This is more like a study… Haven’t been drawing lately and I’ve missed it. Haven’t drawn any portraits either so 🙂 missed that too.
Here is Katniss, the Mocking Jay
Alright, I’ve been drawing digitally for about a year now. I have always been drawing but digital painting is quite different, somehow. I’ve had the chance to experiment with brushes, work on my values (Light and dark) and honestly I feel like I am ready to tackle the next thing; which is: Color Palettes.
So far, I am still tumbling around trying to find my style and my colors.
Last week during my Botanical Illustration Class, the teacher was talking about pencils and how dark some could go and how light others could go to as well. We also discussed on cross hatching and.. basically it is all the beginner stuff. It got me thinking that I have a good knowledge of all that. And it might just be a sign that I should really find my color palette and style now. This probably involves a lot more “Master studies” and Original work, as well as practice of “things I enjoy drawing the most”.
1. Find Artists with Cool Palettes
2.Practice Practice Practice.
If you are just starting out, I would suggest experimenting with your pencils. Work in Black and white for a while to understand shape/Form, light and shadows. The next step would be choosing your colors carefully, and finding your unique “Art”
So, I started those classes a while back, I remember mentioning it ( I think) The entire thing is about Figure drawing but with different techniques. So far, there were only female models (Not that I am complaining, that is what I draw best. I was just hoping to be thrown out of my comfort zone for a while) Anyway, So far the techniques we’ve been using involve Charcoal and graphite, we also used pencil once.
This drawing was focused on practicing tones and contrast/brightness. Which I thought was great since I had been practicing values with digital painting for a while now… It went well, I think it was difficult to forget contours and focus on tones and shapes as well as soft edges and hard edges… But I’m pretty satisfied with the results.
One of my friends brought an art book at college and I went all the way through it to catch the names of my favorite Artists. This is where I found Zorn Anders. He was such an amazing artist involved in painting, sculpting and printmaking. He has to be one of my favorite painters now, I love his use of colors!!! So this time I did not just work on values. 😉
I tried experimenting with color as well. 😀
I will probably work on more masters study which will involve a lot more of Zorn’s creations!