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Altheia
03-17-2006, 09:09 PM
So I've been having a miserable time with patience lately. Can't seem to stick to any large projects so I've been making a bunch of little sketches instead. Figured I'd start a little thread to post them. Who knows, maybe I'll turn them into something more finished in the future!

Altheia
03-17-2006, 09:12 PM
So this is a series I did imagining a few of my friends as kids. I'm actually kind of attached to these guys and I'll probably keep adding to the collection. They're intentionally really washed out.... sort of like old photographs (or at least that's what I was thinking). These are all brainstorming for actual finished pieces I might work on later.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/auralite/jeffy.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/auralite/katiegirl.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/auralite/lc.jpg

ThePhotographer
03-17-2006, 10:05 PM
I like them a lot. Perhaps just a little more rendering without loosing the washed out feeling ?

Or some kind of backgrounds ?

arnocob
03-19-2006, 03:42 PM
:)
Hi!
I like them too..
When we see them, we imagine their stories (family, school problems, loves etc..)
and I think it's good, they are full of mysteries..
Maybe I also agree with The photographer about the render, but if you re-work on them, do it slowly, and don't change a lot of things...
Bye
keep it up!
The Station : 327990

Altheia
03-21-2006, 05:02 PM
Hey guys! Thanks for the comments! I've had a few other people agree with you guys on the rendering... so I will probably take it to heart and do a little re-sketching. I really like the whimsy so far in these, and I will probably make more

Until then.... I really enjoyed the DSG thread "legends" yesterday and was incredibly unsatisfied with my 20 min sketch, so I thought I'd spend some time refining it. I'm (obviously) not finished yet, still working... just thought I'd see if anyone had any input thus far. I'm working from a ref on this one, makes the whole process much less painful.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/auralite/daphne2.jpg

trialanderror
03-21-2006, 05:11 PM
Wow, Im surprised, I like that vey much, especially the background, the eyes, the atmosphere and well Im not an expert but I like your color palette very much too...

keep it up:thumbsup:

Altheia
03-22-2006, 03:45 PM
Moved in on the hair.... lots of work on the hair still, but I've deceided that hair is definately fun, though it might be funner if I could find a reference for the type of hair I'm painting. :p

This is probably going to remain a fairly boring sort of painting... I'm really just focusing on getting some sort of system down for skin and hair for now.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/auralite/67copy.jpg

aldog
03-22-2006, 05:29 PM
I REALLY like your style with the little kid versions of your friends, that's such a cute/good idea, I might try that with some of my friends.
one thing with them though, is I think you should put them onto a different colored background, and maybe all of them together, but I like the way that they look with the certain bbackground colors.
let me try to say that again, the actual kids look good where you can see through parts of them. but you should cut them out of the background and put them on something out....but leave the background color behind them.

god that was unintelligable.

Altheia
07-19-2006, 11:14 PM
Hey, so I haven't updated this thing in what seems like forever... but I started doing a little painting again, so I thought I'd dump my results here. Mostly I've been messing around with color... here's a color test (there wasn't a ref for this one, I wasn't too concerned as I was mostly focusing on color)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/auralite/vampgirl.jpg


I've also been working on figure drawing, mainly from photos. This one I'm still working on (especially the wonky foot!) :D Does anyone out there know of any good glazing techniques that work for them? I'm especially interested in process. One of my college profs insisted on glazing the darks in last and using opaque white to pop out the strong highlights, others think it's better to include the darkest darks in the underpainting and not mess with them again. I've been playing around with both and for this one I glazed the darkest areas in at the end (especially under her closest arm)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/auralite/study.jpg


So this last one is actually a project I hope to actually complete. My schedule has been a bit hectic lately, but hopefully one day soon I'll sit down and work on this one some more. It's a self portrait as a Siamese Twin. I used a photo ref of myself and now I'm working out the lighting and environment mostly before I get back to rendering the figures more. I have a terrible habit of jumping in headlong without planning :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/auralite/Carny4.jpg

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