Sunday, December 24, 2006
...of the SW comic, that is. I dunno, still not happy with page one I submitted some time ago. This coloring scheme sort of appeals to me more than what I used for page one: there I did the value sketch underneath and then started coloring. Didn't work out , so I used a simpler method visible here (e.g., no value sketch, went straight to colors).
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
The coloring of my SW comic takes up most of my time dedicated to artistic endeavor. I am yet o post the two pages I've done, so in the mean time, to buy the time, I decided to post some of my previous work never seen here on this blog.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
I walked in the studio today eager to do another one of my composition lessons, and found a spring-like uneven brass spirall and a small cardboard box on the table. Anyway, it was boring to begin sketching, but got more interesting as I progressed towards rendering. So, this was my last lesson in basic stuff, from next Thursday on comes figure, portrait and nude. I discovered several important things in these two lessons and homework I did, most important of which was how to set up objects on paper. Had I done this piece on my own, for example, these objects would have appeared either too small or too big, off center and disproportionate in relative sizes.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
I guess I'll be doing these well into next week. The idea is to try to reproduce the real proportions and relative distances of objects, and to be able to set up an overall composition. I guess I really needed that, because I think the composition has so far been the weakest point in my art. This is just a crash course, because my instructor told me that I'll do only two 3-hour long lessons prior to starting nude, figure and portrait drawing. So, this Thursday I'll do my last lesson on basic composition, and then, from next week's Thursday, I'll start with the real deal. I am glad that it worked out this way, the two preliminary lessons will have helped me understand the basic concepts, but it will not have been too long, just a worm-up. These basics will then make my life easier when I start with the more demanding stuff.
Saturday, December 02, 2006
This blog might start looking like a sketchbook, the way I started. I think I better focus on practicing classical skills than trying to produce comics and illustrations for a while. If I could hack two sketches per day, I could generate 300-400 of them by the time I finish my preparatory course in June, prior to entrance exams in July. I started doing this sketch just to practice composition, but it evolved into a value study.