Not sure what happened, but I call it a study… Considering I had no reference for this I like the mood. The composition unfortunately sucks. The lower half/third works better on its own…?!
20 minutes, 20 gesture scribbles
…aproximately 6 minutes each…
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!
Hi there, today I skipped my daily painting to help two friends of mine with their first session into digital drawing and painting. They are twins and two awesome traditional illustrators for children’s books. Check their website and books links on amazon =P… You actually support two great artistic individuals.