Saturday, January 31, 2009


I didn't get a whole lot of time to work on anything last night, but I did fool around with that a bit more. At least now I have some idea what I need to be more careful about in the next picture. (I will probably finish this one just for the sake of calling it done.)

Friday, January 30, 2009

Just to Post Something

Here's where I go off and try to fix things which have been wrong pretty much since the beginning, and fail miserably, messing up the picture as I go.

What was he thinking? I was thinking that her face was too small, and her neck looked weird, and it didn't look like the person it's supposed to look like. So, take a dive off the deep end, since this is an exercise anyway, and start re-painting bits.

Now it's less finished than before, her neck still looks weird, but in a different way, the whole lower half of her face is looking odd, and it still doesn't really look like the person it's supposed to look like. That's progress for you!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Groove or Rut

Both, probably. I'm also way behind on promises. Ugh.

Got into a nice flow last night working on that arm and hand. I won't make any claims for the results, but it felt good while I was doing it.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Yeah Yeah Yeah

The more I play with this picture, the more I think I might stay with some of the stylized bits and accidents of the early slopping around, instead of trying to push for more realism. I decided pretty early on that the color in the shadow (and the skin, of course) is not going to end up matching the reference. This is not, I hope, only because I distorted some of the shapes so much that I want to run away from the reference.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Sometimes, it seems to work better when I don't try so hard.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Adventures in Color Mixing

Abandoning attempts to match the reference (yes, same reference), and instead experimenting with color mixing.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Monday, January 05, 2009

Something Else To Look At

Initial rough for another exercise.