Monday, December 31, 2012


Happy New Years everyone! One of my goals for 2013 is to seriously get back into DAILY speed paintings

Sunday, December 30, 2012


I was pretty disapointed in yesterdays painting. The overcast weather just did not look right to me, so today I tried again. 

Things I learned: 
    - Overcast does =/= loss of contrast
    - Saturation goes down instead
    -Value range stays full (ofcourse) instead, range of temperature is limited to cools for the most part

I think today's was much more successful 

Saturday, December 29, 2012


I need to work on overcast settings :/

Friday, December 28, 2012


Floating Tofu...
Edit!: After a suggestion from Goro to tweak a few saturation/hue adjustments this is what I came up with. I'd never really used these adjustments and I'm blown away at what they can do! Obviously I should not rely on these kinds of filters, but it gives me a good starting point to lay down more paint. Thank you Goro!

After Hue/Saturation Adjustments:

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012


I'm behind on these! Here's another one for today, technically tomorrow but I haven't slept yet.

It's quite a bit different then my usual. But fun! Inspired heavily by Andrew Mar's amazing character design.

Friday, December 21, 2012


I think the values are working but the colors look muddy. The colors and textures are not consistent with the materials, its something I've always had problems with and want to improve on over this break. Ive spent too long on this piece though, Ive learned from it and need to move on.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Really did not feel like painting today for some reason... still managed this small stillife

Monday, December 17, 2012


I've been playing Diablo a bunch since break started so my friend Kristin suggest I try painting something that would fit in the Diablo universe. This is what I came up with! I don't think I quite hit the mark but it was fun and I think its a successful painting, diablo aside.

This is the first time I've ever worked in black and white and added color after and I feel like I was able to manage my values much better this way, also it was quite fast compared to other speedys. I think I'm going to keep experimenting with this technique.


Saturday, December 15, 2012


Winter break begins today! one a day.... ONE A DAY