Friday, 22 January 2010

100 Hundred Hands

Been a bit lax with posting and doing studies recently! But I'm back on it. This is the first of what I hope will be many hand studies. The aim is to do 100 hand study drawings. So here is Hands 01. The idea is to try and improve my knowledge of how to draw hands by regular studies.

This one is very loose, almost a warm up really. About 50 mins in painter.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Tower Study - 30mins

Just a quick one as it is very late tonite or is that today. Chalks in painter. Proportions all wrong and colours not right. Didn't want to waste time setting up a grid which would have helped with the drawing.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Volcano Study

Day three and I still at it. Must be some kind of record. Again about 1ish hours in Painter with Chalk tool. Just a sort of colour study. I am trying to match the colours by eye and not just pick them out of the reference photos with the eye dropper tool. Although I did check a couple of colours that way and I was pretty close.

Tried to upload reference photo but I can't get it to work. I'm not sure how many images one can have in a post?

Jungle Study - WIP

My second daily study. This one about 1 hour in Painter using chalks. I was going to do 4 quick 15 minute studies today, but I just kept working on this one. Probably not the best subject for a quick study. Not a very strong image, it is a little too complicated and requires quite a lot of noodling. Perhaps that is just me.

I need to try and get a medium that I am happy with in Painter, I usually end up with Chalks. I want to get a bit more of that concept arty photoshop feel. Maybe I should just draw it in Photoshop.

Well two down, only 363 to go!

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

My first drawing study!

Well it's a new year and another chance for me to try an reinvigorate this blog and try and improve my drawing at the same time. I am going to try and do daily drawing studies of approximately 1 hour a day and then post them up here. I hope I can keep it up!

The above is a WIP in painter from a photo off flickr ( I hope they don't mind me using it) of a young girl in a headscarf. This is after about 1 and a half hours, in Painter using pastels. Not sure if this is the right medium, but I'm giving it a go. Skin tones are tough.

Happy 2010!