I have started this block-in of a Utah Canyonlands Sunset. I did this previously at 11 inch by 14 inch. This is at 18 inch by 24 inch, so I have expanded it. I blocked-in a darker color and I will add layers and subtract color to get this where I want it. I liked in the smaller side so I want it bigger and a way to practice to improve, repeating paintings and experimenting.
So back to work today, I worked on some head sketches. These are basic layouts of the structure for doing head studies. The first is a muscular structure, then with the basic shape, then with basic shading, and finally more complete shading and shadows.
A Good Memorial Day to you, I finished this up and then started a larger painting but it is not ready to show. I mostly made small adjustments to this Octopus with more suckers added and then adding the little shadows on each. I added small eyes to finish its head.
I have gone back to doing some painting this weekend. This is a Spring flower planted in a child's Beach pail with a little shovel. I will have to figure out the type of flower, and I will update that later. I want to work the darks better in the leaves and better set the flowers.
Happy Friday, I worked on Quick Sketches of Angry Old Men, sort of a good way to de-compressing from the regular work week. I am getting faster on these and I want to get that way so i can draw people in person quickly.
So quick sketches tonight of laughing heads. I am trying to get better at quickly drawing heads and capturing facial expressions. These are basic and a good way to practice. I use to do some of these on the Metro train but these are better for a quick ones.