I'm really enjoying discovering how you can anthropomorphize anything without putting a face on it. You can give trees and rocks character and emotion without screaming at the audience about it.
It was fun to do Drawcember and have a fun reason to do a little (sometimes not so little) drawing at least once a day.
These are the last 5 drawings I did for Drawcember. I ended up using my own prompts. Just drawing a lot these days, with or without prompts.
This week for Nathan Fowkes Environment Design course, I got to actually make my own designs, and I'm really excited about what I'm learning and how my work is turning out. I feel like each one got a little better than the last. Each one is a value study is going for a particular emotion. I chose Awe, Hope, Fear, Cozy, Perilous.
Now I have to design a prop for each landscape.!
He knows when you're awake.
He sees you when you're sleeping.
Because mice like to sing on Christmas carols too.
Assignment 2 in Nathan Fowkes Environment Design course!
Really interesting, educational assignment: do 12 studies using only 3 values and hard edges. I thought this was going to be a piece of cake. For a minute, I even thought it was to simple. Then, I attempted it. Sure, the actual painting it out is simple, but getting the simple statement just right was a brain teaser. First off, it is great, because it makes you take a step back before you even get started. I had to try to decipher where exactly the different values would go and why, decide why they were important, and when to simplify shapes. One of the goals was to paint the studies so that you were able to understand what was going on, what the point of the scene was without having to reference the original. So, even though, you might see a highlight here or a dark shadow there, if it broke apart the images in such a way that you lost the context, it wasn't working. My study is on the right or bottom. Since some folks wanted to see my last studies closer, I've included the individual studies. Keep in mind though that these are thumbnails, and are meant to give you the scene information on a quick glance at a small scale.
I'm getting so much out of the class. The pace is great, working my edge without feeling lost or like it's too easy. Now, I get to attempt to make my own landscapes! :o
Wish me luck!
Pepperidge Farms Milano Cookies. Doing still life studies in digital painting is a whole new world. Kinda fun!
And now, I'm going to eat them.
Mimi got to explore snow for the first time. Snowshoe kitty in the snow.
Ready to fly. (got some new Blackwing pencils today, smooth as butter!
Spinning, spinning, spinning.