This marvelous little program is just brilliant and it has the potential to quickly become a must-have tool for any digital painter with a traditional backround. Why? Rebelle is simply unrivaled when it comes to watercolor simulation. Over the last 5 years I’ve been beta testing many tools like moxi, expressii and others, and none of them matches Rebelle’s quality and ease of use. Furthermore its’ stabilty and price make buying this piece of software a no-brainer. Without hesitation I’d love to recommend getting Rebelle, which really takes traditional painting simulation to a whole new level. Make sure you check out their demo and support the authors of this incredible application.
I shouldn’t call this a study, simply because it was a random doodle to relax. I’m looking forward to finish this one day. Also it’s nice to find some time for non-website related image magic and posting! Feels good, damnit 😉 …
All refs taken from Alien (1979)… more studies to come. This is fun!
Edit: I added a couple of last minute fixes: usually I dont fix my mistakes even when I see them. Thats a bad habit and I’ll try to polish all studies more from now on or at least dont be so sloppy about it.
I was about to start with 30 second gestures but from my experience I’m too slow for that so I started with 20 x 60sec poses. After that I started three 6 minute gestures. I wish the three last ones were 60 second sketches. Seems possible to me…
By the way, the reference images come from quickposes.com. Make sure you check it out! I even contributed a donation to their upcoming app which I’m really looking forward to.
You know how it is: Whenever you think it cannot get any worse you prove yourself wrong with the next thing you draw… well, I really need to warm up with 60sec sketches first. Otherwise what’s supposed to be simple, quick studies takes ages. It’s also interesting for me to notice how much I’m attracted to:
a) women (please note I picked a MALE this time), and
b) shading instead of linework. I’m constantly thinking of adjusting the brush diameter and GET ReAL mEsSy!!!… luv’ it!
I frequently stumble upon old scribbles and unfinished paintings like this one. They are probably doomed to remain unfinished (unless peoples’ comments encourage me to pick them up). However I think they’re too pretty for being trashed so these pieces deserve their own category: trashcoveries!