This one was from the view of a house across the street. I do like the tree.....
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
This one actually took a lot less time to do.
I downloaded a couple of free brush sets for space was just playing around with them. There were a lot of ones with a moon background, so I just went with one of the cool looking brushes, then only added the guy in the corner.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
This one comes from two sources of inspiration, my friend Brandon Coates and a show called Kamen Rider 555.
In particular these, a robot painted by Brandon and Faiz Blaster Form.
I really want to continue working on this one in addition to other speed paintings as well as explore different brushes and whatnot.
Check out Brandon's work here!
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
There's this tree across the street from my house that has bloomed white flowers.
The white had a tiny bit of yellow in them however, but white was really hard for me to get to show up using the gouache. No matter how much white I used, it just didn't seem to give the effect I wanted.
Maybe I really should have just used a lot more white.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
After getting my watercolor moleskine in the mail, I set out to do some plein air painting in gouache yesterday. Although considering I started at about 7:3- pm, I was losing light pretty fast.
When I stepped outside my house to see what I wanted to paint, I saw a fire hydrant by my house being lit by the sunlight. It caused a really cool highlight on the fire hydrant so I instantly wanted to paint it.
I ran into trouble with the highlight as it didn't achieve the effect I wanted. I wanted it to be extremely bright but I couldn't quite get it.