Thursday, January 5, 2012

No Rest for the Wicked

I have really run out of still life ideas due to sleep deprivation, so I went old school. As much as I hate painting still life's these have been good for me, I've learned a lot about light, color, and shadow. This was done in gouache on canvas and it took about 2 1/4 hours.

Study In Light

Didn't think I was going to get this one done in time, Here is todays still life, and its kind of silly. I wanted to again set up the still life to replicate the light that would take place in a final illustration. For the characters I used a small mannequin and just moved it to different locations, to see how the light and shadows changed. This will be interesting to se how this helps the final Illustration, unfortunately it may be several weeks before I can work on the final illustration.
Below are some of the concept sketches I used to layout the initial layout and character poses.