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Cati
02-02-2009, 08:47 AM
Hi there,

I'm starting a new sketchbook for comments and critique. These days there's hardly a day without sketching but I mostly sketch on paper. So when I have the time I scan here some pictures about my progress and my thoughts about drawing and painting.

I start with a portrait of my dog Vilma watching outside. It's drawn in Painter IX with Artist Oils. I'm very happy about the values and composition since I tried to be very careful and thoughtful - so very unlike me ;-) . At the same time I tried to get very loose with my brush and not worry about making every detail count. It's done in about 5 mins. She won't stay still for long.
http://www.catooonzz.com/vilma.jpg

Cati
02-13-2009, 07:54 AM
I'm working on a portrait of my niece, Maria. This is a smaller oilpaint study of her face.
I'm following the workroutines of old masters so I'm pretty excited. This is the first phase of the work (underpainting in gray) and it took me about 3 hours. I will add more details before moving on to next layer: Glazing. After that I'm doing the opaque layer to make fixes and add more life to the skin.

It's amazing how similar the oilpainting routines are compared to digital. I'm learning a lot.
http://www.crescentart.net/kuvat/maria2.png

Cati
02-13-2009, 08:10 AM
Here are some sketches of eyes I've drawn lately.
http://www.crescentart.net/kuvat/eyes.png

Rabid1
02-21-2009, 12:03 AM
Great start to your thread Cati i'm loving that portrait so far. You seem to know the process of oil painting well, maybe i can learn from you? I'm interested to see how traditional and digital painting processes can share techniques? Looking foward to more.

Cati
02-23-2009, 04:55 AM
Thanks for your comment Rabid1. :)

I'm no expert in oilpaint but I find that painting in traditional media seems to improve my skills in digital form. The layer system is very similar to that of the digital media. But since oilpaint is very strict about what you add in the first layers you'll have to think a lot before you even start on a painting.
You have to know about mixing colours.. it's a tremendous help when you move to a program like Painter (which I use a lot). The most difficult thing is to understand the amount of white you can use because it's something that can make all the difference in the end. In oilpainting - you very rarely use white as 'white'.

Cati
04-10-2009, 07:26 AM
I'll add here few drawings while I'm waiting for the gesso to dry (sizing some papers).

Charcoal drawing to test out techniques I've learnt lately.
http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2009-04-04-pallojapeite.png

Few croquis drawings with ink and strawpen
http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2009-04-04-croquis1.png
http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2009-04-04-croquis4.pnghttp://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2009-04-04-croquis3.png

Here's a portrait drawing. I've managed to get the likeness in there but the composition sucks big time. I used graphite.
http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/sammeli.png

Rabid1
04-13-2009, 03:51 PM
Nice work Cati, you have great stroke control with this last update...with charcoal, graphite and ink all very confident lines. That sphere has wonderful lighting too....looking foward to more...you should post your painting once it dries a bit =)

Cati
04-15-2009, 07:53 AM
Thanks for your kind comments again, Rabid1. :)

I hope to post something more finished here soon.

Cati
04-27-2009, 09:04 PM
I started doodling with Painter and here's the results..

http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2009-04-27-witch.jpg
http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2009-04-27-witchstanding.jpg
http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2009-04-27-witchysmile.jpg

Cati
07-05-2009, 06:02 PM
Here's few that I've finished on my two week vacation...

First -- some Finnish landscape..
http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2009-06-21-koivut.png

tried to achieve cartoonish looking scenery..
http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2009-06-23-yard.png

then some beach in 50's style.. dunno if I succeeded
http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2009-06-25-beach.png

and a spacestation... I made no effort to try to make it look real..
http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2009-07-01-spacestation2.png

Oh.. and all these were made 100% in Artrage 2.5

Cati
09-03-2009, 09:25 PM
Here are some doodles I've made lately with ArtRage


http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2009-09-03-dracula2.png


http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2009-09-03-mina2.png

http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2009-08-15-dracula.png

siiilon
09-04-2009, 08:37 AM
Hey, that's a wonderfull art collection you have here :)
Especially those drawings I like much. Keep posting :)

Cati
09-04-2009, 06:31 PM
Thanks for your kind comments! I try .. :)

DerMonkey
09-05-2009, 01:05 AM
hey catie!
i really like those last artrage doodles, that yellow head really got me! :P
keep them coming, that rough look of the head and the two women is just awesome!

