This blog will be down for a while in the next few months—sad, yes—to undergo some reconstruction. New designs, new posts, new topics... I hope that by June, this will be fully working, then I won't have to bother with the design anymore.
I've decided to utilize blogger instead of tumblr instead—or maybe I'll use them complementarily. We'll see.
I've thought about posting in Tumblr because.. It's better for photos. I know, i know, it's a weird reason. I will not delete my blogger page though. I'll just be updating lesser here.
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PS. I just updated my tumblr yesterday and today with things.
"Speed painting" for today.
Made in about 2 hours and 30 minutes. It's a tiny painting. More like a miniature painting if it weren't digital. (What?)
I didn't want to get Facebook timeline until I had something new to put, so I created a new painting especially for it. But when I uploaded it, Facebook ruined the quality.
It was referenced from a photo—this is merely a study.
I also tried to apply what I learned about beginning an oil painting. I did not save my process for this, though. So, this is all that will be posted until next time.
Because I was out yesterday, I didn't post.
Like I said the other day, here's my learning process of seeing light and shadow. Now there isn't a definite way to do your drawings, and this is just ONE WAY to do it. It's also a process I'm studying as of the moment as a preliminary mindset for painting. More updates in future posts.
365 days will now have titles. (I'll try.) And with a purpose (hopefully) after every study.
PART 1: This is a rough of the light shape. I drew it in starting from the shoulder, adding the height of the hair, then continuing from the scapula to the bottom of the drapery, taking note of the proportions to the left and to the right.
PART 2: After I've finished with the light shapes, I start filling in the shadow shapes, the shadow accents and reserving the cast shadows for last.
PART 3: I haven't finished it! Just filled everything else in. I don't intend to finish this one, but hopefully, the process by now is understood fairly.
With art made for Science Fiction Freedom e-zine issue no. 6. I may be too hard on myself, but then again the bar must always be set higher.
Artwork titles in order of appearance:
The One Law
Battle for Yusara
The second illustration I like better than the first one I made for the e-zine. Oh dear, I've forgotten what the story was about. But you can visit the website and read it on Issue no. 6's page 44. It's a fairly new magazine (it's free!) with awesome artworks and stories and I feel really happy for the chance to be a part of the team. There'll be more soon.
The succeeding blog posts will resume the 365 day journey, taking up where I left off.
Merry Christmas, everyone! Tomorrow, I'll be posting a few process photos of figure studies I'm doing of light and shadow. (I'm sadly getting rusty. Need to climb that mountain.)
I've been MIA for a long time from my blog..
I just haven't been zealous enough to post because reality called me, there was an emergency that needed my heart somewhere. I'm not exactly back yet, but I will try to get back as soon as this is over.
So many things have happened in the last 3 months of my life and I can't believe that some things have gone by really, really fast. What I thought flourished into something beautiful over the years died so quickly and nothing but stone is left. I don't know if there is an ounce of hope in me towards that, but I have no words to say. Nothing can be spoken, and nothing can be fixed. Sometimes I wonder if denial just swept over—or the fact that something new entered and replaced me just clouded all decisions and thoughts (if there ever were any thoughts) of making things work out for real this time. I don't know the path that goes beyond me, and I wished so much that it could work out; but it takes two to make the decision, it takes two to make things work. I don't think you can kill hope.. and I just thought it was worth fighting for.
Wow. Talk about missing in action.
The past few months haven't been the easiest time for me, so I'm sorry if the frequency of posts are deteriorating. It will not stay like this forever. Hoping to see brighter days, soon.
Here's an update of a base linework i'm making for this painting. Wizards; it's finally starting. I still have absolutely no idea how this is going to be painted. I hope it turns out as awesome as the linework. Please believe me when I say I have yet to find a comfortable process in painting up my drawings—I honestly have not painted very much traditionally, so I am still discovering that. The next few months of my life will be spent learning just that.