Davey, sorry for so late answer. I thought I’ll post something sooner, but never did. Will update on sketches with time.
Regarding workshop - it was nice, but surprisingly I’ve learned how much I do already know :eek: It was interesting to see the painting process, but I haven’t learned much new from it. The main lesson - use various references, but construct your own figure based on them, do not copy directly. Something Johan told me long time ago, too Other thing was explaining two different aproaches at painting - structural ve based on light and shadow (is “visual” a correct name of that school?). I need to practice more the light and shadow, I mainly construct. Also Zhanglu suggests a lot in this approach, he doesn’t paint all literally, these are suggestions which let the eye and mind construct the figure, imagine the figure. It’s more interesting than fully detailed, rendered, refined piece which leaves nothing to imagination. Something I need to work on, too. Jason provided interesting commentary while we watched videos with Zhanglu painting, later he analysed some paintings and photographs of women, that was very good, too. Resuming - interesting workshop, but a bit expensive given it was not totally new to me. (And given Polish salaries, huh).
I would gladly joined more of such, but I decided to invest into something really good and bought Donato Giancola and Dan Dos Santos downloads - they’re 50% price ATM. And these are great! Everything explained step by step, fantastic. So fear folks, I’m gonna paint on traditional canvas one day ;D
But for now here is a quickie I did after the workshop and mean to continue or redo for “yesterday” - I want to bring with myself prints of my artworks to convention next week, maybe there will be a chance to show it to publishers as the con is big.
My take on the non-structural approach. (I thought I already posted her!)
This is why I want to finish Hel in ink, too. She is almost done, but I decided to add more texture to the rotten part her of face, for peopel read it as shadow (and comment ti’s too dark).
Also a year ago I decided to change the knot on her throne and the top adding to Hel her renderings of her siblings: the snake Jurmungand and wolf Fenrir. It would be nice to finish this one, too.