Sunday, February 28, 2010

3 speed paintings

Some simple value sketches.
The top I was experimenting with trying to do a bit of an aerial composition, and added the foreground element with the character standing on top to make it more interesting, although given more time I thought I could have made a more stronger composition.

The middle was a study from an existing film frame.

On the bottom I was working a little bit with overcast light and using local value to define the major compositional shapes, as oppose to having a strong directional light or artificial light to define form. I was also experimenting a bit with trying to elicit a more calmer or serene composition. I'm not exactly sure how successful that was, but it was adequate for a exploratory study.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

bierdstadt value studies

Some quick landscape black and white value studies.

Monday, February 1, 2010

some quick environments

Here are some more speed paints. Working in black and white and sticking helps a lot with thinking in simple term of strong values and is fun to experiment with on a simpler stage. I am thinking about aiming for doing at least one a week to post on the blog.