Friday, September 21, 2007

Avalanche drawing session

I decided to work on improving my use of color, so I've started bringing my laptop to the live drawing session on Fridays. Doing a caricature from life is, in some ways, easier than doing it from a photo. However, translating the colors and lighting from what I saw to the computer was more difficult. I'm happy with what came out, though.

20 comments:

  1. Hey Sam, this came out really nice. Great drawing and vcolor choices. I'd love to see more of these if you do them.

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  2. Wonderful job! I'm curious, how did you choose your colors? Did you make up a little palette to work off of, or just paint on the fly?

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  3. Looks great - that's a nice idea, too :)

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  4. Very nice flesh tones Sam. Excellent exaggerations.

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  5. Fabulous work Sam - I like how you're always stretching yourself and trying new things. Look forward to more. Great work

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  6. Looks great! How long was this one?

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  7. It really shows that you were there!
    That light, softbathing all over the model is s really natural...

    as always great work!

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  8. Thanks for the comments!
    Jason: Most of the colors are just picked out of the color wheel, but I occasionally did color mixing on the canvas and then picked the mixed color with the eyedropper.

    Andrew: I think this was about 90 minutes, from initial drawing to what you see.

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  9. Wow Sam this is impeccable! I am really sad I wasn't there. This really turned out great and he looks like he was a fun model.

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  10. love it. great caricature and great colors.

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  11. this turned out excellent. Nice little shifts in colour happening, and I really like the edges on it too.

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  12. Found your blog through Joe's. Really like your stuff. Digging the way this one turned out.

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  13. Awesome stuff man!
    Beautiful colors,great caricature!
    Doing life drawing on your laptop...impressive!
    (I'm a computer illiterate pencil nerd.)

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  14. Thanks for the kind words. Really like your stuff, great expressions, hope to see more posts soon.

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  15. That is wonderful Sam...I'm guessing you were using Painter for this from a previous response.

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  16. That good work... I like much the expression... Best...

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  17. Fantastic! I'm just wondering what brushes you use for your studies...they always look so amazing. Could you post a download link to some of ur favorite brushed please? :D

    Cheers bro

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  18. Sam, he looks like he's in a bubble-bath. You need to draw some bubbles around him.

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