Cati
09-12-2009, 07:57 PM
I found a great little software and I've been doodling around with it all day. Haven't come up with anything great yet but here's my first drawing..

edit: And the software was Paint Tool SAI
http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2009-09-12-face2.png

Cati
09-25-2009, 09:47 PM
I've been doodling alot lately with Paint Tool Sai and my workflow is getting better. It's really an awesome software - I recommend warmly.

http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2009-09-24-manoflightsmall.png
Sketched with a pen, scanned and colour added in Paint Tool SAI. Just a quick doodle that might turn into something more.

Cati
09-28-2009, 09:44 AM
Detail of the previous picture that I'm working on..

http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2009-09-24-manoflightdetail1.png

Rabid1
09-30-2009, 12:40 AM
Hey Cati, nice update that robe looks wonderful! Looking foward to more on that piece! Is there a story behind this guy?

Cati
09-30-2009, 04:51 AM
Hey Rabid1 :-) Nice to see you here again.

Actually.. it's finished now. I've posted it in my portfolio gallery but here's a better resolution version. I thought about adding some detail in the surroundings of the man but I found them too distracting so I left it like this.

This is the Man of Light. He's the protector of the truth and all things good.

Thanks fo watching.

http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2009-09-24-manoflightsmall2.png

siiilon
09-30-2009, 07:35 AM
Simply gorgeous!

Cati
10-01-2009, 06:31 PM
Hey, siiilon! Thanks ! :-)

stridiggio
10-01-2009, 06:48 PM
Hello, Really a nice work for your portfolio, love it!

Cati
10-06-2009, 12:24 PM
Hi again,

here's a very quick sketch I made. Monotone drawing with a simple texture (my own photo) on top. I haven't used much textures in my work so I'm trying them out. I like it though. ;-)

http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2009-10-06-skeleton.png

Cati
12-17-2009, 09:56 PM
Just went through my previous sketches here. Either I'm terribly versatile or terribly inconsistent. Well.. I just like to try everything.

ArtRage 3 was released a few days ago. Here's some sketches made with pencil and watercolour - yes digital.

http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2009-12-15-satyr.jpg

http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2009-12-17-adalmina.jpg

http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2009-12-17-boy.jpg

Cati
02-06-2010, 03:56 PM
Here's some latest sketches and drawings in my occasional sketchbook. I really update it too rarely. ;)

http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2010-02-03-bb1.jpg

http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2010-02-04-titan2.jpg

http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2010-02-05-skull.jpg

http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2010-02-05-woman.jpg

GaryBedell
02-06-2010, 05:43 PM
Awesome work. Please post more :)

NR43
02-13-2010, 05:35 PM
Nice sb!
Love the man of light image. Really well done on that one!

Cati
05-14-2010, 12:42 PM
Thanks GaryBedell and NR43 for your kind comments.

I've been working lately vey hard and although I'd love to keep this thread updated on regular basis it just doesn't come to mind for weeks and weeks. Hre's some pictures I've been working on lately. I've been doing a lot of comic style lately.

http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2010-04-12-sketches1.jpg

http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2010-04-12-sketches2.jpg

http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2010-04-26-wwpage1capt.jpg

http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2010-05-04-tiet%e4j%e4.jpg

http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2010-05-05-tiet%e4j%e4.jpg

http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2010-05-07-draculaface.jpg

Cati
05-14-2010, 12:44 PM
Here's some more work. So that they won't all appear on one post ;)

http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2010-05-12-nellifixed.jpg

http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2010-05-07-ddp1.jpg

Rabid1
05-14-2010, 03:41 PM
Great update Cati! Love the characters and cool subject matter as well.

Cati
05-14-2010, 08:52 PM
Hey, Rabid1! :) Thanks.

Made a visit to your gallery and I love the 'Sea Forge' :O. How come you don't have more piccies in your gallery?

Cati
05-16-2010, 08:49 AM
I did a small workthrough to test out Paint Tool SAI's watercolour brushes. To my amazement the result is really nice. The watercolour tools are definately worth a deeper look.

http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2010-05-16-saiwater.png

Here's the finished picture

http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2010-05-16-watercolourtut4.jpg

Cati
05-19-2010, 08:10 AM
Just one painting that will never be finished.. it'spretty though. Trying my hand at the watercolour technique in SAI. It looks just like watercolurs in my eyes.

http://koti.welho.com/klouhio/kuvia/2010-05-17-ghost4.jpg

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