Yup, I spent a few days working on this. The challenges I’ve come across while making this were, firstly, making the skin look less like stone and more like skin. This was achieved via very soft smudging of the sketch. I made her hair, very nicely (really!) but then had a better idea of a hat and so…this.
I’m not a portrait artist, and haven’t been sketching portraits for a long long time (years) . After learning new methods in creation of art both digitally and traditionally, I thought that it was a time to revisit portrait sketching; Hence I started off and created this. ________________
Completed in a few days, this is still not officially titled, so suggestions for a title are welcome. 🙂
In this, the light source is from the whole right side of the paper. Hence, I added details to only one side of here face, the other side is glowing brightly, thus, details are hidden.
I especially wanted to practice ‘realism’ in sketching with this; wanting to achieve photo-realism in sketching, I posit that this is a step towards the right path. If I did something wrong in this artwork, then please do critique constructively.
So this apples here too, suggest a title and critique if you must, but critique constructively…
If you’re like me, then you don’t accept the default Windows 7 look. you tweak it, mod it and enhance it, make it minimal and artistic. Well, here’s something I did to be another step closer the near-perfect minimal desktop.
This is where you can download WinLaunch, a software that starts at system start-up and is just like Mac LaunchPad for Windows. I used it as I hate desktop icons and wanted a replacement. Now with this, I just have to take my mouse to the upper left corner of the screen and I’m just ‘transitioned’ to this:
The folders work just like iOS folders; clicking them opens them exactly like iOS folders do.
Oh yes, and you can remove a folder or an icon by holding the left mouse button on one of the elements and they start squiggling with the small cross button.
For me, it didnt work straight away, I was getting some ‘Couldn’t save you items, sorry’ errors; not using WinLaunch as a substitute for accessing ‘My Computer’ and ‘Recycle Bin’ solves this–to some extend…. I’m thinking that this problem may be local to my machine as no one else mentioned this on dA….
Try it and tell me that does it work out for you or not? ….Right?
Yesterday #MacroMonday was trending on Google+, and although I found many amazing shots of nature, flora and fauna. But this one captured me the most, as the person who shared it considered it just another amateur shot. But I feel that a very strong message is being conveyed via this image.. Not exactly a message but an observation.
I feel that the aging, dried bark in focus relates to aging process as a whole. As that, all things natural do get old and never say in their same original state— things do change…
So, Tell me that what do you think when you look at this image/
Hi all! it’s Sunday, and darn, my eyes are just becoming sore from sitting in front of the computer way too long. So, anyways, here’s a painting that I wanted to share with you. Created on a hard paper; I initially wanted the scene of a watch dropped in a puddle and a reflection of a person staring into it. Just coping with a leaky black paint tube, I ended up darkening the painting too much. So no reflections, sorry. Cuz, what ever color I added to lighten the dark parts, so that I can add reflective properties, the color just merged with black… Darn!
So here it is, my ‘Master Piece’ -______-
Yup as you can see up there, there’s a watch, in a puddle… Well below is the rest of it:
So yeah, I used light green and white to ‘Save‘ the painting. I should’ve just started creating something else if it wasn’t working out.. But I’m like, once I pick up a brush I finish it… And here’s the result.
It may be too dark, but I do like the slight bluish color in the lower part of the painting. It gives some sort of reflective properties…
That’s all for now. I’ll return with a ‘real’ painting! (^_^)
Paper is a bad surface for oil painting! A bad bad surface! So absorbent..
So, as you previously know that I had been practicing the art of foamy water and waves. If you haven’t seen that last one, just scroll abit down and BAM! the previoous post! ( ^_^ ) Anyways, here’s my latest one:-
And here are the close-ups of the awesome parts:-
And another one:-
So there, I took me like…2+ hours to make this, mostly as I was abit slow and lazy that day So I hope that you;ll like this one… 🙂
Created it for practicing foams and ‘wave structures’. To get an understanding of ‘waves’ I searched images for foamy waves on Google Image Search. Though, no image was used for tracing, or blended into this painting. And no specific image is referenced. So, how does it look? And what could improve it?
Yesterday, I saw this amazing artwork by an amazing artist on Google+. I noticed that she had painted the ‘foam’ in a waterscape scene, a bright color of red/orange instead of white. To me (someone who paints highlights as white), her method seemed to give a more realistic feel to the image. So I began experimenting with waterscape scenes, painting the foam as white and not-white. So below is the first and only image I have created. It’s done digitally on SAI. And does not use any textures or images overlay-ed!
So…check this out, and give me your feedback! (^+^)
Hi, sorry, I’ve not been updating my blog for the past few days. Well the reason is that, a few days ago, my pet chick died and I was so sad and gloomy, that internet didn’t attract me much.. I also happened to create a painting of a kingfisher (on the day my bird died) ..and made another the next day. So..Umm here it is
Extract of Details from my G+
The images were taken in medium lighting conditions ( to prevent reflections off the painting)..But this caused the images (taken at ISO 400) to be a bit blurry. So these images were taken with a steady hand..and enhanced in Photoshop to lower the anomalies of camera shake.
Images dedicated to my pet birds (chicks) chirp chirp ヽ（´ー｀）┌
So there, how you like this one, and I’ll soon be uploading the ‘Second Bird Painting’ ….
All my series of bird paintings are dedicated to my pet birds…