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August 31, 2018

So a while back I studied tigers for a project I was working on. Here is my original digital painting:

I tried to make him as realistic as possible and give him some personality by adding an inquisitive look to his face.

Now with a new project I will use the same subject...

August 31, 2018

I have been trying out the texturing option in Photoshop as well as some new lighting techniques:

This is the first time I have really used this before and I can see loads of uses for it.

I also had a go at using Adobe Illustrator to create some 3d shapes - so they are t...

August 29, 2018

The latest exercise was picking a celebrity and seeing what animal you could turn them into.

I am a huge fan of Gordon Ramsay, but when he scowls (which is very often!) he reminds me of a Shar pei dog!

Take a look for yourself...

So  I did a few "roughs" (get it, roughs??...

August 28, 2018

After studying some Cubist artists such as Picasso and Braque and seeing how they deconstructed 'normal' items and showed them in a strange way such as these images:

So I had a go with a photo of an Arri Camera:

And I deconstructed it:

 This was lots of fun!

August 27, 2018

MAD magazine are famous for lampooning many things and people and famous paintings are not exempt. Here is an example of their take on the famous 'American Gothic' painting by Grant Wood:

The group I was in tried the same thing and we came up with three roughs on the Bi...

August 26, 2018

I was tasked with coming up with another celebrity caricature. But it was different to my previous post on this subject - this time I focused on the inner feelings of the character and showing this through the use of color.

I am a huge fan of the HBO series Game of Thro...

August 25, 2018

And what on Earth is a Cubist Photo Bash you may ask? I'm sure that many of you are familiar with the style but maybe not the terminology.

A great example of this style is David Hockey - check out some of his works using this photographic collage style:

I was lucky enoug...

August 24, 2018

Kandinsky experimented with music and painting and his work explored the link between the feelings evoked when listening to certain types of music and painting at the same time.

We discussed this in our lesson and although it did seem a bit weird at first, it did make s...

August 23, 2018

Whilst not the first person who would come to mind when thinking of an Expressionist Painter, I believe that Ralph Steadman easily falls under this heading.

The Wiki definition of Expressionism is this:

"A style of painting, music, or drama in which the artist or writer...

August 22, 2018

In the previous post I took a photograph and tried re-drawing it in various styles. I will do the same things again but using an original character of my own.

This is my character sketch:

Using only curved lines:

Using only straight lines:

Using a slow tempo:

Again, this ex...

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