomy (i should have this down by now), shading (this is a huge problem) and linework.. I would like to get rid of all those lines because it makes my stuff look cartoonish and I’d like to become a digital artist who mainly does semi realistic paintings.

Then there are things I am pretty satisfied with: my sense of color (I feel like my intuition is pretty good),  my increasing knowledge of drawing/editing software, my capability of making something and improving along the way without any real schooling on the particular subject and perhaps my passion to keep on doing what i like no matter what anyone says!

Now onto the technical aspect.. I used my brand new Wacom Bamboo!! Yes i have a new tablet! Woohooo! This is a enormous improvement over my old Wacom Sapphire (dating back to 2002). I’d also like to note that I use Pixelmator for my drawing/painting and often iPhoto for any last minute easy color editing.

Flower girl

Purpura WIP

Purpura

This is something I’m working on in Pixelmator, I am not sure where I am going with this but I’m sure to make something nice out of it.. I finally got the hang of using layers and I figured out how it makes everything so much easier! Though I am still trying to find a way to paint hair nicely, this is really bugging me.. I know the techniques in so far as that I know how it works but it just never looks that nice and professional. My paintings are often quite messy and that is what I should avoid this time.

Anyways.. I am ending this here, my goals for this painting are: making it look a bit more nice and clean than I normally do, using layers correctly and finishing it.