I almost did not post this, I’m not sure if it’s too much of a personal thing to achieve that anyone can voice, but if I don’t ask, I don’t get, right?
I stopped trying to paint portraits and characters so accurately that it’d take me a long time, instead, nowadays I’m more in love with people works who can do abstraction with enough suggestion of how the character looks.
For example sakes. Here is a work from me, trying to paint in expressionism style and being accurate with form and value, although with little stylization: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/509yA
It’s an old work.
Instead, nowadays I’m more drawn to try to stylize, not because I can’t paint a whole photorealistic thing, but because I think it’d take a lot of time.
I’m sure there will be people smacking me for this, and accusing me of trying to hide my lack of skill to paint, but in reality, has nothing to do with that, it just means going a shorter road, while focusing more on drawing than enough painting to make it look a (little) better than just line. I could paint a little more detailed, I just want to simplify.
The way I see it, anyway, I can’t put my finger on why the colors work, maybe someone can help me out? They don’t seem to respect any quantity relationship, they all seem to have the same amount of hue and almost no strong blacks or strong whites, on top of that, the light and shadow relation, that bases itself on sphere light systems: https://www.google.pt/search?q=light+sphere&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjsxbe7rsHOAhXCQBQKHfN5DNIQ_AUICCgB&biw=1440&bih=812#tbm=isch&q=light+sphere+study seems to be reduced to only one light side and one shadow side, excluding core shadows, reflect light, sometimes it has half tone but very little of it too.
Or maybe I should really just stick to something else? Hopefully a view of my work on the link in the post will be the judge of that.
I guess, ultimately, my goal is to redirect my portfolio to something that would be my artwork but friendly to apply to studios like Telltale and Gearbox