Fun little practice piece. Front root man was a concept my husband Reilly Lohr made a while back, and let me used for this. The background characters (demon, birdman and weird ghost creature are mine)
Click on the image to see the progress!
Worked on a little something different for me (not the portrait part, that's obviously what I enjoy working on) but the broken part of it. I guess I was feeling a bit stuck creatively and this came out.
For better of for worst I think it shows it.
Alphonse Mucha became my favorite painter years ago, when I discover him in my art history class. He had and til this day has an unique style, the way he plays with shapes forms and colors it's mind blowing.
Sure enough a few years ago I got a coloring book for Christmas from my sister, and I decided to actually color one of the lineworks for fun, just that I chose to do it digital instead.
His original art is called: Reverie (Daydream) and it's great.
I feel that I learned a lot during those weeks, it was actually quite challenging for me. I see this as a huge plus because the only way you truly learn and get better at something is when you put yourself out of your comfort zone.
I always wanted to take one of Bobby Chiu's classes, because I really admire him as an Artist. I chose Painting Creatures because I am not a creature painter. I mostly paint portraits, but wanted to grow and further my abilities.
The class is split into 9 lessons, you get to work with one of your ideas from the thumbnail phase to a finished illustration. Each class (if you chose to pay for the critiqued class) you summit an assignment and Bobby will send you back a video with critiques. He paints over your illustration and explains why he is making the choices he is making. It's pretty cool.
In each lecture you get a little bit of something new, how to paint hair for creatures (straight or curly), scales, eyes, coloring and lighting, etc.
I found that even though the price initially seems high, it's worth it. I learned a lot from the notes and critiques I got from the videos. I wish I had more time to work on my piece, the class caught me in the middle of getting ready to move to another country and I didn't get to spend as much time on it as I probably would have liked to.
The class gets a big thumbs up from me, I can't wait to try another one. I have my eyes set on:
Designing with Color and Light with Nathan Fowkes (which sells out super quickly)
One of the Gesture Drawings class
Digital Painting with Bobbi Chiu
Schoolism is a great art school in which you can take online classes from the comfort of your home, from amazing artists. People that you see in magazines or books and say to yourself 'Wow'
As I was looking for something to do Saturday night, I decided to practice and make a quick drawing. I wanted something with a lot of emotion for a series of emotional portraits I want to make.
I Found this gorgeous photo online and I knew I had to try and recreated it. Mind you I was not trying to match exactly every detail since I didn't want to spend too long on it. I also happened to add color.
This is just for practice. Took me 3 and a half hours.
My first time trying the whole black and white and then color it technique.
After having my old site for over 3 years I have finally decided to move my art site to squarespace which is the one my husband has been using for a while now. You can see his site here.
I hope you can find it enjoyable and not too complex, let me know if there is something bugging you about the new layout!