Sunday, 23 October 2011

ipad plein air

I got myself an ipad to be able to do colour sketches from life. Would be nice to do it in watercolour but its just not practical. The ipad is surprisingly nice for sketching though, Ive used the program 'Brushes' for these paintings.

These first two are lunchtime sketches from the British Museum.

St Pancras station.

Queens wood in Highgate. Its getting a bit cold for sketching outdoors in London.

Exciting wardrobes!

Our entrance hallway.

Huw Edwards tells us about life in the big world outside.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Character and tree

The first image was ment to be a quick sketch for me to practice character design (Its supposed to be Victarion Greyjoy from Game of Thrones) but it turned into a kind of rendering exercise instead. Ive been thinking alot about trying to describe differences in materials lately and Im trying to get better at this.
The second image is a quick painting I did for a thread over at the sijun forums.

Heres a guy thats really good att describing materials in his paintings: