Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I felt a crutch of mine was the soft brush. So, I've been trying to avoid it and focus on my strokes.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Portrait 003
UNGH! so easily distracted. I only got this done today (only digital painted for an hour :[ )

Monday, November 26, 2012

Setting new goals and still doodling onward

I've been attempting to clean up my digital painting for a year or so now and its still a struggle. At first it was adjusting to the tablet itself and creating smooth lines, now it's moved on to smooth and clean rendering. So what do I do? Digital paint more obviously, but I had to set some goals.

I've learned through rigorous practice you can improve. It shows clearly in my older work. So with that knowledge I set myself up with a goal of 100 portraits. By the 100th one it can't be that bad right? One way to find out! 

I also gave myself a few guidelines. No more than an hour on each piece, unless I felt like it was going somewhere interesting. Mix colored portraits and grey scale. And most importantly really look at my work and decide what I like and what needs work and try to recall that information for every new piece.

And so it begins.

 The first was my warm up and the second was my hour+ piece. I used photo references from the internet. :D

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pushing into 4 values

In the first 2 photo referenced  images i was eyeballing the shape and trying to recreate it. On the last one I tried to 4 for distinct values. In doing so I was able to make it look cleaner and maybe even a little more accurate to the photo. :D

Monday, November 12, 2012

Pushing my values

I picked up some 2B lead and some 2H lead and really focused on my values. Pretty cool improvements overall.