Saturday, September 28, 2013

WIP on Llama Dude


   This is my continued work in progress on Llama Dude. 
Here I've been working on his clothing, so not there yet, but just posting these pictures gives me a better idea of what I'm doing, and were I'd like to go: learning form great artists, but using digital painting techniques. 
O yea, I also added the smoke from his cigar, part of the atmospheric light.  :)


WIP of Llama Dude
digital painting










Man with a Cat by Cecilia Beaux, American Impressionistic painter

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Back to Llama Dude

The Magic Box  is an on-line class that I signed up through Oatley Academy
Lesson 3 advanced Masking and Dimension

I'm anxious to get back to work on Llama Dude.  

It's been a fun but crazy busy summer.  Unfortunately it ended with me having a major sciatic flare-up.  I'm now slowly recovering from  the back & leg pain.  However, it makes it super difficult for me to set at the computer for any period of time, and the  painkillers made it hard for me to focus . Still I'm happy to welcome fall with its promises of  a more scheduled life and less distractions.  I'll just have to add therapy and a better exercise regiment as part of my daily routine.

So back to Llama Dude, this stage of the of the painting was actually done in mid August, and of course,  it's far  from completed. 

I began using the masking  technique along with the lasso tool and keeping in mind the atmospheric light.  It's coming along, sort of, but since this masking is new was new to me, and don't find the steps very intuitive yet.  Needless to say I don't really have a handle on it yet.