Sunday, August 14, 2011

Cave and Coast

2 quick environments from imagination


2 comments:

  1. congrats on surpassing a 100 paintings! I find it awesome to watch you grow. I think you can start doing more and more paintings from imagination and use reference only for lighting reference instead of copying it.

    quick note:
    Even if you do quick pieces like that, watch out for dark outlines. The rock on the left in the bottom piece has a dark black outline. The outline pops forward and makes the rock look flat. I've seen the dark outline leftovers in a few of your pieces. It's an easy fix and improves the paintings tremendously. But Overall your understanding of values improved a lot over the past months.

    I really liked the village rocks piece and your "back home" piece has a nice feel to it. What might be a good exercise for you is to grab a short story or a story that you have in mind and paint a bunch of story telling color keys for it. Doing sequential paintings is fun and you'll also learn how to keep a consistent style. Something you might wanna consider doing.

    keep it up!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks Goro! It feels great to have crossed that 100 line. I've learned so much! I'm so glad I took those few hours to check out your talk.

    I'll keep what you've said in mind

    ReplyDelete