Wild Child’s sketch prompt this week was ‘The Wizard of Oz’. My choice of character was Toto, played by a Cairn Terrier in the 1939 movie.
He has risen!
I’ve been working on improving my colour studies and digital painting. There’s a lot I need to keep practicing, but I’m pleased with the sense of distance in this study.
A surprisingly clear evening!
I had an amazing time in LA, but didn’t draw the sky because it always looked like this. There were no clouds, there was no rain, there was nothing but sunshine. Returning to Scotland was a bit of a shock. It’s cold, wet and grey. But our sky is much more interesting.
Another dramatic evening sky. I’m really pleased with how the watercolour effect looks in this – it’s all digital! If you use Photoshop, I really recommend Kyle T Webster’s watercolour brushes (and indeed all his other brushes): check them out here.
I’m giving a brief presentation tomorrow on this animation idea of mine, so I’ve been working on the storyboard and colour script. Here are a couple of glimpses at it!
The freelance project I’m working on is very serious, with no colour … so I wanted to draw something completely different today! I’ve had an idea for a short, or perhaps a series of shorts, in Flash. I’d like to keep the characters really simple, like the birds in my “Good Morning!” short.
I’d like to get into the habit of drawing daily so I’ve come up with a list of short exercises to do, one each day. Today’s was a landscape study. Mountain landscape 478216 from http://wallpaper-kid.com/mountain-landscape-backgrounds.htm I did a B&W study first to try and understand the tones in the photograph. In my sketch it’s difficultContinue reading “Landscape 01”
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. Micah 5:2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi fromContinue reading “Merry Christmas”
This little guy appeared while I played with Kyle T. Webster’s great gouache photoshop brushes today.
This is one of the first sketches I did for the fire in “Dreid”, my VFS classical animation. (You can find the film in “Shorts”.) I took a picture of the sketch when I had to throw the sketchbook it was in away, and I only found the picture this weekend.This little bird was inContinue reading “Old Drawings”
I had fun painting with gouache last night! I bought three more tubes of paint as last time I only had yellow, red, and blue. Also I planned ahead a bit more, taking some designs from my sketchbook to paint instead of attempting to make them up on the spot.