Monday, 28 March 2011

Dial 'M' for Murder... [in the docks]

A quick sketch done over the weekend. Haven't yet decided whether to paint it or not... Ps: Yep, she's a big girl = )
'Murder in The Docks'


Saturday, 19 March 2011

SketcHHousE 'POWER HOUR' [Week: #06]

The ONE painting I had time to do during the week [at the very bottom]... Decided to spend a little more time to flesh things out on this one [although it's still really a sketch], since I only had time for one session this week. Really trying to think about the many ways light behaves & interacts with objects;
how & when shadow is cast, the subtle effects of 'bounce light' [& or refractions], using varied tones to generate depth/ distance etc [so much to think about]. There's a lot more going on out there than seems at first glance & it blows my mind just thinking about it!
[Life really is a Blessing]

Guide sketch

Fill layer

Pin pointing direction of light source

Fleshing out highlights

Adding extra tone for depth

A little bounce-light & secondary light source added... Fin


Wednesday, 16 March 2011

SketcHHousE 'POWER HOUR' [Week: #05]

OK, so this post comes a few days late due to outside work taking over my life but here's last weeks batch of studies. We've now moved over to shadow & lighting as a theme, which is something I always love to explore & experiment with given the opportunity.

Just to name a few personal sources of inspiration I have on this subject matter: I've always loved the overly dramatic style of lighting found in early Film noir movies & film posters of the 1950's [more & more I find myself leaning towards this direction in personal work]... Also, a few preferred artists [comic mainly] I've long been in awe of for their unique take on lighting contrasts are, Simon BisleyFrank FrazettaMike Mignola & of course Frank Miller... & as I feel the sudden need to yell out, "Yeah yeah, I know, typical"... well 'typically' these were some of the guys who's styles captivated me as a young comic-obsessed teen... what can you say, they did it well.
All in all, I'm looking forward to exploring this topic further over the next few weeks so stick around & let me know what you think.


Saturday, 5 March 2011

SketcHHousE 'POWER HOUR' [Week: #04]

A bit of a rocky start this week, plus generating challenging poses is starting to make my brain hurt...[that's a good thing]... None the less, here's week four's early morning warm-up sketches: 'PERSPECTIVE'... Oh & this is now officially ONE MONTH IN!!! woooooo = ) 

Have a stress-free weekend = )