Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

still working on the painting...

Here are the progress shots from today! If I put my mind to it, I can get this done by Monday. I fudged the skin a bit somehow and I'm still searching for the best grill to base my design off of. So far, it is a great experience to try to do classic cheesecake with a little twist. Right now, the trace looks a ton better than the painting but I think I always reach a point in the middle where I hate something. Doesn't everyone?

Also I figured out how to use ustream and I did a broadcast today while I was painting. I will be broadcasting briefly tomorrow evening after 7pm. Catch it here:

Thursday, August 19, 2010

painting for a friend

I only have a shot of the rough on trace paper.... but this is going to be awesome. As mentioned in a previous post, I am doing a psychobilly themed pinup for a friend of mine. It took lots of tries to get the roughs to look right, and its not the last one I'll be doing by a long shot. I also did several poses for this idea, but it wasn't getting that "tough cookie" look I needed. Drawing sexy ladies is hard, as I struggle with more stylized linework (I tend to go for super representational, gritty stuff). It still bothers me how unrealistic the curves and limb lengths are... but pinups are exaggerated.
I also need better refs for hot rods and classic cars.... change the hair..... fix a lot of stuff.

Psychobilly is a combination of punk, rockabilly, and some others... (visually) highly influenced by punk/goth culture and Betty Page.