Click to enlarge Earlier this week I posted this painting “Cursed by the Cthaeh”, a portrait of Kvothe Kingkiller from Patrick Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicle. Today I want to show you how I made it. If you think this painting came easy, it didn’t. It’s been a long time coming, and here’s the full story. Step 1: […]
This week in Noah Bradley’s Art Camp we’re studying figures, gestures, and flesh tones, and one of the assignments is a long digitally painted color study of a full figure. I highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to level up their digital painting skills, especially for professional illustration or concept art. I chose […]
I’ve been developing the design of Kvothe, the main character in Patrick Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicle, for my thesis project dedicated to visually developing the story for game pre-production. Above are my color experiments for Kvothe as an adult. It’s helpful to make quick study of color combinations in the process of visual development before creating the […]
The overall shape, the silhouette, is the primary and most powerful way to identify an object, type of person, or creature. The ability to quickly pick out meaning from silhouettes, such as whether the thing we saw would help, nourish, or hurt us. Shapes are a kind of language that we learned first to identify, […]
Though born to American parents in 1856, John Singer Sargent began painting under a leading French artist named Carolus-Duran, who emphasized painterly freedom and study of the works of Frans Hals, Rembrandt, Sir Anthony van Dyke, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and the Spanish master Diego Velázquez. Though he painted and won acclaim for genre scenes and subject […]
The Golden Age of Illustration was the period between 1850-1925 in which illustrated magazines and books climbed to the height of popularity, containing a wealth of art that embellished both fiction and non-fiction subjects in mass-circulation books, magazines, and posters. Illustration had never before, and has never since, been such a popular or vital form of […]
The Nightcowl Creature Concept & Orthographic | Personal Work | Featured in the 2013 Academy of Art University Spring Show Notes: This design came after intense study of the great horned owl and small wild felines.
Personal Work | Featured in the 2013 Academy of Art University Spring Show Notes: A close study of a great horned owl in preparation for my own creature design: the Nightcowl!
Title: Suit Study in Pencil Year: 2011 Medium: Graphite Pencil Size: 8.5″ x 14″ Notes: A study of compression and stretch folds – specifically action folds, half-lock folds, and zig-zag folds for my class on clothed figure drawing. Studying folds like these helps me to understand how different kinds of fabric interact with the body. […]
Title: Draping Dress Study in Pencil Year: 2011 Medium: Graphite Pencil Size: 8.5″ x 14″ Notes: A study of compression and stretch folds – specifically action folds, pipe folds, and drop folds for my class on clothed figure drawing. Studying folds like these helps me to understand how different kinds of fabric interact with the […]
Title: Pasta Preparation Still Life in Charcoal Medium: Charcoal, charcoal pencil, & willow vine charcoal. Size: 18″ x 24″ Year: 2010 Notes: This is a study of a still life arrangement of pasta in preparation with glossy tomato, pasta, cardboard, a shiny metallic knife, soft textured garlic, and textured wooden cutting board. This composition combined […]