Getting Wings

Acquiring the skills to fly in the world

0 notes

This assignment for PD2 was super fun! I think I enjoy looking for references more than actually painting some times. xD The idea was to take one moment, and put it at different times of day to see how the mood changed. The four finished studies are up top, but a little interlude I put together for my classmates is below. After I gave my irrelevant walkthrough, one of my classmates (SulaMoon) gave me the tip that I can make straight lines with the “polygonal lasso tool” rather than just the “lasso tool”. My digital painting mind was blown!!!

Filed under painting drama 2 pd2 oatley academy chris oatley studies time studies colors florence lost in florence

3 notes

Thought I’d post some of my more successful PD2 assignments! Those not privy to my DeviantArt updates, I took a course at the Oatley Academy earlier this year focusing on utilizing color to further the story of a painting.

The entire class was digital, which is always a bit frustrating for me. For this last assignment, though, I structured out the portraits on canvas before scanning in to paint over it digitally. I am much happier with this technique than my straight-digital work!

The digital overpaint does need a few more tweaks—even after the critiques, I haven’t gone back to fix them. >.

Filed under oatley academy chris oatley pd2 painting drama 2 painting drama portraits my art my characters

19 notes

laengine:

brooke-alden:

Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!! It all came today!!!!! 
Thank you, Angi, for interpreting my characters! You are brilliant. ^_^

Man, this was good christmas of commissions in 2012<3333 so much fun!

No way, was it that long ago??? Hehe, still keep them on my bulletin board! (Though the bookmarks are safe and proper being slammed between pages!) (Thanks again for the awesomeness!!!)

laengine:

brooke-alden:

Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!! It all came today!!!!! 

Thank you, Angi, for interpreting my characters! You are brilliant. ^_^

Man, this was good christmas of commissions in 2012<3333 so much fun!

No way, was it that long ago??? Hehe, still keep them on my bulletin board! (Though the bookmarks are safe and proper being slammed between pages!)

(Thanks again for the awesomeness!!!)

1 note

Vacation sketches, part 1!!!

Without internet, I found I could be /very/ productive. I even did some inking—which I rarely do! A few more elaborations on my cast of characters for the Sparkler entry.

The only downside to no interwebs for a week is the lack of on-demand resources (name finding, cultural mythological creatures, etc). I just made a to-do list, though, and plowed on, ready to fix whatever was incorrect later on. It was refreshing and annoying at the same time!!!

Filed under my characters my art sketches