2017 – Daily Routine

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Wow, 2016 is almost over and 2017 is just around the corner! NeedIess to say I want to take this opportunity and try to establish a solid daily practice and blogging routine:

Edit:

I have added two more disciplines and reorganized the schedule:

– Monday – 
2 – 4 FACE/HEAD studies from Ref. (4 lineart, shade one of them)
* 10 – 15 Minutes each
! variation of HAIR (volume !), GENDER, AGE !


– Tuesday – 
10-20 GESTURES from Ref.
* 2 – 5 Minutes each
! var. Poses, NUDES and CLOTHED mixed !


– Wednesday –
 2-3 Colored LIGHTING Studies from Ref. (sunlight, nighttime, artificial Light sources…)
* 15-20 Minutes each
! TIME OF DAY + WEATHER EFFECTS / SHARP vs SOFT !


– Thursday –
3-5 MATERIAL Studies from Ref.
* 10-15 Minutes each
! TEXTURE vs PAINTED DETAILS!


– Friday –
3-5 monochrome COMPOSITION Studies from Ref.
* 10-15 Minutes each
! 3-5 VALUES / GRAPHICAL READ !


– Saturday / Sunday –
… free projects, drawing, fanart, fun stuff, portraits, speedpaintings, other websites …

 

You can find all reference images on my pinterest board…Alright, now LET’S DO THIS!

 

Tooltip – EscapeMotion’s Rebelle

Fellow readers, 

this post is dedicated to the latest tool I’ll be adding to my personal tool arsenal:

Escape Motion Rebelle

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.

 

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Just flirting with colors and brushes… I like the vibrancy but yet it feels like a very common and almost cliche palette. Still when working with color I tend to oversaturate things.