Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Stupid Job

My job has taken away much of my available drawing time, but I will keep on pushing no matter what. Here are two color studies that I did from photos.

Monday, November 21, 2011

I Hate My Job

Unfortunately, my job keeps me so busy that I hardly have any time to do any good studies or anything. It seems as though on all of my days off, other restaurants schedule me for crazy shifts, and then I have to pick up other people's shifts that have called off. Overall, I really don't have much time, and it's frustrating. Anyhow, here are my new pair of shoes. Off to work I go.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Waking Up Early

I woke up at 7:30 am today, and I plan to keep this schedule up in hopes of being more productive. Today I painted two studies (one value study, one color study) and a guy from imagination (though his body/shirt frustrates me). And in the color study, yes I know that her hands are a tad small.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Life of Still

Here's another short still life. About 1.5 hours. I made a schedule of what kinds of work I want to do on certain days of the week, so I should have at least three still life pieces up every week. I've been drawing plenty of heads from Loomis, but they're in my sketchbook. I may try to do some Loomis stuff in Photoshop soon so I can upload it.

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Old Man

Tonight's study is a master copy of an oil painting of an old man. I can't remember the artist's name unfortunately. I now have three days off from work, so hopefully I'll be able to upload two things a day during those days. It's the time I'll be able to work on an imaginative piece and practice perspective.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Tomato Tamata

Here's another two-hour still life study. Perspective seems to be giving me the most difficulty right now, so on my days off of work, I'm going to work on perspective. On days that I don't upload stuff, it probably just means that all of my studies are traditional, and I don't have a scanner to upload them with.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Flesh Study

Tonight I decided to do a flesh study.  I spent about two hours and fifteen minutes on it.  I learned a little bit about flesh, but it's not rendered out super detailed or anything.  Now, I need sleep.  Working in an Italian restaurant all day then painting after work gets exhausting.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Another Pumpkin

Here's a two-hour still life.  I'm not that fond of it, but it's just one more bad painting out of the way on my path towards improvement.  I'd like to replace the pumpkin with an apple next time, and I'm going to keep working on glass and metal as well.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Character Crap

Working my new job and dealing with problems at home have made the past day hard to be productive, but I can't let anything get in my way for the Deathline Challenge. I missed yesterday, but I can't let that happen anymore. Tonight I worked on a character design, though I want to get it critiqued and work on it more. Tomorrow I night I plan on doing another still life.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Couple Things!

Here are some digital figure studies and a photo study of a Roman statue. I know they aren't that great, but I feel like these studies are helping me improve gradually. And I never really draw figures with the tablet, so the figures are mainly to help me get used to doing contour drawing digitally.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Velasquez master copy

It's day two for me of the Deathline challenge, and I decided to go with a master copy today of Velasquez's famous painting of Juan de Pareja.  This took around two hours in Photoshop.  I tried to do this study before about six months ago and totally failed at it, but this time around I was actually able to get it close I think.

Deathline Challenge!

The Crimson Daggers are having a year-long challenge in which each person is to set personal goals and do something productive every day for a year. One great way to make efficient improvement is to do a daily study from life. I plan to update my blog every day possible from now on with plenty of work, so keep an eye out for updates.