Sunday, November 25, 2012

Robert Downey Jr Caricature + Step by Step

Went out of my comfort zone and did a caricature, or at least I tried to :P
I kept separate layers so you can see how I approached it:

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Schoolism course with Bobby Chiu: Digital painting Lesson 2

This is my coloring job of the Bobby Chiu's "The Stand", I diverted from his color scheme to make it my own. I mean I do believe in copying his methods, but deciding on colors is just as important. I think I did an ok job, but I really left the assignment until too late. Maybe I wouldn't have done more, but I always like to go back to my work the next day to make final didn't get a chance to do that this time.

I've got to say though, if I didn't follow the video there would be no way for me to figure out his working methods. I'm not saying you can't achieve the result in any other way, but I wouldn't have come up with his method by looking at his paintings. So very pleased with the course so far! The first two weeks we covered things I thought I already knew, but I learned lots of new things!

EDIT: Got my feedback today, and really happy with a 5/5 from Bobby :P
Really glad he took the time to answer some of my questions I sent him in my assignment feedback. Motivated to work on my next assignment :)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Iron Man Work in Progress

Doing a drawing for a monthly sketchgroup, concidering I have so many things to do I really should've just done something simple. Instead this is kinda happening :P


Large thumbnail

 Rough "Clean up" drawing:

Monday, November 12, 2012

Schoolism course with Bobby Chiu: Digital painting Lesson 1

I enrolled for the Bobby Chiu digital painting course, this is my first assignment which I found quite tricky. It really forced me to change from my usual routine and I learned a lot already, I think I could paint on this forever. It just never feels quite right, I think it's because I'd need to do some actual painting of bodybuilders to have some real life reference for how I want this to look.

Anyway, I am looking forward to Bobby Chiu's paint over and critique :) And of course the second lesson! I'll be posting my progress here and of course I will be using the new stuff I learn in my own personal work. So hopefully you'll be seeing quite an evolution of the next coming weeks!

If you are interested in doing a schoolism course yourself, click here:

Friday, November 9, 2012

Leaving The Stream

Tomorrow is my last day at work. Everybody always writes up an email saying goodbye and thanking everybody. I thought I'd do something personal and create a sketch to say goodbye.