Monday, February 23, 2009

Life drawing in Austin (2009-02-16,2009-02-23)

Yet more life drawings. I think this'll be a pretty regular weekly thing :) Love the models so far. The music in the background can sometimes be questionable even to my very inexperienced ears, but there's nothing an ipod and headphone can't solve.

Feeling very happy most of the time... It's nice having a place in the world, earning my own bread, and having a goal to go after still.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Life drawing in Austin (2009-02-09)

This is the first time I've joined a life drawing group in Austin, and it was a solid experience. The model was excellent, and it was extremely nice to have a room crammed full of artists there drawing together.

I started out kind of lamely but eventually warmed up. I'll definitely try to be there every week.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

chow146: queen titania

Frankly, I just felt like having fun and make a good painting, so not much thought went into the character design.

I had zero planning for the background either. It's one of the rare lucky moments where it just kind of happened, without getting into the way of the character. Hopefully it's a sign that I'm improving, on top of the luckiness :)

One-hour photoshop exercise, done fore's daily sketch group, topic being "Tiny Alien Bug." I'm pretty happy with how the cat turned out, given that I had never successfully painted a realistic cat, much less from imagination. I think the Jason Chan speed painting demo download I bought today was well worth the $15.