Friday, June 6, 2008

John Travolta painting

This will be my last Independant Study Post for a while, as I am going to an internship at Sony Online in San Diego! Hooray! It looks like I got more done than I counted on (by sacrificing detail. Good for me). I don't think I'll be able to post anything from Sony, so anything from here on out is probably just personal junk. Have a great summer, everybody!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Yes, the things I'm working on are very important.

I think I worry a lot about career possibilities, what to do with my life, etc. I'm sure it's all very important. And then, I just read/watched some videos from this site about uncontacted tribes living in South America. That is, these, people are living just like ancient people in the jungle with no idea that we are out there. When we show up, it would probably be, in there eyes, something close to War of the Worlds (the one with Tom Cruise).

By the way, I did not paint the above picture. Sorry to dissapoint.

That 70's guy painting

This one took a lot less time and I think there is a lot of cool color stuff going on! I have learned a ton from doing these. I might get one more in before I leave for San Diego, it just depends on what is going on tomorrow.

Madonna Painting, Step 2

2 things: This woman is almost 50. I hope she tips her surgeons well.
This is the most fun work project ever! (So far. I suppose if this is the most fun project EVER, I've already hit the top, and how depressing would that be? I'd have to retire this year, for sure.)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Another portrait from work, step 1

OK, I'm somewhat happy with this, but I'll have to finish it tomorrow. This has been the hardest one yet because of the combination of diffuse light, weird color scheme, and a smooth female face (she's had all her wrinkles removed). Please give me any useful advice about this! I really don't want it to look like 80's airbrush again...
Also, I'm going to San Diego on Monday! Hooray! Also, I bought a bunch of pirate toys! Hooray again!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Will Smith Painting, Step 2

I think this still looks a little like 80's airbrush art. Oh, well. I still think It's pretty good. And, it's finished for all work purposes.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Will Smith Painting, Step 1

Who doesn't love Will Smith? He's like a happy go lucky everyman character. He makes everyone happy like Tom Cruise. Or at least, that's what I read online.
This one definitely still needs a lot of work, but I've been on it all day, and it's time to go home. This one has been the hardest so far, maybe because I'm trying to make it more accurate, but it seems like the coloring has been hard, too. But then, my reference pic has really flat lighting. Excuse. Etc. Just the same, I'm happy with my progress here!