Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Yan Wilkinson - Finished?



I think it's done! This took a lot of work, and I had to simplify the background quite a lot and darken it so Yan didn't get lost within all the detail, but I think it works.
Actually, scratch that. I'm dead chuffed with it!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Yan Wilkinson - WIP 4

Done some hard graft on this today. It's shaping up now with most of the background in.





It seems to be really coming along now, although I'm a little concerned over the similarity of tones in his face, the background and his jacket. Hmm.

Yan WIlkinson - WIP 3

I've done a bit more. I'm so pleased with the way this is going. I might possibly be thinking this might be one of the best pieces I've ever done???


Friday, February 19, 2010

Yan Wilkinson - WIP 2

I've started on the shading. I'm feeling pretty good about this one at the moment. A long way to go but I see a teeny resemblance so I'm happy (for the time being!!)



Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Yan Wilkinson - WIP 1

My favourite person of the moment, Yan, the lead singer from British Sea Power.
I have chosen to push myself and try to get a true likeness of Yan in a small portrait. Let's see if I manage to do that!!
I'm getting a lot of great advice and constructive criticism from the lovely folk at WetCanvas with this. I hope I actually achieve something with it.



Reference pic here.



Monday, February 15, 2010

Ladybird ACEO

Prismacolors on cartridge paper, my first finished coloured pencil work for ages!



It was for the monthly coloured pencil challenge on WetCanvas, and as ladybirds are my favourite insects I couldn't resist.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Elephant Update - poss finished?

I worked on this quite a bit last night and think I will call it a day. I'm concerned I ruined the overall atmosphere of the piece by concentrating too much on the individual wrinkles. So hmmm, not sure about this one.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Weekly Drawing Thread Feb 7-14 2010

An elephant this week. Not quite finished, but getting there.





They are such sweet animals, and it's hard to capture that. I hope I can do this fella some justice.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

"Poppy" Finished

This is my "final" version of the little girl in the odd little hat. I have named her Poppy because it just seems to match her personality...


Pretty pleased with it as my first attempt at a child portrait. A few iffy bit still in there (her thumb being the worst), but I want to move on, and I think it works as is.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Weekly Drawing Thread Feb 1-7 2010

In an attempt to keep the drawing going, I have made a start on the weekly drawing thread on WetCanvas.
It's a young girl from their extensive reference library. I think it's going well so far, although I'm not looking forward to drawing that hat!!



Reference pic: