Sketchfest October 2013

So, have been pretty quiet on painting front. Actually, pretty quiet on most fronts. I’ve been doing some layout work which I should finish this weekend, and a small sketch to do from May (this was agreed upon and previously booked work so all good). I think I need to do my Angel painting in greyscale first, because painting him with colour is painful.

Have I shown the sketch? Probably not. Brain = Swiss cheese. I asked over on Facebook whether I should paint this digitally or in traditional media. I got one vote for each… so we will see. I might give up in disgust with the digital paintings as every flaw is immediately apparent when you try for digital realism. I really do need my own personal male model :P

Angel Sketch

I’ve been running around GW2 and turning into one of  ‘those’ gamers, who does crazy achievements just to get a custom dragon skin for a scepter, or a miniature candy corn monster who can follow me around… don’t think it does much, feels very much like Pokemon (gotta catch them all!) I’ve got a horrible feeling one of my next pieces will be my main character Rana (she’s a ranger, I’ve decided she’s rather anti-social. She runs around with her eagle Meh, and some kind of mountain lion called Hunka Munka (Yes, I grew up on Beatrix Potter, I wish they had a jackalope pet)

So, October Sketchfest:

Abandoned Mountain shrine

Abandoned Mountain shrine

1 hour speedpaint in Photoshop

 

Innocence Lost

Innocence Lost

1 hour speedpaint (and no it’s not the girl from Labyrinth! )

Dance of Death

Dance of Death

actually about half an hour as I completely screwed up the original speedpainting, so the only way to recover it was to start from sketch.

 

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